Thursday, 31 January 2013

The language of computers and the Internet in English

These are some glossaries and other type of resources that can turn out helpful to learn and practise the languages related to computer use. Spanish/English and Aprendiom offer bilingual lists of computing terms in English and Spanish.

Common computer terms in English is a monolingual glossary.

The British Council web site offers a song that includes some vocabulary related to computers: My Computer Mouse as well as some other activities on this topic.

The following video shows basic vocabulary on computers:

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

From Rags to Riches

From Quia-Shared Activities web page we can access a good number of interactive activities created by teachers. Criteria for searching them include type of activity, subject or area of interest and levels. If we choose 'From Rag to Riches' and 'ESL-English as a second language' we can find games such as the following:

- 'a, an, or nothing'
- 'Apartments and furniture'
- 'To be: present tense'
- 'Family words'
- 'Where questions'

Templates and guidelines to create games based on 'Who wants to be a millionaire?" TV contest can be found here.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Creating photo stories

Time for a Photo Story proposes a sequence of activities aimed at ESO 1 students. It can be carried out in around ten lessons and gives opportunities to develop language, arts, and ICT skills.

Time for a Photo Story: teacher guide

Time for a Photo Story: student materials