Oral Reading Fluency

Jennifer Lebedev (aka JenniferESL) has a new series of videos for English language learners. This series helps learners to improve their oral reading skills. First, you listen to Jennifer read a short text. Then you repeat after her. FInally, you read together, first slowly and then at natural speed. This practice is really helpful and will help high beginning and intermediate students a lot if done regularly!

Here are the first few videos:

There are twenty videos in the series so far. To find other Oral Fluency videos, visit the home page for the series. And for other excellent video series by Jennifer Lebedev, go to her home page, English with Jennifer.

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Nik’s Daily English Activities

Nik Peachey, an educational technology consultant, writer, and teacher trainer based in Morocco, has an absolutely wonderful blog similar to this one only much, much better because Nik, unlike me, updates his blog constantly (several times a week, in fact; Nik, how do you do it???).  There are already more than 100 posts with wonderful suggestions for all kinds of activities English learners can do to improve their English in fun and interesting ways.  You are sure to find many ideas that you will want to follow up on at Nik’s Daily English Activities. The most recent post, for example, recommends that people who love football (or soccer, I would say, being an American!) join an online social network for football lovers around the world.