Convert PDF file to DOC file and vice versa online

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You probably have had situations where you want to edit a text document but the format is PDF, so you can’t edit it as smoothly as a Word document. PDFDOC.com is an easy online conversion tool that converts PDF to DOC or DOC to PDF. NOTE for SC+ users: The converter is useful in cases where you need to upload your DOC with text […]

Let your students fall for reading

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I want to introduce to you a tool for reading. It is suitable for ESL teachers. It is very easy to use and you can start work with it for free. It is called Curriculet. Here is the introduction video of how it works. Teachers can embed checkpoints and quizzes throughout a text and add assessments […]

16 Tips for Using Internet in Language Classes

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This is the list of free tools (available on-line), that  I am using in language classes. These tools can make any digital device in your language class a powerful language tool. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your own ideas in our comments section. 16 tips of using the Internet in language classes: 1 – radios, podcasts, […]

How to download a YouTube video for my lesson

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Have you ever needed to save a YouTube video to your computer in order to use it in your language class? If I ask this question of myself, the answers is a million times YES. Sometimes I am “off-line” in class and a specific YouTube language  video is exactly what I need for a lesson. Sometimes I […]

How to Get Students to Speak: More Videos

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Oxford University Press is sharing some great videos from its own “Teach 21st century skills with confidence” project. All videos describe the key elements of the skill being learned: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication. What matters to us, is that these videos are not just theoretical, but also practical. Language teachers can learn some concrete tips and strategies to enhance the […]

[VIDEO] How to Get Students to Speak: Dialogues and Emotions

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Many text books for language courses include short dialogues that students can act out.  Sometimes students prefer to read the dialogue from the book while acting, but this tends to make the activity less animated and more boring.   While it may be difficult, it is important to encourage students to speak their parts (without reading) while acting out the dialog in […]

How to get started using tablets in the language classroom

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Oxford University Press is sharing, on its YouTube channel, an interesting podcast called  “Question for Q authors” on a regular basis. It always has a video (max two minutes), in which OUP authors are sharing their experiences. The podcast with Joe McVeigh’s response to “How can I get my students to use smart devices in the classroom?”   inspired […]

Five Communicative Language Teaching Methods

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University of Aplied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Centre for Languages and International Relations (CLIR), published a great video that clearly presents these five methods: