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A test too far: New language tests for migrants

A test too far: New language tests for migrants | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) | Language tests for citizenship being introduced with the new family migration rules will discriminate against the poorest and most vulnerable. The level of the tests is too high and will potentially prevent many from gaining settlement and citizenship in the UK.

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IATEFL Webinar: Teachers Who Test

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NILE Director Thom Kiddle will be IATEFL TEASIG's guest speaker on their webinar entitled Text difficulty and item development: practical considerations for teachers who test...The webinar takes place 6 May 2015 at 5pm (UK local time) / 6pm CET and is open to anyone who is interested.

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Postgraduate scholarships for 2015 entry - The University of Nottingham

Postgraduate scholarships for 2015 entry - The University of Nottingham | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The University of Nottingham is offering 175 masters scholarships worth £10,000 each for entry on to taught courses in 2015... closing date for applications is Sunday 31 May 2015.
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How important is lesson planning? - Barbara Sakamoto

How important is lesson planning? - Barbara Sakamoto | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
I used to think of lesson plans as road maps. They gave me the general idea of where I was headed, but there were still plenty of opportunities for interesting detours along the way. I’ve noticed t...
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Hot Topics Across Borders in ELT

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Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 14:00 - Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 15:30 (BST)
Join us for our first IATEFL Web Conference, which as its title suggests, will focus on the "hot topics" that have pre-occupied the ELT profession over the past year or more.
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Register now for this free webinar :-)


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How can English language teachers bring LGBT issues into the classroom? | British Council Voices

How can English language teachers bring LGBT issues into the classroom? | British Council Voices | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Following her recent British Council Seminar, Laila El-Metoui tells us about the importance of creating an inclusive and positive atmosphere in the classroom.
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BELTA Webinar With Hugh Dellar

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Next in Sundays With BELTA, we will be joined by Hugh Dellar, who will be speaking about the Lexical Approach. In Five Golden Rules, Hugh will be speaking about how we can be better lexical teachers. Join us on February 23rd for what is sure to be a great talk...

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16/02/14 - Webinar: Maintaining and developing an online community of practice

16/02/14 - Webinar: Maintaining and developing an online community of practice | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

IATEFL LTSIG - Maintaining and developing an online community of practice with Lesley Cioccarelli, Andrea Rivett, Kristin Walters, Nicki Blake & Juanita De Souza. 

Event in collaboration with #AusELT

When: Sunday 16 February 2014, GMT 10:00 [Note earlier time], Sydney 9pm
Find the time in your time zone by clicking this link.

Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room.

Click here to join the webinar.

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Publishing 3.0 - A new model for independent educational publishing

Publishing 3.0 - A new model for independent educational publishing | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Significant changes over the last couple of years though have led me to believe that now is the time to look at a new model of ELT publishing, at least for the realm of teacher development books.


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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:43 AM

This article talks about the necessity of classroom educators to share their digital strategies with other colleagues through publishing.  Think of it as the edu-entrepenuer opportunity and real world collaboration that we often discuss.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 15, 2014 4:59 PM

La publicación 3.0

TELLS library's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:55 PM

For those teachers who would like to share their resources with a larger audience.

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Special Needs Education Course

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This online course http://goo.gl/XVwodg is aimed at teachers of English as a subject or teachers teaching through the medium of English. It’s suitable for both primary and secondary teachers and not just for Special Educational Needs specialists.
– Check the link for details of the duration and price of the course

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Proposed new immigration laws could deprive colleges of overseas students they depend on

Proposed new immigration laws could deprive colleges of overseas students they depend on | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Government proposals to radically alter the student visa regime have left colleges facing the possibility of having to cut recruitment of foreign students and move much of their international work overseas.
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The 2013 Macmillan Online Conference

The Macmillan Online Conference is back...and this year it's bigger than ever! Watch this short trailer and then register for FREE here: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/online-conference/2013/
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October 2013: Adam Simpson - Encouraging learners to explore language through creative activities | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

October 2013: Adam Simpson - Encouraging learners to explore language through creative activities | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Free webinar, 24th October 2013, 12pm BST (rescheduled)

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Els Van Geyte: Life after IELTS - helping students to meet academic (writing) expectations | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Free webinar, Thursday 23 April 2015

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iTDi ELT Reading Materials Design

iTDi ELT Reading Materials Design | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

A live, online iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course in September 2014: ELT Reading Materials Design with Marcos Benevides. Starts September, 7, 2014

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Looks interesting, for people interested in learning how to write graded readers and writing elt materials generally

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Harrogate Online | The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition

Harrogate Online | The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Who ordered the McNuggets?

Who ordered the McNuggets? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The first of a two-part series, by Scott Thornbury
Learning linguistic items is not a linear process - learners do not master one item and then move on to another. In fact, the learning curve for ...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:58 AM

Interesting article, fundamentally about syllabus design.

Ceri Jones's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:41 AM

adaptive learning - just an extension of the commodification started by coursebook syllabuses? 

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EVO: The Best of YLT SIG 2014

EVO: The Best of YLT SIG 2014 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Some great free resources here, if you teach young learners!

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iTDi Language Learning to Go! with Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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A live, online iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course in March 2014: Language Learning to Go! Integrating Mobile Learning with Language Learners with Shelly Sanchez Terrell
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March 2nd – Free iTDi Global Webinar, open to all

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First Webinar of 2014

First Webinar of 2014 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Happy new year from everyone at BELTA! There is so much to look forward this year, including our BELTA Day on March 22nd, the forthcoming revamped website, our brand new journal and more webinars and workshops.
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'I'm in Birmingham but my students are global'

'I'm in Birmingham but my students are global' | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Managing a lesson online for hundreds of apprentices in nine different countries including Russia and China is enough to challenge the best of teachers.
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Tessa Woodward explains what 'The Fair List' is all about (April, 2013)

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The Fair List is an annual award that celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, presenters and speaker panels at ELT events, in the UK. Read more here: http://thefairlist.org/

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Online Conference Recordings - Using Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice

Online Conference Recordings - Using Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
IATEFL LTSIG - the website of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language - Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
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