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A Short History of the word "Tomboy" | English

A Short History of the word "Tomboy" | English | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With roots in race and gender discord, has the “tomboy” label worn out its welcome? An Object Lesson.

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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.

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teaching a foreign language

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teaching a foreign language

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:11 AM

Newly qualified high school EFL teacher in France has found time to start her own Scoop.it.  Respect total :-)

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List of German expressions in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of German expressions in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As languages, English and German descend from the common ancestor language West Germanic and further back to Proto-Germanic; because of this, some English words are essentially identical to their German lexical counterparts, either in spelling ( Hand, Sand, Finger) or pronunciation ( fish = Fisch, mouse = Maus), or both ( Arm, Ring); these are excluded from this list.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 11, 2014 10:21 AM

As languages, English and German descend from the common ancestor language West Germanic and further back to Proto-Germanic; because of this, some English words are essentially identical to their German lexical counterparts, either in spelling ( Hand, Sand, Finger) or pronunciation ( fish = Fisch, mouse = Maus), or both ( Arm, Ring); these are excluded from this list.


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BBC - Skillswise - English

BBC - Skillswise - English | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
BBC Skillswise enables adults to improve reading, writing and number skills. Level one and entry level three literacy and numeracy resources - worksheets, quizzes and games.

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BBC Jeremy Paxman & David CRYSTAL - The truth of the Apostrophe | English - Punctuation

"BBC Newsnight feature with Jeremy Paxman and Professor David Crystal on the least understood English punctuation mark - the apostrophe. [...]"


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Monica Mirza's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:15 AM

You might also be as interested in >> http://bit.ly/18GrL1b

as I was in the article numerous comments...

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ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary

ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Vocabulary games for kids and ESL students: Hangman, Memory matching games, Drag and Drop games, Hidden object games...

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Papadeli Sophia's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:44 AM

Happy playing,

http://papadeligames.wordpress.com/

Marie Dossogne's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:43 AM

Truly funny games, for once

Gayle Selby's curator insight, August 4, 2013 7:22 AM

handy for livening up long afternoons. Perhaps after an arduous grammar lesson

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UK English versus American English | Visual.ly

UK English versus American English | Visual.ly | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

An infopraphic with basic differences between American and British English

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:53 AM

Simple, but clarifying for those who have no idea about those differences

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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A timely upper-intermediate activity


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Thanksgiving Lesson Resources

Thanksgiving Lesson Resources | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate English lessons and games - vocabulary, quizzes and worksheets for adult English language learners and kids.


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Voicethread, Voki, Listen & Watch: English Homework for Listening and Speaking

Voicethread, Voki, Listen & Watch: English Homework for Listening and Speaking | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

How to encourage listening and speaking skills in the classroom with online resources and 2.0 tools


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Nicolette Erkelens's curator insight, February 15, 2015 6:28 AM

#Engels #Talen algemeen

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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Some very good video sites for teachers...


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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.

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Free Online Pronunciation Guides with Instant Sound: English + 9 Languages

Free Online Pronunciation Guides with Instant Sound: English + 9 Languages | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Pronunciation guides + online dictionary for English and 9 other languages with instant mouseover sound, completely free online: pronunciation guides are provided for English (7 varieties) French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese...

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | NY Times Learning Blog

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | NY Times Learning Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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Teaching Pronunciation: Top tips from Laura Patsko

Teaching Pronunciation: Top tips from Laura Patsko | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Our Senior Research Manager Laura Patsko shares the first five of her top ten tips for teaching pronunciation. 1. Make sure you teach pronunciation! First and foremost on this list of top tips: don’t be afraid of teaching pronunciation! It isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. It affects all areas of language learning – for …

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:32 AM

Nothing to argue with here.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:53 AM

Very useful information. I especially like tips 3, 4, and 5.

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Non-native accents: ELFpron activities

Non-native accents: ELFpron activities | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is the second post about gems of resources uncovered in the Aladdin’s cave that is the BBC Learning English website. Check out our first post for suggestions on using the BBC’s “Better speaking” series.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, November 26, 2014 12:32 AM

Activities and (BBC) resources for EFL/ESL work with non-native pronunciation

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"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian

"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners – they do have some advantages

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Monica Mirza's curator insight, September 13, 2014 6:08 AM

"[...] Despite the difficulties, Black regards learning foreign languages as FUN, and treats the endeavour like A PUZZLE that has TO BE SOLVED [...].

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(Capital letters of my own)

 

 

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Hangouts in History - The Black Death

Re-imagining education using Google+. History can be a tough subject to bring to life, especially going back more than 700 years to plague-era Europe. We had...

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:51 AM

A brilliant and stunning example on using real time recreations/simulations to enrich projects and cross curricular activities.

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The EFL SMARTblog: Cyber Bullying. How safe are you online?

The EFL SMARTblog: Cyber Bullying. How safe are you online? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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EFL SMARTblog's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:16 AM

Discuss being safe online and on social network sites

 

Listen to a discussion about cyber bullying

 

Do a gap fill exercise

 

Write a leaflet giving advice to people who use social network sites

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How ESL and EFL classrooms differ

How ESL and EFL classrooms differ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In her first guest post for OUP, Kate Bell, a writer and researcher, talks us through some of the practical differences between ESL and EFL classrooms. You may think that teaching English is teachi...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:46 AM

Little to argue with here (unless it's "understanding culture is an invaluable step towards fluency")

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Free TEFL EFL ESL ESOL Worksheets

Free TEFL EFL ESL ESOL Worksheets | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A collection of high quality resources for teaching and learning English for speakers of other languages.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, February 9, 2013 10:56 AM

A collection of high quality resources for teaching and learning English for speakers of other languages.

Sarah Kosloski's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:35 PM

Free ESL worksheets, all skills covered.

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Glossary of terms for EFL, ESL, ELT

Glossary of terms for EFL, ESL, ELT | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A list of glossaries put together by Larry Ferlazzo in 2009, including

 

A (Mostly) Complete Glossary for ESL EFL Teaching From Heads Up English

ESL Glossary From Bogglesworld

ESL Terminology From State University of New York — Courtland

ELT Terminology, Abbreviations & Acronyms From TEFL.net

Understanding Second Language Terminology From Everything ESL

The British Council’s Teaching Knowledge Database

Teaching Foreign Languages Glossary from Annenberg

 


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:02 AM

Most are still live - lots of good lists for training or independent professional development.

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Halloween | The Guardian

Halloween | The Guardian | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Latest news and comment on Halloween from guardian.co.uk..."

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The editor's pick : snaps sharing, Halloween events, scariest songs, Halloween dog parade in New York...


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Grammar & Vocabulary | LearnEnglishTeens

Grammar & Vocabulary | LearnEnglishTeens | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Rich set of interactive activities helping youg teens and teens to learn new words of different semantic fields


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45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive

45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks. Some really useful sites where you can find the books and magazines you have been looking for and that too free of cost.


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