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47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we’ve been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is love? How can I know anything at all?
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 17, 2015 2:35 AM

Ultra-short, beautifully put together. Excellent teaching resource

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Dreamreader.net

Dreamreader.net | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Easy English, Interesting English, Fun English, Practical English, Academic English

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:36 AM

Texts and comprehension questions.

natasha sharma's curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:41 AM

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How to Listen

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A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound.
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 30, 2014 4:57 AM

Food for thought in an era of multi-tasking and intuitive tools ...

Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:34 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Poplingual: The Best of the Language Learning Web--

Poplingual: The Best of the Language Learning Web-- | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Poplingual.com curates and aggregates the best of the web about language teaching and learning.

There is too much information out there, and it helps to have a a friend as a guide. My students and I have prepared Poplingual to be our “go-to” site for information about language learning and teaching. We hope you will join us!

And if you have any suggestions or links, send them on!

Joseph Poulshock, PhD

Editor, BeeOasis.com

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Listings of recent posts on popular sites for ESL/EFL learners and their teachers

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Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post

Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

“Extensive Watching“. I’d like to outline this important concept for language learning here and get your own feedback, opinion, thoughts. (and this compliments what I’ve also termed, “Narrow Watching“.

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Why watching your favourite series can help you learn English.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:03 PM

My colleague Geoff Sockett at the University of Strasbourg has been looking at this as part of informal learning http://prismelangues.u-strasbg.fr/uploads/media/Eurocall_handout_01.pdf  Interesting and important topic - what are learners getting out of this type of exposure to English, and is there a role for teaching to help them get more?

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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.

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Steve Button's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:53 PM

I haven't tried this, but it could be interesting. Any comments?

Stephanie Scarce's curator insight, March 28, 2015 1:42 PM

reading

Ruby Kupsho's curator insight, August 4, 2015 9:34 PM

Great supplement for ESL students!

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Twinvox

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Ricard Garcia:
Here's a good site for those who care about speaking! Excellent service where people can share their communicative skills as native speakers of a language as they share a good time with someone else who is willing to learn that language through a videochat within the twinvox platform. Find peers and start sharing your skills and learning for free from someone else the language you want to learn. Good initiative, indeed!
Via Ricard Garcia
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Homework (an #eltchat summary): Sandy Millin

Homework (an #eltchat summary): Sandy Millin | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

#eltchat summary from August 2011


Via TeachingEnglish
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Very comprehensive summary of all aspects of the vexed question of homework, including sample activities, links, and videos.  Plenty to think about here.

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Podcast: Serial

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A new podcast from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.
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Totally gripping 12-episode true-life podcast.  Suitable for higher level learners.

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English e-books: Graded readers

Adapted e-books, various authors, genres, levels

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 5, 2014 2:42 AM

Lots of titles available in a variety of formats.  Some language errors in the book descriptions but the actual texts I looked at seem OK.  Copyright?

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:56 AM

Great site for students

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TEFL Matters: Are you a Good Language Learner?

TEFL Matters: Are you a Good Language Learner? | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Good Language Learners …Can work well with others in the class/group/teamWill not feel pressure or anxious about learning a foreign languageNever feel  shy or inhibited about using L2Look for every available opportunity to use the target language in and out of class
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Marisa Constantinides summarises findings of some older learner studies. 

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Some user-friendly concordance ideas

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Although corpora are now widely used in putting together ELT Dictionaries, and increasingly used in writing ELT materials, it is still rare, I think, for corpora, and especially for concordances to...
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Nice post on using corpora for ELT without being a corpus linguist or a tech whiz.

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Stanislav Okhvat's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:09 AM

A nice introduction to corpora and concordance tools and how they are useful in teaching languages and, by extension, translation.

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22 Great Posts For Language Learners from 2012 | The Everyday Language Learner

Aaron G Myers presents an annotated list of posts language learning bloggers which he found inspirational in 2012.

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During a week of phonetics orals for EFL students at my university, it's nice to see more ideas to help learners get out there and make progress ...

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JustTheWord

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Just The Word collocations - helps you in writing English. Type a word and get collocations and associated expressions.


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Poetry and the Art of Teaching Practice

Poetry and the Art of Teaching Practice | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Have you forgotten the way to my hut?
Each evening, I wait for the sound of your footsteps
But they are never there."

EFL teacher and trainer Anthony Gaughan describes a rewarding writing lesson based on the above haiku poem.

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