Are you looking for fun games for language learners? Episode 4

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

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 This website presents games    that allow students not only to identify grammar items but also to edit and correct capitalization and punctuation games while playing games. 

 

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You may want to check out what other resources and applications http://www.harcourtschool.com offers ; so visit http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/index.html

Are you looking for fun games for language learners? Episode 3


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                        www.fen.com presents a varity of other websites where you can find wow1games on sentence structure as well as vocabulary.

  • “Wall of Words” is one of them and aims practising not only sentence structure and word order but also punctuation. 

 

www.factmonster.com is a free reference site for 12312014-08-19_2300students, and teachers, as well as parents, and is absolutely worth visiting. There is even a thesaurus giving access to more than 150.000 words. 

 

http://www.factmonster.com/funfacts.html 

Are you looking for fun games for language learners? Episode 2

http://www.vocabulary.cl/english-games/

www.vocab2145ulary.cl/english-games/ provides not only games but also a variety of vocabulary notes . 

Some of the games are illustrated with colourful pictures. Now matter what the layout of the games are, all of them are excellent for revising vocabulary. 

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Are you looking for fun games for language learners? Episode 1

http://www.funenglishgames.com/

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http://www.funenglishgames.com offers a variety of games on punctuation, sentence structure , prefixes and suffixes, and word types as well as quizzes, videos and worksheets. 

 

When you visit the page and click on “Games”, you can have access to a range of Reading, Grammar , Writing , Word and Spelling games. 

 

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Unfortunately, the website does not provide any templates, and therefore you can use only the ones that meets your students’ language learning targets. What is for sure is that your students will definitely have fun playig them. 

 

 

 

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For example , this game asks your students to pick their own vocabulary so that they can create their own stories. fun_brain__03_They select the adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns in the story , and eventually they create their own story. If you like you can get a printable quiz funbrain_000059r01at the end of the game. 

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Kahoot it!

Instructional video on how to kahoot it?

JING : A practical tool to take screen shots and to share them !

 

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html#

JING is a very practical tool to take screen shots, to capture short videos and to share them with others ot to use them in your documents. I highly recommend you watch the instructional video(s) right after you download the application.

 

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I use JING in a number  of ways. For example,  while preparing infographics or powerpoint presentations , it is really helpful.  Below is an example how I used it in my writing class while we were brainstorming  on how to narrow down the topic to provide background information. I am sure you can come up with several other ways to use JING 🙂

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Penzu : A great free online diary and personal journaling tool

https://penzu.com/home

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The role of keeping diaries and personal journals in learning a second language has always been appreciated. For years, I have advised students who want to improve their writing to keep diaries, and I still do . This time with  a slight difference though. Keeping a digital diary is what we have been practising for years now and t
here are some available web tool for that such as OneNote ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/default.aspx), Evernote (http://evernote.com/intl/tr/) , and WordPress as well as the good old pen and paper. However, I personallt believe Penzu is totally different from then all in that it brings almost the same taste the tradition diaries. 
 
 
I have been usinpenzu 01g Penzu with my students for a couple of years now and what I have observed is that students love working with Penzu no matter whether they are working with it individually, in groups or as a class.  You can check out on the website how it is used  personally 🙂 
 
 
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There are some tutorial videos on how you can activate, use and facilitate Penzu and Penzu Classroom has also been available for some time now. 
 
Here are some different ways how I have facilitated Penzu in my classes :
  • In A1 and A2 levels, students keep their Penzu diaries to practise writing by telling about themselves and others, describing themselves and others, describing their rooms, or their cities , narrating their past experiences. In these levels , I always  value the importance of pair work, so I ask them to keep pairs a  writing diary for themselves.  the two students in the pair check each other’s writing and finally I check  their entries .
  • I also encourage my students to keep their own dairies where they can attach photos or insert videos that they have shot through their mobiles. The good thing about Penzu is that you can allow whoever you like to see and / or edit your entries. Once I remember keeping  a class writing Penzu with my A2 writing class . The content of that Penzu was the completed above average writing tasks of students ,and believe it or not  my students competed with each other so that their task was chosen to be worthy of being displayed onthe class Penzu. What I was trying to do, though, was to provide them with a writing reference book based on their own tasks whcih they can go refer to while they were revising for the final exam 🙂
  • In B1, B2 and C1 levels , Penzu has served  perfectly well as my students’ writing portfolio where they keep all their drafts and essay finals 🙂
  • In one of my repeating A2  classes I had to keep more than one Penzu as they liked it very much and wanted me to keep a seperate for posting the homework , assignments and tasks as well as the anser keys :))

Below is the link where you have access to Penzu tutorial videos and the introductory video to Penzu.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=penzu

 
 
 
 

Flubaroo : A web tool to prepare and check quizzes 

http://www.flubaroo.com/

Flubaroo  can be of grFLUBAROO 01eat help to teachers who suffer from not having enough time for preparing and checking quizzes.  It takes quite a short time to prepare and grade quizzes with the help of Flubaroo.

Besides, Flubaroo provides teachers with student performance reports and analysis. The grades and reports can be shared publicly in classrooms or in virtual classrooms. Also,  they can be  e-mailed to students individually along with a short comment and some advice on how to study to improve on the weaker points.

There is a short introductory video on the website as well as  some tutorials to guide teachers how to use the tool. 

Practising English through films : Lessons On Movies 

http://www.lessonsonmovies.com/

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Listening practice through news : Breaking News English 

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What I like most about this website is that it enables students to listen to the texts at different speeds , and it provides a variety of exercises based on the listening texts which help students enhance their vocabulary as well as their listening comprehension skills.