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by EnglishRaven
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: New: World News for Kids! resources online
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

New: World News for Kids! resources online

New FREE resource from englishraven.com! World News for Kids! is a simple but dynamic teaching and learning resource for learners in the 9-15 range. The basic idea is a range of carefully leveled current news articles presented online, geared toward the interests and subject-based needs of students...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: improving scores on the ibt Speaking section
Replies: 8
Views: 17113

Sorry - the links above have become about out-of-date. The tips have been replaced with better video versions at this link: http://www.english-itutor.com/TOEFL_Speaking_Tips.html I've also added some brand new speaking tutorials that might be helpful: http://www.english-itutor.com/TOEFL_Speaking_Tut...
by EnglishRaven
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 77122

The best activity I've ever used with large classes is "Finding Out" - you can read more about it here:

http://www.englishraven.com/SLAC_finding_out.html

Best wishes,

~ Jason
by EnglishRaven
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities for Middle Schoolers
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

A lot of the materials and activities on my site were made for and road-tested with Korean middle school students: http://www.englishraven.com You might also like to look at the site for my Pearson Longman textbooks (called Boost!): http://www.boostskillsseries.com The 20 books there were made espec...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: classroom activities
Replies: 19
Views: 19984

You might find something you like on my site as well: http://www.EnglishRaven.com In perusing this thread, I ended up on Barry's site (barryfunenglish), and I have to say, those are some really fantastic resources! My hat's off to you. I've been thinking of developing some similar tools, but conside...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Tips for ELT writers
Replies: 2
Views: 4983

Hi Alex, I'd be happy to contribute something to your blog on this subject. I've gone through the process of writing supplementary materials, then books for the schools I worked at, then managing my own materials resource site (www.EnglishRaven.com), and eventually writing a 20-book series for Pears...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Preparing students for the TOEIC test
Replies: 2
Views: 8304

Are the speaking and writing sections of the TOEIC part of the company's requirements? If so, the resources I have on this page may be of some help to you: http://www.english-itutor.com/TOEIC_SW.html Other than that, I really recommend the Oxford Preparation for TOEIC series - it's the best I've see...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: 3000+ pages of free resources for teachers of teenagers
Replies: 2
Views: 3359

Sorry - I should be responsible and update this notice. Membership subscriptions have been added (from january 2009) to the site for those wanting to access everything. However, there is a still a considerable bag of free materials available throughout the site, and a lot more free resources being a...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Texts for Teenagers
Replies: 3
Views: 6074

I really recommend the Children's BBC site (British English) and Kidzworld site (American English) for finding motivating articles to teach teenagers - more details and examples on this page: http://www.englishraven.com/Activities_for_reading.html There's also my own Boost! Integrated Skills Series ...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Getting in touch with English after school
Replies: 5
Views: 4452

I like your ideas, Syl - as well as your site. Great work! In relation to this issue of expanding access to more English beyond school hours (and making it motivating), you might like to check out my ideas for Extensive Reading Online at the following link: http://www.englishraven.com/Activities_for...
by EnglishRaven
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: class management
Replies: 23
Views: 21860

Very common issue... You might find some ideas for positive reinforcement in your classroom at this link: http://www.englishraven.com/ttools_posrein.html The main downloads and teacher guides are located in the members download area, but you can still access images on the page link above which show ...
by EnglishRaven
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: TOEFL Speaking Topics?
Replies: 18
Views: 73329

I'll definitely check out your site, Eric. I agree with your assessment of the TOEFL speaking format, and wrote extensively about this in a blog post last year: iBT Speaking and Writing - how do they stack up to the real thing? (Part 1) http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/ibt_speaking_writing/2007/03/ib...
by EnglishRaven
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Native Speaker TOEFL iBT Score
Replies: 1
Views: 9012

What an outstanding attitude to teaching, Ed! I really admire your perspective. I'm a TOEFL instructor as well, and I regularly take practice tests applying the same conditions and time limits as the original test, to keep myself sharp when it comes to teaching and to understand what my students may...
by EnglishRaven
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Can I get trained to teach TOEFL?
Replies: 3
Views: 6058

I'm currently working on something like this (a teacher development program specifically for TOEFL teaching). You can learn a lot about the speaking and writing sections of the test in particular by joining my forum at: http://global-english.lefora.com There are lots of sample tasks there, sample re...
by EnglishRaven
Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Sorry not TOFEL..... IELTS
Replies: 1
Views: 2556

Cambridge FCE and PET are easier than IELTS, and more suitable for teenagers in terms of topic content. They're also part of the same "exam suite", which means they have similar task styles and rubrics. Basically, using PET and then FCE is an excellent building process for eventual IELTS preparation...