American English - A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad en National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Kids’ Pages <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/national-institute-environmental-health-sciences-kids-pages"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="170" height="220" alt="Kids&amp;#039; Pages" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This website is a resource for teachers who want to teach about environmental health. You can find lesson plans, activities, videos, and more! </div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:00:07 +0000 American English 1800 at African Storybook <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/african-storybook"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="165" height="220" alt="African Storybook" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Looking for reading material to teach young learners? These illustrated children’s stories are about the experiences of African children today. There are stories for different levels of English, and you can browse by level or type of story. </div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:44:33 +0000 American English 1797 at Everyday Conversations: Learning American English <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/everyday-conversations-learning-american-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Everyday Conversations Learning American English" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This resource can be used by teachers and learners. Students can listen to and/or read dialogues in English. </div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:23:51 +0000 American English 1796 at ShareAmerica <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/shareamerica"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="ShareAmerica Connect with America" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Have you seen the new ShareAmerica website? This is a new U.S. website with short articles with news related not only to the U.S. but also to the whole world. </div> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:39:58 +0000 American English 1792 at English Teaching Forum 2014, Volume 52, Number 3 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2014-volume-52-number-3"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="forum 52 3" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Is a dog really a person’s best friend? In this issue, dogs are the subject of the feature article, classroom activities, and The Lighter Side. </div> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:39:06 +0000 American English 1782 at VOA American Stories <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-american-stories"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="american stories" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Voice of America&#039;s weekly multimedia series of American short stories for English language learners. Each story will have video,audio, quizzes, and a lesson plan for teachers. </div> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:22:02 +0000 American English 1778 at American English on Facebook <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-english-facebook"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Help us reach 1 million fans on Facebook" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Looking for more opportunities to learn English? Looking to meet other English language learners from around the world? If so, then become a fan of the American English at State Facebook page! </div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:26:10 +0000 American English 1771 at Poetry <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/poetry"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Poetry By You" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Students from all over the world participated in National Poetry Month last April by writing poems. We received hundreds of poems and want to share them with you. Have you written a poem in English that you’d like to send to us? Email it to us at </div> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:34:01 +0000 American English 1745 at English Teaching Forum 2014, Volume 52, Number 2 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2014-volume-52-number-2"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Forum 52, Number 2 Cover Photo" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Horses are the subject of the feature article and the Classroom Activities section of this issue. </div> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:55:24 +0000 American English 1727 at United States Institute of Peace Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/united-states-institute-peace-peacebuilding-toolkit-educators"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="170" height="220" alt="peacebuilding toolkit" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Designed to support the work of educators as peace builders, these toolkits provide materials and lessons for teachers of middle and high school students to use in the classroom. </div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:32:19 +0000 American English 1721 at Annenberg Learner <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/annenberg-learner"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Annenberg Learner Website" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Annenberg Learner focuses on both the teacher and student as learners. The Annenberg Learner website offers lesson plans and activities for English learners. </div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:24:49 +0000 American English 1718 at Activate Games for Learning English - Guess What? <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-english-guess-what"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="142" height="220" alt="Guess What Cover" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Guess What? cards can be used for a variety of games in the classroom to provide an opportunity for students to practice making descriptions in English and to learn English vocabulary. </div> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:19:39 +0000 American English 1682 at Activate: Games for Learning American English - Word Bricks <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english-word-bricks"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Word Bricks Cover Image" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Word Bricks are part of the Activate: Games for Learning American English collection. </div> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:02:13 +0000 American English 1679 at English Teaching Forum 2014, Volume 52, Number 1 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2014-volume-52-number-1"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Forum 52, Number 1 Cover" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Birds are the subject of the feature article, Classroom Activities, and The Lighter Side in this issue. </div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:43:09 +0000 American English 1660 at Department of Education Literacy Information and Communication System <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/department-education-literacy-information-and-communication-system"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Lincs" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Teachers, are you looking for more online professional development opportunities? Then check out the English Language Learner University from LINCS. </div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:22:59 +0000 American English 1653 at Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-observation-action"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Observation to Action Cover" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action is a series of video-based training materials for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) educators. </div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:09:27 +0000 American English 1652 at Trace Effects Teacher's Manual <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/trace-effects-teachers-manual"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo of Trace Effects Character" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This Trace Effects manual provides information on teaching using online games and gives ideas for extending beyond the game using easy, interactive tasks. </div> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:48:13 +0000 American English 1649 at English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 4 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2013-volume-51-number-4"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="167" height="220" alt="Cover photo of Forum" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Boats are the focus of the feature article, Classroom Activities, and The Lighter Side in this issue. </div> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:05:35 +0000 American English 1616 at The Color Vowel Chart <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/color-vowel-chart"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo of color vowel chart" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This is a powerful tool for teaching spoken English. It helps teachers incorporate pronunciation into lessons. Check out the chart, the teacher’s guide, and the webinar on how to teach with The Color Vowel Chart. </div> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:36:04 +0000 American English 1605 at VOA: English in a Minute <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-english-minute"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Idiom of the Week" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Looking for ways to improve your listening skills and learn English idioms? Check out Voice of America&#039;s English in a Minute and listen to brief video clips that explain American English colloquialisms. </div> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:37:18 +0000 American English 1601 at Activate Games for Learning American English: Picture This <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-picture-this"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="142" height="220" alt="Illustration of Picture This Board Game Cover" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Picture This cards are a set of cards that can be used for a variety of conversation and word games in English classes. </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:16:54 +0000 American English 1589 at Activate: Games for Learning American English <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="164" height="220" alt="Activate: Games for Learning American English" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Are you looking for fun, meaningful activities to use in your classroom? Check out these board games! Game themes require students to produce certain types of expressions, so they practice a variety of vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and functional meanings. </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:33:24 +0000 American English 1587 at English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 3 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2013-volume-51-number-3"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo of Forum Cover Issue 51, Number 3. Image of Motorcycles" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Motorcycles are the focus of the feature article, Classroom Activities, and The Lighter Side in this issue. </div> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:05:36 +0000 American English 1565 at Peace Corps Teacher Training Resources <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Find resources for teachers on lesson planning, classroom management, developing materials, and working in low-resource contexts. </div> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:28:55 +0000 American English 1556 at Activate Games for Learning American English: Board Games <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-board-games"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="142" height="220" alt="Activiate Game Boards Illustration" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Activate Games for Learning American English is a collection of games for the language classroom. The board games offer interactive English language practice in a learner-centered, low-stress environment. </div> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:32:57 +0000 American English 1540 at Folger Shakespeare Library <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Home to the world&#039;s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers. </div> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:39:17 +0000 American English 1519 at Share My Lesson <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. </div> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:06:23 +0000 American English 1518 at Voices of Youth <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Voices of Youth (VOY) was founded in 1995 as UNICEF’s online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world. </div> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:59:46 +0000 American English 1517 at Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Ther Merriam-Webster Learner&#039;s Dictionary is a useful resource for teachers and learners of English. </div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:44:06 +0000 American English 1499 at <div class="field-resource-teaser"> has several sub-pages, including Thesaurus, Word Dynamo, Quotes, Reference, and Translator. There are a variety of educational activities and resources on each of these pages, filled with interesting ways for teachers and students to learn. </div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:40:39 +0000 American English 1498 at Internet TESL Journal (iTESL-j) <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This website is an online resource for teachers who can refer to our published articles on teaching techniques and other things of interest to EFL and ESL teachers. Articles and lesson ideas are indexed and searchable. </div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:34:36 +0000 American English 1497 at English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 2 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2013-volume-51-number-2"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo of Forum Cover" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Cars are the focus of the feature article, Classroom Activities, and The Lighter Side in this issue. </div> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:42:59 +0000 American English 1484 at TIRF Resources <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The International Research Foundation for English Language Education has a wide variety of resources for teachers, researchers, parents, graduate students, program administrators, and the general public. Here you will find links to educational websites, lists of professional development opportunities and articles, and information about grants and fellowships for educators. </div> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:10:26 +0000 American English 1476 at Poetry Foundation <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. </div> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:04:37 +0000 American English 1475 at National Geographic Education <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Since its founding in 1888 &quot;for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge,&quot; the National Geographic Society has worked to educate audiences about our planet. National Geographic Education is responsible for creating educational programs and resources for schools, out-of-school settings, and the home. </div> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:52:02 +0000 American English 1474 at National Geographic Kids <div class="field-resource-teaser"> National Geographic Kids is a page full of games, activities, photos, videos, stories, and fun facts for children to learn about the the world. The NG Kids pages are designed for children to access independently or work with a parent or teacher. </div> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:43:41 +0000 American English 1473 at CyberSchoolBus <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The U.N. CyberSchoolbus is a free educational resource for teachers and learners. In addition to resources about U.N. countries and programs, there are also lesson plans and activities related to peace education, poverty, human rights, discrimination, the environment, and much more. </div> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:01:46 +0000 American English 1463 at PBS Kids <div class="field-resource-teaser"> PBS Kids helps to educate young learners in creative and fun ways. The educational content is aimed at children, with many interactive games and activities to aid in learning. </div> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:32:03 +0000 American English 1462 at PBS Learning Media <div class="field-resource-teaser"> PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! </div> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:20:38 +0000 American English 1461 at Create to Communicate: Art Activities for the EFL Classroom <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/create-communicate-art-activities-efl-classroom"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="171" height="220" alt="Cover image of Create to Communicate" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Looking for ways to add art activities to your English language classroom? Create to Communicate is filled with great activities and lessons that use art to foster English language development. </div> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:41:08 +0000 American English 1455 at American English Mobile App <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-english-mobile-app"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Image of AE app on Mobile Phone" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Teachers and students: build English skills anytime, anywhere on your mobile phone with the free American English app! It works with almost any phone and uses very little data. Get audiobooks, e-books, music, the Trace Word Soup game, dictionary and translation tools, and more. </div> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:24:01 +0000 American English 1447 at Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinars <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-webinars"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Cover Image of Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinars" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This professional development program for English teachers includes recordings from previous webinars, corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources. </div> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:22:25 +0000 American English 1440 at American Rhythms <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-rhythms"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Sing Out Loud" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Do you love music? Want to use it to learn English? Check out the hip-hop inspired song &quot;Peace&quot; from Sing Out Loud American Rhythms. Download the songs and lyrics for free! </div> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:28:13 +0000 American English 1436 at English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 1 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2013-volume-51-number-1"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 1" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Trains, the theme of this issue, are highlighted in the feature article, the Classroom Activities, and The Lighter Side. </div> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:19:33 +0000 American English 1426 at Language Teaching Methods <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/language-teaching-methods"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="Language Teaching Methods" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Language Teaching Methods is a video-based teacher-training series with an accompanying teacher-training guide. </div> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:56:46 +0000 American English 1418 at Mary and Her Little Lamb <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/mary-and-her-little-lamb"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="176" height="220" alt="Mary and Her Little Lamb" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This illustrated story accompanies the individual song &quot;Mary Had a Little Lamb.&quot; </div> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:23:36 +0000 American English 1400 at English Teaching Forum 2012, Volume 50, Number 4 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2012-volume-50-number-4"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="169" height="220" alt="English Teaching Forum Volume 50 Number 4" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The final issue in the 50th anniversary series. Contributor articles discuss “The Teaching Toolbox,” online learner dictionaries, and getting teens to work in class... </div> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:41:57 +0000 American English 1383 at VOA Classroom Activities <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-classroom-activities"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="220" height="220" alt="voa logo" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Activities for learning and teaching Everyday English, Business English and Academic English. </div> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:26:05 +0000 American English 1379 at VOA Articles with Activities <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-articles-activities"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="220" height="220" alt="voa logo" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Interactive activities for learning English. Listen to the article and read along. Then test your vocabulary with activities and exercises. </div> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:43:36 +0000 American English 1375 at VOA Podcasts: Shows in Special English <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-podcasts-shows-special-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="220" height="220" alt="voa logo" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Articles and corresponding audio on American Life and history for English learners. Read the articles and listen online, or download free podcasts. </div> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:27:17 +0000 American English 1374 at