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General Links / sites and podcasts for pronunciation teaching
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:07:00 PM »
The following are sites for pronunciation teaching.  I had students use them to do their homework after going over topics in class.  You can also direct students to certain sites that targets individual problem areas.

pronunciation podcasts:

pronunciation site:

vowel minimal pairs:

pronunciation dictionary:

General Links / UGoEigo English Sounds Lesson
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:46:58 PM »

This is a phonics podcast which  enables learner autonomy because students can hear and learn the individual sounds of the English alphabet at their own pace.  It consists of common segmentals that students have problems distinguishing as well as producing.  I used it in my pronunciation class where I gave it as homework to practice on their own after going over the sounds in class. 

General Links / Google translater
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:06:16 PM »

This site was really helpful when I was learning Italian.

It's an on-line translation site where you can hear native pronunciation as well as the translation in your choice of language.  It was great for studying language on my own because I can repeat the pronunciation as many times as I wanted and also saved me time because I didn't have to look up the meaning.  When you are a no-speak of a language, it can get tiring looking up every single word but this tool helped me forge ahead!  ;)

Amore Italiano!!!  :) :) :) :)

General Links / Brainpop Jr.
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:47:15 AM »

This is the newest addition to the BrainPOP series, consisting of fully integrated learning units putting in use of all four skills of the English language.
Animated movies and interactive activities features writing, drawing and discussion prompts; interactive games; literary connections; activity sheets; etc.
It can be used in small groups or in whole-class settings and all the contents are accessible online.
There are online or printable quizzes that measures comprehension before or after a lesson,and the diverse content and resources allow teachers to meet multiple students’ learning styles.

General Links / Brainpop ESL!!!
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:32:23 AM »

This time, it's brainpop ESL!!!

I really like this site because it is teacher friendly and has fun activities that'll keep the students engaged!   :) :)
As mentioned in my post on 'brainpop', this site also has animations and cool games as well as movies, quizzes, activity pages and  homework!   ::)
The games vary according to the unit and level and the quizzes consists of a variety of cloze activities.

Enjoy!!!    :-* :-* :-*

General Links / brainpop
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:25:17 AM »

I found a cool site  :) :) where you can use English for content based learning!
It's fun and exciting because it has animations and cool games that'll engage the students!!  It also has movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework to help K-12 kids!   ::)
The subjects are: Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English
Enjoy!!!    :-* :-* :-*

General Links / lingibli
« on: April 09, 2012, 10:29:18 PM »
Found a great way to learn English as well as use technology at the same time!  It's called 'lingibli'.

It was created by a Slovakian venture company using QR codes to teach learners different languages using only 100 words (from a chosen language).  Scanning a code will lead to an audio file stored in the mobile app that shows a word’s proper pronunciation from a native speaker.

I think this can be used in Kindergarten and higher level classes which can engage students in active language learning using technology.

I used the following podcast for my previous semester.  I taught intermediate level Listening/ Speaking/ Pronunciation class and had students do a listening log for every unit.

I found the podcasts on this site very useful because it had a variety of topics that tailored to my unit goals and needs.  The teacher can also make comprehension questions for the students according to the topic students are directed to listen to.
It also has a short transcript with it for students' reference.

It starts with a Slow dialogue, then Explanations and then Fast dialogue.
It is updated pretty frequently.
There is something called 'Learning Guide' but you have to pay membership fee to get access to it.

The following site has segmentals and suprasegmental recordings that students can use for their pronunciation studies.

I found it very useful to give as homework or for students who want to take their pronunciation skills to the next level.


I used the following site very often when teaching and even for projects I did for a class that I was taking.

The topics on this site is as follows:
business English, expressions, grammar,IELTS, pronunciation, reading, slang, speaking, tips, TOEFL, TOEIC, vocabulary, and writing.

The cool thing about this site is that it has comprehension questions that goes with each lecture/ explanation.
Students can take the quiz that is right below the video screen to see if they understood the content in the video.

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