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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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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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Vocabulary 1

Vocabulary 1 | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film called Vocabulary 1 by Becky James. In the lesson students write and tell a story, watch a short film and reconstruct the story it tells.  …
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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, 2016 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, 2016 7:29 AM

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

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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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Language for...

Language for... | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome to Language for…, a series of lessons based on the Macmillan Dictionary red words series, focusing on common situational topics using communicative activities with a functional output. 
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Support Film English by Buying Film in Action

Support Film English by Buying Film in Action | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
As many of you already my latest book Film in Action in the DELTA Teacher Development Series was published just over a year ago and is available to buy at book stores or on Amazon UK, Amazon Spain,…
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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, 2016 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, 2016 4:30 AM

An important area, so well worth reading.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 2, 2016 5:15 AM
Interesting article
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 2, 2016 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