American English - A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/rss.xml en English Teaching Forum 2014, Volume 52, Number 2 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-forum-52_2_cover.jpg?itok=8bUxfjJx" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov United States Institute of Peace Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/united-states-institute-peace-peacebuilding-toolkit-educators <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/united-states-institute-peace-peacebuilding-toolkit-educators"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/peacebuilding-toolkit2.jpg?itok=9lELFKN2" width="169" height="220" alt="Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators Website" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is designed to support the work of educators as peacebuildings. </div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:32:19 +0000 American English 1721 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Annenberg Learner http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/annenberg-learner <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/annenberg-learner"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/annenberg-learner_1.jpg?itok=x-4rZBdF" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Activate Games for Learning English - Guess What? http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-games-learning-english-guess-what <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-english-guess-what"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/guess_what.jpg?itok=Y8qDpub4" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Activate: Games for Learning American English - Word Bricks http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english-word-bricks <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english-word-bricks"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/word-bricks-sm.jpg?itok=Aj0cEb7F" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2014, Volume 52, Number 1 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-52-1.jpg?itok=g51-n6OC" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Department of Education Literacy Information and Communication System http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/department-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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-lincs.jpg?itok=H_5JQa1D" width="169" height="220" alt="Lincs" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Department of Education&#039;s Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) has a number of self-paced online courses for adult education teachers </div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:22:59 +0000 American English 1653 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Shaping the Way We Teach English: From Observation to Action http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-observation-action <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-observation-action"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/shaping-observation-action.jpg?itok=OPHIQSXQ" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Trace Effects Teacher's Manual http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/trace-effects-teachers-manual <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/trace-effects-teachers-manual"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-trace-resource.jpg?itok=ezqLwaBL" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 4 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-51-4-cover.jpg?itok=yyZgA2j4" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov The Color Vowel Chart http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/color-vowel-chart <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/color-vowel-chart"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/color_vowel_pic2_smaller2.jpg?itok=j0Y1BCsf" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo of color vowel chart" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Color Vowel Chart is a powerful visual tool that enables teachers and learners to talk easily and accurately about the sounds of English. </div> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:36:04 +0000 American English 1605 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov VOA: English in a Minute http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voa-english-minute <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-english-minute"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/voa-logo_1.jpg?itok=QA4PiCRP" width="220" height="220" alt="Voice of America logo" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Brief, video clips explaining colloquialisms. Produced by Voice of America. </div> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:37:18 +0000 American English 1601 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Activate Games for Learning American English: Picture This http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-picture-this <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-picture-this"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/picture_this.jpg?itok=MB5CXahq" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Activate: Games for Learning American English http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-games-learning-american-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/activate-cover-100x130.jpg?itok=2dLzlars" width="164" height="220" alt="Activate: Games for Learning American English" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Activate Games for Learning American English is a collection of games for the language classroom. The games in Activate offer interactive English language practice in a learner-centered, low-stress environment. </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:33:24 +0000 American English 1587 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 3 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-51-3.jpg?itok=cOnAPaVx" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Peace Corps Teacher Training Resources http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Activate Games for Learning American English: Board Games http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-board-games <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activate-board-games"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/game_boards.jpg?itok=GMSUIjRP" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Folger Shakespeare Library http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Share My Lesson http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Voices of Youth http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voices-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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/merriam-webster-learners-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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Dictionary.com http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/dictionarycom <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Dictionary.com 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Internet TESL Journal (iTESL-j) http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 2 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/51_2_0_cover.jpg?itok=vVcVzG6-" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov TIRF Resources http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Poetry Foundation http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov National Geographic Education http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov National Geographic Kids http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov CyberSchoolBus http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov PBS Kids http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov PBS Learning Media http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Create to Communicate: Art Activities for the EFL Classroom http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/create-communicate-art-activities-efl-classroom <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/create-communicate-art-activities-efl-classroom"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/create_to_communicate.jpg?itok=ViBkMwiR" width="171" height="220" alt="Cover image of Create to Communicate" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This book seeks to use the arts as a tool to build and strengthen English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and develop the confidence students need to take risks and explore within a new language. </div> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:41:08 +0000 American English 1455 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov American English Mobile App http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/american-english-mobile-app <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-english-mobile-app"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/ae-cellphone.jpg?itok=xaYE8prd" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinars http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-webinars <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-webinars"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/shaping_the_way-logo2.jpg?itok=9Xl5Pxle" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov American Rhythms http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/american-rhythms <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-rhythms"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/lessons2_4.jpg?itok=M5qBhrq-" width="169" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Sing Out Loud American Rhythms CD includes a variety of musical genres from many different artists in the U.S.A. These songs will appeal to teens and young adults. This &quot;hybrid&quot; CD also contains a teacher&#039;s guide to using music in the classroom. </div> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:28:13 +0000 American English 1436 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2013, Volume 51, Number 1 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-2013_51-1.jpg?itok=fKk2JQAI" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Language Teaching Methods http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/language-teaching-methods <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/language-teaching-methods"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/language-teaching-methods_0.jpg?itok=657ztM6W" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Mary and Her Little Lamb http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/mary-and-her-little-lamb <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/mary-and-her-little-lamb"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/mary_and_her_little_lamb_cover.jpg?itok=nDFdA2p0" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2012, Volume 50, Number 4 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/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="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-50-4.jpg?itok=WeXuEUEd" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov VOA Classroom Activities http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voa-classroom-activities <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-classroom-activities"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/voa-logo_4.jpg?itok=msk9pOLj" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov VOA Articles with Activities http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voa-articles-activities <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-articles-activities"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/voa-logo_4.jpg?itok=msk9pOLj" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov VOA Podcasts: Shows in Special English http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voa-podcasts-shows-special-english <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-podcasts-shows-special-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/voa-logo_3.jpg?itok=DIbSLKcq" 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 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov VOA News Quiz: Words in the News http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/voa-news-quiz-words-news <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/voa-news-quiz-words-news"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/voanewsquiz_0.jpg?itok=IyY_2q7i" width="220" height="220" alt="Voice of America News Quiz" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Test your American English. Take the Voice of America News Quiz: Words in the News. </div> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:13:36 +0000 American English 1371 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2012, Volume 50, Number 3 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2012-volume-50-number-3 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2012-volume-50-number-3"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum_50-3.jpg?itok=FbEgEYes" width="169" height="220" alt="English Teaching Forum Volume 50 Number 3" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Creating a storytelling classroom and teaching listening skills to young learners through songs are the topics of the lead articles in this issue... </div> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:17:00 +0000 American English 1350 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Raggedy Ann Stories http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/raggedy-ann-stories <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/raggedy-ann-stories"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/raggedy-ann-stories_100x130.jpg?itok=fjBcxVZF" width="169" height="220" alt="Cover photo of Raggedy Ann Stories" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Raggedy Ann Stories contains 13 short stories about the classic rag doll and her friends. Download the MP3 or listen online. Or download the MOBI or EPUB files for your e-reader. </div> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:33:05 +0000 American English 1265 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov In the Loop http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/loop <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/loop"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/intheloop-100x130.jpg?itok=F-hATGdu" width="169" height="220" alt="Photo: Cover of In the Loop" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> In The Loop is a reference guide that explores the form, meaning, and use of hundreds of American idioms. Each entry provides a brief definition or synonym, example sentences, and usage notes. Also included in the book are ready-to-use classroom activities, a list of featured idioms organized by theme, and a complete index. </div> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:18:40 +0000 American English 1141 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2012, Volume 50, Number 2 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2012-volume-50 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2012-volume-50"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum-50_2_100x130.jpg?itok=KBb1EKjc" width="169" height="220" alt="Cover photo of Forum 50" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This issue opens with articles on merging environmental education and language instruction and “Film Circles.” The “Reflections” section features “From Unity to Diversity… to Diversity within Unity” by Diane Larsen-Freeman... </div> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:50:36 +0000 American English 1065 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov Language and Life Sciences E-Journal http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/language-and-life-sciences-e-journal-0 <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Biotechnology is perhaps the most rapidly advancing area in science today. &quot;Advances in Biotechnology&quot; has been created to provide language teachers with resources about breakthroughs in biotechnology. For this volume, we have chosen to focus on both the promises and controversies surrounding research on DNA and genetics. </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:57:13 +0000 American English 1028 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2001, Volume 39, Number 4 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2001-volume-39-number-4 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2001-volume-39-number-4"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/39_4.jpg?itok=ljfbs7MI" width="169" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Featured in this issue are an interview with Diane Larsen-Freeman, and articles on storytelling, assessment of young learners, information gaps for communication, and Texas. </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:03:16 +0000 American English 971 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum 2001, Volume 39, Number 3 http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2001-volume-39-number-3 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-2001-volume-39-number-3"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/39_3.jpg?itok=e-Fk1Wap" width="169" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This issues addresses velocity and the velocipede, the TOEFL and Grammar, and statistics and research design. </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:47:23 +0000 American English 963 at http://www.americanenglish.state.gov