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This is going to get you going!

This is going to get you going!

Scoop.it is a great way to publish web ressources!
This is what I have done for the ENGLiSHCiRCLE and to help everyone interested in improving his/her level of English using the Internet.
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Vous vivez en Wallonie? Essayez Wallangues.be!

Wallangues est une initiative de la Wallonie permettant à tous ses résidents de se former en néerlandais, anglais, français et allemand gratuitement et simplement.

Grâce à Wallangues, vous aurez la possibilité d’apprendre une ou plusieurs langues ou d’en approfondir la connaissance, où vous voulez, quand vous voulez, depuis n’importe quel ordinateur connecté à Internet. Wallangues s’adresse à tous les niveaux : du débutant complet aux niveaux avancés.

Poursuivez votre visite de Wallangues en consultant les pages suivantes si vous souhaitez :

Excellente visite sur Wallangues et bon apprentissage des langues grâce à la Wallonie !

L’équipe Wallangues.

Try it out and let us know what you feel about this excellent initiative! 

 


How to?: Thinking OUTSIDE the Box.. 1

Get into The BOX…before being able to think OUTSIDE of it
A truly inspiring article for all.
http://blogs.hbr.org/pallotta/2011/11/stop-thinking-outside-the-box.html


General and Business English 1

If you have little time to spend to improve your English, the BBC “General and Business English” website is a must.

Here you have a variety of interactive activities to choose from:

  • 6 Minute English:  The title says it all! Listening and Reading activities on current topics you can do in all but…6 Minutes!
  • Express English: Each week a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!
  • Talk about English: A range of interesting Series about a variety of current topics.
  • Talking Business: This course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable. You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.
  • Get that job!:
    Finding a job can be a complicated and tiring process. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start looking, let alone how to persuade a company that you are the best person for the job!
    This site is full of activities and quizzes to build on your knowledge of career-related vocabulary and offer some tips on things like how to put together a good CV or come across well in an interview.
    You can work your way through this site step by step, from ‘Job Search’ to ‘Interviews’ – just click on ‘What’s next?’ on the right of the page each time you have completed an activity. Or you can go straight to whichever units are of most interest to you by using the links at the top of the page.
    Happy job hunting!
  • Welcome to London!:

     ‘Welcome to London’ is an intermediate English language course allowing users to practise their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.

    It follows two characters, John and Fiona, through a series of situations as they arrive and settle down in the city.
    So, if you are coming to visit, or live, in London or you want to find out more about what the city has to offer – then this course may be for you.

  • Working Abroad: ‘Working Abroad’ is for those of you who’ve always wanted to get out of your chairs and go and do something else instead.
    Each unit on the left explores different issues connected with working abroad and by clicking on the photographs on the right, you can find out about people’s personal experiences.
    There are also vocabulary pages, exercises and quizzes to help you develop and test your English.
  • The Handy Guide: A series that examines the roles and teachings of Business Gurus, with text, audio and an explanation of common management terms.

Voice of America: learning “Special English” 1

Pierre Geslin via VOA Learning English (Special English)

VOA (The Voice Of America) is a great Website (you can also follow VOA on Facebook) to learn American English.VOA uses “Special English”… But what is so “special” about it?

 

 

 

Three Elements Make Special English Unique.It has a core vocabulary of 1500 words. Most are simple words that describe objects, actions or emotions. Some words are more difficult.  They are used for reporting world events and describing discoveries in medicine and science. 

 

Special English writers use short, simple sentences that contain only one idea. They use active voice.  They do not use idioms.

Special English broadcasters read at a slower pace, about two-thirds the speed of standard English.  This helps people learning English hear each word clearly.  It also helps people who are fluent English speakers understand complex subjects.

 

 

Interactive Learning | The Classroom | Learning English

www.voanews.com


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You can now catch the ENGLiSH CiRCLE on our Facebok page at www.facebook.com/english.circle !

You'll find there a range of web links that might just help you to improve your English.

Come and join the community!

Kind regards,

Pierre


Learning Materials

Travel adventure — 11 English Dialogs with Exercises plus Q&A

«A travel adventure» is an exciting book for learners of the English language. It was written by Sandra Marttinen, an experienced ESL professional who has created a large number of ESL materials. “A Travel Adventure” consists of 11 episodes, each of which contains dialogues, a glossary, open questions and a cloze test. Take the journey of a lifetime!

A day in the life of… — 6 Reading Comprehension Lessons with Exercises plus Q&A

«A day in the life of…» was specially written for intermediate students of English as a second language, and each story contains passages in dialogue which are suitable for acting out. Words and expressions that may present difficulty are listed in a glossary at the end of each story. There is a wide range of exercise material and answers are provided at the end of the book.


English Next, By David Graddol

English Next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher David Graddol – a British applied linguist, well known as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating to global English.

The report draws attention to the extraordinary speed of change to issues affecting English identified in the 1997 publication: The Future of English?

The new report argues that we are already in a very new kind of environment and a new phase in the global development of English. What are the new rules and who will be the winners and who will be the losers? In this new study David Graddol suggests some of the answers by analysing demographic and economic trends in the Twenty First Century which affect Global English and the language policies worldwide and will influence its future.

Read English Next (1.89MB – PDF) and find out why global English may mean the end of English as a foreign language.


Major U.K. Newspapers 1

Major U.K. Newspapers

Reading English newspapers is one of the best ways to learn modern current English. Check out some of the most well know U.K. Newspapers available on-line:
– The Cambridge Evening News
– The Daily Record (Glasgow)
– Guardian Unlimited
– The Huddersfield Daily
– Examiner

Independent Digital
– The Observer
– The Telegraph
– The Times

Reading and spelling with instant sound

Interactive course in reading and spelling with instant sound

This is a free online interactive course in reading and spelling with instant sound. This site is perfect for a beginner and allow the user to revise on the basics of spelling and reading.

> TRY IT HERE!