Teacher Links: ESL
Spell Up is a new voice-powered, web-based game that can help improve your English and spelling. Using a combination of different web technologies, the Chrome browser will understand what you say and use it to control the game action. With no plug-ins (uses HTML5), this uses text to speech and web speech technologies as well as visual technologies to bring an appealing gamified learning experience to users.
Great for improving spelling and English language skills, and could be a wonderful tool for ELL classrooms.
A few notes:
It is fun to look at and watch the animation as it goes through the different processes. I think your students might enjoy this one!
Speaking Practice Online for English Learnershttp://esl.about.com/od/speakingenglish/a/s_practicelist.htm
This resource includes practice speaking dialogues. Each dialogue includes a number of questions and appropriate pauses between each question giving you time to answer. The purpose of these exercises is to help students practice speaking English through the internet. Each dialogue includes questions in a number of tenses, so listen carefully to the tense and answer using an appropriate sentence.
Each 'conversation' is repeated twice to give you more opportunity to practice. If you'd like to read the questions that occur during the dialogue click on the 'dialogue text' link. Click on the 'listen to dialogue' to begin practicing.
Getting to Know You - Beginning / Lower Intermediate Level Speaking Practice
Listen to Dialogue: http://esl.about.com/library/media/audio/bconverse.mp3
Dialogue Text: http://esl.about.com/od/speakingenglish/a/stb_conv.htm
Catching Up - Intermediate to Advanced Level Speaking Practice
Listen to Dialogue: http://esl.about.com/library/media/audio/aconverse.mp3
Dialogue Text: http://esl.about.com/od/speakingenglish/a/sta_conv.htm
(iPad and Android versions available) containing eight games designed to help students learn verb conjugation. English Monstruo was developed by researchers at Cambridge University who examined the results of 200,000 exams to determine the words that give Spanish speakers the most difficulty when taking an English exam. The games in the English Monstruo app contain activities ranging from fill-in-the-blank to sorting words to replacing incorrect words with correct words. Each game has a series of levels to work through to earn points and unlock increasingly more difficult levels. To access all eight games a player needs to first earn the maximum points in the first six games in the app.
Berlitz® English - Effective and interactive solution to learn and quickly improve your language skills