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Adult ESOL in Multilingual Britain

A BAAL/CUP Seminar at the School of Education, University of Leeds, 13th July, 2012 9.00am — 4.45pm.  The objective of the seminar is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in Adult ESOL in England, with the aim of encouraging and developing mutual understanding of perspectives on English Language Learning and Teaching for adult migrants in superdiverse multilingual contexts...

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Free and Fair ELT

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We are writers, publishers and teachers. Just like you, we got into education because we want to help. So please follow this page and enjoy the best free language materials we collect here. In return, be fair: please pay when you can. Respect our copyright. It's how we make a living.
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TEFL Commute, Season 6: Episode 1 Openers

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It’s time for a new season of the TEFL commute and in this first episode of the sixth season Lindsay and Shaun discuss lesson openers. They explore if an opener is warmer and therefore if war…
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9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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A is for Accent

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‘Living is easy with eyes closed’, David Trueba’s 2013 movie, which I watched again on TV this week, is interwoven with references to language and language teaching. It is based on the true story of a high-school English teacher in Spain who, in 1966, manages to infiltrate himself on to the set of ‘How I…
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What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers? - iNACOL

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Good teachers have always sought to match their teaching to the unique needs of each student – by offering options to dig deeper into an assignment for advanced learners or by offering additional support or a modified assignment to struggling learners. Yet, doing so for a class of 20 to 30 students has been simply impossible for every student, in every lesson, every day with a single teacher and a single textbook.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 23, 2:53 AM

Good reading.

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Good reading.

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University conferences at risk as academic speakers refused UK visas

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Warnings Britain is closing the door on academic collaboration after a Nigerian lawyer and at least 14 overseas experts are denied entry for one event
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Nurses who failed English test aimed at curbing immigration set for a reprieve

Nurses who failed English test aimed at curbing immigration set for a reprieve | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Hurdle that included correct use of tenses and essay structure led to dramatic fall in skilled staff registering
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How to be a minimalist teacher

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Using the principles of minimalism has helped me to have more impact in school – and a calmer professional life
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How to help students settle into the new school year

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The start of the academic year can be a challenging time for students. What can teachers do to ease the transition to a new class or school?
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5 ways teachers can challenge inequality in the classroom

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Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance
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W is for (language learning in) the Wild

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Years ago, driving from the west to the east coast in New Zealand’s South Island, we picked up a Japanese hitch-hiker (pictured in the centre above) who, once settled in the back seat, proceeded to ply us with questions from a notebook he carried. ‘What’s your favourite snack?’ ‘When did you last go to the…
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P is for Predictions (part 2)

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In last week’s post I identified some of the tensions that characterize the current state of ELT, the resolution of which may determine the shape that the profession takes in the next decade or two.  Without daring to commit to an outcome, one way or the other, let me suggest two more dimensions along which…
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Celebrate World Teachers’ Day!

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In honour of teachers around the world and in celebration of World Teachers’ Day, TeachingEnglish and EnglishAgenda will be hosting two special webinars exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the language classroom, with tips and advice from experienced practitioners.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 12:56 AM

I'll be doing the webinar for this and presenting ideas from the free  ebook on creativity and the UN SDGs.

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What every teacher should know about ... memory

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In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study – and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory
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The image in English Language Teaching

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Each of these leading experts provide insightful articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education.
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Introspection on Introversion - Anthony Teacher.com

A recent person setback has had me thinking of introversion. The setback was due to my own introversion and not being one to palaver often. Although my particular temperament was not expressed in negative terms, for many, introversion is a deviation from the extroversion norm – it is seen as a a lack rather than a positive trait or even benefit. I learned this and more from the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. I found this book extremely informative, and more importantly, cathartic in that I no longer see my introversion as a deficit but as a positive attribute, one that I can harness for my own success. Here are some of the random things I learned from Susan Cain’s book: There are many forms of introversion because it runs along a continuum. To say someone is an introvert does not necessarily mean they will have all the traits of a classic introvert. Ambiversion also exists. Introverts can make good great leaders because of their ability to listen, carefully consider others’ ideas,  be reflective, and remain calm under great stress. There is not a single cause of introversion. Introverts ...click here to continue reading
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What's it like to start reading at 60?

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Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.
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Language Testing - Volume 34, Number 4, Oct 01, 2017

Language Testing - Volume 34, Number 4, Oct 01, 2017 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Language Testing - Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics and Language Testing

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Using Video in the ELT Classroom - Oxford University Press

Using Video in the ELT Classroom - Oxford University Press | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Jamie Keddie is a teacher, trainer and storyteller who has shared his insights and ideas in over 40 different countries. He is the founder of Lessonstream, the resource site for teachers. He is the author of ‘Images’ (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom’ (OUP 2014) and ‘Videotelling’ (Lessonstream Books, 2017). Jamie is also…
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Secret Teacher: too many of us teach subjects we're not qualified for

Secret Teacher: too many of us teach subjects we're not qualified for | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
More and more teachers I know are expected to take regular classes in subjects they know nothing about. Don’t students deserve to be taught by experts?
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Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD

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This decline in income is in contrast to international trends, where average teachers' pay has gone up.
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University uncovers 'lost' English words

University uncovers 'lost' English words | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Ear-rent, slug-a-bed and merry-go-sorry are among the words that academics want to revive.
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Modern Radio: Exploiting Podcasts in the EFL Classroom - EFL Magazine

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Modern Radio: Exploiting Podcasts in the EFL Classroom Door to door, it takes me about an hour and five minutes to get to work every day. Without podcasts
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Teachers as materials writers: some considerations

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Most teachers create at least some of their classroom materials, either as a supplement or as a replacement to the course book they are using. Are your materials good quality? You probably think they are but how do you know? And what can you do to make sure they pass a certain standard of quality control. Here are a few questions and answers that might help you to make your good materials even better.Should I get an editor?
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UK government to investigate impact of overseas students - BBC News

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The Home Office is to launch a study into the impact on the labour market, as migration figures are released.
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