In Ergänzung zu den Lehrwerken, mit denen wir in den Kursen arbeiten, bietet das Internet eine Fülle von Seiten, die Sie für die Vor- oder Nachbereitung des Unterrichts nutzen können. Eine Auswahl kommentierter Links zum Fach Englisch finden Sie im Folgenden:
Dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Oxford learner’s Dictionaries: Official website of the dictionaries we use in class. It offers a lot of extras online.
Encyclopaedia Britannica: The fact-checked online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica has several thousand objective articles, biographies, videos, and images.
For writing tasks
Materialien zum selbstständigen standardorientierten Lernen in der gymnasialen Oberstufe: This material is collection of all the different text types you are required to know for the Klausuren and the written Abiturprüfung.
For readers, listeners and viewers
The California Distance Learning Project: Read and listen to news stories on topics including working, housing, money and health and work on activities based on the stories including matching pairs, vocabulary, and quiz questions. Some stories also include videos.
BBC Learning English: This platform offers many wonderful activities for practice, some relating to current events. It includes videos, quizzes, vocabulary practice, idioms, crosswords, and much more, though all with British accents.
Voice of America News: Very popular resource for learners of English, you can listen to “radio” or watch short TV news programmes. The stories are divided into three levels, helping you to learn new words (in bold). All texts are recorded in very comfortable speed and the videos are subtitled. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/
British Council: This website offers many podcasts, e.g. “Elementary podcasts”, “UK Culture” or “How to videos” with before/while reading activities, transcripts and many vocabulary and listening exercises. There is much more on the British Council site to discover, including Business English, Grammar, IELTS exams, Games…
Learn English – idioms, phrases, vocab: Very good FB page for learning English with simple examples of spoken English. The mobile version offers you bite-sized pieces of language a few minutes a day!
Humans of New York – real people, real stories: One of the most popular Facebook pages with millions of followers. It offers many inspiring stories with portraits of ordinary New Yorkers… A good reading practice!
Mr Duncan – funniest teacher online: He has over 11 million views. The videos are fun, full of dry British humour, highly educative and professional for many years. There are more than 100 lessons.
Easy English – video interviews in the street: A small section at a much bigger “Easy Languages” Youtube channel which promotes learning languages without coursebooks, socially, from people in the streets. All videos are 3 – 5 min long and subtitled. Real people with different accents answer questions like “What do you like about your city”, “How is the nightlife here?”, “What are the people in your city like?”.
TIP: If you like learning this way, watching ordinary people in the streets speak about different things, go to these two links: Real English (American interviews) and Luke’s Podcast (London interviews).