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Pronunciation Teaching: 11 quick multi-sensory techniques - Evolutions

Pronunciation Teaching: 11 quick multi-sensory techniques - Evolutions | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
11 pronunciation techniques that use other senses to perceive the mechanics of the sounds of a language. Links to resources and instructions included.
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
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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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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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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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
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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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