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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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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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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | English for International Students | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 20, 11:30 PM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! Thanks again to Kim Flintoff.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 21, 3:43 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 24, 2:27 AM

Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

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Straight talking ELT

Straight talking ELT | English for International Students | Scoop.it
DEAR time I first came across DEAR time about ten years ago when I was teaching at the British Council, Bilbao. I tried it out with different types of classes - primary, teenagers and adults. As wi...
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DEAR (= Drop Everything And Read) Time 

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Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Mindfulness practice can help educators slow down and work and teach in a way that is anchored in joy and compassion.

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Dreamreader - English Reading Practice for Learners

Dreamreader - English Reading Practice for Learners | English for International Students | Scoop.it

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The vocabulary worksheets are a great idea to exploit reading texts in a post-reading activity, encourage ownership of learning, self-study and a fantastic idea for differentiation.

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10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Vloggers, home movie-makers and video enthusiasts can all have a lot of fun and get professional results with these apps
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I want to learn English because ...

I want to learn English because ... | English for International Students | Scoop.it
  Overview This EFL lesson is designed around a short video commissioned by OUP to promote their Q: Skills for Success series. In the lesson students talk about their reasons for learning Engl...
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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Ice bucket challenge could be good for charities

Ice bucket challenge could be good for charities | English for International Students | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Ice Bucket Challenge - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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Exploring English: Language and Culture — British Council — FutureLearn

Exploring English: Language and Culture — British Council — FutureLearn | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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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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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Multi-linguals might also be better decision-makers. According to a new study, they are more resistant to conditioning and framing techniques, making them less likely to be swayed by such language in advertisements or political campaign speeches.

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CLIL

flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 4:50 AM

Interesting article - learning another language can also delay dementia.

Deborah Davison's curator insight, October 25, 11:01 PM

Very interesting article. It's time for me to get back to learning French.

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Cambridge English ESOL Skills for Life Speaking and Listening for Levels 1 and 2 - YouTube

This presentation is aimed at teachers who are preparing candidates who are preparing, or going to prepare candidates for Cambridge English ESOL Skills for L...
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via Niroshan - thanks

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Selfie

Selfie | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero...
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Look Up

Look Up | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film and poem by Gary Turk and the theme of isolation caused by the use of new technology. Students watch a short film with no sound and speculate about t...
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ESL activities - resources for English teachers | ELTbase

ESL activities - resources for English teachers | ELTbase | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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This looks like a fantastic resource for non-coursebook based courses - a database of quizzes, online practice activities, visuals, video, downloadable worksheets and links to ELT course book material organised around specific language points!

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

The Top 100 Tools for Learning was compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide - in both education and wor…

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Nancy White's curator insight, September 29, 4:57 PM

So - the title of my Scoop-It is Online Learning, so this is a must-have to consider all sorts of tools for online learning...not just LMSs.

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I forgot my phone

I forgot my phone | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Miles Crawford titled I lost my phone and the theme of mobile phones. Students listen to a film and speculate about what is happening, w...
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Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar

Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar | English for International Students | Scoop.it

Using grammar correctly could be challenging may be not for those who are English native speaker, but surely for those who learn English from scratch. English language and its difficulties can be very much puzzling. Although, a dictionary or software can assist learners but it cannot give accurate answer. In fact, word processing programs are not very much effective in correcting grammar errors completely.

 

 


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Donna shoesmith's curator insight, September 6, 5:30 AM

New curriculum changes, new MacBook - this resource may be of use to those in the English Dept.  I will also attempt to add resource links as I find them for all other subjects.  Similarly, if anyone knows/finds an excellent resource, please share!

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, September 21, 8:52 AM

Great list!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 1:53 PM

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