Category Archives: Using Supplemental Materials

Videos to Practice English Pronunciation with LETC Volunteers

Héctor and Cristina, two of our fantastic LETC volunteers, have created a pair of videos that students can use to practice pronouncing some of the more difficult sounds in English: Advertisements

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Podcasts for English Learners: An Introduction and Lesson Plan

By Ashley Lipps In my experience, listening is the skill that language teachers tend to most often ignore, and perhaps as a result, the skill that learners find the most difficult once they’re using English in “the real world.” For … Continue reading

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A Teaching Wiki for Language ETC

Are you excited about the fall 2012 term? I am! One of my resolutions is to make more use of technology to support my students’ learning. That’s not necessarily easy for those of us in the, ahem, nondigital generation. You’re … Continue reading

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A Few Favorite ESL Websites

Type “English as a second language” into Google and you get more than 10 million hits. “ESL” brings up 92 million. Even after you subtract websites for the Electronic Sports League and ElectroScience Laboratory and the like, it’s still an … Continue reading

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Using Early Reader Books with Adult ESL Students

By Ashley Lipps, LETC Program Director We’ve added to our bookshelves a collection of early reader books. They’re on the bottom-left shelf next to the picture dictionaries in the volunteer lounge. These books are written for young students learning how … Continue reading

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