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100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers

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Some say that the largest English language school in the world is the one made up of independent teachers like the 7 below. I thought I'd ask them a very simple question so that we can learn from their experience and shake ...


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Thanks for the share! ;-)
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Thanks for sharing, Pilar!

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#ELTPICS Crowdsourcing your classroom's visual media

#ELTPICS Crowdsourcing your classroom's visual media | #blogmust | Scoop.it

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Brad Patterson's comment, November 2, 2012 12:21 PM
Thanks Pilar!
Pilar Pamblanco's comment, November 2, 2012 12:29 PM
Thank you for always sharing great things. :)
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100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers

100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers | #blogmust | Scoop.it

Some say that the largest English language school in the world is the one made up of independent teachers like the 7 below. I thought I'd ask them a very simple question so that we can learn from their experience and shake ...


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Brad Patterson's comment, September 10, 2012 4:12 AM
Thanks for the share! ;-)
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Thanks for sharing, Pilar!
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Personal Misfires as an Observer

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I am often reminded of my first experiences as an observer. I think it is safe to say that there were quite a few misfires. I hope that by sharing my experience here I might help people avoid the p...
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Leoxicon: Sloppy Brits or uptight Americans?

Leoxicon: Sloppy Brits or uptight Americans? | #blogmust | Scoop.it

A recent discussion on a teachers’ forum has made me wonder amusingly and bemusedly again about correctness, prescriptive grammar rules and how English teachers just LOVE grammar and arguing about it - I wish lexis would prompt such heated debates, for example what verb should go with knowledge: gain or acquire? or some such.

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Brad Patterson's comment, March 9, 2012 9:30 AM
Thanks for sharing, Carmen ;-)
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A CLIL TO CLIMB: Project 366: What's cooking?

A CLIL TO CLIMB: Project 366: What's cooking? | #blogmust | Scoop.it

Yeah, what's cooking, people? Literally and non-literally. Do you know that to be cooking can mean to be happening or planning (often secretly)?

In case you're wondering...mmm... how come only 7 photos? You may be thinking that I haven't been able to keep up with the project. Well, you're wrong! Here's 36 from February. To see more, click here.

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Brad Patterson's comment, February 18, 2012 10:47 AM
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The lexical approach revisited | Ken Carroll

The most striking revelation from the corpora concerns how words tend to associate strongly with other words in the form of chunks, fixed expressions, collocations, etc. As an example, let’s take a look at collocation.


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How much are you worth?

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The issue of pay has always been a sensitive one. I recently came across 2 adverts which shocked me, both concerned pay:
1)La rémunération proposée est de 17,00 € Brut /heure.

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“What Level Is This?” Thoughts on Levels In Language Learning

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There’s a lot to be said about the way schools are organised – plenty of good things and some horrible things can be witnessed there as a result. When it comes to language schools, here’s what it boils down to. Prepare for an unceremonious, frank inside story of a language school manager – and how you can beat the system if you really want to.

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Thanks for sharing, Derek.
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Magic moment #1: Morning.

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Early morning sets the tone for the whole day.

Not necessarily changing what we do, but how we do it. It can have great influence on the results of our personal activities and...
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Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Politeness in Conversational English – a Discourse Perspective

Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Politeness in Conversational English – a Discourse Perspective | #blogmust | Scoop.it
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Testing times…

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Yes kids, it’s that time of the year when we start to see furrowed brows, even more Blackberry activity than normal, pained facial expressions and we try to think of new and ingenious ways to avo...
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Thanks for the share, Carmen !
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Raw TEFL

A few days ago, I was reading here about how Kanye West has started using Twitter so that he can connect with his fans directly (or, in his words “raw”), without having to go through his manage...
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English Raven: Teaching is... Seeing

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Image: Trey Ratcliff Of all the measures of 'good teaching ability', the one I personally find most intriguing is the notion of perceptiveness. Really effective teachers seem to have an almost uncanny ability to see all sorts of things at...
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

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Devil’s Advocate vs Shelly Terrell on Technology & Young Learners

Devil’s Advocate vs Shelly Terrell on Technology & Young Learners | #blogmust | Scoop.it
This series is inspired by a conversation between Mike Hogan and myself about examining the controversies in ELT. We wanted to consider the different positions taken by different members of the ind...
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The quiet one in the corner of the room

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Take a moment to think about one of your classes.  Think back to the very last lesson you had with them.  Have you got them clearly in your mind?  Are they sitting in a horseshoe or are they at ...
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Purposeful communication

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Language teachers are constantly on the lookout for mistakes that may or may not impede communication. Nowadays, it’s common for us to read and hear that what matters most is communication, and t...
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The Other Things Matter: But will this class fly?

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There’s been a lot of posts on the net about functional grammar/pragmatics/cognitive grammar lately. Scott Thornbury’s post on construction was one of the things that got me thinking more about functional grammar this week. And then there was Brad Patterson’s post on “What it means to be polite.” In my teaching environment here in Japan, at a school for students with extended periods of absenteeism, I bump up against the following issues when it comes to functional grammar and pragmatics:

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Me manifesto | Join in the collective story

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I’m going to read you a story, our story. As you listen, I hope you’ll share what comes to mind. The more people who do, the more we’ll all benefit.

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Kalinago English: Fixed Acquisition Order? = No Evidence

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I'm busily packing up the stack of books I used for my MA assignment on Methods and Approaches while looking into authentic materials, yet before I take them on back to the library, I thought I'd share a little snippet I came across.

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12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 | MindShift

12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 | MindShift | #blogmust | Scoop.it

Looking ahead at some of the education technology trends we’ll likely see in 2012, many are already underway.

But here are 12 areas where we believe we’ll see significant adoption and innovation in the coming months.

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Can students prepare for tests online?

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An interesting post got my attention recently on the Dogme Yahoo group and after my reply the person commented that students are better doing exam prep online than with a teacher. This got me think...
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English spoken here

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My last post drew some great responses which got onto what I wanted to put in this one so I'll try not to repeat.

I've been interested in the idea of a change of ownership of English for a while...
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Let it snow …

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This lesson plan is an old-favourite of mine.  It's based on a poem by Carol Ann Duffy and is great for a winter's morning, afternoon or evening - especially if it's been snowing.  But it works j...
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Pay What you want, and donate to charity for EDULANG web applications

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Edulang's revolutionary pay what you want program invites learners to contribute what they want for superior English-learning applications.
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