Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My favourite songs with subtitles

Here it is my list of favourite songs with subtitles to understand lyrics better.

Post a comment if you like to include any song to my own list.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by Mark Twain

Un yanqui en la corte del rey Arturo escrito por Mark Twain

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Expensive English - Caroingles

Why learn English have to be expensive?

With pages like these cannot be expensive (caro in Spanish), although Carolina tell you in her Caroingles website:

With 78 worksheet cards to reinforce vocabulary learning so far.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kids Health in the Classroom

Some days ago I readed an article about computer translation programs giving confusing and incomplete instructions to Spanish-speaking people in the United States. They receive prescription instructions from the pharmacy so poorly translated that the medications are potentially hazardous to their health. Read the full article from businessweek.com here.

Talking to the Pharmacists to ask questions about medicines is very important to our kids and we must to know answers for educational purposes only:

In this page you can listen on the speakers about common problems with childhood medications and tips from the Pharmacist.

Información en español aquí.

Other interesting pages about health:

- For Parents

- For Kids

- For Teens

- For Teachers: KidsHealth in the Classroom.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect is the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.

Adolescent girls are uniquely capable of raising the standard of living in the developing world.

Girls are the most likely agents of change, but they are often invisible to their societies and to our media.

When everyone -- girls, parents, teachers, executives, artists, hairdressers, forest rangers, rock stars, presidents, investors, advertisers, skateboarders, truckers, cowboys, organizations, chefs, teenagers -- knows about The Girl Effect, then real change can happen.

The Girl Effect site is just the beginning. The end is nothing less than ending poverty with CARE!

Votes for Women Speech by Mark Twain:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan escrito por J. M. Barrie

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Body Pictorial Vocabulary

Pictorial Vocabulary Guides from LanguageGuide.org

Learning the thousands of words needed to be comfortable in a language is a great challenge. The vocabulary guides are in essence virtual worlds. Users visit different parts of this world (i.e. insects, the family, the farm). They can then place their cursor over any of the images and hear their names pronounced and see them spelled out. In some pages, a notepad is displayed next to the title. Placing the cursor over this notepad will reveal a list of supplementary vocabulary .

More ESL Teaching Ideas for the human body here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Interactive tutorials to teach grammar

LanguageGuide.org offers free sound integrated resources for learning languages. These resources are developed collaboratively with the help of volunteers. It is sponsored by Language Guide, a registered non-profit organization. Your financial help is needed!

English for Chinese speakers
English for Spanish speakers
English for Portuguese speakers
English for Turkish speakers

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Speaking and Chatting Online

Speaking24.com - free English conversations online.

Here you will find people who want to practise their English speaking skills online!

Check on the list who is currently online and just call him using Skype, MSN, ICQ or Yahoo!

You can also fill in your profile to apear on the list and wait for other person's call.

Have fun & Enjoy!

English speaking tips:

The main goal is fluency. Remember that you don't have to know many complex grammatical structures to achieve that goal! First of all try to speak as fluent as possible (even making some grammar mistakes). Then, after making your speaking fluent, you can focus on grammar aspects.

Of course the best way of practise are English conversations with other people. You can find some people who want to talk to you online on our website. We recommend to contact with other person using communicator which provides voice chat (like Skype). However, in case you don't have possibility to use such, it's better to practise by standard chatting than not practising at all.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Animated AniWeather

Weather in appealing animations over 70,000 worldwide locations with realtime current condition + 5-day forecast.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mother (Madre) by Maksim Gorky

Mother by Maksim Gorky

La Madre escrito por Maksim Gorky

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Word Net Search

WordNet® is a large lexical database of English.

WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing - NLP.

synset - A synonym set; a set of words that are interchangeable in some context without changing the truth value of the preposition in which they are embedded.

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