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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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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
The research suggests a radically different view, in which learning of a child’s first language does not rely on an innate grammar module. Instead the new research shows that young children use various types of thinking that may not be specific to language at all—such as the ability to classify the world into categories (people or objects, for instance) and to understand the relations among things.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 2:04 AM

A very interesting read.

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Penelope in the Treehouse

Penelope in the Treehouse | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Disney and the theme of families. In the lesson students watch but don’t hear the start of a short film, decide what is happening and what th…
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Studying How to Study - Lessons in Digital Literacy

Studying How to Study - Lessons in Digital Literacy | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

In this lesson students will learn about some of the factors that influence successful study. They will evaluate their existing study skills in the light of information from an infographic and do some online research into effective study techniques.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 29, 7:29 AM

Start the new term with a lesson in how to learn.

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Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right. | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Differentiation is a word that makes some teachers shudder, but we know it's important, so let's get it right.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 4:53 PM
This is an excellent infographic on differentiation...thanks Lynette!
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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - August 18th 2016

Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - August 18th 2016 | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In this newsletter I have links to 7 new educational tools and 7 of the most interesting learning and tech related articles and ebooks.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 19, 3:01 AM

My latest free edtech newsletter.

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Video for all | Video for language learning

Video for all | Video for language learning | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Video for Language learning will show language teachers best practices to use video in the language classroom
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Hijacking Pokemon Go for some learning

Hijacking Pokemon Go for some learning | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Chia Suan Chong assesses the potential learning applications of the latest videogame craze.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Last week Padlet introduced a revamped version of their online corkboard tool. The core functions of Padlet are still the same, but the user interface has changed a little bit. The primary changes are in the way that you customize your Padlet boards. In the video that is embedded below I provide an overview of the new version of Padlet.
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Teaching for Success - British Council

Teaching for Success - British Council | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Look at lessons, courses and resources with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
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Lyrics Training: Search for 1 Eurovision Finalist

Lyrics Training: Search for 1 Eurovision Finalist | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Practice your listening skills by checking out the first 10 Eurovision finalists.
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Fact or Fiction examines “truths” in English language teaching

Fact or Fiction examines “truths” in English language teaching | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Join us as our experts examine 10 of the biggest "truths" in English language learning. You may be surprised about what you discover
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Visuwords

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'A modern dictionary for a modern world.'
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Presentation Lesson Hacks

Presentation Lesson Hacks | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

A concise workbook of 10 important presentation skill topics every presenter needs to master. Each unit has 3 activities that can be done in class, for homework or as self-study.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 2:40 PM

Just added this free ebook to my collection.

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Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods

Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
There is little evidence to show that teaching students according to perceived 'learning styles' has any positive effect on their learning.
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Darla Grant's curator insight, September 9, 10:36 AM
Varying instruction to add visual and tactile components is just good teaching and keeps the kids awake and engaged, but I've been done with the "learning styles" argument for years.
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Strategies for Developing Critical Thinking in EFL

Strategies for Developing Critical Thinking in EFL | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This paper focuses on three sets of research-supported teaching strategies which are useful in promoting CT and applicable to EFL classrooms; that is, explicit instruction, teacher questioning, as well as active and cooperative learning strategies. Meanwhile, common features of effective CT instruction are discussed, which aims to illuminate instructional strategies for CT at a macro level.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 4:30 AM

An important area, so well worth reading.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 2, 5:15 AM
Interesting article
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 2, 7:35 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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7 Ideas for Student Reflection

7 Ideas for Student Reflection | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Just as important as educator reflection is student reflection. Try these simple ideas to get your students reflecting on their own thinking and learning! Ric
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The Boy Who Learned To Fly

The Boy Who Learned To Fly | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around the theme of the Olympic Games and a short film based on the life of Usain Bolt film created by Moonbot Studios and commissioned by Gatorade. In the lesson s…
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Writing for ELT magazines

Writing for ELT magazines | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve been published in a few industry magazines over the past year. Some of you might like to do the same. If so, here are a few tips. I’m no expert, but you might find them useful. What do you mean by ‘ELT magazines’? I mean publications in the ELT industry. Specifically, I mean online…
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Sketch-noting and beyond: let your students choose their own note-taking strategy!

Sketch-noting and beyond: let your students choose their own note-taking strategy! | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Overview Effective note-taking is a vital skill for students, but by no means a simple one to teach or to learn. From my experience, students have to be constantly reminded to take notes during a r…
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Viral ELT New Post: Facing reality

Viral ELT New Post: Facing reality | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

The following short video by Keiichi Matsuda depicts daily life in a futuristic, media-saturated world where the boundaries between virtual and physical are blurred…

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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.

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The alphabet of illiteracy

The alphabet of illiteracy | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Project Literacy and the theme of literacy. Students discuss problems related to illiteracy, practise vocabulary related to illi…
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Understanding IELTS - British Council

Understanding IELTS - British Council | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
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Britannica.com

Britannica.com | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 26, 7:58 AM

Lots of great interactive content here for your students.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 26, 8:03 AM
Anything with Prince on the cover is worth sharing ;-)