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Checklists for Teaching Writing in Low-Level ESOL Classes

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Pronunciation for English Learners | EnglishClub

Pronunciation for English Learners | EnglishClub | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Learn to pronounce English with audio, video, tests and basic rules. EnglishClub helps ESL learners study pronunciation to improve speaking and listening.
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Nine research facts about L2 phonology teaching and learning that every teacher should know

Nine research facts about L2 phonology teaching and learning that every teacher should know | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
1. Introduction In the last three weeks I have been researching L2 phonology acquisition as the teaching of pronunciation and decoding skills is one of my performance management targets for this year. This post, written in collaboration with Steve Smith of www.frenchteacher.net and Dylan Viñales of Garden International School, is a ‘prequel’ to a longer…
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Struggling to write? Take some tips from Charles Darwin

Struggling to write? Take some tips from Charles Darwin | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin’s work is a masterclass in how to structure research and craft your arguments
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ELT Listening Material

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Here is a regularly updated collection of authentic and adapted listening material that could be used in an English language classroom or my students for extensive listening. Click on the title of ...
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15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About

15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Think of your favorite open databases. I'm sure Wikipedia and IMDb instantly spring to mind, but you might not be in the need of all that knowledge ever, or a comprehensive database of all things entertainment. Sometimes you need a bit of VLDB (Very Large Data Base) flavor. Something to spice up your data analysis.…
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions
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TESOL Convention 2015 - 'Pronunciation through Practice: utilizing apps and the web' by Amanda Yousuf-Little

TESOL Convention 2015 - 'Pronunciation through Practice: utilizing apps and the web' by Amanda Yousuf-Little | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
One of the Electronic Village presentations I attended this morning focused on 3 apps and 2 websites we can use to help our students practise pronunciation in and outside the class. It was a 20 min...
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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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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it

Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. These abilities can broadly be broken down into eight interconnected areas.


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 1, 7:06 AM
Digital skills - as important as speech in today's technology driven environment. 
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 2, 5:20 PM
What a cool summary of the digital intelligence our students must be exposed to and acquire for success in life. Check it out!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 3, 8:55 AM
Well put together. An article to share with staff.
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Arabic students and spelling (IATEFL Harrogate 2014)

Arabic students and spelling (IATEFL Harrogate 2014) | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
At IATEFL Harrogate I watched a presentation which went a long way towards answering a question I posed on this blog a while back: How can we help Arabic learners with their huge problems with spel...
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Nik's QuickShout: Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback

Nik's QuickShout: Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
A review of a tool for speeding up the process of marking homework.
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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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