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Phonemic chart

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If you want to teach your students their phonemes or brush up on your knowledge(!), this is great. 

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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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ELT coursebook debate

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links to blog posts discussing the use of coursebooks in the ELT classroom
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If you want to know what the whole Dogme vs coursebook debate is all about, this scoop it page gives you a good start.

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Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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This new, free, downloadable book from the British Council has a chapter by me in it!

If you have any interest in my MA research, it's all there :)

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What is grammar? - Michael Swan | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

What is grammar? - Michael Swan | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Why do languages have grammar anyway?  Michael Swan with some interesting thoughts on this.

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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.

Via Khadija Gouali
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Grammar Issue

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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, 1:38 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, 2:08 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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Will Lake's comment, May 29, 2013 9:10 AM
Very interesting! re-scooped!
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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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Mary Pratt Lobdell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:20 AM

Learning partners is always successful!

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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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A bit biased against the DELTA, I thought- I did the older DTEFLA and got a lot out of it, but useful reading on the differences between these two qualifications

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Learning Awareness

Learning Awareness | ELT Training | Scoop.it
I want to lose weight. My son wants to gain weight. (Oh, that it were the other way around!) So far, we’ve been succeeding and awareness of that success is motivating us to keep going.  Fortunately...
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For any of you who get frustrated by SMART targets - how about CASUAL ones?

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