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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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How to help students settle into the new school year

How to help students settle into the new school year | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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

5 ways teachers can challenge inequality in the classroom | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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

W is for (language learning in) the Wild | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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)

P is for Predictions (part 2) | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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!

Celebrate World Teachers’ Day! | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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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Ten books every teacher should read

Ten books every teacher should read | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few
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A History of IATEFL: The First 50 Years of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

A History of IATEFL: The First 50 Years of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The History both celebrates 50 years of IATEFL and affirms the value of teacher associations more generally.
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Using digital projects to raise teenagers’ global awareness

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In this webinar, Richard will discuss the benefits of getting students to do digital projects as a way to build 21st century skills and global awareness. He will also give some practical ideas and tips for doing digital projects with your class, using examples from Eyes Open and Uncover.
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Looks interesting. Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 15:00. (Registration is required)

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Teacher shortages fuelled by Brexit threat to EU nationals

Teacher shortages fuelled by Brexit threat to EU nationals | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Fears over future of key workers who ‘help to plug skills gap’ in British schools
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Webinar With Chia Suan Chong - Cornelsen

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9. April 2016, 11:00 - Communicating in the global village - cross-cultural communication

In the final part of our series, trainer Chia Suan Chong will take a closer look at how we can help learners become better communicators in a world where English is used internationally.
Using exercises, role-plays and critical-thinking activities from the Global English pages of the new Business English coursebooks Simply Business B1 and B1+, Chia will explore some of the issues encountered when communicating across different cultures and consider how we can help our learners in the classroom.

Chia Suan Chong is a General English and Business English trainer, intercultural skills trainer and materials developer based in York, UK. She is currently advising on the Global English pages of Cornelsen’s Simply Business course book series.

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Homeless man teaching English in Barcelona bars inundated with help

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IHungarian-born Laso is on the verge of attaining his goal of flying to London to take up a job offer

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Nice human interest story, with potential for a classroom discussion activity.

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Beginners' Guide To Teaching Lexically - EFL Magazine

Beginners' Guide To Teaching Lexically - EFL Magazine | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Beginners' Guide To Teaching Lexically by EFL Magazine. Check out our great, free resources for English language teaching. See more details about it on EFL Magazine.
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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

Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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

Modern Radio: Exploiting Podcasts in the EFL Classroom - EFL Magazine | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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

Teachers as materials writers: some considerations | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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

UK government to investigate impact of overseas students - BBC News | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The Home Office is to launch a study into the impact on the labour market, as migration figures are released.
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CULT Committee wants educators to pay for content that they now use for free - International Communia Association

CULT Committee wants educators to pay for content that they now use for free - International Communia Association | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
(With Teresa Nobre). Last week, the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament voted on its final opinion concerning the Commission’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Copyright law in the shape proposed by the CULT MEPs would spell disaster for educators and educational institutions across Europe. This post aimsContinue reading →
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Upcoming Calls for Proposals

Upcoming Calls for Proposals | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Are you interested in submitting a proposal for an upcoming ELT event? TDSIG has organised a list of closing dates for you. Use the scroll bar to note the link to the right. In future, we aim to su…

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Edward Russell's curator insight, June 20, 5:42 AM
the deadline for proposed IATEFL submissions (in Brighton) is approaching. If anyone is keen to put in a proposal to share something from their classroom, I'd gladly give my support to your idea. Let's get a big ELC representation there.
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Girls just wanna….

Girls just wanna…. | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
This post is related to a question I posted on Facebook on 3rd January, 2017. Nothing like starting the year with a wallop.  Skip it if you don't want your coffee to go cold. My original question was “Was having a ponder earlier and - not trying to push any buttons, just thinking on screen -…
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Online Conference - Research into Using Technology for Language Learning

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Date: Thursday 6th to Friday 7th October, 2016 

Location: LTSIG Webinar Room

 

This event is being organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press. It is part of the launch of the Laureate-Cambridge OLLReN, the Online Language Learning Research Network.

 

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The teaching of listening comprehension

The teaching of listening comprehension | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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A free e-book on teaching listening. Not recent, but still relevant.

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Live Q&A: how far have we come on gender equality in HE?

Live Q&A: how far have we come on gender equality in HE? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Join our live chat on international women’s day, Tuesday 8 March, to discuss how well the sector is tackling disparities in pay and progression
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Teaching English Reading and Writing Video Training: Process writing

Teaching English Reading and Writing Video Training: Process writing | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
How about if we followed this natural process in the classroom? What results would we see in the written texts our learners produce?
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