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Teaching Pronunciation with Jazz Chants - TEFLVideos.com

Students use rhythmic chants to notice and produce correct stresses in sentences. Through clapping and speaking, the class learns the patterns in a fun, low-...
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Creating your own lessons on the CELTA course

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Creating your own lessons on the CELTA course
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Some good ideas and insight on making your own material from a trainee's point of view.

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ELT Demo Lesson: Vocabulary and Reading - Pre-Intermediate (16min) - YouTube

**Topic: Travel items and travel information about Australia **Aims: Vocabulary of travel items, reading for gist and detail, listening for gist and detail, ...
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How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices

How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
How should teachers use ‘authentic’ texts in class? Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts put together some valuable advice on the example of newspapers.
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how to get learners talking and capitalise on what they say

how to get learners talking and capitalise on what they say | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
NOTE: I've now combined what used to be two separate pages into one here.   I've also removed a video for a while until I find a workaround for a loading problem it was causing.   Makes things simp...
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A good description of how a Dogme lesson could work.

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Tips | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Tips | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
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Lots of useful tips for the classroom on a range of subjects

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Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT

Oxford Journals | Humanities | ELT Journal | Key Concepts in ELT | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
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Professional: adapting your language for the learner

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Advice on how to adapt your language for the learner.
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Some useful advice on language grading.

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DoS Nexus's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:45 AM

Some good advice here. Worth reading even for experienced teachers.

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Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching

Success on your Certificate Course in English Language Teaching | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
`Extremely comprehensive and well written in terms of style – accessible to the reader, but intelligent and expressing some fairly subtle concepts. Would that more ELT practitioners could do the same!
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Really useful book....

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Action_Plan.pdf

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This is a freely downloadable book from the British Council which has a lot of good practical ideas grounded in sound theory for trainees and newly qualified teachers.

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Twenty things in twenty years – Part Two: troubling trouble when trouble troubles you!

There are plenty of things that you generally don’t learn on a four-week CELTA course: how bizarre many of the staff rooms you’ll later find yourself in will be; how rife the illegal ph...
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I think that this is a really interesting blog post about some of the non-pedagogical issues you might have to deal with when teaching adults

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Planning | elt-resourceful

Planning | elt-resourceful | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Useful thoughts about planning written by Rachael Roberts...

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Dr. Rod Ellis - TESOL Written Corrective Feedback

Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is TESOL Chair of AU's Graduate School of Educ...
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Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - What about your concept questions? The famous CCQ’s

Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - What about your concept questions? The famous CCQ’s | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it

Some really useful thoughts on concept questions!

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Giving feedback to English language learners

Giving feedback to English language learners | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
IH London teachers stress the importance of listening to learners as their language develops in order to provide useful feedback.
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Thoughts on emergent language and giving helpful feedback to learners.

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Rachael Roberts - the coursebook | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Rachael Roberts - the coursebook | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
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Useful thoughts about what a course book is...

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ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry

ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
Thanks to all those who attended my workshop at this year's ETAS conference in beautiful Thun, Switzerland! For the first time, I decided not to prepare a handout for the session but summarise it h...
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Nice tips on using whiteboards (both interactive and more traditional)
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Mechanical and Communicative Grammar Practice

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Grammar Practice: Mechanical and Communicative Andrew Wright ILI International Languages Institute   Copyright not Copy Wright These notes are copyright not Copy Wright. If you would like to use th...
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Lots of ideas for communicative grammar practice and useful thoughts about form vs meaning.

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Methodology Pills No.14 Lesson Planning Check List

This is a quick check list which can be used to ensure you're planning your lessons coherently! Remember that a solid, clear and coherent lesson plan will he...
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This is a video from CELTA trainer Robert Martinez on lesson planning - he also has a whole bunch of other videos on YouTube that are great for CELTA trainees - check them out!

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English Lesson Planner

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English Lesson Planner
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Gives some helpful templates for different types of lessons.

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Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading- and, if so, how?

Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading- and, if so, how? | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
Pre-teaching vocabulary is something that many of us were taught to do on our CELTAs or other pre-service course. I hold my hand up to having trained other teachers to do it- and to having, as a re...
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A really balanced and sensible take on the subject from Rachael Roberts

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Katharine Stapleford's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:16 AM

May be of interest to CELTA trainees?

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What are we looking for? « KHBO English

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This is an interesting blog post describing a missed opportunity to use 'emergent language' (language that comes form the learners).  I think it makes a useful point.

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S is for Student-centredness

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Scott Thornbury's blog (by Scott Thornbury)
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Some food for thoughts on different levels of 'student-centred' teaching.

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Professional Development for Now and the Future (Inspired by @michaelegriffin)

Professional Development for Now and the Future (Inspired by @michaelegriffin) | Flipping the CELTA Classroom | Scoop.it
I was reading one of my favourite blogs this morning, ELT Rants, Reviews and Reflections by Mike Griffin. All of his posts stand out, but one particularly stood out, called Next Step(s) in Professi...
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Really useful ideas on ways to continue to develop after your training course...

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Teaching is bread making

Recently I started baking my own bread. Partly because it’s cheaper than buying shop bought bread, but mostly because I love fresh baked bread. It’s a bit of a morning ritual: come down...

 

Some interesting (and true!) thoughts here 

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Scott Thornbury on Repetition in English Language Teaching

Author Scott Thornbury talking about the use of Repetition in English language teaching. For more information see www.macmillanenglish.com/methodology.
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