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W is for Wondering

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Three excellent presentations at IATEFL this year, each of which referenced Dogme, got me wondering. The first, Conversation-driven or dialogic methodology? ELT Classroom talk, was given by Dr Phil...
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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

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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, 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, 4:59 PM

La publicación 3.0

TALC library's curator insight, January 16, 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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BELTA Day 2014 - Call for Speakers

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The BELTA Day on March 22nd, 2014, is the one time when all EFL teachers from all levels and sectors in Belgium can gather together and share innovating teaching ideas, concerns, experiences, successes, and action research.
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BELTA Day 2014

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We are delighted to announce that our next BELTA annual conference will take place on the 22nd of March 2014.
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Announcing the BELTA Bulletin | BELTA

Announcing the BELTA Bulletin | BELTA | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

We are proud to announce the arrival of the BELTA Bulletin, a journal for our members. Published three times a year, it will contain articles that we hope will be of great interest to English teachers in Belgium. And if you'd like to contribute to the journal, we'd love to hear from you...

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Migrants want to learn English: why isn't the government investing to help them do so?

Migrants want to learn English: why isn't the government investing to help them do so? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
“If you're not prepared to learn English, your benefits will be cut," said George Osborne during the Spending Review.
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Harrogate Online | The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition

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Who ordered the McNuggets?

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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, 2:58 AM

Interesting article, fundamentally about syllabus design.

Ceri Jones's curator insight, February 14, 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

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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

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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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Partnership with the Fulbright Commission

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BELTA Vice-President Ellen de Preter and Co-President Mieke Kenis with Erica Lutes, Executive Director of the Commission For Educational Exchange 
BELTA is delighted to partner with the Fulbright Commission Belgium.
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IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information

IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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A useful list of all forthcoming IATEFL webinars

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2013 RSCON Recordings

Session and Keynote Recordings
As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings…

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Turn up the MOOC box! Tuning into Mass Online Education [Infographic]

Turn up the MOOC box! Tuning into Mass Online Education [Infographic] | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

In our June issue of Teaching the Avatar Generation, we focused on how educators could use MOOCs to further their professional development....

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