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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

ELT coursebook debate | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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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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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Articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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Interesting stuff from the British Council

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Scott Thornbury - The ABC of SLA - Pecha Kucha KOTESOL 2012

The ABC of SLA In alphabetical order, Scott Thornbury presents the history and most recent developments in second language acquisition theory in approximatel...
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A rapid-fire summary of second language acquisition from the master!

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Developing complexity through a focus on form

Developing complexity through a focus on form | ELT Training | Scoop.it

In a recent IELTS exam, I had to assess someone who lived locally, with a British passport. I’m not sure if she could have been called a native speaker, but I’m pretty sure that most people meeting...

Interesting thoughts on higher level learners and great links to further reading. 

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CPD for teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council

CPD for teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Lots of good ideas for CPD

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Evidence Based EFL

Evidence Based EFL | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Lots of food for thought in this blog....

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Free Teacher Training Webinar

Part 2 of a 2-part series on how to make and use a website with your class - no technical expertise required!

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Making a Class Website Part 1

This is really easy - if you can copy and paste and drag and drop, you need no other technical expertise! This video will be useful for both novice and more ...
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8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers

8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers | ELT Training | Scoop.it

If Screencast-o-matic doesn't float your boat, here are some other, similar tools.

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List of Scholarships for IATEFL

List of Scholarships for IATEFL | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Never been to an IATEFL conference? Want to go again if you have been?  It's a really brilliant experience,and here are a few possibilities to make it affordable.

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John Gray on Celebrity in ELT Coursebooks

This is a really interesting bit of food for thought about the coursebooks we work with and the kind of subliminal (or very blatant!) messages that exist in them....John Gray is a very interesting speaker, too - highly recommended!

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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 11:20 AM

Learning partners is always successful!

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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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Leoxicon: Start teaching lexically in 2013

Leoxicon: Start teaching lexically in 2013 | ELT Training | Scoop.it
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If you'd like some ideas about the Lexical Approach and using it in class, this is a good blog..

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T is for Teacher Training

T is for Teacher Training | ELT Training | Scoop.it
A teacher in Turkey sent me the following email recently: “I am a teacher interested in teacher development (TD), and I have had my DELTA recently. I am trying to become a teacher trainer in ...
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Want to become a teacher trainer but not sure how? Here are some good ideas...

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Seminars | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Seminars | EnglishAgenda | British Council | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Useful seminars on many aspects of language teaching

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Scott Thornbury on Repetition in English Language Teaching

Author Scott Thornbury talking about the use of Repetition in English language teaching. For more information see www.macmillanenglish.com/methodology.
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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:58 AM

Some interesting points and useful tips here for teachers regarding recycling language and revisiting texts. Thornbury makes the observation that often in  texts books each unit covers a different topic which means that new language is being introduced and language from previous units is not being repeated or reviewed. This is where we as teachers can introduce other resouces that help bind all the topics and also use five minute activites to recapitulate on language that has already been introduced in order to revive it.

Elena Manou's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:22 AM

Reading- recycling

Stuart Schwartz's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:48 AM

a tsunami of vocabulary

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ELT Rants, Reviews, and Reflections

ELT Rants, Reviews, and Reflections | ELT Training | Scoop.it
...and other things I'm not so sure about...
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The perils of striving for an input-rich class: when more is less!

The perils of striving for an input-rich class: when more is less! | ELT Training | Scoop.it
Two fundamental beliefs I’ve long held about language teaching are that input in the classroom is more important than output – and that language teachers have a responsibility to teach ...
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Home

Home | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Lots of useful links to other sites - both EFL and MFLs (French and Spanish)

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Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing. | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Online screen recorder for one-click recording for free. This is a really nice free tool if you want to try out making some recordings that you can share with your learners, or getting them to make some and share them with you!  Great for speaking practice homework.

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New webinar on 'Exploiting materials'

New webinar on 'Exploiting materials' | ELT Training | Scoop.it

Practical ideas to help you get the full potential from texts you use in the classroom.

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