Welcome to another great year of English at Meetinghouse. As usual, the first week of class is to make a plan of how to study English in the upcoming schoolyear. Please take a look at some of the resources below, find a couple that you find interesting or worthwhile and bookmark them to return to them throughout the year.
Here are lots of links to places to practice listening both adapted for learners and original version. Find at least one you like and get into the habit of listening to things in English regularly. Remember to incorporate both active and passive listening.
Online listening activities adapted for learners:
Adapted reading for learners:
There are lots of ways to keep writing on a regular basis. Start a blog or diary about your daily life. Or follow my weekly writing prompts.
This week for writing I recommend writing a text about your English goals and how you plan to incorporate English in your life this year. Be specific! What problems do you think you may come up against?
As always, send me your writing and I will correct it. Write on paper or on the computer, whichever is more comfortable for you.
There are tons of sites out there to help you review and challange your grammar. Try some of the ones below.
I suggest you study vocabulary with the Quizlet sets that I have prepared, so take a look and consider downloading the app onto your phone or tablet, so if you are interested, please register online. Other resources are:
The best for pronunciation is to listen and repeat a little bit every day. Here are some further resources to help:
Last but not least there are several apps that can be helpful and are convenient to use with your tablet or smartphone. Check out Learn English Apps (British Council) and Cambridge English Apps.
In class, we took a look at several apps including English Monstruo, British Council Grammar, Phrasal Verb Machine, Ivoox (for podcasts), BBC News, Memrise, ABA English, Duolingo, Johnny Grammar, Great Videos.
Well that should be plenty to keep you busy for at least this school year! Get to work and be in touch about your progress.