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The Island Weekly

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For English learners and teachers. A current affairs blog from Germany for geeky lovers of language and music.
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CPD, lesson ideas, interesting articles on learning and teaching, articles about using educational technology in English Language Teaching and online tools to try out
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Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on an infographic about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and its role in our lives. In the lesson students will explore the differences between IQ and EI and develop an understanding of how they can improve their EI an

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Charlie Dare's comment, Today, 5:39 AM
SNAP Coupon NOT VALID 28/3/17 So there you go A waste of time for me !!
Charlie Dare's comment, Today, 5:39 AM
SNAP Coupon NOT VALID 28/3/17 So there you go A waste of time for me !!
Charlie Dare's comment, Today, 6:11 AM
9P51987D0N not yet 28/3/17 in USA I,m in Australia ???
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Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language

Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Read Listen Learn - We enable teachers to provide graded readers to their learners in almost any setting and we help learners to enjoy improving their English and develop fluency through reading and listening for pleasure

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 30, 2016 8:29 AM

This looks like a useful resource. At resent it's free.

Francisco González's comment, January 2, 4:50 AM
Awesome resource. Thank you!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 2, 2:49 AM
Good free website with a growing list of readers!!
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Live from ... authentic video lessons

Live from ... authentic video lessons | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
A series of innovative video lessons featuring authentic interviews. We went out and about in London asking members of the public a series of questions and recorded their answers. Each video comes with a set of lesson ideas plus a worksheet with a transcript of each interview for you to use in class.
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Newsela | The checkered history of immigration in the United States

Newsela | The checkered history of immigration in the United States | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Free leveled news, primary sources, and more, with standards-aligned formative assessments.
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Albert and Aidan Sykes

Albert and Aidan Sykes | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a nine-year-old boy interviews his father, and the themes of family and racism. In the lesson students do a dictation, …
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Breaking News English - Dictation

Breaking News English  - Dictation | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Breaking News English.com - Dictation. Comes with more listening, activities, quizzes and vocabulary.
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Receptive grammar practice using TubeQuizard

Receptive grammar practice using TubeQuizard | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In this post I'm sharing with you TubeQuizard, a new free Youtube-based service that makes it possible to (1) find Youtube videos that contain a large number of examples of target grammar and vocabulary and (2) automatically create listening quizzes that allow learners to practice catching this language in authentic speech. It also features a collection of over 80 ready-made…
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How do they seem?

How do they seem? | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
To celebrate the  publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA , I’m going to share some activities from the book in a series of  posts over the coming weeks. This is a wonderful short film I recommend you use with this activity.   Less Than One from artperezjr on Vimeo.    …
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Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out"

Improve Reading Comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out" | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Educational technology resources, ideas, help guides, training videos, and news, with a focus on Google Apps for Education, from Eric Curts.
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Readlang - Read, translate and supercharge your vocabulary

Readlang - Read, translate and supercharge your vocabulary | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Read your favorite webpages, translate the words you don't know, and we'll generate flashcards to help you remember.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 18, 2016 9:53 AM

A great tool to help you learn to read other languages.

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Digital Content Curation: More Important Than Ever!

Digital Content Curation: More Important Than Ever! | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve been a fan of digital content curation for a long time. I’ve blogged about it on many occasions; first waxing lyrical about Diigo way back in 2011, then celebrating the new year in…
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Improve Your English

Improve Your English | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Use YouTube to improve your English pronunciation. Real people, real situations. Easy and fun to use.
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Julio Diaz

Julio Diaz | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a young man explains what he did when he was mugged at knifepoint. In the lesson students talk about an imaginary situa…
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English e-books

English e-books | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
graded readers ebooks - best choice to learn English. Download or read online for free!
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"Best choice to learn English."
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Ali’s Story

Ali’s Story | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short animated film for the BBC and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, empa…
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Parsnips in ELT: Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone (Vol. 3), an Ebook by Tyson Seburn, Kate Finegan, Stephen Greene, Rob Howard, Noreen Lam, David Petrie, & T. Veigga

Parsnips in ELT: Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone (Vol. 3), an Ebook by Tyson Seburn, Kate Finegan, Stephen Greene, Rob Howard, Noreen Lam, David Petrie, & T. Veigga | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Step out of your ELT comfort zone! Like previous volumes, it contains seven sample lesson plans about traditionally sensitive classroom topics. Use them as is or consider them a starting point for exploring topics like these in your own ways. This ebook covers a modified group of PARSNIPS: Periods, Alcohol, Race, Suicide, Nudity, Integration, and Porn.
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Learning a Language

Learning a Language | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Allegro, a Polish online shopping auction platform and the theme of learning a new language. Students discuss why they are learn…
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A quick introduction to Kahoot for teachers

"This short video shows teachers how to set up and use Kahoot. It takes you through all the basic settings and shows you Kahoot from a teacher and student"

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TubeQuizard

TubeQuizard | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

Automatically generate vocabulary and grammar quizzes based around YouTube videos.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 15, 2016 12:39 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool. You can use the search engine like a corpus to look for vocabulary and grammar you want to teach and then the site will make the activity for you. Lots of ready made quizzes there already too.

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When Bowie met Bing ELT resources

When Bowie met Bing ELT resources | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

In September 1977 Bing Crosby and David Bowie recorded one of the strangest
duets ever recorded. Presentation with link to this worksheet and answer
key .


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Thinking Critically Through Digital Media by Nik Peachey

Thinking Critically Through Digital Media by Nik Peachey | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

Thinking Critically through Digital Media builds on the concepts and learnings from those previous books to give a more complete manual for teachers who want to build their students’ digital literacy skills and critical thinking in a very interactive and students centered way.
Thinking Critically through Digital Media goes beyond treating students as the passive recipients of content information and starts to develop the skills they need to become productive researchers and creators of digital content and in so doing enables them become full, active and responsible members of the global digital information and learning community.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 2016 9:55 AM

My new book is now available on the iBook Store - Version for other devices should be ready soon.

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Get Students Thinking Critically About Video

Get Students Thinking Critically About Video | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Students need to be active and reactive viewers -- comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting, getting and giving knowledge. Below you'll find great tools, tips, and strategies for helping to foster both of these essential media-literacy skills.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, October 29, 2016 7:12 AM
Tips for effectively using video in class
HCL's curator insight, November 9, 2016 10:58 PM
"When it comes to video, students shouldn't just get it; they should also have something to say about it."  Here are some tips and strategies on how to help students become more active and reactive viewers.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, December 20, 2016 7:58 PM
Active and reactive viewers - get students to think more critically about video.
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Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy

Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
  In an increasingly hyper-competitive and individualised world where isolation and loneliness are more and more prevalent, the role of universal values such as altruism, authenticity, community, compassion, creativity, determination, fairness, honesty, generosity, kindness, optimism, respect, responsibility, self-respect, tolerance, and wisdom in education is becoming increasingly important. Short films are a wonderful and engaging medium through …
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