THE ENGLISH LEARNING WEBSITE
How can you use this website with your students?
Look for the exercises that may be of interest for them. You can look at the Vocabulary or Grammar sections, where exercises are classified into semantic fields or grammar aspects.
Apart from this, there are specific exercises for the following students:
- A group of PDC (Programa de Diversificación Curricular). If you are working with a group of PDC, here you will find interactive low-level materials that you can use with your students, in the classroom or at home. The exercises on this section have been especially designed for them. Click on the name to see them.
- Burlington's New Discover for ESO 2, 3 or 4. Click on the following links to see exercises to practise the contents of these books.
New Discover for ESO 2
New Discover for ESO 3
New Discover for ESO 4
- Heinemann's Imagine 3 or 4. These sections are just beginning, but new things will be added every now and then.
Imagine English 3
Imagine English 4
- Oxford's Spotlight 1. Again, this is a new but growing section. Click on the title of the book to see the exercises.
There are three ways in which you can make this site useful for your lessons:
1) Bring your students to the computer room and give them instructions to enter the website and do the exercises you are interested in. Of course, this is only possible with a small or medium-size group. I think 14 -15 students is the maximum. You will have to help them with their exercises as well as the technical problems they may encounter. The use of the website will let you handle with diversity in an easier way, as slower students can do one exercise again and again, until they have learned the necessary and basic aspects, whereas fast-finishers can do extra exercises.
2) Recommend the website to your students, and let them work with it from home. A lot of students have got internet access at home, and those who do not have it, may be able to access from a public library or city hall service.
3) Print the exercises, make copies and work with them in the classroom or as homework.
I hope you will find it useful. And if you do, I'll be glad to know!
How can you make your own exercises?
All of the exercises have been made with software called Hot Potatoes, which you can download from this website: http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked. It is free and quite easy to use.
If you want to use images, you will need Clip-Arts, that is, ready-made images to use on your computer. These images are also useful to print and make flash cards for your lessons, or to make worksheets for photocopying and working in your lessons. You can find a lot of Clip-Art collections on CDs for sale, or just search the net. There are lots of websites where you can download them for free. Here are a few of those websites:
All you need now is just a little of your own imagination and creativity.
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