A simple mis-communication game. Remember “Telephone” or “Chinese Whispers?” This is done with a chain message like that, but online, and with pictures and writing instead of whispering in your neighbor’s ear. Broken Picture Telephone.
Month: March 2009
Tool #94: Myngle: Live long-distance language learning
Teaching is no longer tethered to geography. If I want to learn German, I can get a German teacher from Germany, living IN Germany right now. If I want to teach English to someone in Argentina, I put up my rate and other details at Myngle. Students find me and I teach using Skype, with up to 4 other students. The simple interface and ease of matching students with teachers made this a recent winner at a teachers conference in Europe.
Tool #93: Doing Interviews: Tips
Doing interviews is an essential part of many podcasts. Podcast Academy explains in text or in audio how to make your interview interesting and successful. Then read James Fallows write in the Atlantic about how to give a good interview. He’s famous for it.
Tool #92: Learning Grammar with Movies
Great little site MSTAGG with short clips from recent movies used to teach grammar points. This is definitely upper intermediate though, but he has gone through the material and done a good job of presenting examples. The clips are sometimes too long, but you can further filter them if you want to spend time preparing.
Tool #91: WeboWord: Vocabulary with drawings
Learn a new vocabulary item each day with an illustrative drawing, examples, explanations and lots of information about that word. Lots of fun at WeboWord.