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 […]

Academic Vocabulary

It’s not easy to learn academic vocabulary. Many students try dry lists and memorizing without success. Here at Gif Lingua, we make it easy, allowing students to learn academic vocabulary in context, with powerful gifs that perfectly illustrate the meaning of the word. Example:  Compassion Students should try our level 6 books.  The news also. […]

Gifs & Gif Lingua by the numbers

We’ve been working hard at Gif Lingua and we’ll soon launch our responsive web app. Access gifs by level or theme on your phone and play games with them, share and learn/earn points. It’s a huge project and thought it would be interesting to members to know some of the numbers behind our project and […]

Gestures

We already shared some amazing presentations about emotions. Today, want to share some presentations about gestures.  Gifs are the perfect way to learn gestures and demonstrate how English cultures express themselves non-verbally. Gestures 1  |  Gestures 2  |  Gestures 3  These presentations go over the main ways we express ourselves with our hands. Gestures represent […]

Download PPTs & ePubs

We are happy to say that we’ve fixed the “Download” functionality for teachers.  Registered teachers can now download a PPT or ePub version of any of the thousands of books on the site. Just click the settings menu (top right) on the home page of any book. Select “Download” and you are set.  It might […]

Irregular Verbs

Verbs are the “flypaper” of language. So beginning students especially should memorize and learn them so lots of other language will “stick”. We’ve made it easy for students to learn all the most common irregular verb forms – see – saw – seen etc ….  Learn them with highly contextualized gifs that immediately provide the […]

Human Emotions

Gifs are the ultimate way to learn about human emotions and the language associated with them.  No question. Just try this presentation of the 60 emotions us humans express. Can your students guess which they are, noun and verb? You can study on Gif Lingua, all the main emotions with perfect “gif explanations”.  Students will […]