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“clubEFL” Is A Fantastic Site For EFL/ESL Teachers & Students

clubEFL has fantastic resources for EFL/ESL students and teachers, including:

* A Picture Dictionary and a Talking Dictionary. These stand out particularly for all the additional interactive reinforcement activities they include. I’m adding them to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.

Several other parts of their site are equally as good, but I’m not adding it to that list because they include YouTube videos. I only include sites that most students can use on their own in that “The Best…” list and, since YouTube is blocked by most schools for student use, I can’t include them in that list. However, it has prompted me to think about creating a comparable “all-time” list for useful teacher sites. In our district, teachers can access YouTube, so these following pages are excellent to use in a whole class lesson using a computer projector. They have short video clips along with lots of interactive reinforcement exercises (students could use them at home, too):

Gogo’s Adventure with English, which I’m adding to The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English (even though it’s not quite a “channel.”

Learn English Through Movies, which I’m adding to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

They have another site, also called a Picture Dictionary, that has mostly YouTube music videos and interactive exercises. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

They have two other features that I think are good, just not quite as useful as the ones I’ve mentioned already. They are:

Aesop’s Fables in English for language learners, which I’m adding to The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom.

Very Short Stories and Verses For Children, which I’m adding to The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers.

 


“Round-Up” Of Recent Good Posts & Articles On School Reform Issues

Here are a few recent good posts and articles on school reform issues:

Here are two new additions to The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study:

Quick impressions on Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff is by Sherman Dorn.

The Anatomy of Education Deform is from The Assailed Teacher.

The Difference between a $10,000 Education and a $10 Education is by Yong Zhao. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.

Charter schools are not the solution: The widow of famed UFT leader Albert Shanker blasts ‘reformers’ appeared in The New York Daily News. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

The Cult of Success is by Diana Senechal.

Finnish Lessons is by Ken Bernstein. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.

Why Rank Schools? is by David B. Cohen.

 


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