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All courses | Cambridge English Teacher

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Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT

Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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CPD Modules | ESOL Nexus

CPD Modules | ESOL Nexus | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Really useful and well laid out (free!) CPD modules. Mainly aimed at ESOL teachers in the UK, but also useful for other teachers.

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IATEFL

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A great talk from Russell Mayne debunking some TEFL myths such as learning styles and NLP - highly recommended.

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Visualising Ideas - Ha! Seems that Having a PLN Will Take You Halfway to Happiness

Visualising Ideas - Ha! Seems that Having a PLN Will Take You Halfway to Happiness | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Good reasons to get yourself a Personal Learning Network!

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ELT Podcast | British Side - ielts, bulats, cambridge, ingilizce kursu, ingilizce dil okulu, sınavlar

ELT Podcast | British Side - ielts, bulats, cambridge, ingilizce kursu, ingilizce dil okulu, sınavlar | ELT Training | Scoop.it
ielts, bulats, cambridge, ingilizce kursu, ingilizce dil okulu,sınavlar
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Interesting interviews on elt subjects  - worth listening to!

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Humanising Language Teaching (HLT) Free Online EFL Magazine for Teachers of English

Humanising Language Teaching (HLT) Free Online EFL Magazine for Teachers of English | ELT Training | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lessons plans, exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new publications notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge.

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Grammar Issue

Grammar Issue | ELT Training | Scoop.it
Grammar! How do we teach it? Can it be learned? In the Grammar Issue we present six different perspectives with posts by Rose Bard in Brazil, Adam Simpson and Arzu...
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Setting up a peer observation scheme

Setting up a peer observation scheme | ELT Training | Scoop.it
In April of this year, we had a very popular #AusELT Twitter chat on the topic of setting up and running effective peer observation programs. In a follow up to that, we'd like to share a great arti...
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An interesting article - I think that this would be a great thing to be involved in but am not sure how it would work in the context I work in... Perhaps it has to be grass roots led..?

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Phil Chappell's comment, January 21, 4:38 PM
Agreed, Jo. In my experience the best peer observation systems are driven by the teachers and enabled by sympathetic management who don't impose on the process.
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As always, though, I guess it's time and resources...
Phil Chappell's comment, January 21, 5:08 PM
Indeed! That was the purpose of the research I did with Karen Benson last year - to encourage managers to provide the time and resources! see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2228975/%7EArticles/EA_Article_Final_PD.pdf
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TEFLtastic blog

News, views and reviews from TEFL lifer Alex Case, plus 1000 worksheets and 500 articles via the drop-down menus.
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It's been around for so long and there is so much stuff in here -  for lessons, to make you smile or just feel as if you are in good company...

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C is for Corpus

C is for Corpus | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Useful overview of a corpus (the COCA) and how you can use it...

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Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming?

Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming? | ELT Training | Scoop.it
The discovery of chunks of language from every-day English were meant to revolutionise teaching
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A  well argued and clear introduction to the Lexical Approach.

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Methodology: teaching mixed ability classes

Methodology: teaching mixed ability classes | ELT Training | Scoop.it
Suggestions and advice on teaching mixed ability classes
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Some good ideas on a tricky problem...

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Learning partners is always successful!

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iTDi Professional development by teachers for teachers

iTDi Professional development by teachers for teachers | ELT Training | Scoop.it
iTDi is a community for EFL/ESL teachers to continue their professional development with online courses, tutoring, discussions, blogs and hugs of support.
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Someone asked me recently about good on-line courses - I haven't taken any of these, so can't vouch for them from experience,  but they are all from educators that I really respect.

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Home

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Welcome to English Profile -- setting industry standards for English language learners. Linked to the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages (CEFR), English Profile will provide a detailed set of Reference Level Descriptions for English language learners.
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Want to know what 'level' a particular word is? Try this site.

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Evidence Based EFL: MA TESOL /app ling or DELTA? Which to do?

Evidence Based EFL: MA TESOL /app ling or DELTA? Which to do? | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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One Newspaper, Ten Ways

One Newspaper, Ten Ways | ELT Training | Scoop.it
I did a staff development session yesterday. Given that there was a stack of experience in the room, I basically relied on all my colleagues to come up with genius ideas. As a result, I felt a litt...
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Some great ideas on using newspapers in the classroom - often with very little preparation -good news for busy teachers :)

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Leoxicon: Horizontal alternatives to vertical lists

Leoxicon: Horizontal alternatives to vertical lists | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Interesting blog post on teaching vocabulary - the rest of the blog is also worth checking out :)

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4 ways to use YouTube in the language classroom | Teach them English

4 ways to use YouTube in the language classroom | Teach them English | ELT Training | Scoop.it
YouTube is a goldmine of clips that fit just about any language teaching scenario you could think of. Here are 4 useful ways we can employ YouTube in class.

Via Yuly Asencion, Javier Sánchez Bolado, MonVall
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Some really nice ideas here

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weconnect [licensed for non-commercial use only] / PLN

weconnect [licensed for non-commercial use only] / PLN | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Lots of really good, practical advice from Shelley Terrell on building your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc. 

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Adrian’s Pron Chart Blog

Adrian’s Pron Chart Blog | ELT Training | Scoop.it
Practical discovery of English pronunciation
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Adrian Underhill's blog- lots of good ideas and thoughts about pronunciation

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Communicative Language Teaching: Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury | The New School

Communicative Language Teaching: What We Have Gained (And What We Might Have Lost) - A Conversation Between Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury MA in Teaching ...
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Interesting listening...  a great background to the subject

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Leoxicon: SLA research: still in the shackles of traditional grammar?

Leoxicon: SLA research: still in the shackles of traditional grammar? | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Thought provoking and well argued stuff from Lexical Leo...

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IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information

IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Here's some great (free) CPD!

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ELT Podcast Episode 1: What Makes A Good Teacher? | Katherine & King's College of LondonKatherine & King's College of London

We talk about teachers from our past who left a lasting impression and draw some conclusions about what qualities are needed to be a really great teacher.
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Interesting podcast in what is planned to be a series...

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