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ELSA: An English Teacher in Your Pocket

ELSA stands for English Language Speech Assistant. It’s a new app available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. If you’re learning English as a second language, this is the app for you. It will listen to how you say a word. If you make a pronunciation mistake, ELSA will hear it. Suggestions for improvement will be offered based on how you said the word. In addition to helping you with pronunciation, it […]

Helpful links for anyone who’s learning English

Studying for IELTS? Try these free online courses from FutureLearn or Road to IELTS BBC Learning English – Lower Intermediate Syllabus Do native English speakers talk too fast? What Are Run-On Sentences? Vinglish cao cấp by Dan Hauer Common Mistakes with English ADJECTIVES 👉🏼 -ed and -ing endings IELTS Academic Test Preparation Some common pronunciation problems facing Vietnamese learners of English What are common mistakes native Vietnamese speakers make when they speak English? Educational Games […]

32 Practical Websites for ESL Teachers

Are you an ESL teacher? I am. I’m an American who’s been teaching in Vietnam for about 4 months. I’ve found it difficult to find practical websites. Useful websites that will actually help me in the classroom. I’ve also listed 4 activities you can do with your students. These work inside or outside of the classroom. Plus I have a link to a handy Firefox extension. It makes it easy to download a YouTube video. You […]