Why read?

Reading is a research supported activity beneficial for student learning – a language or acquiring knowledge.  However too often schools don’t support and promote reading programs because of many administrative and institutional pressures and traditions. Reading we know works when several things are in place: There is student choice. Students read what they want and are […]

Christmas Reading

We have loads of great books to read and quizzes to study about “Christmas”.  Study the top 100 words with our vocabulary books or learn about Christmas symbols, food, shopping and more ….  Also see all our holiday related books here.  Gif Lingua is great for those times when students are on extended holidays. It […]

Our App – Feedback

We currently have available a demo web app that is publicly available. We plan to release the final version early in 2017 and need your feedback to improve the app. We’d welcome any feedback. Just click the “i” icon in the top right corner to go to the info page. There using our ? icon, […]

Science is cool!

We have hundreds of books for students interested in science or the environment.  Student learn English, study the vocabulary of each book with Quizlet flashcards and get really engaged by learning about a subject that is really fascinating. It’s the best of both worlds – learn English and gain some subject knowledge. Here are just […]

Learn Interjections with Gifs

Interjections are an important part of speech.  Hmmm, Duh? Ah…. Huh!   are what we are talking about. Gifs are a great way to learn these. Gifs isolate the non-verbal communication involved and detail the nuance of this important conversational feature. Try these books and study sets (remember, registered teachers also get the worksheets!)  Also […]

Worksheets

Currently Gif Lingua Books is going through a complete overhaul on our development servers. Complete new frontpage, netflix style for browsing book content. We’re excited. In the meantime, the team is adding worksheets for all books (over 2,000+). Available to registered teachers. Once registered just click the Download button and you’ll see a “Resources” button when […]

Gif Making

We encourage others to make their own gifs and upload / share on Gif Lingua. It’s fun and even students can do it and practice their English language writing skills.  Or even upload many and make a book on Gif Lingua Books. Here are a few good tools to use. Gifntext.  Makes adding text really […]

Voices Added

Now readers can change the voice that reads the books (or turn it off ).  They can select from; U.S. English Male / U.S. English Female / U.K. English Male / U.K. English Female. We are currently working on having a resource download available for all registered teachers. Stay tuned for an announcement on that. […]

Debate It

We have lots of gif books that teachers can use and even download – that help them teach in the class.  Conversation books, quizzes, stories and more ….. This new book “Debate It” provides many general debate questions that provide handy prompts for in class debating or even an expository essay assignment. Here’s the quiz […]

Gifs: The Perfect Language Learning Object

As a material for teaching language, it doesn’t get better than a gif.  Here is a recent webinar presentation I gave outlining why gifs works so good as “language learning objects”.   Here’s the quick bullet list. viral, public media that students want to consume/view widely available, remixable, sharable low cognitive load as compared to […]