Upcoming and Recorded Webinars

Oxford Webinar: Minds Matter: Psychology of Language Learning Sarah Mercer will discuss some key concepts in psychology and explore how they connect to English language teaching, in particular, fostering a sense of competence, autonomy and relatedness in learners. The webinar will be offered at three different dates: April 17, 18 and 19.

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators – March & April 2018 This post by Adi Rajan has a comprehensive list of webinars on a variety of topics, including academic skills, Business English, corpora, critical thinking, technology, wellness and more. You are sure to find something that suits your interests!

Articles and Blog Posts

Teaching—It’s about Inspiration, Not Information Tina Seelig looks at the importance of building relationships with students and discusses 4 ways effectively motivate them.

Tips—Using Digital Tools to Develop Learner Autonomy This post from Cambridge gives teachers strategies to help their learners be more independent and develop their language skills using digital tools.

TESL Canada Journal—Vol 34, No 3 (2017) In this special issue, you will find a variety of articles on formulaic language in English language acquisition and teaching, including the teaching formulaic language for speaking and writing and the teaching of collocations.

Activities and Teaching Tools

Read2me A fantastic tool for listening practice. Simply paste a link or upload a file and instantly convert articles to audio files. Useful for educators and students.

ELLO A useful listening resource that students can use on their own for practice. It contains over 2,500 free audio and video lessons. This resource includes scripts, quizzes, vocabulary practice and grammar conversations organized by CEFR level.  Submitted by Matt Hildebrand

ClassroomScreen This free online whiteboard allows you to not only draw & type information but also to display widgets, such as a clock, timer, random name picker, noise level display, and more. Watch this short video to see how it works.  Submitted by Matt Hildebrand / English Language Centre, University of Manitoba

Apps 4 EFL This Web-Based language Learning platform for teachers and students has a plethora of activities, assignments and tools for practicing vocabulary, listening, pronunciation, speaking, essay writing, grammar, spelling and more! Definitely worth checking out.  Submitted by Matt Hildebrand

8 YouTube Tools to Help Learn English Nik Peachy discusses eight tools that educators can utilize to enhance English language learning, such as VoiceTube for listening to and studying individual sentences within a video, YouGlish for practicing pronunciation, and TubeWizzard for creating video quizzes.

March 14, 2018 unConference – Literacy Focus Shared Resources

Online Resources (mostly free)

CCLB Texts Available for PDF Download

Books available for PDF Download

 Books and Resources for Purchase