February 22, 2016
World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries thanks to people like you who participate and spread the word across the globe!
mentioned in SB&F (Science Books and Films) January 2016 p. 50
January 23, 2015
The January22, 2015 edition of the New York Times blog, The Learning Network, included an excellent article with many great ideas for teaching and talking about the weather. Enjoy!
By LARRY FERLAZZO
January 20, 2015
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January 16, 2015
In Fall 2015 Art Gerstenfeld will be offering another session of his popular class Learning Language Through Music at the Newton Free Library in Newton, MA. It is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Students will listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. They will also learn about the composers or artists.
Art is open to any ideas you would like to share with him relating to using music in ESL training.
January 12, 2015
At a Tutor Roundtable on January 6, 2015 our special guest, Jenna Weathers, introduced ESL Apps for use during tutoring sessions or for self study. The apps are easy to use and motivate learners to converse, strengthen comprehension, improve pronunciation, sharpen grammar skills, and increase vocabulary. Most of the apps are available on Smartphones and on Apple and Android tablets.
Please share Jenna’s handout with your learners: Useful Apps for ESL Tutors and Learners.
Jenna Weathers, a Newton Free Library Reference Librarian, serves on the library’s ESL Committee.
December 12, 2014
The Learning Network Blog provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Check out sections such as Word of the Day, What’s going on in this picture?, Test Yourself questions, Crosswords, etc.