Thursday, September 23, 2010

Screenjelly!!!



I just came across this great resource while navigating English360 - a great and new platform. It's super easy to use and allows you to create 3 min videos wchih are great for classroom work with both ss and teachers. Here's the link: www.screenjelly.com

Adrian Underhill's Blog on Pronunciation



Many ELT famous and not so famous writers have been blogging for a while. Mainly about their books and how to use them and about their own views and ideas in ELT, which is great as one can now get to know more about them through the blogosphere and not just through their books.

Anyway, Adrian Underhill's doing it now too and I think this is really worth mentioning as the teaching of pronunciation is still an area teachers are not very comfortable with. As a CELTA and YL Extension to CELTA trainer, I think that it is really important that teachers approach pronunciation with open arms and a 'Sound Foundation' regardless of their own idiolect!

Here's a link to Adrian's blog: http://adrianpronchart.wordpress.com/
Enjoy!