Welcome to the 2017-2018 schoolyear at Meetinghouse! I'm very much looking forward to working with you students this year. As in other years, we usually use the first week to get caught up after the summer and then to reassess our goals in English for the coming year. It's a great time to revisit some of the resources that I recommend, so here's the master list of how to use online resources to support your English goals.
Listening: 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.
Original version blogs and websites: Blogs are a fantastic way to explore your interests and study English at the same time. There are blogs about everything: culture,TV and film, music, cooking, science, the possibilities are endless! If you need help finding websites about your interest, please let me know!
Writing: 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.
Grammar: There are tons of sites out there to help you review and challange your grammar. Try some of the ones below.
Vocabulary: 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: