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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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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 4, 11:42 PM

This looks like a very useful collection to get students doing grammar research.


Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, September 5, 3:29 AM

Thank you for sharing.

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!

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Back to school for 2014 with Macmillan English

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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

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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

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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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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educ...

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educ... | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Opetusohjelmat, käyttöohjeet ja -vinkit - Educational programs, user guides and tips curated by Mika Auramo (Teacher's Guide to Using #Padlet in Class ~ Educational...

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A useful  guide to a really useful tool  - one of my favourites .

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Consultants-E's curator insight, July 13, 8:55 AM

Here's a nice Teacher's Guide to a really useful ICT tool -Padlet.

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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, July 11, 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.

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 2:34 AM

Compartiendo enlaces interesantes

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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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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.

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Oxford University Press Launches e-books for Learning English Through Microsoft’s Office 365

Oxford University Press Launches e-books for Learning English Through Microsoft’s Office 365 | English for International Students | Scoop.it
Oxford, Oxfordshire (PRWEB UK) 9 July 2014 -- Oxford University Press has collaborated with Microsoft to make its enhanced e-books solution, Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf, available through Office 365, a SharePoint app. The app transforms Oxford’s coursebooks and Readers for learning English into smart digital books with a balance of interactivity that encourages students to study independently at home, and tools that help teachers to engage students in the classroom.
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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 16, 1:36 AM

A very interesting development from Oxford University Press. If you want to use the books on your iPad, it seems you have to first download the "Oxford Learning Bookshelf" app (free: https://itunes.apple.com/app/oxfordlearnersbookshelf/id617832312) and then within in the app you can get the books. Some books appear to be available only for institutions, and as yet I can't find a way to be able to evaluate them.

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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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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 8:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.