Are classrooms the next thing to go?
Have you ever taken an online course? Do you use your mobile phone for learning? What is an interactive white board? The full Discussion Starters lesson contains warm up questions, pre-reading vocabulary, a short reading, vocabulary review activities, comprehension questions, discussion questions and an optional Web 2.0 activity. We hope a discussion on digital learning will get your learners thinking about the various ways of using technology for educational purposes in 2011. If you are using our Discussion Starter lessons in class, be sure to check out our NEW Teachers’ Notes. Preview all of ESL-Library’s current and upcoming Discussion Starters here.
Please introduce your students to our FREE podcasts. These can act as a preview to our Discussion Starter lessons or as extra listening homework. You can also use our weekly podcast (posted every Wednesday) as a warm up for an online tutoring session. If you like using our podcasts with your English learners, check out iTunes to see which other podcasts our listeners enjoy!
Don’t forget to check out ELTChat podcasts and transcripts. ELTChat takes place on Twitter on Wednesdays. There are two different times and topics to pick from. All of the information is on ELTChat.com. Last week the ELTchatters discussed their hopes and dreams for ELT in 2011. They also discussed the advantages of being a non-native English teacher. Have your say about what to discuss during #ELTChat by voting in the poll each week.