September 20, 2012
This is the first post for Avanzado 2 this year, but I’m sure it can be useful for anybody.
Today we’ve been reading about how successful people face their days. The blog Marc and Angel Hack Life introduces tips to improve your life in a regular basis. Today we have read in class the post titled 11 Ways Successful People Start their Mornings.
Though we’ve been discussing it in class, I would like to know what piece of advice you found most useful.
By the way, why don’t you try to use these tips for your learning experience? What other tips can you share with your mates?
Please share your ideas in the comments section.
May 5, 2011
I have to tell you that there is not much you can do if you haven’t worked within the year to improve you English, but you still have 2 weeks to practise as much as possible and try to do your best in your final and certificate exams.
As you know, this blog is full of resources thought for our students and for everybody who wants to practise English. I just want to give you some recommendations for these last days:
- Read as much as you can:
- Listen to English everyday, you can check our resources section.
- Watch TV, news, series, etc in English of course.
- Listen to songs in English, when driving, working at home, etc.
- Do exams, you can find many examples here.
What do you do to practise for your exams? Why don’t you leave your answer in the comments section and practise your writing at the same time?
September 23, 2010
Last March, we published an article talking about the benefits of using busuu.com to learn foreign languages online. Today, we want to talk about this amazing service again because now you can learn English and other foreign languages free with busuu.com with your portable device. If you are new in this blog and don’t know what busuu.com is, just take a look at this blogpost and then read what we have to tell you about this new application.
May 15, 2010
Eslvideo.com is a site where you can submit or do a quiz based on a video.
Videos are organised in categories, depending on the level of the activity. After selecting a video, you can decide if you want to see these items:
I think Eslvideo.com is a good option to practise your English, because videos and activities are uploaded and created by teachers or people involved in the learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).
I hope you enjoy it!
May 13, 2010
In our previous post, we talked about Twitter, saying how to use it in general. Now we are going to take a look to its educative uses. This is a list I’ve prepared with the help of my friend Carlos Martín. I hope you find it useful.
- You can write tweets just for the sake of writing something: to express your ideas to the world or to other students, teachers, friends, family, etc.
- You can read other people’s tweets.
- You can follow famous people: actors, singers, football players, etc.
- You can read the news.
- You can follow events at the same tima they’re happening: conferences, sports, shows, etc.
- You can ask or answer questions related to ESL or to other topics of your interest.
- You can follow interesting people: teachers, esl sites, news, etc.
- You can find interesting information using tags (#esl, #elt, #grammar, etc.).
- You can communicate class information to your teacher or classmates.
- You can find opportunities to work or study in an English speaking country.
- You can make friends.
- You can help others to cope with learning difficulties.
- You can improve your summary skills as well as language accuracy.
- You can find out what other students are doing to improve.
These are only a few options you have with Twitter, but there are many more. Like the ones listed on this article called 100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom found in the site OnlineUniversities.com, where you can also find ways to take advantage of social media in class.
If you can think of any other ways to use Twitter , just leave them in the comments section and I’ll add them to my list.