My EFL students often ask me how they can continue to improve their English ability after our course finishes. There is a wide variety of content and resources available online that students can use to study independently, however it occurred to me that students might be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer diversity available to them and in need of more curated content. So I created a list of my most highly recommended free resources with an explanation of which ones are most suitable for working on different learning goals.
Included in this download is a slideshow with computer screenshots and some brief descriptions that I put together to introduce the various resources to my students and get them interested in visiting the websites on their own later on.
I’ve also included my independent learning log that challenges students to spend at least 5 minutes a day studying independently from any of the resources of their choosing for 30 days. Students are given the very low number of 5 minutes because it gives even very busy or struggling students confidence that they can easily achieve this goal if they are willing to sincerely try and, once they overcome any resistance to begin working, students will often continue studying even longer. Even if they never study longer than the mandatory 5 minutes, successfully completing the 30-day challenge helps them establish a regular study habit.
Students will take ownership of their learning and create a regular study habit.
- Slideshow Introduction to 15 Free Resources for Learning English
- Learn English More Effectively Handout
- 15 Free Resources for Learning English Handout
- 30 Day Independent Learning Log
Total Pages: 3 printable sheets and 40 slides