Something Old, Something Borrowed, Some Things New

I haven’t posted any new additions here in quite awhile.  Part of the reason is that I had been busy helping USALearns create a DB of Web sites that teachers can access right from the Teacher Home Page.(usalearns.org/teacher – Once you’ve registered and signed in you’ll see the Home Page.) Look for “More Practice” under Resources for Teachers. With this new DB you can easily search for specific skills in specific units. I found a lot of great correlating Web sites that I haven’t posted here yet, so be sure to check it out.

Besides the “More Practice” link there are some other valuable new links on the Teacher Home Page. You can now download the video script of each of the 20 units of 2nd Course. (These may not be new to you if you downloaded Video Scripts under 2nd Course here on Partners in Practice.)

One link I think you (and your students) will really love seeing is the iTunes collection of 2nd Course video podcasts. These are actually old. Many people don’t realize that 2nd Course video stories were all originally filmed as a series called English for All and were shown on the Website, myefa.org.  USALearns borrowed the videos and a few of the activities from this site (but added so many new activities) to create 2nd Course.  If you can’t wait until you sign into the USALearns Teacher site, here’s the link to the podcasts below.

2nd Course (English for All) Video Podcasts

And finally, the very new thing for USALearns is an official Facebook page.  Be sure to visit and click “Like” and make some comments to help keep the conversations going.  And don’t forget to ask your students to “Like” the USALearns Facebook page and answer questions on the page.  There’s a new  post almost every day giving everyone a chance to use their English skills with people from all over the world.

USALearns Facebook Page

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