Learn English as a Second Language
Online English Tutor
  Pod English: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=podEnglish
 
 

 Instructor: Lizz Caplan-Carbin, Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition
Curriculum and Instructional Technology
Germanic Language and Literature (A.B.D.) Ph.D.
English native speaker (American)

San Jose, CA Seoul, Korea
5pm Wednesday   = 9am Thursday
5pm Thursday  = 9am Friday
teacher@englishinteractive.net
Skype: LizzCap
Section 1
  1. English Pronunciation - The Chaos
  2. American English
    http://www.americanaccent.com/
    Turn off Mr. Thingamajig. Read the sentences at left below the vowel chart. Then click on New Information in the Directory (top right).
  3. What is English?
    http://www.englishclub.com/english-what.htm
  4. Online ESL Idioms
    http://www.1-language.com/eslidioms/indexkorean.htm
Homework Top20 Great Grammar for Great Writing
http://college.hmco.com/esl/vestri_solomon/top20/1e/students/exercises/
Click on webexercise unit 9, Modal Verbs. (41 questions)

Reading assignment: A Bed of Roses
See #4 above for help

 

Section 2

Discussion Topics
http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/discuss.html

10 Food

* Odd Man Out Vocabulary Exercise
* Short Text for Dictation
* Dialogue for Pronunciation & Techniques
* Discussion Questions

Self-Study Idiom Quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html:

  1. Food and Drink
  2. Food Idioms
  3. Food related words
  4. Food adjectives

Top20 Grammar for Writing:
http://college.hmco.com/esl/vestri_solomon/top20/1e/students/exercises/

 

English Language Listening Online (http://www.elllo.org)

    1. John talks about Mexican food
    2. Keri tells how to make an omelet
    3. Alex talks about his favorite food
    4. Diana talks about her favorite food

Writing Assignment: What is one of your favorite foods and how do you prepare it?

Reading Assignment: Beef Stew Recipe

Section 3

Discussion Topics
http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/discuss.html

05 Cultural Differences

Self-Study Idiom Quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html:

  1. used to / be used to / get used to
  2. used to 1 | used to 2 (BBC)
  3. Used to / Would / Be used to / Get used to
  4. use to / get used to
  5. Sentence Generator (VOA) get used to

The Present Perfect followed up by the Past Simple
with WH questions: when / where / why / & how...?

http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/in20.html

 
Listening assignments:
  1. Kevin's life
    http://www.elllo.org/pages/kevny.htm
  2. Jessica's living arrangements
    http://www.elllo.org/pages/jjroom.htm
  3. My watch gains 10 minutes a day
    http://www.focusenglish.com/dialogues/time/gain10min.html

Reading assignments:

1. Not like it used to be
http://wilstar.com/holidays/valentn.htm
2. I Used to Believe
http://www.iusedtobelieve.com/

Writing assignment: 1. Describe your living arrangements at home and at school.

2. Use(d) to http://www.englishclub.com/esl-lesson-plans/worksheet-grammar-used-to.htm

Section 4

Discussion Topics

Learner's Weekly Planner http://www.studygs.net/schedule/Weekly.html

16 The Media http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/discuss.html

Grammar assignments:

  1. Beer http://a4esl.org/q/h/9901/nr-beer2.html
  2. Hurricanes http://a4esl.org/q/h/9807/cr-hurricane.html
  3. Korean-English vocabulary quizzes
    http://iteslj.org/v/k/
  4. Error Correction 1 | 2 | 3 http://a4esl.org/q/j/vm/ed-cm.html
  5. Say vs. Tell
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv12.shtml
 
Dialogues:
    1. Making Friends
      http://www.rong-chang.com/book/mkfrnd.html
    2. Apartment Hunting
      http://www.rong-chang.com/book/aptmnt.html
    3. Going to a Party
      http://www.rong-chang.com/book/party1.html

Reading assignments:

  1. Blind Date
    http://www.swadulted.com/Stories/blindate.htm
  2. Saturday Shock
    http://www.swadulted.com/Stories/saturday.htm
  3. Small Talk
    http://www.englishclub.com/speaking/small-talk.htm

Writing assignment: Go to Google News and type in a topic (eg. Korea). Choose one news article to read before class. Be prepared to tell us what it's about -- Write out the answers to the questions: who? what? when? where? how? and why?

Vocabulary TOEIC 1   http://www.english-test.net/toeic/vocabulary/words/001/toeic-test.php
Section 5

Discussion Topics

12 Holidays

* Odd Man Out Vocabulary Exercise
* Short Text for Dictation
* Dialogue for Pronunciation & Techniques
* Discussion Questions

Listening Assignments:

  1. Dates http://www.esl-lab.com/date1/date1.htm
  2. Calendar dictation   http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/dictations/rodspeople/calendar12/calendar.htm
  3. A Customer Request http://esl.about.com/library/listening/bllis_customer1.htm
  4. A Customer Request 2
    http://esl.about.com/library/listening/bllis_customer2.htm
 
  1. English Listening Montly News Digest
    http://www.englishclub.com/listening/news.htm
  2. English Baby
    http://www.englishbaby.com
  3. English Baby: http://esl.about.com/bl_englishbaby.htm
  1. Couch Potato: Life as a Full-time Television Watcher
    http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/archive/2006-08/2006-08-20-voa1.cfm
  2. Action Idioms http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_actionidioms1.htm
  3. Confusing Words http://esl.about.com/cs/vocabulary/a/a_confused.htm
Vocabulary http://esl.about.com/blvocab.htm | Picture of Professionals

Section 6

Listening Assignments:

  1. Friends: Hanging Out Together
    http://www.esl-lab.com/nightlife/nightliferd1.htm
  2. Party time
    http://www.esl-lab.com/party/partrd1.htm
  3. Meeting Singles
    http://www.esl-lab.com/invite/invitesc1.htm

Speaking Activities:

  1. Here's the response - what's the question?
    http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/nblask1.htm
  2. Asking questions
    http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/nblask2.htm
  3. Ocean Fish discussion starter
 

Dialogues

  1. A Busy Day
    http://esl.about.com/od/beginningreadingskills/a/d_busy.htm
  2. Neighbors
    http://esl.about.com/od/advancedreadingskills/a/d_neighbors.htm
  3. Waiting for a Friend http://esl.about.com/od/advancedreadingskills/a/d_waiting.htm (by vasilis at testsforge)

Writing assignments:

  1. Vocabulary Project
    http://esl.about.com/cs/vocabulary/ht/ht_vocab.htm

Video:

  1. Video Visit to Daegu
Vocabulary http://esl.about.com/blvocab.htm | Professions

Section 7

Reading Assignments:

  1. Mr. Coyote Meets Mr. Snail
    http://www.magickeys.com/books/coyote/index.html
  2. How Coyote Stole Fire
    http://www.miguelmllop.com/stories/stories/coyote.pdf

Speaking activities

  1. Question/Response with Verb Tense Student A, Student B
 

Dialogues

  1. Conversations with Sarah
    http://www.geocities.com/thedailyenglishshow/
    conversationswithsarahlistapril.html

Grammar assignments: http://esl.about.com/blvocab.htm

  1. Give or Take? #1
  2. Give or Take? #2
  3. Have or Get? #1
  4. Have or Get? #2
Vocabulary http://esl.about.com/blvocab.htm | Sports | Food

Section 8

Reading Assignments:

  1. Topics
  2. Very Short Stories for Adults Readers
    http://www.swadulted.com/Stories/stories.htm
  3. Life Poems
    http://abceda.com/poemad.html

Speaking activities

  1. Common Sayings
  2. Controlling conversations
  3. Paraphrasing
  4. I'm the kind of person, who .....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZjrOYt1v6s
 

Discussion Topics

  1. Learn English Korean Style
  2. Red Wine
  3. Seven Wonders of the World
  4. Zen Stories

Grammar assignments: http://esl.about.com/blvocab.htm

  1. Prepositions and Phrasal verbs
  2. Linking Expressions
  3. Verbs of Motion
    http://abceda.com/moverb.html
Vocabulary The word "Hand" The "F" word

Section 9

Reading / Listening Assignments:

  1. Star Wars
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/
    specials/1555_entertainment07/index.shtml
  2. Brown's Listening Exercises-Traffic
    http://www.carolinebrownlisteninglessons.com/traffic/menu.php
  3. International Dialects of English
    http://web.ku.edu/idea/

Pronunciation

  1. English accents 1 2 3 4 5 6
  2. final -d, -ed
    http://english-zone.com/teach/pdf-files/wksht-final-ed.pdf
  3. Odd Sound Out
    http://english-zone.com/teach/pdf-files/odd1out-sue-shoe-zoo-vision.pdf
 

Discussion Topics

  1. Day in Pictures
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6918956.stm
  2. Ask about English (BBC)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/
    specials/1535_questionanswer/
  3. Jokes Explained
    http://www.letslearnenglish.co.uk/alljokes.asp

Grammar assignments:

  1. Phrasal Verb Dispenser
    http://www.stuff.co.uk/phrasal2.htm
  2. Level 3+ exams
    http://www.examenglish.com/
  3. Grammar Challenge - Prepositions for Time (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/
    954_gramchallenge16/index.shtml
Vocabulary Vocabulary Games Things in your closet video     Brown Pants joke