Monday, 6 July 2009

Online Resources Provided by Publishers


Last Saturday June 27th I attended a seminar about How to Assess Young Learners carried out by Prof. Analía Caldiz (MA Discourse Analysis, ICAB staff member) at Instituto Terrero.

On this ocassion I had the opportunity to meet the representatives of three important publishers: Ticiana Neder (Longman), Carolina Coppa (Oxford), Mabel Manzano and Fabián García ( Richmond). I asked these representatives for online interactive material.

Longman offers a four module course called Teacher Development Interactive which provides professional development and an internationally recognised certification from Hunter College, City University of New York. Jeremy Harmer is one of the facilitators ; an internationally hosted online learning and assessment system for English courses designed to go hand in hand with Longman’s texbook series;
iTests, and dictionary widgets which you can add to your blog.

Among Richmond Publishing brochures, I got the one belonging to the “New Framework” book series. Ben Goldstein – teacher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona- is the main author of Framework. Students as well as teachers can visit a website
http://www.webframework.net/ where there are web activities for sudents and extra support for teachers.

Finally, Oxford has a very complete website at
www.oup.com/elt with a very intersting link for Students. If websurfers click on “Go to Students Sites” (on the left column of your screen- pink link) , all Oxford text books appear with links to online self check activities classified not only according to the text book but also to the different units of each book. Oxford also offers Online Practice Tests to prepare students for their English exam with online practice tests at: http://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com/ Click on "Read More" on the paragraph titled Online exam practice tests, a new window will appear with Practice tests and Placement test
Fantastic!

2 comments:

Vicky Saumell said...

There are other Longman TDI modules coming soon, such as TKT written by Susan Hillyard and myself. It is in post production and should be out soon.

Ticiana said...

Thanks Nelba,
Appart from Teacher Development Interactive, you have Longman English Interactive (LEI) which is a general english course, and Focus on Grammar Interactive(FOG)which puts emphasis on grammar.-
You can contact me for extra information!

xoxo
Ticiana