Good luck and have fun. Let me know if you like any of the suggested videos. There are more in my favorites.
, Materials Writer School or Organization Name: EnglishClub Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Canada Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): Online English language teachers and teachers looking for extra online practice for students Short Session Description (one line): Discover how English learners around the world use EnglishClub's Weekly News to practise listening, speaking, reading, writing, and pronunciation.
Full Session Description: Join MyEC administrator Tara Benwell to find out how English learners and teachers are using EnglishClub's weekly news resource to practise a wide variety of skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each week, learners are encouraged to listen to a weekly news report (updated every Tuesday). They review vocabulary and useful expressions, and practise their listening skills with an online gap-fill exercise (answers available by clicking). The related comprehension and discussion questions act as a starting point for writing practice (on their MyEC blogs) and speaking practice (in an audio group). Learners also use the topics to chat about current events (in the chat room or on Facebook). Teachers and advanced learners help out by offering encouragement and providing pronunciation tips. Join the session to see examples of how learners from around the world are coming up with their own ways to practise English using EC's weekly news.
Here are all of the useful links:
http://www.englishclub.com (EnglishClub) http://edition.englishclub.com/category/listening-news/ (Listen to News) http://www.englishclub.com/teach-english/teacher-news.htm (Teachers' Guide) http://my.englishclub.com/group/audiospeakinggroup (Audio Speaking Group) http://my.englishclub.com/group/audiospeakinggroup/forum/topics/be-a-newscaster-2013 (Be a Newscaster Group) http://www.futureofeducation.com/profile/TaraBenwell (Sample Learner/Teacher Videos) http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/phonemic-chart-ia.htm (Interactive Phonemic Chart) http://my.englishclub.com/profile/EnglishTeacher (Tara on MyEC) http://twitter.com/tarabenwell (Tara on Twitter) http://twitter.com/EnglishClub (EC on Twitter)
http://www.voki.com/ (avatar recorder) http://audioboo.fm/ (embeddable recorder - registration) http://vocaroo.com/ (recorder no registration) http://www.audiopal.com/ (recorder) http://www.phonemicchart.com/ (Phonemic keyboard) http://howjsay.com (Dictionary of Pronunciation)…