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Browning- Why Teachers Should Use Timed Reading in ESL Classes (TESL/TEFL)

Discusses a structured controversial dialogue technique for
fostering critical thinking among English language learners.
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The Color Vowel Chart | American English

The Color Vowel Chart | American English | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
The Color Vowel Chart is a powerful visual tool that enables teachers and learners to talk easily and accurately about the sounds of English.
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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical conundrum was raised by a colleague whose enthusiasm and question stayed with me and inspired me to write this post. The question posed by this colleague is relevant to all instructors who have ever used group work to assess their students: How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the re
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WriteURL: A Simple, Registration-Free Collaborative Writing Tool

WriteURL: A Simple, Registration-Free Collaborative Writing Tool | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote a short post talking about collaborative writing and I shared the various ways in which students can work together on a document. There are a number of online options, but most of...
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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer
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Words and phrases: frequency, genres, collocates, concordances, synonyms, and WordNet

Search/browse most accurate word frequency lists of English. Detailed on words and phrases in texts: frequency, collocates, concordances, etc
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eRubric Assistant (free) - free rubric generator

eRubric Assistant (free) - free rubric generator | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
The eRubric Assistant free rubric generator allows teachers to create and use automated analytic rubrics which re-scale, total marks and convert the total to a grade.
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Reading speed

Reading speed | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
During my Delta I put together a course proposal designed to help IELTS students improve their reading and writing skills. As part of it I did a needs analysis. Here are two of the questions: D2: H...
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Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Instead of listing all the different ways a task deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target in a single column of traits.
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The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language

The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
There are quite a number of decent videos documenting the history of the English language, and I'm trying to figure out how to use them in my IB Theory of Knowledge class. Ideas are welcome. Here a...
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My top ten materials development resources

My top ten materials development resources | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
For the next post in my "Top 10" series, I'm focusing on an aspect of ELT that has seen a significant growth in popularity in the last few years. This surge in popularity has led to the development...
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Concordance tools for international business students - why and how

Concordance tools for international business students - why and how | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
As a non-native academic writer, I often find that dictionaries do not provide enough information on how a word is used in context and whether it is appropriate for my purposes. However, concordancers often do provide answers in these cases, so
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The Sketch Engine: Text Corpus Query System for All

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The Schwa Is the Laziest Sound in All of Human Speech

The Schwa Is the Laziest Sound in All of Human Speech | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
We all know that English spelling is rarely a good guide to pronunciation. One big reason for this is the prevalence of schwa in the spoken language. That's why dictionaries and other written guides to pronunciation make use of a special symbol to represent the schwa sound. It looks like...
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