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Useful links for EFL teachers and learners

Useful links for EFL teachers and learners | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
 I have been meaning to get this up on the blog for quite a while. I would love to hear of any other links you may have. Please email me and let me know. Thanks! Lesson Ideas There are many sites o...

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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Star Wars Day

ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Star Wars Day | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Star Wars Day. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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I didn't know there was a special day for, but it's a great excuse to do some Star Wars stuff in the classroom!

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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Cinco De Mayo

ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Cinco De Mayo | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Cinco De Mayo. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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Another in this fantastic series of resources from Sean Banville.

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International Schools Boom as More Seek Education in English

International Schools Boom as More Seek Education in English | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
There are now 6,400 international schools all over the world, with new ones opening all the time. A job fair in London is a snapshot of Western teachers desperate for a job meeting up with institutions desperate to fill their ranks.
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5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
There are some big myths about writing with mobile devices. But are they actually true? The EdTechTeacher team weighs in on a controversial topic.
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ELT2013 CONFERENCE

ELT2013 CONFERENCE | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
May 5 is the deadline for registration! Remind your colleagues who haven't registered yet! http://t.co/04wh4twYOU #elt #esl #eltchat #tesol
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Fairy Tales | Animated PARODIES

Fairy Tales | Animated PARODIES | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it

Here are a few animations we might use to study 'Little Red Riding Hood' parodies with our pupils.

 


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Monica Mirza's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:52 PM

Parodies are an interesting way of working on traditional and classic literary works : school textbooks now have taken over the English teachers' suggestions and the web offers loads of documents that parody various tales. "Little Red Riding Hood" is one of the most commonly studied in France -yet, many others are also worked on...

EVittoz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:47 AM

Very nice post about Little Riding Hood :)

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25 BBC Podcasts for Advanced English Learners

25 BBC Podcasts for Advanced English Learners | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
When my high-level students tell me they want to improve their listening skills, I always tell them to listen to PODCASTS! Podcasts are a fantastic way to improve your understanding of spoken English.

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For high-level students it is vital that they have access to authentic English texts, both written and spoken, so this is great for them.

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Susan's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:46 AM

Some great sites for podcasts.  Something for every student's interest!

Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 2:58 AM
I totally agree!
Mariela Salaberriborda's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:15 PM

Great site for listening activities

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British humour for English learners | British Council Voices

British humour for English learners | British Council Voices | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
When is British humour lost in translation? A long-time English teacher in Poland reflects on how he uses sarcasm (and Monty Python) in the classroom.

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The Hobbit: Lessons On Movies.com: ESL Lessons

Lessons On Movies.com. ESL lesson plan on The Hobbit. Complete with printable handout, 8 online quizzes and mp3.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:13 AM

New website from Sean Banville with EFL activities based on movie trailers.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:14 AM

EFL activities for intermediate learners and above, perhaps best as self-access/homework.

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USING SCORING RUBRICS TO ASSESS LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


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An extremely important aspect of assessment practices.

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The ESL Times

The ESL Times | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Official Magazine of The ESL Times.

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EFL SMARTblog's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:54 AM

Students are producing some excellent learning materials and activities here.

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Good ELF in English-medium instruction | ELFA project

Good ELF in English-medium instruction | ELFA project | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Here's a very interesting post from Finland on English as a Lingua Franca in higher education. http://elfaproject.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/good-elf-in-english-medium-instruction/
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RT @danielxerri: The first volume of the British Council #ELT Research Papers: http://t.co/7IaXzH8Hhr #tesol #esl @BritishCouncil
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Looks like a very interesting new journal

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Intermediate English Listening - Jimi Hendrix

English listening comprehension exercise about rock musician Jimi Hendrix, to practise your English listening skills.
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Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom | Abou...

Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom | Abou... | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom: A Case Study of Perspectives (Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom | @scoopit http://t.co/Bq4xEwkqY2)
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Any help with motivation is always welcome.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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Visualising Ideas - Correcting Errors and Teacher Survival – A Comment

Visualising Ideas - Correcting Errors and Teacher Survival – A Comment | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it

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Sharon Hartle's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:16 AM

And the debate on correction continues...

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - Part I: Pronunciation

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - Part I: Pronunciation | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Millions of teachers and billions of learners all over the world are involved in the study of English as a Foreign Language.
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Explained

This is my presentation for MoRCE-NET conference. In this presentation I talked about the original Bloom's Taxonomy that was first published in 1956 by Benjamin Blooms and then I talked about the Revised Taxonomy introduced in 2000 by Andrew and Krathwohl . I also touched on the digital taxonomy and provided a practical example of how students can use it in conducting Google searches.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:47 AM

Med Kharbach (@medkh9) offers a useful screencast to explain the revision of Bloom's Taxonomy for the digital age.  He talks to the action and verbs associated with the classification of thinking skills in the revised taxonomy within the context of the digital age as suggested by Andrew Churches. Creativity positioned as higher order thinking skill (HOTS). How are you enabling your students to demonstrate their learning in creative ways using digital media?

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ESL Learning Styles: 9 Ways to Teach Interpersonal Learners

ESL Learning Styles: 9 Ways to Teach Interpersonal Learners | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
They're always talking to each other. They volunteer to help you without even being asked. They ask people lots of questions and are often fascinated by what they have to say. They lov

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It's about time we really take into consideration our students' learning styles.  Some great ideas on  how to do so!

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Escaping the train to Auschwitz

Escaping the train to Auschwitz | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Seventy years after the Belgian Resistance helped 118 people escape from a train bound for the Nazi death-camp, one survivor relives the experience.

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Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets

Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
St George's Day English lessons - English exercises and printable worksheets about Saint George's Day. Free ESL teaching materials and lesson activities for adult English students and young learners at all levels of English.

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | David Bradshaw ESOL | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 2015 7:29 AM

This is one of the coolest resources. I already have a project that I want to use it with that I will be #teaching . So many #teachers and #speakers will love this.