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ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (2012 Edition)
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This resource gives detailed proficiency guidelines for second language learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. The guidelines give detailed descriptions of language use regarding each level, applicable to all languages.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rebecca Al Haider
Date Added:
11/18/2021
An Advanced ESL Lesson Plan On Conspiracy Theories
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When to use this lesson plan on conspiracy theories?This is an advanced ESL lesson that is designed to introduce vocabulary about conspiracy theories. This lesson plan on conspiracy theories promotes fluency in speaking as it includes controlled and free tasks. Also please keep in mind the conversational nature of this topic. I strongly advise you to review this lesson on conspiracy theories before teaching it. In any case, you will have so much fun teaching this lesson as it covers so many interesting and conversational topics. What topics does this lesson on cover?In this lesson, students will learn what a conspiracy theory is and about examples of prominent conspiracy theories. These theories cover events like the September 11th attacks, the Moon Landing Hoax, and the death of President Kennedy. By the end of the lesson, students will be introduced to different types of fallacies and examples of them. They will also learn about the role of the media in creating conspiracy theories.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Regan McNeill
Date Added:
02/19/2022
Arabic Oral Proficiency: A Guide for Students
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This guide is for students who wish to get an idea of what speaking proficiency is, what the guidelines are for speaking proficiency, and what kinds of outcomes can be expected after different amounts of Arabic study. It can also be used by instructors who are looking for similar information. Examples of students at different levels are provided, as are rater comments of the examples. The website includes a list of resources for further instruction and information regarding oral proficiency.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Date Added:
09/12/2013
Bridges: United States Academia for First-Generation and International College Students
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Bridges introduces students to a wide range of concepts, institutions, histories, and artifacts of United States college and university life. After discussing these items in easy-to-scan, concise, nuance-free prose, this textbook then offers useful lists, templates for writing and speaking in different discourses and situations, thought-provoking questions and activities for self-study and for classroom work, and pertinent hyperlinks for further information. Bridges is designed to help first-generation, first-year, English language learners, and/or culturally unfamiliarized students more fully and successfully explore their educational environments. By using this book, students will be better prepared for the academic and social challenges of successfully undertaking higher education in English.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Temple University
Author:
Shawn Higgins
Date Added:
12/15/2020
ClicaBrasil
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The Portuguese language lessons of ClicaBrasil highlight aspects of Brazilian culture. They are designed for intermediate to advanced students, but are accessible to everyone. Each lesson includes videos of Brazilians from all walks of life speaking naturally about their lives and their country. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication and cultural activities with the videos. This is also available as a free PDF textbook and as print on demand.

Subject:
Languages
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Activity/Lab
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Flanzer, Vivian
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Conversa Brasileira
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A compilation of video scenarios of people interacting with each other in Portuguese. Conversations include dialogs, questions, turn taking exchanges, clarifications, false starts, hugs, laughter, asides. The scenarios are enhanced by transcriptions, translations, content analysis, and notes and discussion blogs.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Kelm, Orlando
Date Added:
01/17/2012
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
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In this Module, Students will learn the basis and differences between Social Economic Systems. They wil be to argues their point of view and whatsmore, give an essay opinion about the topic.Throught differents activities and material, student should create constructs of the topic and stablish a new knowledge. It is important to clarify any doubt before starting the activities.Ask your professor about any gap you may find in the way.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Luis Jimenez
Date Added:
09/14/2017
An ESL Lesson Plan on Consumerism and Consumption
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When to use this lessonThis ESL lesson plan on consumerism and consumption is suitable to use with advanced-level students. You must use this lesson with mature students that can engage with the content…I know my adult students love this lesson! Not to mention, I love teaching it! In any case, you should use this lesson plan to practice reading, speaking and listening as well as to introduce your students to new vocabulary.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Regan McNeill
Date Added:
02/08/2022
Expressing Thoughts and Feelings
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Students will explore five different "Discovery Buckets". These buckets will give them opportunities to practice expressing both their thoughts and feelings. Main Curriculum Tie: English Language Arts Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 6, Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. We recognize that an increased ability to communicate thoughts and feelings gives children the skills they need in their interactions with others. Acceptance by peers is not only correlated with positive attitudes toward school; it is a powerful predictor of social adjustment throughout life. This lesson helps children understand their emotions and how to appropriately express thoughts and feelings with others.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
12/11/2013
Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan
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When to teach this lesson on facial expressions?This is a speaking lesson plan that is great to use to introduce facial expressions. Facial expressions are important to study as they provide non-verbal cues and information. They can provide nearly as much information as spoken words do. They can be difficult to understand but when understood students can remain confident when interacting with others in English. This is a great lesson to introduce to upper-intermediate students that have been looking to develop a deeper understanding of English vocabulary in conversational contexts.What will students learn in this lesson? This is a speaking lesson though it contains new vocabulary words. There is no reading activity in this lesson but there are several questions prompts that introduce a variety of facial expressions. Students will learn about them and discuss why they are important as well as different ones people use. They will also learn about different facial expressions that are associated with different emotions and feelings. For example, when a person is happy, they smile. If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Regan McNeill
Date Added:
02/25/2022
Fairy Tales in the Garden -- Out Teach
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Once upon a time are four words most children are familiar with when reading a fairy tales. They are a great way to learn the literary elements of reading and writing. In this lesson, students will create their own fairy tale character using materials they will collect around the outdoor learning lab. This lesson supports all types of fairy tales and can be used with a variety of learners and readers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Out Teach
Date Added:
07/22/2021
Foreign Language Teaching Methods
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An online, video-based methods course focusing on best practices for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels. It features 12 interactive media-rich modules taught by different professors from the University of Texas at Austin. Modules include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pragmatics, Culture, The Language Learner, Technology, Classroom Management, and Assessment.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Blyth, Carl (ed.)
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Français interactif
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Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Blyth, Carl
Guilloteau, Nancy
Kelton, Karen
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Free ESL Lesson Plan: Life in Canada
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When to use this lesson on life in Canada?This is a great lesson to use with your pre-Intermediate students that are looking to practice speaking, reading, and grammar skills. Also, this is a fantastic lesson to use as a review with students moving to the intermediate level. Since this resource involves several speaking activities, you can rest assured that it is useful in larger classroom settings and for one on one tutoring.It is important to note that this lesson contains lots of information about Canadian culture, you might want to introduce it to students that plan on moving there. It is also a great lesson to use when you want to introduce some new actions and vocabulary words related to animals, food, and geography. Though in general, I have noticed that most students are excited to learn about a new country— especially one that is home to so many different nationalities.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Regan McNeill
Date Added:
02/19/2022
A Free ESL Lesson Plan on Cinema
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When to teach this lesson plan?If you are looking for a speaking lesson to use with intermediate-level students, then this is a perfect lesson to use. This lesson plan on cinema is designed to use with students that are looking to increase their fluency in speaking English. This lesson should not be used to teach beginner-level students that are still learning to form basic sentences in English.What does this lesson plan on cinema include? This lesson plan does not include a reading activity. Rather, it it designed to help introduce students to cinema-related vocabulary words. This lesson includes several speaking prompts and questions to help students engage in useful and interesting conversation. These questions allow students to share information about themselves. In addition, this lesson plan on cinema includes several images, quotes, matching activities and new vocabulary words. The lesson ends with a fun activity where students prepare nominations (in the style of the Academy Awards)  for different categories of films.If you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to register for a free Off2Class account.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Regan McNeill
Date Added:
02/09/2022
How Miscommunication Happens (and how to avoid it)
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Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Katherine Hampsten
Date Added:
11/23/2016