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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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Interview about Dogme with Scott Thornbury

As a follow-up to a discussion that was held at #breltchat about Dogme, the moderators of the chat had the chance to interview 5 people on their views about Dogme.

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Unplugged tips: learner dictionaries

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This is going to be a mini series of posts on some tips and tricks for people thinking of moving in an unplugged direction with their teaching. These will be things that you can use, both physical objects you might take into the classroom or activities to make the most out of whatever you are doing...

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The Road to Teaching Unplugged

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English Raven.This page is set up to provide an accessible ongoing archive of posts and resources I've gathered on this blog relevant to the notion of teaching unplugged...

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Dogme Discussion List

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For a pedagogy of bare essentials - with special reference to the teaching of English as a foreign or second language.

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TeachingEnglish Radio | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

TeachingEnglish Radio | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Teacher development podcasts, accompanied by a two-page support sheet.

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20 steps to teaching unplugged

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TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Luke Meddings builds a picture of teaching unplugged in this seminar, filmed at the British Council in London earlier in 2011.

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The Dogme Blog Challenge: Kalinago English

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I am going to lay down a challenge where we will attempt together to take a deeper look into some of the specific points Meddings and Thornbury have been trying to teach us through their book Teaching Unplugged...

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Teaching Unplugged, with Luke Meddings

Teaching Unplugged on the banks of Faaker See in Carinthia Austria - Open your book, page 32, the Sounds of Silence, using your surroundings as stimulus... (with thanks to Mark Andrews for the video) - Click on the link below for an edited, updated version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ8Ftpck2II

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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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Teaching Unplugged - Scott Thornbury

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Some key articles and book extracts that either have fed into the Dogme ELT discussion group or have been written by members of the group, and which underpin the thinking behind Teaching Unplugged.

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Unplugged Action Reseach Group

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I had always assumed that promotions were a good thing. You know – more money, more job freedom, more responsibility – all good stuff. And at the outset, my experiences matched my expectation...
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T is for Technology « An A-Z of ELT

T is for Technology « An A-Z of ELT | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

There was a good deal of whooping and hollering after the ELTJ debate at the IATEFL Conference in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. And, in the face of Alan Waters’ well-argued, but somewhat lacklustre critique, Nicky Hockly deservedly won a healthy round of applause for her feisty defence of educational technologies...

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Is dogme possible for beginners

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eltchat transcript /This is the transcript of the 12.00BST eltchat held on 03.08.2011 on Dogme and beginners

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Six Big Ideas and One Little One

Six Big Ideas and One Little One: A Discussion with Scott Thornbury MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | http://www.newschool.edu/matesol ...
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Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter

TESOL President Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter on reflective practice and blogging.
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