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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

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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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7 Tips for Teaching Speaking for Academic Purposes at Graduate Level – Part 2

7 Tips for Teaching Speaking for Academic Purposes at Graduate Level – Part 2 | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Following on from her first post, which explored the importance of conducting a needs analysis and building a supportive learning environment, Li-Shih Huang, Associate Professor at the University o...
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The Basics of Teaching English for Academic Purposes by ELT Online | Udemy

The Basics of Teaching English for Academic Purposes by ELT Online | Udemy | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
Learn how to both design and teach an EAP course.
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Paper Trails: My Alternative to the Annotated Bibliography

Paper Trails: My Alternative to the Annotated Bibliography | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
I’ve always loved the annotated bibliography assignment, because I am just that kind of a geek. I regularly assign annotated bibliographies as a preparatory assignment for the longer research paper...
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Found in Translation: Flikkt

Found in Translation: Flikkt | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
What’s immediately obvious about Flikkt’s methodology is that it isn’t marketing an easy, gimmick-laden solution for learning a language.
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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

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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 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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Why is English Spelling So Messed Up?

Why is English Spelling So Messed Up? | Dalhousie ESL Programs | Scoop.it
If you're a kid learning how to write, English spelling can seem like a cruel prank.
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Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a foreign Language

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, October 13, 2015 10:41 PM

Our ESL/EFL students come with learning problems as well as physical disabilities that we still need to address.  Here's an article on dyslexia which can also appear in our ESL/EFL students.