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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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Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’

Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’ | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Jessica Brown: It’s an exciting time for grammar, according to the experts. But there’s a need for fresh thinking and the word itself can be misleading
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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | English for International Students | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Had a go and it works brilliantly on PC and MacBook Air but not on iPad.

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Suzanne's curator insight, July 9, 6:17 AM

A tool to extract audio from YouTube videos. Useful in listening comprehension exercises.

Linda Jones's curator insight, July 9, 10:36 AM

Can't wait to try this.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 10, 11:24 AM

Shhhhhhhh!

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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | English for International Students | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning software tailors learning materials and tasks to the individuals who are using them, and provides previously undreamt of opportunities for assessment. Promoted by most national governments and education ministries, international bodies such as the OECD or the World Bank, the biggest software companies and huge educational foundations such as the Gates Foundation, adaptive learning is coming your way soon.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 9, 3:05 AM

Useful free book on adaptive learning.

june holley's curator insight, July 9, 5:12 AM

Free book on critical network leadership skill.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Tour de France Animated

Free Technology for Teachers: The Tour de France Animated | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT

Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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ELT Journal articles available to download free of charge -

" 'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice."

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What's on your mind?

What's on your mind? | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook. Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook. Languag...
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The EFL SMARTblog: A Commercial Break: TV Adverts / Commercials - Make and present your own advert / commercial

The EFL SMARTblog: A Commercial Break: TV Adverts / Commercials - Make and present your own advert / commercial | English for International Students | Scoop.it

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12 Affective listening activities (by Juan Uribe)

12 Affective listening activities (by Juan Uribe) | English for International Students | Scoop.it
It’s a great pleasure to share affective listening activities here at the Teaching Village. I call them affective listening activities because emotions are very present in the movement, suspense, a...
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IATEFL scholarship 2015

IATEFL scholarship 2015 | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Are you a creative teacher? Do you teach life skills? This summer we’re back with our IATEFL Scholarship for 2015 and we want you to apply!
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29 FREE World Cup Worksheets and Lesson Plans

29 FREE World Cup Worksheets and Lesson Plans | English for International Students | Scoop.it
If you and your students are interested in the World Cup, you have come to the right place! There are currently lots of FREE worksheets about the World Cup for you to choose from and all of our worksh
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Steve Muir: Using images | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Steve Muir: Using images | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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Theo's Story

Theo's Story | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy, by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story ...
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Green Tourism in London

Green Tourism in London | English for International Students | Scoop.it

This free interactive lesson about environmentally friendly ways to explore England's capital city is designed to help advanced English learners improve their vocabulary, practise their listening skills, and prepare for the Life in The UK Citizenship Test. Watch a short video about green tourism in London, review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. 


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Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages

Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

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Via Nik Peachey "Great for multimedia posters, project presentations, etc."

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Herman van Schie's comment, Today, 1:31 AM
You need a manual of Tackk. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/11/136-maak-een-een-pagina-website-met.html (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
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Tackk.

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Larry Ferlazzo: Ideas for strengthening English skills over the summer | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Larry Ferlazzo: Ideas for strengthening English skills over the summer | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Ideas for strengthening English skills over the summer
http://t.co/JWRpxqqzTs via @LarryFerlazzo #ELT #ESL #EFL
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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know | English for International Students | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short video by Susan Weinschenk and the themes of giving presentations and success in life. Students talk about what makes a good presentation, watch a vid...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Take or Create a Google Maps Tour of the Tour de France

Free Technology for Teachers: Take or Create a Google Maps Tour of the Tour de France | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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A Community of Readers | The Round

A Community of Readers | The Round | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Learn how Easy it is to Turn a Video into an Online Lesson for any Class With TedEd's free tool. Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 24, 1:53 PM

Love some of these ideas. We used Skype to talk to students in Alderney this year after setting up a Skype session with @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies  Last year. the children found it really good fun. 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 24, 6:03 PM

Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!  Great easy teaching tool using TedEd's free teaching tools.

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Money, Money, Money – 8 English Idioms to talk about Money | English with a Twist

Money, Money, Money – 8 English Idioms to talk about Money | English with a Twist | English for International Students | Scoop.it

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Online FE courses to become 'the norm, not the exception' - Education - TES News

Online FE courses to become 'the norm, not the exception' - Education - TES News | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Comparing Commercials

Comparing Commercials | English for International Students | Scoop.it
I really love teaching language by also teaching media literacy, getting students thinking about media and becoming critical consumers of media. 
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Academic Reading Circles | The Round

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Graded lesson observations are a major cause of stress for FE teachers

Graded lesson observations are a major cause of stress for FE teachers | English for International Students | Scoop.it
New research recommends alternative methods of assessment for further education professionals including peer review and student feedback
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Take control of your professional development | How we can help support your professional development | Webinars | Keep up to date with the latest thinking

Take control of your professional development | How we can help support your professional development | Webinars | Keep up to date with the latest thinking | English for International Students | Scoop.it
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