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Defend ESOL - FE News

On Wednesday October 14th, ESOL students and teachers will be meeting MPs and others at.....

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Precision Rotation: Flipped Classroom - Language Magazine

Precision Rotation: Flipped Classroom - Language Magazine | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Lance Knowles applies real-world knowledge to the implementation of the Flipped Classroom
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Dogme still able to divide ELT

Dogme still able to divide ELT | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Originally a cinematic movement that aimed to rescue film-making from its own excesses, Dogme's principles have now been applied to ELT. After all, write Luke Meddings and Scott Thornbury, it was in need of rescue.
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Activities to Prepare for Successful Study in the UK

Activities to Prepare for Successful Study in the UK | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Seven ‘great’ teaching methods not backed up by evidence | Blogging for the ELT Community

Seven ‘great’ teaching methods not backed up by evidence | Blogging for the ELT Community | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Steve Higgins, Durham University and Robert Coe, Durham University What makes “great teaching”? It’s a complicated question, made more difficult by trying to measure how teachers make decisions in the classroom and what impact those decisions have on what pupils learn. In a new report for the Sutton Trust, we have tried to set out…
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The Chronicles of a Language Learner | Uncharted Tesol

The Chronicles of a Language Learner | Uncharted Tesol | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
RT @michaelegriffin: New blog post on @TheNewSchool TESOL blog about a teacher's experience as a language learner
http://t.co/kMutbJKqhJ
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American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence - CNN.com

During his presidency, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times.
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How Awareness of Cultural Differences Can Help Underachieving Students

How Awareness of Cultural Differences Can Help Underachieving Students | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Understanding a student's culture can go a long way in knowing how to engage that child. It can also help for the child to know the classroom's culture of expectations.
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The Power of Words: Deficit Discourse and ELLs | TESOL Blog

The Power of Words:  Deficit Discourse and ELLs | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The basic phrases educators use to refer to ELLs are often negative and promote segregation and linguistic isolation. Try these positive alternatives.
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Are Emojis Becoming the New Universal 'Language'?

Are Emojis Becoming the New Universal 'Language'? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Uptake of the picture characters has been huge as the world has turned to smartphones.
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The Three Similarities in Conversations Around the World

The Three Similarities in Conversations Around the World | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A new study shows that people everywhere navigate potential misunderstandings in roughly the same three ways.
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Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A look at language policies in other countries, which demonstrate how much the United States is missing out on by living in a monolingual bubble.
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A few minutes with ... a linguist who loves to LOL - Detroit Free Press

A few minutes with ... a linguist who loves to LOL - Detroit Free Press | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Anne Curzan is a very credentialed linguist. Yale grad, University of Michigan professor, member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary.
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How can film help you teach or learn English? | British Council

How can film help you teach or learn English? | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Bombay TV Opens in a new tab or window.
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Response: Teach English Language Learners By Meeting Them 'Where They Are'

Response: Teach English Language Learners By Meeting Them 'Where They Are' | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Key Issues in Language Teaching #4: teaching as improvisation - Cambridge Conversations

Key Issues in Language Teaching #4: teaching as improvisation - Cambridge Conversations | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The fourth of our short series of posts from Jack Richards’ Key Issues in Language Teaching explores the idea of English language teaching as ‘skilled improvisation’. When one observes experienced teachers in their classrooms, one is struck by their apparent effortless management of the different dimensions of lessons. They may not need to refer to …
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Prepare English language students for academic listening | British Council

Prepare English language students for academic listening | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Effective listening is essential in an academic context. English for Academic Purposes specialist Edward de Chazal tells us how English language teachers can help students prepare.
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This Is Humanity's Most Important Year Ever - Huffington Post

This Is Humanity's Most Important Year Ever - Huffington Post | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Are Your ELLs Getting This Source of Input? | TESOL Blog

Are Your ELLs Getting This Source of Input? | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Rob Sheppard talks about extensive reading, a practice that researchers and theorists unanimously endorse, but which too seldom makes its way to the classroom.
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Building to Code: Second-Language Assessment Scaffolding

Building to Code: Second-Language Assessment Scaffolding | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Virginia “Jenny” Williams uses assessment and scaffolding to support the five stages of second-language acquisition
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The world's most beautiful mosques

The world's most beautiful mosques | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
As the Islamic world begins to celebrate Eid al-Adha and the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, we look at the most beautiful mosques in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, and beyond
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Why a whiff of rosemary DOES help you remember: Sniffing the herb can increase memory by 75%

Why a whiff of rosemary DOES help you remember: Sniffing the herb can increase memory by 75% | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Shakespeare once said rosemary was good for memory – and it seems Tudor herb lore was right. Sniffing rosemary oil makes people more likely to remember to do things, researchers found.
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How can complexity inform ELT? Diane Larsen-Freeman has some ideas

How can complexity inform ELT? Diane Larsen-Freeman has some ideas | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I blogged about this symposium that aims to explore the 'connectivities' of ELT, i.e, the ways in which ELT bridges languages, cultures and disciplinary boundaries. The more I think of t...
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MOOC watch: Students prep for English test online

MOOC watch: Students prep for English test online | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Two MOOC providers are promoting massive open online courses to prepare students for IELTS, one of the world's most popular English language tests and a common requirement for immigration and student visas in English-speaking countries.
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Negotiated objectives

Negotiated objectives | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
This tends to have a de-motivating effect on the students and can lead to students losing interest in the learning process.
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