Career & English tour: Live!

Today, we are at AUA Chamchuri Square. My presentation begins at 10am and we will have live updates for you right here.

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If you are a regular visitor to our learning channel, you have certainly scene the notices for our Career & English Tour. Well, the day arrived for our activities and we are at AUA Chamchuri Square in Bangkok. My presentation begins at 10am and we will have live updates for you throughout.

If you are here, watch for someone taking photos because you may see yourself on this page.

I'll be giving lots of ideas on how you can use the English language news to improve your English. During the presentation, we'll visit a number of helpful websites. To make things easier, you can click on the links below to see them on your own mobile devices.


Atmosphere at the Career & English tour 2015


VLC is just one of many audio players where you can adjust the speed, slowing down the rate of speech if you need to: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Here is a story we will look briefly at to see how stories in our learning channel are presented. If you want to try it out yourself, click here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/702508/hungry-monkeys-make-poor-neighbours

We will also look at some text-to-speech programs. Here are two of them:

http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php

http://www.acapela-group.com/

Certainly one of the highlights of today's presentation will be our news reading activity. You can see the texts here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/716708/news-reading-practice

We'll also take a brief look at online dictionaries. Here are some you might want to check out.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/american-english/

http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

http://dict.longdo.com/index.php

My new book Online/Offline: You can read the news will have digital flashcards that you can use to practice and remember essential news vocabulary. Here is an example: https://quizlet.com/96008515/drought-flash-cards/

Here is a story from our learning together section that you might want to use as an example of the type of story you or your class could write:http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/370102/wind-storm-batters-satreeprasertsin-school-in-trat

Here is where you can find many new ways of learning/teaching verb tenses:http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/332883/learning-english

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