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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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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, 1:57 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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English for the Zombie Apocalypse | The Round

English for the Zombie Apocalypse | The Round | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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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, 2:30 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, 5:52 AM

Great list!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 10:53 AM

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Back to school for 2014 with Macmillan English

Back to school for 2014 with Macmillan English | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Study Skills for International Students — University of East Anglia — FutureLearn

Study Skills for International Students — University of East Anglia — FutureLearn | English for International Students | Scoop.it
A course looking at key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university.
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Cambridge English

Cambridge English | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Cambridge English Language Assessment provides exams and qualifications for learners and teachers of English. See the full range of what we offer.
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Cambridge Engish announce  'Big improvements to our website'.

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"Coursebooks are..." - Cambridge Conversations

"Coursebooks are..." - Cambridge Conversations | English for International Students | Scoop.it
There’s a perennial debate in the ELT profession about the value – or lack thereof – of coursebooks in the classroom. The great Scott Thornbury and many other high-profile thinkers in our field often question loudly the value of coursebooks and argue that classrooms would generally be better off without them. So when I asked …
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Teaching Resources for Macmillan ELT Courses - Macmillan English

Teaching Resources for Macmillan ELT Courses - Macmillan English | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Barcelona

Barcelona | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a time-lapse short film about Barcelona by Rob Whitworth and the theme of sightseeing. Students plan a sightseeing weekend, plan a time-lapse film about thei...
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | English for International Students | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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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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Cafe culture in ELT: the importance of reading for pleasure

Cafe culture in ELT: the importance of reading for pleasure | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Jez Uden's seminar is about the importance of reading for pleasure among English language learners in the UK.
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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | English for International Students | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 6:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 1:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 9:08 AM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day | English for International Students | Scoop.it
The English language didn't just spring from nowhere. So who introduced such gems as cojones, meme, nerd and butterfingers, asks Paul Dickson
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Free eBook - Create your own ebook

Free eBook - Create your own ebook | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | English for International Students | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Dennis Granlund's curator insight, July 24, 6:18 PM

This site is timely as schools move from hard copy to etexts.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 24, 11:22 PM

A transformation which is not a revolution. It will take time and effort.  It's important we give it the space to take its natural course.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, July 25, 11:11 AM

Thank you Nik. I like reading about innovations like e-textbook transformation that make learning more accessible to all students.