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ESL: English as a Second Language

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311. Tagxedo Word Cloud: My Job or Career Goal and My Strengths

Activity Description

This activity will show students how to use Tagxedo to create a word cloud about their current jobs or their career goals, or words that describe their strengths (also known as soft skills or transferable skills) for their field of employment. The word clouds created on Tagxedo have many customization options, including constraining the word clouds to selected shapes or in the forms of silhouettes of uploaded images.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced, Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High
312. Talk English

Activity Description

Use this Web site to teach students expressions that will help them learn to speak better and gain fluency in English. There are a number of different types of lessons, which follow a "Click, Listen, and Repeat" functionality. In most of the lessons, users read the sentence, select the sentence to listen to the sentence, and then practice speaking by repeating after the audio file provided by a native English speaker. This method includes reading, speaking, and listening all at the same time. The Interview section would be valuable for students to practice questions and answers for many types of interviews, from immigration and citizenship-related to employment interviews, so this particular activity focuses there, but feel free to use the many others at this site in a similar fashion.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
313. Talking About Wordless Picture Books: A Tutor Strategy Supporting ELLs

Activity Description

This 123 page printable book is designed to support teachers and tutors who are working with low-intermediate English language learner (ELL) parents in family literacy programs. The strategy provides detailed instructional activities to help ELL parents build and practice English conversational skills. The resources are NOT online. It is designed to be printed out and used as a hard copy.

Developed by National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) with funding from the United Parcel Service (UPS).

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High
314. Teaching English by the BBC: Comparatives & Superlatives Through Pictures

Activity Description

This site has ideas for activities - there is not a computer component for students. This activity is a short but fun way to practice comparatives and superlatives. Students draw a picture of an object, line up according to the size of the object that they drew, respond to questions from the teacher, and make sentences using comparatives and superlatives.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Low, Beginning High
315. Teaching English by the BBC: Doctors & Patients

Activity Description

This site has ideas for activities—there is no computer component for students. Students role-play interactions between a patient and a doctor.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.