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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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Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 – bab.la & Lexiophiles

Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 – bab.la & Lexiophiles | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Worldwide ranking of the Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 including a short blog description and a link to every language lover.
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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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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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