American English - For English Language Teachers Around the World https://americanenglish.state.gov/rss.xml en What Teachers Should Know https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/what-teachers-should-know <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/what-teachers-should-know"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/webinar_2.5.jpg?itok=LyJE80Sx" width="220" height="204" alt="Graphic of colorful silhouettes of people" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-2143-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-2143-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2143-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Webinar Slides</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/2.5_presentation_slides_-_final_version_for_website.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Additional Resources</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/forum_article_-_mccaughey_practical_tips_for_increasing_listening_practice_time.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teachers_corner_-_integrating_global_affairs_into_your_english_lessons.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-2143-online"> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1qDNvDDoCo&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Webinar Presentation</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This webinar &quot;Changing English: What Teachers Should Know,&quot; demonstrates the ever-changing nature of English and what teachers need to know in order to successfully keep up! </div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:45:37 +0000 American English 2143 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Web 2.0 Tools: Using Free and Open Educational Resources to Impact Learning Locally and Globally https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/web-20-tools-using-free-and-open-educational-resources-impact-learning-locally-and <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/web-20-tools-using-free-and-open-educational-resources-impact-learning-locally-and"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/jpg_for_ae_website.jpg?itok=ZYDOFlXh" width="164" height="220" alt="Laptop with picture of bookshelf on the screen and title of webinar above the picture" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-2142-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-2142-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2142-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Webinar Slides</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/web_2.0_tools_-_using_free_and_open_educational_resources_to_impact_learning_locally_and_globally.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-2142-online"> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/Iav6YUnjjkk" target="_blank">Webinar Presenation</a></p> <p><u>Additional Websites</u><br /><a href="https://creativecommons.org/" rel="nofollow noreferrer" target="_blank">https://creativecommons.org/</a><span> </span><br /><a href="https://www.oercommons.org/" rel="nofollow noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.oercommons.org/</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This webinar, “Web 2.0 Tools: Using Free and Open Educational Resources to Impact Learning Locally and Globally,” explores some of the most useful online resources for educators with a focus on open education resources (OER). </div> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:41:21 +0000 American English 2142 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Making Meaningful Assessments https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-making-meaningful-assessments <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-making-meaningful-assessments"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/child_page_picture_0.jpg?itok=v-sngmxe" width="220" height="145" alt="Graphic of hands pointint to colored boxes of assessment words and symbols" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2133-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2133-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Meaningful Assessments Introduction</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/meaningful_assessments_introduction.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner focuses on making and designing meaningful assessments to use in the English language classroom. We will begin the month by examining what makes a meaningful assessment and then offer a series of assessment ideas that you can use and adapt to fit the needs of you and your students. </div> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:22:46 +0000 American English 2133 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Issues with 5 Adaptable Forms https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/issues-5-adaptable-forms <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/issues-5-adaptable-forms"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/tc_week1.jpg?itok=LvkSJ7fy" width="169" height="220" alt="Group of adults sit in a circle looking at teacher talking" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-2127-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-2127-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2127-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Webinar</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/ae_webinar_3.4_-_student-centered_classroom_management_-_addressing_classroom_issues_with_5_adaptable_forms_0.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Presentation (PDF)</a></div></div><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Additional Resources - Forum Articles</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/forum-_student-centered_teaching.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Student Centered Teaching (PDF)</a></div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/forum-_meeting_efl_learners_halfway.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Meeting EFL Learners Halfway (PDF)</a></div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/forum-_minimizing_the_choas.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Minimizing the Chaos (PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-2127-online"> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ_guy2iBXk&amp;list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJ63fcD0WsatBODvNCeHA0t&amp;index=1" target="_blank">Webinar Video</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This webinar, “Student-Centered Classroom Management - Addressing Classroom Issues with 5 Adaptable Forms” examines classroom management and student-centered classrooms before discussing five adaptable forms participants can use to manage activities in their own classrooms. The presenter will explain how and why to use each form and additional classroom management resources will be shared. </div> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:33:03 +0000 American English 2127 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Using Songs to Teach English https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/using-songs-teach-english <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/using-songs-teach-english"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/jpeg_for_3.2.jpg?itok=28YBxn1W" width="165" height="220" alt="Cover page with with webinar title" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-2121-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-2121-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2121-downloads"><div class="item link-no-description">Additional Resources</div><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/article_-_using_music_in_the_adult_esl_classroom.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Beyond the Gap - Dynamic Activities for Song in the EFL Classroom</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/forum_article_-_beyond_the_gap_fill-_dynmaic_activties_for_song_in_the_efl_classrom.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-2121-online"> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zFpS5RV5cA&amp;list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJ63fcD0WsatBODvNCeHA0t&amp;index=4" target="_blank">Webinar Video</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This webinar, “Using Songs to Teach English” explores the myriad of ways songs and music can help create a classroom that is happy, interactive, and intellectually challenging. The presenter will introduce some effective techniques for incorporating music and song in the EFL and ESL classroom. </div> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:06:48 +0000 American English 2121 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Reported Speech https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-reported-speech <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-reported-speech"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/child_page_picture.jpg?itok=51AYX8pb" width="220" height="162" alt="Graphic of four people with different color outlines and dialogue boxes over their heads" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2118-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2118-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Info</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/reported_speech.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> In this month’s Teacher’s Corner, we will showcase four activities that can be used to practice reported speech. These activities create opportunities for students to practice reported speech in both written and spoken form. </div> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:44:20 +0000 American English 2118 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 54, Number 2 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-54-number-2 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-54-number-2"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/etf_54_2_ofc.jpg?itok=shh6CMem" width="169" height="220" alt="Forum cover with title and abstract watercolor design of cattails" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2100-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2100-hardcopy"> <div>International Subscriptions: English Teaching Forum is distributed through U.S. embassies. 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Find out in the latest issue of English Teaching Forum. </div> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:08:19 +0000 American English 2100 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Common Challenges in the English Classroom https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-common-challenges-english-classroom <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-common-challenges-english-classroom"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/child_page_photo.jpg?itok=ZfFJWV1q" width="220" height="166" alt="Man pointing at group of people" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2098-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2098-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/june_background_final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Large classes can be challenging. Learn ways to make the most of large classes by using learning teams in this week’s Teacher’s Corner. </div> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:21:58 +0000 American English 2098 at https://americanenglish.state.gov American Teens Talk! https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/american-teens-talk <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/american-teens-talk"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teens_talk_cover_photo.png?itok=f4No-Sci" width="169" height="220" alt="photo of group of teens" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-2093-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-2093-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2093-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">American Teens Talk! - Full Text</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teens_talk_entire_book.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />(PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-2093-hardcopy"> <p>How to order:</p> <p>Outside the United States, print copies of the publications in this catalog may be requested by contacting the Public Affairs or Cultural Section of the nearest U.S. Embassy. 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We will post a new interview each week. </div> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:47:27 +0000 American English 2093 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Using Art in the English Language Classroom https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-using-art-english-language-classroom <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-using-art-english-language-classroom"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_page.jpg?itok=yriQul-d" width="220" height="147" alt="Girl painting a colorful world map on the wall" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2088-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2088-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Info</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_using_art_elt.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner shows ways to incorporate art into the English language classroom with a new activity each week. Each activity is designed for teachers to easily add an element of art into their English language classrooms. </div> Mon, 09 May 2016 11:28:48 +0000 American English 2088 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Prepositions https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-prepositions <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-prepositions"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/box_option_3.jpg?itok=WP7dEyjU" width="220" height="147" alt="Letter tiles spell &amp;quot;Grammar&amp;quot; on top of a stack of books" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2082-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2082-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_1_0.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Prepositions can be tricky for English language learners. This week’s Teacher’s Corner introduces two activities during which students practice the prepositions in, at, and on. </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:18:28 +0000 American English 2082 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Webinars: Global Citizenship https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/webinars-global-citizenship <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/webinars-global-citizenship"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/ae_webinair_thumbs_0000_global_citizenship.jpg?itok=22uCeiSQ" width="169" height="220" alt="World map with lines to going to different countries" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2081-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard 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src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/ae_webinair_thumbs_0001_reading__writing.jpg?itok=LqUafHV9" width="169" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2076-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2076-hardcopy"> <p>Webinars about reading and writing, from academic writing to comics.</p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Webinars about reading and writing, from academic writing to comics. </div> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:47:40 +0000 American English 2076 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Webinars: Speaking, Listening & Pronunciation https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/webinars-speaking-listening-pronunciation 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https://americanenglish.state.gov Trace Effects https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/trace-effects <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/trace-effects"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://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="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2074-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2074-online"> <p><a href="http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/trace-effects-teachers-manual" target="_blank">Trace Effects Manual</a></p> <p><a href="http://traceeffects.state.gov/" target="_blank">Play Trace Effects Video Game</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Trace Effects is collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world. </div> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:53:39 +0000 American English 2074 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 54, Number 1 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-54-number-1 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-54-number-1"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/etf_54_1_fcover.jpg?itok=rzbZ1i91" width="169" height="220" alt="Forum cover with title and blue and grey flower design" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2062-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2062-hardcopy"> <div>International Subscriptions: English Teaching Forum is distributed through U.S. embassies. 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All of this and more can be found in the newest English Teaching Forum. </div> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:24:04 +0000 American English 2062 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Integrating Global Affairs into Your English Lessons https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-integrating-global-affairs-your-english-lessons <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-integrating-global-affairs-your-english-lessons"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box_option_1_0.jpg?itok=IdO3Lelq" width="220" height="110" alt="Colorful map of the world" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2058-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2058-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">World Affairs Background</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/world_affairs.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> In this month’s Teacher’s Corner, we will showcase four activities that can be used to incorporate world affairs into the English classroom. The goal of these activities is to inspire students to learn more about the larger world and consider how events affect us all. </div> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:40:35 +0000 American English 2058 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Responses to English for Specific Purposes https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/responses-english-specific-purposes <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/responses-english-specific-purposes"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/responses_to_esp.png?itok=9wRHXRhS" width="151" height="220" alt="Title graphic reads: Responses to English for Specific Purposes with the letter E-S-P in big yellow print" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2053-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2053-online"> <p><a href="http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/pmaster/Responses%20to%20ESP1.pdf" target="_blank">Responses to English for Specific Purposes</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Responses to ESP is an accessible introduction to the world of ESP and a practical supplementary textbook for ESP teacher training. </div> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 19:10:16 +0000 American English 2053 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Online Learning https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-online-learning <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-online-learning"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/week_1_banner_1.jpg?itok=THP6tAnn" width="220" height="147" alt="Graphic of graduation hat on top of a world globe that&amp;#039;s connecting to multiple computers" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2050-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2050-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/online_learning_-_background_0.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Teacher’s Corner this month is all about online learning. This week, we will define terms common in the field of online learning and investigate the pros and cons of using online learning as part of our classroom practice. </div> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:48:34 +0000 American English 2050 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Four Skills: Writing Resources https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/four-skills-writing-resources <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/four-skills-writing-resources"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/writing_resources.jpg?itok=4xGlqoxU" width="169" height="220" alt="The word &amp;quot;impossible&amp;quot; is written on a paper with a pencil eraser beginning to erase the letters &amp;quot;i-m&amp;quot;" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div 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Resources&amp;quot;" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2039-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2039-hardcopy"> <p>Each resource contains it's own activity or hardcopy information.</p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> List of English reading resources. </div> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:07:24 +0000 American English 2039 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Four Skills: Speaking Resources https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/four-skills-speaking-resources <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/four-skills-speaking-resources"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/speaking_resources.jpg?itok=1JaKCenY" width="169" height="220" alt="Graphic drawing of people silhouettes talking to each other with dialogue boxes above their heads" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2038-hardcopy" class="hardcopy">Hard Copy</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2038-hardcopy"> <p>Each resource contains it's own link to the hard copy resource.</p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> List of resources for speaking English. </div> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:58:15 +0000 American English 2038 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Making Learning Fun https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-making-learning-fun <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-making-learning-fun"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box_option_1.jpg?itok=8kohNFOX" width="220" height="147" alt="Girl holding the end of a graphic drawn string attached to a light bulb shaped like a balloon" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2033-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2033-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_1.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> In the January Teacher’s Corner, we will look at ways to make learning fun, accessible, and meaningful in the English language classroom. Each week, we will present a fun and engaging activity that focuses on one domain of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, or writing. </div> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:08:34 +0000 American English 2033 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 4 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-4 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-4"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/forum_53_4_coverpic.png?itok=wjTJYoqS" width="168" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2019-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2019-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Notes for Teachers</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/etf_53_4_notes_for_teachers.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> English Teaching Forum supports the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. Below is a description of each section of the journal, along with suggestions about how to use it. </div> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:54:41 +0000 American English 2019 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Making Grammar Fun https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-making-grammar-fun <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-making-grammar-fun"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box_photo.jpg?itok=-RDj2XEw" width="220" height="147" alt="Game dice spelling the word &amp;quot;Grammar&amp;quot;" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2017-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2017-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_0.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner looks at ways to make grammar fun by teaching it in context. </div> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:13:09 +0000 American English 2017 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Fostering Student Motivation https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-fostering-student-motivation <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-fostering-student-motivation"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/box_option_1.jpg?itok=hTy5NfJN" width="220" height="146" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-2001-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-2001-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Fostering Student Motivation: Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner will examine ways teachers can positively impact student motivation. Begin with this reflection activity about language learning. </div> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:07:22 +0000 American English 2001 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Collecting and Using Data https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-collecting-and-using-data <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-collecting-and-using-data"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box_picture_option_1.jpg?itok=LIWh1GV_" width="220" height="147" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1996-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1996-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Collecting and using Data: Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner will examine ways to ensure your students have learned the target content. </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:51:56 +0000 American English 1996 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 3 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-3 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-3"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/frf_images/etf_53-3_0_front_cover.jpg?itok=4nDB0ZaN" width="169" height="220" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1981-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1981-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Notes for Teachers</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/01_etf_53-3_1_notes_for_teachers.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> English Teaching Forum supports the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. Below is a description of each section of the journal, along with suggestions about how to use it. </div> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:36:29 +0000 American English 1981 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Technology https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-technology <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-technology"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box.jpg?itok=Dj6SWiy_" width="220" height="156" alt="" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1967-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1967-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Technology - Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/technology_-_background.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />(Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner will examine four types of technology that can help achieve classroom goals. Each tool is free to use. </div> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:25:45 +0000 American English 1967 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Activity for Progressive Tense Review: He is looking for Emma Fields https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activity-progressive-tense-review-he-looking-emma-fields <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/activity-progressive-tense-review-he-looking-emma-fields"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/week_4_banner_picture.jpg?itok=X2DurVR7" width="220" height="147" alt="Week 4 Banner picture" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1966-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1966-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Activity for Progressive Tense Review: He is looking for Emma Fields</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/week_4_present_progressive_0.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This week’s Teacher’s Corner uses a video game and a jigsaw activity for students to review the present, past, and future progressive. </div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:14:53 +0000 American English 1966 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Progressive Form https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-progressive-form <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-progressive-form"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/teachers_corner_box_and_child_page_picture.jpg?itok=lukhZ9x5" width="220" height="134" alt="Sign with Past, Future, Present markers pointing in different directions" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1958-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1958-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Progressive Form - Background Information</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_information_-_progressive_tense.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month in the Teacher’s Corner, we will examine the progressive (continuous) verb form. In this week’s activity, students practice the present progressive while asking for directions. </div> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:46:26 +0000 American English 1958 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-personal-learning-networks-plns <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-personal-learning-networks-plns"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/july_t_corner_box.jpg?itok=sJq2WNwb" width="220" height="203" alt="Hand drawing a diagram of a person in a circle connected to other circles of people" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1949-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1949-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Personal Learning Networks Background</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_july_final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month in the Teacher’s Corner, we will examine how to develop, maintain, and use a valuable group of connections – part of our personal learning network – for professional development purposes. </div> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:30:13 +0000 American English 1949 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 2 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-2 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-2"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/53-2_0_front_cover.jpg?itok=s6ttmP9d" width="169" height="220" alt="Cover image contains illustration of the backs of four men standing in a line all wearing top hats and trench coats" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1928-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1928-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Notes for Teachers</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/53-2_1_notes4teachers.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> English Teaching Forum supports the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. </div> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:18:50 +0000 American English 1928 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Speaking - Information Gap Activities https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-speaking-information-gap-activities <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-speaking-information-gap-activities"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/t-corner-box-option2.jpg?itok=GS89K0yE" width="220" height="176" alt="Two people holding two large puzzle pieces that appear to match as they begin to connect them" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1924-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1924-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Information Gap Activities</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_june_final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month’s Teacher’s Corner will examine the many forms information gaps can take, and we will explore several practical information gap variations that you can implement in classrooms of all levels. </div> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:51:40 +0000 American English 1924 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Comparatives and Superlatives - Adjectives https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-comparatives-and-superlatives-adjectives <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-comparatives-and-superlatives-adjectives"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/may_overview_image.jpg?itok=ugSKQC0W" width="169" height="220" alt="Large dog looking at very small dog" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1911-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1911-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Comparatives and Superlatives - Adjectives</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/01_background_final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month in the Teacher&#039;s Corner, we develop a solid understanding of comparative and superlative adjectives that will help EFL learners perform tasks involving these critical thinking skills while using English. </div> Tue, 05 May 2015 22:37:33 +0000 American English 1911 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Classroom Management https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-classroom-management <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-classroom-management"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-teachers-corner-classroom-management.jpg?itok=L6HA3DFD" width="169" height="220" alt="teacher&amp;#039;s corner" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1894-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1894-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Classroom Management</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/classroom_management.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month in the Teacher’s Corner, we will take a closer look at classroom management topics related to establishing class routines, grouping students, and creating positive rapport with students. </div> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:27:43 +0000 American English 1894 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Why English? Comics for the Classroom https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/why-english-comics-classroom <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/why-english-comics-classroom"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/comic-classroom.jpg?itok=4F1OrZRb" width="159" height="220" alt="comic book cover" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1891-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1891-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Notes for Teachers</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/why_english_01-09_w_cover.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This resource can be used by teachers and learners. It includes notes for teachers and activities to use in the classroom at the end of each story. </div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:48:24 +0000 American English 1891 at https://americanenglish.state.gov English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 1 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-1 <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/english-teaching-forum-volume-53-number-1"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-forum_cover_53_1.jpg?itok=tQw1g3Ed" width="169" height="220" alt="Forum Cover Image" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1889-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1889-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Notes for Teachers</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/notes_for_teachers_53_1.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Forum has a new look, but its purpose remains the same: to support the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. English Teaching Forum now features articles from six different categories: Articles, Teaching Techniques, My Classroom, Try This, The Lighter Side, and a Reader&#039;s Guide. </div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:49:18 +0000 American English 1889 at https://americanenglish.state.gov A-Z List of Publications https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/z-list-publications <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/z-list-publications"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/ae-logo-seal.jpg?itok=TJnpSjze" width="170" height="220" alt="ae logo and state deparment seal" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1876-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1876-online"> <p>All publications can be found on <a href="http://americanenglish.state.gov" target="_blank">americanenglish.state.gov </a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Browse the list of publications and resources produced by the U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs for English language teachers and learners. </div> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:45:45 +0000 American English 1876 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Listening https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-listening <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-listening"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-listening-shutterstock_127829156.png?itok=haCd5MdV" width="169" height="220" alt="ears listening" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1872-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1872-downloads"><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Listening</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/background_-_listening_.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div><div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Practical Activities for Balanced Listening Instruction</div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/webinar_practical_activities_for_balanced_listening_webinar_slides.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> These “Teacher’s Corner” activities are inspired by a framework for thinking about listening instruction presented in Beth Sheppard’s 2014 “Practical Activities for Balanced Listening Instruction” webinar, part of the Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar series. </div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:32:20 +0000 American English 1872 at https://americanenglish.state.gov National Endowment for the Arts https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/national-endowment-arts <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/national-endowment-arts"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-national-endowment-arts.jpg?itok=xB3WUe3v" width="169" height="220" alt="national endowment for the arts" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1869-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1869-online"> <p><strong>Visit the website:</strong><br /><a href="http://arts.gov" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Arts have an important place in American Culture. Visit the National Endowment for the Arts website to learn how national, state, and local governments in the U.S. partner with nonprofit agencies to provide quality arts programming throughout the country. </div> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:20:50 +0000 American English 1869 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Center for Applied Linguistics https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/center-applied-linguistics <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/center-applied-linguistics"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/200x230-cal.png?itok=qiOlK821" width="169" height="220" alt="CAL logo" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1834-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1834-online"> <p><strong>Visit the website: </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cal.org" target="_blank">Center for Applied Linguistics</a></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> The Center for Applied Linguistics offers everything from information on immersion programs to the newest research and guidance on best practices for teachers. Visit regularly to keep up to date on research-based strategies and practical hands-on tools to help develop effective classroom activities. </div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:35:11 +0000 American English 1834 at https://americanenglish.state.gov The Prisoner’s Dilemma – A Game of Decision-Making https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/prisoners-dilemma-game-decision-making <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/prisoners-dilemma-game-decision-making"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/nsf.png?itok=vpfSTejM" width="213" height="220" alt="NSF photo" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1827-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1827-online"> <p><strong>Visit the website: </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/people/interactive.jsp" target="_blank">The Prisoner’s Dilemma – A Game of Decision-Making</a></strong></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> How do people make Decisions? This game, presented by The National Science Foundation, is an example of decision science called “Game Theory”. </div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:02:05 +0000 American English 1827 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Teacher's Corner: Conditionals https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-conditionals <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/teachers-corner-conditionals"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/conditionals-cause-effect-shutterstock.png?itok=uXZbmyZW" width="169" height="220" alt="cause + effect" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="#node-1824-downloads" class="download">Downloads</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#node-1824-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1824-downloads"> <div class="field-resource-file-header-text"> <p><strong>Download the Activity</strong></p> </div> <div class="item link-with-description"><div class="description">Conditionals </div><div class="link"><a href="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/conditionals_-_background.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="file-icon" alt="" title="application/pdf" src="/sites/all/themes/custom/eca_ae/images/icons/application-pdf.png" />Text (PDF)</a></div></div></div><div id="node-1824-online"> <p><strong>Related AE Resources:</strong></p> <ul><li id="stcpDiv"><strong><a href="http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/activate-board-games#child-1564" target="_blank">Activate! Games for Learning American English: Which Would the World Be Better Without…Why? Board Game </a></strong></li> </ul> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> This month we’ll take a closer look at some of the ways conditionals function and how we can provide students meaningful (and fun!) ways to practice using these grammatical forms. </div> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:49:00 +0000 American English 1824 at https://americanenglish.state.gov Seismic Sleuths https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/seismic-sleuths <span class="field-image"> <a href="/resources/seismic-sleuths"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/styles/medium/public/resource_images/100x130-seismic-sleuths.jpg?itok=vrAcDmKs" width="169" height="220" alt="seismic sleuths" /></a> </span> <div class="submit-classroom-idea"><a href="/contact-us?subject=42">Submit a Classroom Idea for this Resource <span class="arrow">»</span></a></div><div class="availability-information"><div class="title">Availability</div><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="#node-1819-online" class="online">Online</a></li> </ul></div><div id="node-1819-online"> <p><strong><a href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/15229" target="_blank">Visit Seismic Sleuths website</a></strong></p> </div></div> <div class="field-resource-teaser"> Have you ever wondered what causes earthquakes? The Federal Emergency Management Agency presents a six unit activity package that assesses student knowledge of earthquakes and provides information about preparedness and emergency management. </div> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:26:09 +0000 American English 1819 at https://americanenglish.state.gov