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A free, 30-minute block of commercial-free news and features
programming accompanied by a Daily Classroom Guide, developed especially for
CNN Newsroom is a thirty-minute program broadcast every
Monday thru Friday at 04:30 (4:30 AM) Eastern Time (USA). It is sponsored by
Turner Educational Services, Inc. and is broadcast on the regular CNN channel
available via satellite or cable throughout the world. It is made available,
free of charge, for use in classrooms and other educational settings such as
this one. Any school or educational institution may use the CNN Newsroom program
free of charge. All institutions are required to fill out a simple School
Enrollment Form. It is also possible to enroll from the CNN Newsroom Enrollment
website. Each set of guidelines begins with a program rundown of what is
included in the broadcast for that particular day, including time lengths for
each section so that teachers will know what sections they can include into a
limited amount of time. A short vocabulary list is followed by substantial
groups of discussion questions and then usually by a student activity section
including such activities as completing charts relevant to the content, doing
further interview or library research, doing experiments, completing
inventories, "fill in the blank" quizzes, or responding with
opinionated answers to discussion questions.
A web site that will provide a wealth of short human interest
stories to motivate students to read short texts of high interest and low level
vocabulary. Changes constantly as a source of texts for reading activities
Using Feature film in the EFL Classroom. This page documents
a teacher's experience trying to use feature film/video in her ESL Classroom.
Contains very useful ideas, reflections, activities to think through prior to
just pressing the play button. Useful site to begin prior to visiting Karen's
ESL Partyland site on Film Activities.
News, magazines, Film, Television, and Video Activities. It
is difficult to find good sites with activities engaging students of EFL in
content from their popular culture. This site is considered to be among the very
An online magazine (e-zine) with a variety of topics of
interest to EFL teachers. Back issues are also available online. Includes
editorial, major articles, short articles, ideas, lessons, student voices...
Welcome to Impact! Online, an interactive news magazine for
intermediate and advanced ESL/EFL students. This web site features articles
about current events, health, sports and entertainment, etc. In each article,
certain words are highlighted. If you click on any of these words, you will be
linked to a explanation page for that word. Some of these pages feature audio
files, which will teach you how to pronounce the word
From here you can find most online newspaper website from
around the world. The site has a very easy to use directory for selecting by
iT's Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine for teachers and
students of English around the world. It was first published in 1990 as a
magazine for teachers of English in Spain but over the years has developed into
an international magazine. The aim of the magazine is to provide teachers and
students with up-to-date teaching material based on what is happening in the
world today. iT's Magazine can be used in different ways: Teachers can use the
magazine as a source of supplementary teaching material.
Students can use the magazine for self-study purposes. iT's Magazine can also be used as an alternative to the traditional course book.
This is the LEARNING ENGLISH section of the SOON ONLINE
MAGAZINE in easy English. The whole magazine is designed to help those learning
English, or who speak it as a second language. You will find many ideas, and
links to other sites.
A web site where teachers can find interesting but strange
stories from the news media. These stories are high in interest and easy to read
in terms of vocabulary.
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