The first issue of the 2021 English Language Forum is now available on the American English website. The issue (Vol. 59, No. 1) offers advice for accommodating students with learning disabilities, helping learners visualize texts, and using movie dubbing to aid students’ pronunciation, along with tips for understanding fast speech, creating interesting multiple-choice questions, teaching narrative elements and much more.
The Office of English Language Programs is pleased to share an updated copy of our Materials Catalogue for English language teachers and learners. These resources are aimed at supporting teachers of English outside of the United States. This catalog provides information on publications that are produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs and distributed through U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. Please see below for ordering information.
On the American English at State Facebook Page our next Faces and Places interview will be on Tuesday, May 27th, at 11 a.m. Our host Sandra will be joined by Charity and they will discuss her home state of South Dakota. This is our last episode before the summer. Promotional graphics are included in this week’s materials. All previous Faces and Places interviews can be found in Box.
On the Teachers’ Corner Facebook group the theme for May is Summer Camps and Enhancement Activities and this week we will focus on Intensive Sessions. We will brainstorm about student leadership seminars and share a terrific leadership training resource with activities that can prepare students to be leaders in their communities. We’ll wrap the month up with a reflection about summer camps, enhancement activities and Intensive Sessions.
On our American English for Educators Facebook page the American English LIVE Teacher Development Series 11 will have its third session on Wednesday, June 2. The third session, Beyond “Turn and Talk”: Planning Productive Conversations for Learning and Instruction in ELT, will take place at 8am and 1pm ET. Promotional graphics and discussion posts are included with this week’s materials.
Online Professional English Network (OPEN) MOOCs: English for Media Literacy for Educators, Assessment of English Language Learners, English for Business & Entrepreneurship, & English for Journalism are open for enrollment. More details about all MOOCs and links can be found below.
Our American English YouTube channel is an outstanding resource for English language teaching and learning. Check out our new featured animated video about prefixes. When it comes to protecting the environment, there are multiple ways we can take action. Check out this video to learn about the prefix multi- and learn about some ways to lessen your environmental impact. It’s important to think about safety when sharing information and photos on the internet. Listen to this conversation for some tips about how to protect your privacy and be a good digital citizen when interacting online.
Teachers’ Corner Facebook Group
Description: The Teacher’s Corner Facebook group is primarily to support teachers who work with English Access Microscholarship Students. All Access teachers (and other educators) are welcome! Please invite educators in your area to join.
May’s Theme: Summer Camps and Enhancement Activities
This Week’s Content:
- Summer Camps and Enhancement Activities with a focus on Intensive Sessions.
- We will explore what Intensive Sessions are and share some related activities.
- Our Expert Patrice Jones will help us identify ways to add kinesthetic activities into our lessons.
- We will brainstorm about student leadership seminars and share a terrific leadership training resource with activities that can prepare students to be leaders in their communities.
- We’ll wrap the month up with a reflection about summer camps, enhancement activities and Intensive Sessions.
Link to group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AccessTeachersCorner/