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The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time


Learning how to tell time in English is a task every English Language Learner needs too accomplish.  I thought a “The Best…” list for that topic might be appropriate.

Most of the sites here include audio in their activities, since that feature is critical in order to maximize language-development.

You can find the sites on this list, and many more, on my website under Telling Time.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time (not in order of preference):

This is a good activity for students to begin and gain familiarity with English-language time-telling vocabulary. Unfortunately, it’s not really very interactive.

Oxford University Press has a fun little game where players hear the time and have to click on which “box” holds the time they just heard.

The British Council, as usual, has come-up with a fun time-telling game.

A French teacher has developed a virtual “book” to help English Language Learners develop language skills around the concept of time.

Ma Hubbard’s Create-A-Reader has a graduated series of exercises to help teach time.

Clock Talk from TVOKids is another simple game students should enjoy.

Learn Alberta has a very unusual interactive about time.

In case these aren’t enough for you, here are three collections of multiple interactives related to telling time:

Telling Time

Telling The Time

Telling Time

Video: My Beginning ELL Students Learning To Tell Time In English

Video: ELLs Learning To Tell Time In English

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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