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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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ESLnotes.com - The English Learner Movie Guides

ESLnotes.com - The English Learner Movie Guides | English for International Students | Scoop.it
The English Learer Movie Guides, which are an innovative tool in the learning of English as a Second Language (ESL). Each guide reviews one popular movie, with a plot summary, list of major characters, and an extensive glossary of vocabulary and cutural references.
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Video: Here Is How I Used The Shadow Puppet App Today To Teach Verb Tenses

Video: Here Is How I Used The Shadow Puppet App Today To Teach Verb Tenses | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I posted about how excited I was by the iPhone Shadow Puppet app (see Wow! Shadow Puppet Is A Great iPhone & iPad App For English Language Learners). Today, I used it with my Beginni...
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Rise Up from Film English new EFL lesson plan

Rise Up from Film English new EFL lesson plan | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film directed by Günther Gheeraert commissioned by Continents Insolites, and the theme of travel. Students plan a trip around the world, explain thei...
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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom - Green Light Professional Development

How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom - Green Light Professional Development | English for International Students | Scoop.it
A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.
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fionaljp: A winning combination: Fraze.it & Phraseum

fionaljp: A winning combination: Fraze.it & Phraseum | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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My first blog post.

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Introducing the Cambridge English Scale | Revised exams 2015 | Student competition | Webinars

Introducing the Cambridge English Scale | Revised exams 2015 | Student competition | Webinars | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Observation Tasks

Observation Tasks | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This is a growing collection of observation tasks that may help teachers focus on some key Demand-High issues. Feel feel to download them and use them! Each task contains a brief explanation of wha...
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This Bonfire Night webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of Bonfire Night and the traditions which are practised today.
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On-line courses with Russell Stannard

On-line courses with Russell Stannard | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Free teacher training tutorials on using ICT in our teaching and learning. Developed by Russell Stannard
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Cambridge English Scale The future of results reporting | Cambridge English

Cambridge English Scale The future of results reporting | Cambridge English | English for International Students | Scoop.it
An introduction to the Cambridge English Scale, enhanced results reporting from Cambridge English
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Choice - Film English EFL lesson plan

Choice - Film English EFL lesson plan | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Overview This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and poem by Gnarly Bay. Students do a dictation, visualise, watch a short film, speak about choices, and write a narrative fo...
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fionaljp: Adding Another Dimension to the Classroom with Digital Conversations

fionaljp: Adding Another Dimension to the Classroom with Digital Conversations | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Browse courses — FutureLearn

Browse courses — FutureLearn | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Learn English. Improve your language & writing skills. Explore religions & cultures. Join free online courses from top universities & cultural institutes.
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Ways to use technology to support questioning in the classroom

Ways to use technology to support questioning in the classroom | English for International Students | Scoop.it
We don’t use technology in our lessons because we have to,. We don’t use technology because OFSTED says so. We use technology in our lessons because it helps students to maximise their learning pot...
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BBC iWonder

BBC iWonder | English for International Students | Scoop.it
BBC iWonder: thought-provoking answers to fascinating questions sparked by BBC programmes, the news, anniversaries and world events.
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Wow! Shadow Puppet Is A Great iPhone & iPad App For English Language Learners

Wow!  Shadow Puppet Is A Great iPhone & iPad App For English Language Learners | English for International Students | Scoop.it
I learned about the free Shadow Puppet Edu (what appears to be a premium version of the more commercial Shadow Puppet app) through an article in this month's ASCD Educational Leadership, and am ver...
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SlideRule: Find Online Courses/MOOCs.

SlideRule: Find Online Courses/MOOCs. | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Over 15,000 paid and free online courses / MOOCs from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Coursera, Udacity, edX, Codecademy, Udemy, Khan Academy, Lynda.com, etc.

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So many xMOOCs providers.... how many?

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Shame this missed the one we are currently running on PebblePad - on Prostate Cancer, for healthcare professionals, patients and carers. See https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/v3portfolio/shumooc/Asset/View/p9cfHh5jGR3yMsbgM97c4qw9bw
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Gunpowder Plot – Stories from Parliament (Part 1 of 2) - YouTube

Using dramatic audio and archive images plus specially commissioned illustrations this short video tells the story of the plot as heard through the ears of W...
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Paris and New York

Paris and New York | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Franck Matellini which shows images of Paris and New York. In the lessons learn vocabulary related to cities, describe features of both cities and...
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What makes great teaching? – expert views

What makes great teaching? – expert views | English for International Students | Scoop.it
A new report has reviewed all the research into what makes teaching effective. Our experts share their thoughts about the findings – have your say in the comments thread or tweet us @GuardianTeach
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M.A. ELT / Delta

M.A. ELT / Delta | English for International Students | Scoop.it
I did my M.A. in English Language Teaching and Delta at Leeds Metropolitan University, gaining distinctions in all three Delta modules and a distinction overall for my M.A. Since then, a large numb...
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Lifelong learning: why development matters at every stage | ILM – Insight

Lifelong learning: why development matters at every stage | ILM – Insight | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning is continuous education and training from cradle to grave involving formal and informal methods of learning. Samuel Malone shows us why it’s never too late to learn
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