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re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

You can search for free tests on the internet.

https://www.esl-languages.com/en/study-abroad/online-tests/english-test/index.htm

http://englishenglish.com/englishtest.htm

http://www.englishtag.com/tests/level_test.asp


These are just a few out there.

You might choose to write your own, since you're the teacher.

If you're planning to use a certain curriculum, you can also administer tests from them, noting when the student scores below 80% as being the likely place to begin to need more instruction.

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

adding to the list of a quick google search for a ESL placement, try this... from brainpop
https://cdn-esl.brainpop.com/placement/

then there's curriculum placement stuff, but you can figure that out (like ACE or CLE stuff)

and if I can remember which MOOC had some ESL courses....

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

Thanks for those links!

I don't remember... what is MOOC?

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

Massive Open Online Course

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

if you need more info on what a MOOC is (other than the words), try this article that I just quickly used search engine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

lots of popular sites out there. edX, coursera. stanford university has one. Saylor.org... modernstates (newer one with goal of clep and ap study prep. not full courses)

anyway,
oh bummer. The MOOC that I was thinking of wasn't on the edX platform any longer. It was designed for ESL students going to English speaking countries for college. Lots of practice with listening to conversation. I only remember one small to me thing that might not have been appropriate for all. One adult orders beer with food so that word is introduced.
but the course was not archived and is not currently active. oh well.

edit to abeka removed as they discontinued this program a few days after I posted it.

given how well M4J likes abeka, I'm guessing the program is a good one even though it's not free. I don't know anything about it. I don't know if M4J does.

This post was edited on Nov 27, 2017 03:52 PM

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

Thinker

Long shot here, but wanted to let you know that Udemy (which is a paid MOOC instead of free) is having a major sale on most all of its courses. One of those "black friday" "cyber week" holiday sales events.

anyway, see if any of these courses might be helpful to you or your students together.
https://www.udemy.com/courses/language/english/

I don't have a specific one to suggest. Nor do I know about the terms of the pricing or how long you get access, etc. So, go read that part carefully. I don't even know how those outside of US can or cannot use it. I got the email blast about the sale and thought of you and your needs. No, it's not religious based, etc.

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

Thanks cbollin!

Appreciate the link! I can't see a practical use of this myself right now, though the price is fair enough. I did forward it to the mother of one of my students though. This student is supposed to be taking an English exam next Spring, so this might be a helpful resource for her.

On another note, do you think a course like could be used while teaching via Skype?

re: re: re: re: re: CLE Language Arts and TESOL with a question for cbollin on page 5

I was just going to ask M4J about http://www.abekaesl.org/, but when I went to the page, it said this...

After much consideration, Abeka has decided to discontinue the ESL program. :-|

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