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A is for Accommodation

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You may well have seen this YouTube clip a month or so ago: British footballer Joey Barton is interviewed in France not long after having debuted for the Marseille football club.  Much commented up...
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Vocabulary articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Vocabulary articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Some very useful tips and ideas for teaching vocabulary here

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World Book Night UK - Welcome to World Book Night UK & Ireland

Join thousands of passionate readers & spread a love for reading on April 23, 2013.
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This looks like a really great way of encouraging learners to read - deadline for applying to take part is Jan 23

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TESOL Greece 2013

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The 34th Annual TESOL Greece International Convention, “Innovation – Motivation - Education”, 30th – 31st March 2013. VENUE: The Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias St., Kolonaki, Athens

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LEARN to “SPEAK” İngilizce…in 15 hours (maybe even 2)!

LEARN to “SPEAK” İngilizce…in 15 hours (maybe even 2)! | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Mmmm…this one is gonna get me in trouble, again…ain’t it? But, not sure with whom…this time! 8 Recently, I’ve been thunking a lot about “successful language LEARNING...

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Talking ’bout a Revolution Part 3 of 3: Teaching Unplugged

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In the previous two posts in this mini-series, we looked at movements in music and cinema which attempted to challenge the hegemonic (dominant) power in these two fields. A similar movement sprang ...
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Premier Skills

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Welcome to the home of Premier Skills – your chance to communicate in two of the world’s global languages – English and football. Find ideas to take into your classroom...
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Teacher Training Videos by Russell Stannard

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Completely free teacher training videos for teachers who want to learn about technology and ICT in education...

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New Year Conversation Questions

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IWB past tense questions generator, with conversation prompts to help spark discussions about what students did at New Year. Click on the new question button to load another random question.

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New Year Celebrations Around The World

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English Lesson activities about New Year Celebrations around the World - lesson resources, online quizzes, word searches, crosswords, worksheets and more...

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Essential UK

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TeachingEnglish | British Council/BBC | lesson plans, materials, activities and useful links based on contemporary United Kingdom topics and issues.

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Short Films on Topical Issues

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Schools World Service from the BBC and British Council | British Council Schools Online. These short films for both primary and secondary schools are designed to raise students' awareness of topical international stories and their effects on the lives of children. (with thanks to Graeme Hodgson for sharing)

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The myth of English as a global language | TLS

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English spelling is notoriously inconsistent, and some have gone further, calling it “the world’s most awesome mess” or “an insult to human intelligence” (both these from linguists, one American, one Austrian). Maybe this is just because


Via Nicos Sifakis, Lada Smirnova
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6 essential practices in using emerging technologies in the classroom in 2013

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Back in the day, the classrooms I taught in were basically just rooms decked out with minimal equipment...

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Electronic Village Online

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Call for Participation in TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2013 - A Project of TESOL's Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section.  January 14, 2013 - February 17, 2013. Register from Jan 7 to Jan 13, 2013.

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Blogging resumes

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Hi there… after an extended break in which I have been putting together an ebook of some re-worked past blog posts (should be available in February from The Round), I’m resuming bloggin...
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Scott's posts are always insightful and enjoyable, and his blog is highly recommended if it isn't on your reading list already.

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Disabled Access Friendly

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Disabled Access Friendly - Using #ELT to raise awareness about issues affecting people with mobility disability. Information, lesson plans and teaching ideas.

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Submission guidelines for the round | The Round

Submission guidelines for the round | The Round | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Here are our submission guidelines, for those of you interested in doing something with us.

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LearnEnglish | British Council

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Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises...
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BBC Skillswise - Quick Reads

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An introduction to Quick Reads - short, easy-to-read books by well-known authors. A really useful resource, which includes sample chapters, audio recordings of books, and PDF handouts that can be printed off or downloaded.

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Learning Technology | Nik Peachey

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News and research from around the web

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Interesting and useful collection of links about learning technology and education, curated by Nik Peachey

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Choosing and using ESOL Resources

Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make judgements about ESOL materials, and offers a first look at the ESOL Nexus website.

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