TESL Links provides ELT practitioners with access to materials that will help you in the language classroom. While we provide links to various websites filled with suggestions for classroom activities, we recognise that the unique needs of the Malaysian ESL classroom must also be met. To fill this need, we provide lesson plans developed by real classroom practitioners in Malaysia. We encourage you to try the suggestions and provide us feedback on how you found the lesson. If you have adapted the lesson plan to meet the needs of your classroom, we encourage you to share this information with the rest of the ELT community through this site. Also, if you have creative ideas that have worked in your ESL classroom, please submit your lesson plan to us using the template below.
In addition to lesson plans, this link also provides you a listing of publications in ELT that you may find useful.
Visit the following websites for creative ideas on ELT:
http://www.tokbox.com/ - a synchronous and asynchronous video conferencing and communication tool
http://www.voxopop.com/ - a tool for the creation of web based audio discussion threads. Teachers and students are
able to participate and contribute to an online audio thread.
http://www.forvo.com/ - a web based pronunciation dictionary which offer teachers and learner opportunities to explore some of the entries and have a chance to add your own example pronunciations to the dictionary
http://www.listen-and-write.com/ - a tool for the creation of web based dictation activities. Users are able to try a dictation exercise and see how autonomous learning is supported through the design of the tool. Users will also have the chance to create their own activity.
http://www.eslvideo.com/ - is a web based video activity creation tool. Users are able to examine and compare different video activities to see how the tool can be exploited
http://280slides.com/ - a web based tool for creating online presentations. Users are able to add video or images to presentations and create video based learning activities or multi media presentations.
http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html - is a very simple tool for creating animated movies. It enables users to watch a video created using the tool and then evaluate its potential and limitations whilst creating your own animated video
http://www.wallwisher.com/ - a web based 'sticky notes' notice board. Users are able to look at how the notice board has been used to share a range of web 2.0 tools and also have the opportunity to contribute your own favourite site to a noticeboard to see how it works.
http://www.wordle.net/ - a web based tool for creating graphic representation of texts based on word frequency. Users learn how to create your own graphic image based on a news articles and explore some potential uses for the tool.
http://penzu.com/ - a simple tool for keeping a web based journal. Users can create their own journal and then create their own reflective journal entry based on the work you have done in the previous task