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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation -

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The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the...
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I needed some ideas for motivating a difficult class and found this.  It has some very sensible advice. 

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English Vocabulary Profile

English Vocabulary Profile | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Welcome to English Profile -- setting industry standards for English language learners. Linked to the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages (CEFR), English Profile will provide a detailed set of Reference Level Descriptions for English language learners.
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The English Vocabulary Profile tells us which words (and which meanings of words), and phrases learners typically know and can use at each level of the CEFR. There are two versions, one in British and one in American English, both searchable within a single CEF level or across levels. In addition, they have audio pronunciation for all entries and are fully searchable by part of speech, grammar, usage, prefix or suffix and topic.

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Utah Travel Ad - National Parks

Utah Travel Ad - National Parks | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Travel advertisement about visiting Utah, USA
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With American Accent instead of British.

 

Nice Information and  English work about visiting Utah.

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Learn English Speaking and Improve your Spoken English with Free English Speaking Lessons Online!

Learn English Speaking and Improve your Spoken English with Free English Speaking Lessons Online! | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn English Speaking Online to improve your Spoken English.  Speak English fluently with Free Spoken English lessons using over 10,000 free audio files!
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Talk English has listening lessons for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced students. Students have the possibility to listen to a conversation, complete a multiple choice quiz and read a script of the audio. Teachers and students can use the website online free of charge or pay a small one-time fee for unlimited downloads – we’re talking hundreds of dialogues in different levels. Additionally, there is an app for iPhone and Android.

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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
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Wonderful!  So much here.  Thank you Randall!

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BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language [Full Episode]

BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language BBC ...
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The documentary runs for around 40 minutes and is one of several in a series.  I haven't sourced the following documentaries but this one might whet your appetite for more.

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Online Video Converter

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Online Video Converter is a free tool that converts almost any media format to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP. It also extracts sound from video and can correct video resolution.

Via Nik Peachey, Miloš Bajčetić, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there...

Via TeachingEnglish
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Some super ideas here.  Thank you, Larry Ferlazzo, for your diligence.

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Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them

Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
"Traditional thinking is all about 'what is'. Future thinking will also need to be about what 'can be'" By Edward de Bono Quick Response codes also known as QR codes are similar to barcodes. When y...
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Some ideas here that I'd never, ever have thought of.  I'd like to give them a try.

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food vocabulary - English vocabulary lessons - YouTube

food vocabulary read over a flashcard slide show. To download these flashcards, matching worksheets, listening exercises and more, visit http://www.mes-engli...

Via Aline Leite, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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A useful video for (young)  beginners with links to a page with a multitude of flash cards. 

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Free stock photos that don't suck · Pexels

Free stock photos that don't suck · Pexels | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Free high quality photos you can use everywhere. ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required

Via Gust MEES
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always useful....

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Free high quality photos you can use everywhere. ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required


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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

Via Veronika Biskupova, Yuly Asencion, Elke Lackner, Juergen Wagner
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Instead of finding out what your friends ate for lunch today or what cute things their children have been doing this week, here is a better reason for looking in on Facebook.  You need to be a member of FB to view the sites but being a member of FB is not the end of the world.  Sometimes it's quite useful.

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"Theme Thongs!" das /th/. Crashkurs Aussprache. English Pronunciation einfach erklärt! - YouTube

Heute bei Crashkurs Aussprache: das th! Wie klingt mein Englisch besser? Typisch deutsche Fehler - und wie wir drumrum kommen. Mehr zum Thema im Blog: http:/...
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Only for German L1 students, but a well put together video by a lady who knows what she's talking about.

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Should I Post This?? | Digital CitiZENship | eSkills | Infographic

Should I Post This?? | Digital CitiZENship | eSkills | Infographic | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

This is a great infographic I found ==> via @dailyinfographic. It paints a great picture on how everyone must be aware of what they decide to post and/or share on social media and Internet.

 


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Just what everyone really should think about before pressing 'send'!

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This is a great infographic I found ==> via @dailyinfographic. It paints a great picture on how everyone must be aware of what they decide to post and/or share on social media and Internet.


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TIPS FOR STUDENTS

TIPS FOR STUDENTS | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Created using PowToon -- Easily create awesome animated videos and presentations www.powtoon.com
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I am trying out Powtoon.  Not very good at it yet, but here is a presentation I made for my class to start off the term.

You will need Flash Player for this.

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Learn English for Free with elllo!

Learn English for Free with elllo! | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn English from a collection of over 2,000 free ESL/EFL listening lessons made for students and teachers
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From the author:

Elllo! My name is Todd Beuckens, and I am an English teacher based in Japan. Each week I publish two new listening lessons that students and teachers can use freely to make learning English fun, natural, and meaningful.

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Multisource Video News | Newsy

Multisource Video News | Newsy | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The News With More Views
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Totally up to date videos and sound.  US centred.  Great stuff

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myBrainshark - Add your voice to presentations, share online, and track viewing | myBrainshark

myBrainshark - Add your voice to presentations, share online, and track viewing | myBrainshark | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Free presentation creation, hosting. Add audio to PowerPoint slides, docs, photos to create online videos. Use for e-learning, on-demand webinars, lead generation.
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SADLY... THIS SITE IS CLOSING DOWN.  IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A COMPARABLE SITE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES + VOICE-OVER - FREE (!) AND REALLY EASY TO USE PLEASE POST IT ON SCOOP.IT.  THANKS A LOT

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Sample Exit Tickets | The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Sample Exit Tickets | The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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What are 'exit tickets' in teaching?  Up to now a relatively new expression for me but this article is interesting and usefel.

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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / The story behind coffee

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / The story behind coffee | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
There’s always something new to learn about coffee… and some related #vocabulary too http://t.co/88kU1LCqkc #english http://t.co/3mi2Q3pRm3
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Fascinating - specially for a coffee-junkie like me.  As my students are adult I'm sure many of them will enjoy this. 

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Teaching Writing – Activities and Ideas - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk

Teaching Writing – Activities and Ideas - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
RT @olekroll: Teaching Writing – Activities and Ideas - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk http://t.co/FGuVzRqhdx
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Useful - some familiar things here but it never hurts to be reminded.  Writing is not popular with students despite the fact that it is really necessary in today's world and somehow, teachers have to get their students writing.

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WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Build ELL Vocabulary Skills

WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Build ELL Vocabulary Skills | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
10 vocabulary builders all teachers of English Language Learners should try.
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The tricks we sometimes forget to use.  Good reminder.

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Learn English With Photos 17 — The Tower of London

In this episode of Learn English With Photos, we visit the Tower of London, one of London's most famous historic monuments, and learn some vocabulary connected with the Tower and its history.

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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What a great idea!  Apparently for B2 and above

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Photo Vocabulary

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"A picture is worth a thousand words."
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Photos + words.  Great idea and someone has taken the time to produce these lovely images.

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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / How quickly can you learn English?

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / How quickly can you learn English? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
How quickly can you learn #English? Listen to the programme http://t.co/e74AziDdoX #learnenglish #vocab #elt

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog, Juergen Wagner
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BBC 6-minute English is always good.  Recommended for my students as 'out of class listening'.

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CPE Study Guide

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Here are some materials to help students prepare for the Cambridge CPE exam. Cambridge CPE Handbook Download the latest version of the CPE handbook here: It contains explanations of each part of th...

Via TeachingEnglish, David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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I don't actually teach CPE... but I'm sure a lot of people will be interested in this site.  A lot of work has gone into it.

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Integrating video content in the EFL classroom with International Express - Part 2

Integrating video content in the EFL classroom with International Express - Part 2 | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Fancy livening up your classroom with some ready-made video activities? This is the second of a series of four blog posts in which Keith Harding and Rachel Appleby share ideas for using the stunnin...
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