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9 Listening Strategies that Develop Active Listeners | TESOL Connections

9 Listening Strategies that Develop Active Listeners | TESOL Connections | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

It’s not enough for students to merely listen to audio assignments. Students must use strategies that make them active, not passive, listeners. To understand the difference between active and passive listening, students need direct instruction on strategies that work (Vandergrift, 1999; Goh, 2008; Vandergrift & Tafaghodtari, 2010).

 

To accomplish this, teachers should use time in class to model effective strategies and evaluate students’ use of them. Students who use before-, during- and after-listening strategies develop skills that enable them to monitor their own metacognitive processes.

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The article provide excellent listening strategies to improve language learning within your teaching and learning environment.

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MultiBrief: The 4 C’s of 21st century learning for ELLs: Critical thinking

MultiBrief: The 4 C’s of 21st century learning for ELLs: Critical thinking | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
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The key for they application of the "four C's"  with ELL's in functional manner is the teaching approach and the student learning objectives. Most ESL instructors have to follow a fairly strict, structured, pre-approved curriculum focused on Content-Based Learning. So the instructors can do the work and go home. 

 

The 21st Century ESL instructor would integrate and modify the content by using teaching approaches that integrate the 4C's for example; Project -Based Learning, Problem- Based Learning, Inquiry- based learning approaches. These approaches to language learning help to develop needed skills and applications of functional English inside the sheltered classroom and outside in the real world environment. 

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Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | FTFT

Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | FTFT | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

..."When you have a Google Document open, open the Add-ons menu and search for "tag cloud generator." The Tag Cloud Generator Add-on will create a word cloud in the right-hand margin of any of your Google Documents that contain more than one hundred words".

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This is a great tool to add on to any Word Document to use in academic writing assignments to help with vocabulary and grammar structures.

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MultiBrief: Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how

MultiBrief: Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

"Learning how to learn" is one of many goals educators have for their students. In fact, in a world where we cannot predict the jobs and work of the future, the act of learning, unlearning old ways of doing things and relearning new ways, is a 21st-century skill that is gaining increasing importance. The constantly changing landscape of technological advances in the workforce causes us to adapt ways of doing things on a seemingly daily basis.

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This an excellent summary of key 21st Century language teaching and learning strategies with metacognitive, cognitive and social /affective skills needed in authentic, self-directed lifelong learning. 

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
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"Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain," said Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics and information sciences and technology. "Like physical exercise, the more you use specific areas of your brain, the more it grows and gets stronger."


The research confirms many for what multilingual learners and the teachers already know within both structurally and functionally applications within the language learning and teaching environments.

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TESOL Connections - November 2014

TESOL Connections - November 2014 | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

ELT should be coupled with encouraging students to become interculturally competent communicating on a world stage; try these intercultural skill building activities.

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TESOL Connections are world class teaching and learning resources for your 21st Century learning environments.

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English Language Learners: Teacher Toolkit

English Language Learners: Teacher Toolkit | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

NEW Teacher Toolkit: Resources and Tips for English Language Learners. http://bit.ly/10oYj3c

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Review the new Teaching Channel's Teacher Toolkit and add to your resource library.

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Apps for English learners to boost your skills | ShareAmerica

Apps for English learners to boost your skills | ShareAmerica | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Whether you already speak English or are just starting out, you’ve probably got a powerful tool to help you reach the next level: the apps on your phone.
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These are excellent language resources to add to your teaching and learning environment.

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7 Essential Techniques to Increase Engagement and Enhance Online Learning Outcomes | EmergingEdTech

7 Essential Techniques to Increase Engagement and Enhance Online Learning Outcomes | EmergingEdTech | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
There are Many Elements That can be Fine-Tuned to Bring out the Best in Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning. Don’t you love it when you read or watch
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The development of SALL (Self Access Language Learning) programs that are aligned with your student learning objectives will assist in the overall expected learning outcomes and engagement of the students by providing a bridge to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.  

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? 

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This is a very good review of note taking skills development. The video included is outstanding and will be used in my classes.

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | British Council

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | British Council | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Thirteen stimulating papers covering CPD in a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts
A great opportunity for us all to reflect on and refresh our teaching practice!

 

You can download this publication in pdf format below.

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This is a good review and resource for teaching English abroad and has applications that can be used within your teaching and learning environments at home.

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9 Tips to Support English Language Learners | Edutopia

9 Tips to Support English Language Learners | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
9 Tips to Support English Language Learners

If you are teaching English Language Learners, here are some tips and strategies that you can practice in the classroom to create a safe environment and support the students throughout their learning process

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These are great teaching approaches that can be included within your teaching and learning language environment.

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Tips to support English Language Learners

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Teaching Oral Communication Skills | TeachThought

Teaching Oral Communication Skills | TeachThought | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Teaching Oral Communication Skills

 

Is there a consistent schoolwide language and coherent method for understanding the components of effective verbal communication?

 

Are there series of lessons that follow a logical, scaffolded pattern leading to good speaking in all of its forms?

 

Does every teacher have the same rubric with the same language so that students know their speaking will matter and be consistently evaluated in every subject at every grade level?

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I recommend the Pod cast link with this article.  The  talk will help all teachers to think through the learning processes of oral communication skills.

 

Most suggestions are geared toward 7th - 12th grades but  you can modify and adopt the common core listening and speaking components.  

 

Most can be adapted to your ELL teaching and learning environment to use the PVLEGS approach to become effective speakers.    

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The Impact of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 for skilled professionals | LinkedIn

The Impact of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 for skilled professionals | LinkedIn | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

While the Western countries are having a slow economic contraction until today, the Eastern countries (Asia) are still showing a sensational economic growth.

 

Aside of Japan that is heavily impacted by global crisis and the last Tsunami catastrophic, other Asian countries are moving forwards with minimal disruption.

 

This new economic powerhouse is heavily influenced by some important players including China, India, Japan, South Korea, and a number of ASEAN countries. Now these countries are hiring for talents aggressively as they are doing business expansion.

 
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Listen Up Thailand..."Besides technical and management competence; sharpening their reporting and communication proficiency in English can be a strong complement to overall skill set".


People can't people, but time will change people.

Thailand, it is never to late to change...The Time is Now!

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Duolingo For Schools Opened Today, It's Free and Here's How It Works | Larry Ferlazzo's / WD

Duolingo For Schools Opened Today, It's Free and Here's How It Works | Larry Ferlazzo's / WD | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

Larry posted earlier this week (see Duolingo Takes Next Step To Conquer Language Learning World & Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms), the super-popular Duolingo language-learning app unveiled its free Duolingo For Schools feature today.

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I highly recommend using the free Duolingo for schools as a integrated language game for your ESL teaching and learning environments.

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Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language | Mind/Shift

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language | Mind/Shift | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

English professor Anne Curzan makes an unusual request of her students at the University of Michigan — she asks students to teach her two new slang words. While some might cringe at the use of YOLO or hangry in an academic setting, Curzan, who is also a language historian, appreciates the creativity in the words that make their way into the vernacular, and ultimately, the dictionary.


In this TED video, she explains the role of dictionary editors and how they view language, including slang:

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English slang and euphemisms are to be included in the 21st Century's dynamic ESL teaching and learning environments.

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Common mistakes – present perfect | Engames.eu

Common mistakes – present perfect | Engames.eu | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Students make a lot of mistakes in present perfect tense. I have tried to collect the most typical ones and I have put them into a mind map and tried to explain the rules there. Moreover, I have added...
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This site provides great English language learning games for all levels of learning.

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How to better serve English-language learners | TribTalk

How to better serve English-language learners | TribTalk | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
The assessment system used to assess language proficiency in Texas schools has many strong points, but there's room for improvement.
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A functional, objective assessment plan is a form of authentic mastering of predetermined skills with benefits that out weight the negative connotation associated with standardized tests.   

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How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
By Krystian Aparta They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn't mean that adults should give up. We asked some of the polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project to share their...
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These are great insights for functional applications within language learning which can be applied in your teaching and learning environments.

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Learning #languages is an essential part of a modern lifestyle. Even if you are not a #linguist, knowing a foreign language can become a real asset for your #business and career. Professional language learners give you some advice how to make the learning process easier and much more effective.

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One of the most common barriers to conversing in a new language is the fear of making mistakes. So, don't worry about making mistakes. Native speakers are like doting parents: any attempt from you to communicate in their language is objective proof that you are a gifted genius. They’ll appreciate your effort and even help you.

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New Battery Technology Recharges in Two Minutes, Lasts Twenty Years

New Battery Technology Recharges in Two Minutes, Lasts Twenty Years | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
There's a new battery technology on the horizon, and there's a good chance it's going to change the way you use your devices -- soon.  By replacing the graphite anode in lithium-ion batteries with titanium dioxide nanotubes, researchers at Nanyang Technical University of Singapore have been able to dramatically improve the charge time and durability…
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This new nano battery technology will change the world!

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5 Reasons to Love the WSQ (Watch-Summarize-Question) Method

5 Reasons to Love the WSQ (Watch-Summarize-Question) Method | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
In the course (an entry level course in Emerging Information Technologies) that I am currently teaching at The College of Westchester, I have been using th
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This teaching approach vs. method can be very effective with your ELL"s for deeper learning. It can be modified to include metacognitive learning strategies within the writing component.

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The Best Websites For Intermediate Readers | Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Websites For Intermediate Readers | Larry Ferlazzo | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it

This list of The Best Sites For Intermediate Readers is a follow-up to my two most recent lists — The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers and The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers.

 

This list highlights what I think are the fourteen best sites for readers who have advanced their reading (in English) beyond the beginning stage.  The sites here are accessible to a wide range of readers — from Early Intermediate to Advanced.  They are also appropriate for English Language Learners and native-English speakers alike.

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Larry Ferlazzo has become a world class teaching resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. He has provided excellent intermediate reading resources that can be added to your learning library.

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Make an Interactive Infographic Syllabus | SpaSpanish

Make an Interactive Infographic Syllabus | SpaSpanish | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Gone are the days of laborious infograph building in Microsoft Word. No longer must I link page after page to convey semester essentials!Now I make a single infograph syllabus on Piktochart to convey the basics of the course, download the image in .jpg or .png form, then upload it to my ThingLink st
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This is an excellent idea for ANY lower level / beginning language learners. This will be very helpful for our language center. 

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Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | Edutopia

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.
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These are excellent professional development topics to review and include within your teacher's learning environments. 

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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Edutopia

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Edutopia | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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These are excellent teaching approaches to add to your teaching and learning resource library and can be modified to your learning environments. 

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker | MakeUseOf

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker | MakeUseOf | 21st Century English Language Learners, Teachers and Administrators | Scoop.it
Whenever you get called to speak in public, do your palms sweat? Does your tongue get tied up -- it's embarrassing, isn't it? Feel nervous? Not many people are natural public speakers -- in order to impress your audience, you need practice and the right guidance. If you're responsible for appearing in front of a…
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This is a very good comprehensive review of public speaking techniques and approaches that can be adapted and modified for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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