Educaingles is an educational website created by Bluedeep in partnership with the prestigious Agence France Presse (French Press Agency), which guarantees an excellent editorial and technical quality.
The main goal for creating this website is to help English teachers who teach English as a second language, for CLIL teachers and also for foreign English institutions, for student’s parents or for companies which provide English classes to their employees.
The website consists of 2 different portals:
- One is for teachers of secondary schools and higher education
- Second one is for primary teachers who teach children of an age 6 till 12
Every day, Educaingles receives an informative flow from AFP in different formats. This flow is processed, sorted and finally classified into the corresponding categories according to a possible pedagogical use.
These digital resources can be also used with an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) which brings technology, information and communication into education and also brings fun, interest, motivation and interaction into a class.
According to the resource you will subscribe to, you will be able to visualize, download or even print it. The subscription gives you the right to use the selected resource within the framework of teaching during the time of subscription.
The website provides :
- Video reports with their transcriptions
- Didactic animations
- Still graphics with audios
- Pedagogical activities
All four types of resources (videos, animations, still graphics and articles) allow the acquisition of all linguistic skills (grammar and spelling, oral comprehension and expression or written comprehension and expression etc.).
Videos and articles can also help a student to develop or improve his sociolinguistic skills and familiarize with different accents, dialects, idioms or polite phrases.
These resources are excellent for exercising a social language use where students need to express or exchange information. Some students may say words clearly and also use correct grammar, but still have a communication problem.
Description of the resources
Animation is a quick display of sequence of images and a great way to illustrate information through dynamic and interactive content. Animation is extremely easy to use and perfectly suitable for beginners.
Still graphics present complex information such as facts, figures and legends. Together with graphics, texts and picture provide complete information about specific topic and allow better comprehension of difficult concepts. Still graphics presented by Educaingles are completed with audio, which make them more detailed and efficient.
Many students find understanding spoken English one of the hardest skill to achieve. Therefore a video is one of the greatest tools to improve this difficulty. It allows students to fully immerse into English language or international news in English and it is a wonderful resource to introduce different English accents. Our videos cover in-depth reports for a wide range of themes (culture, politics, science, economy, off-beat stories, ect.). A video is always accompanied with the transcription which can be also downloaded in PDF format.
Reading is an enjoyable and valuable way to expand vocabulary, increase content knowledge, improve critical thinking and consolidate grammar. An article is an amazing tool to achieve all these goals and great addition to a video, still graphic or animation.
A mini theme is a selection of four different resources (an animation, a still graphic, a video and an article).These mini themes allow teachers to work on different linguistic skills, such as written and oral expression, language comprehension, and grammar.
The pedagogical orientation of the resources as well as educational activities and exercises are very helpful for a class preparation. Resources of Educaingles can be easily used or adapted to teaching necessities. Therefore Educaingles provides examples of a pedagogical use of its resources: pedagogical sheets / lesson plans created by teachers, interactive exercises, group of educational activities and many more. Each pedagogical activity and lesson plan is created for a specific public (children, adults) and European level for language learning and offers variety of exercises oriented to improve grammar, expand vocabulary and most importantly they allow working on all linguistic skills.
IWB pedagogical sheets
Educaingles constantly monitors new technologies which can help and ease teachers work and make it more effective. For this reason Educaingles provide pedagogical activities for IWB using Easiteach software compatible with every IWB brand. (In order to be able to visualize these activities you need to install Easiteach lite player and launch the viewing of the sheet.) These activities are extremely helpful for teachers and students. They offer dynamic interaction; they motivate students and encourage them to participate. The advantage of these activities is that they can be modified and adapted according to teacher´s needs.
Let you curiosity guide you through the galleries created by Educaingles. Galleries offer a global and diverse vision of Educaingles website´s contents. It is an alternative and unique approach to the advanced search of our resources which are sorted by category, subject, type of recourses and European level. The selection of different themes proposed by galleries guaranties interest, diversity and allows teacher to create their own mini themes.
Galleries are fast and perspicuous window to a unique selection of Educaingles resources.