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Prepare for Success: free resources fom eLanguages.ac.uk

Prepare for Success: free resources fom eLanguages.ac.uk | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Learning toolkit for international students preparing to study in the UK developing by eLanguages at the University of Southampton.

 

Material on English for Academic Purposes (academic writing, listening to lectures, study skills), plus modules on culture and student life.

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Authentic Second Language Communication

Authentic Second Language Communication | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
With developing language proficiency in mind, this topic explores authentic resources to promote second language practice and mastery...
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Top 10 Language Acquisition Videos | Voxy Blog

Top 10 Language Acquisition Videos | Voxy Blog | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in Linguistics has only been around for about 90 years, which makes it a newborn baby compared to “more traditional” areas of science and psychology. Though it’s a relatively new player on the scientific school yard, SLA has already garnered mountains of research, insights into learning, and cunning theories that unravel some of the mysteries of language. Today, we present our top picks for most interesting and stimulating videos on SLA and Language Learning.
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Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)

Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Charles Kelly has maintained his EFL learners' site for years, accumulating an impressive collection of resources for self-study.

 

"A free study site for English as a Second Language (ESL) students with games, quizzes, puzzles, MP3 files with transcripts, listening practice, pronunciation practice, etc."

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Plenary session by Adrian Underhill | Glasgow Online

Plenary session by Adrian Underhill | Glasgow Online | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Adrian Underhill, TEFL trainer and materials writer (pronunciation), on "mess" and "progress" at this year's IATEFL conference in Glasgow (March 2012).


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Scrabbin - Tandem Partner Language exchange

Scrabbin - Tandem Partner Language exchange | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Find a tandem partner to practice a foreign language...

 

Learn a language from native speakers around the world for free!

Practice with a language exchange

Meet new people from around the world

Learn about other cultures

 

Scrabbin is 100% free"

 

It's the last sentence that caught my eye - has anyone tried this?

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Free Technology for Teachers: AudioViator - Free Audio Tours of Cities and Landmarks

Free Technology for Teachers: AudioViator - Free Audio Tours of Cities and Landmarks | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"AudioViator is an excellent collection of audio tours of cities and landmarks all over the globe."

 

An interesting idea for listening comprehension, though a bit thin on Europe and the quality on the Colisseum tour I listened to was spotty. 

 

Richard Byrne suggests: "You could also use the audio tour files as part of a Google Earth tour. For example, you could take the Mount Rushmore audio file then have students create a visual tour in Google Earth to match the audio tour."


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Great resources for Conversation Classes

Great resources for Conversation Classes | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Here's a menu of lesson ideas, lesson plans, warmers, fillers, prompts, and more for EFL / ESL CONVERSATION CLASSES." 

 

From EFL teacher in Spain Willy Cardoso, who blogs on ELT issues here http://authenticteaching.wordpress.com/


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Language Magazine » Fun and Free World Language Learning

Language Magazine » Fun and Free World Language Learning | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Traci Andrighetti suggests five ways to learn languages, from mobile apps through public service websites and television to new community networks like LiveMocha ...


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Pronunciation Coach

Pronunciation Coach | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
ESL pronunciation for learners of American English. Get tips and advice, or submit questions to help you learn to pronounce English better.

 

Laura Elias is a language teacher with Master’s degrees in ESL and Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She has 20 years' experience working with Spanish learners of English, and her website offers text and audio explanations and examples of tricky areas of American English pronunciation for Spanish speakers.


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12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow

12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"I thought I'd put together a short list of who I consider to be the most profilic and authoritative bloggers on the topic of languages and language learning at present," says Donovan Nagel of the Mezzofanti Guild, a self-described online community of serious language learners.

 

Mostly anglophone learners of other languages, so perhaps more suited to advanced EFL learners for tips and inspiration ...


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Comaudio Online

Comaudio Online | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Listen to songs, poems, speeches, stories and the weekly news while reading the texts on your screen. Do cloze tests and play hangman games.

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Learning languages through Social Media?

Learning languages through Social Media? | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Short videos, audio posts and blogs by students from different language backgrounds explaining how they use their languages in various social media. 

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6 Free Tools to Easily Cite Resources for Students and Researchers

6 Free Tools to Easily Cite Resources for Students and Researchers | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Here are some free tools to help you learn how to include citations in your research papers...
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CursusMundus : un site pour la mobilité internationale - Le site de l'Association des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes

CursusMundus : un site pour la mobilité internationale - Le site de l'Association des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
L'APLV a interviewé Mehdi Guillon, le créateur de CursusMundus.
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Sandy Millin - Go online: getting your students to use Internet resources

Sandy Millin - Go online: getting your students to use Internet resources | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Sandy Millin says "Ultimately, we shouldn’t force our students to use technology if they don’t really want to. It doesn’t suit everyone. However, if we at least show them what’s out there and give them the chance to experiment with it, students can make their own decisions about whether or not to use the tools."

 

A good selection of tools and activities for students to exploit in class and out, with computers, tablets, or smart phones.


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...already using it!

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Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap

Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Nick Peachey for uncovering this simple and effective free screen-sharing solution that works seamlessly across PCs and Macs.

 

Key features:

Two-click instant screen sharing for first time users

One-click instant screen sharing for visitors who have previously granted permission to our applet

No accounts required

No application install to view a screen

Works on any connected mobile or tablet device with a browser

The basic version is Free, and always will be

 

Screenleap works by using Java and by providing you with a unique URL which you then send or share with your invitees. As soon as they go that URL they start seeing your screen.

 

"With Screenleap, there’s nothing to install, provided Java is already present on the host’s computer, and sessions can be viewed from any device with a browser, including smartphones and tablets." (Source: http://blog.screenleap.com/)

 

Visual tutorial on how it works: http://www.screenleap.com/learn

 

Try it out now: http://www.screenleap.com/


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A video pronunciation dictionary with usage examples

A video pronunciation dictionary with usage examples | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"How to pronounce words (and use them)

A video-based pronunciation dictionary with usage examples.

 

Most dictionaries provide audio pronunciations of words to help learners. It's rare, however, to find videos that are tagged and time-stamped for learning pronunciations, allowing learners to jump to times when a given word is used by a speaker. We see tagged videos not only helping in learning how to pronounce a word, but they could also be effective in illustrating word usage and certain cultural concepts."

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Sayings/Quizzes

Sayings/Quizzes | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Proverbs and Sayings Quizzes

240 questions and answers

 

Try these fun quizzes to check your understanding of English sayings and proverbs. You can choose from random numbered quizzes or quizzes categorized by the underlying subject of the sayings. There are 240 questions, with 10 questions in each quiz set. Answers are available online."

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Two professors of communication tackle the interface between curating and teaching.  Of course this is easier if you're teaching communication, since the medium is the message. 

 

For my concerns - teaching foreign languages and training FL teachers - it's clear that there are links between what I curate and what and how I teach: I put things on this Scoop.it for later use in class, and share my students' findings on here too.  And setting the students loose in social media helps them understand the field and become more independent professionals.

 

But I still fear that in the headlong rush forward to find, scoop, post and tweet, the reflective part of the educational enterprise may get trampled underfoot.


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How Cartoons Help You Learn Another Language | Francis Tapon | Big Think

How Cartoons Help You Learn Another Language | Francis  Tapon | Big Think | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Tips for independent language learners
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Introduction to Teaching Pronunciation Workshop - Adrian Underhill (COMPLETE)

'Introduction to teaching pronunciation' video by Adrian Underhill (1 hour video)


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Digital Learning Day : Showcase ( Flipped Classroom)

Digital Learning Day : Showcase ( Flipped Classroom) | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Examples of teachers and schools using technology and digital learning in the classroom.  This page seeks to highlight some of those teachers who are ahead of this wave of innovation in their classrooms as a showcase to give you ideas.


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RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings

RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"The world's leading website for copyright-free English classics and audio clips! Thousands of famous texts and recordings (memorable quotes, poems, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, drama, nursery rhymes, stories from around the world)."

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English Online France - Movie Trailers: Free EFL / ESL Listening exercises

English Online France - Movie Trailers: Free EFL / ESL Listening exercises | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Glenys Hanson and Ann Pochard at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon have listening exercises based on movie trailers, created with WebRhubarb shareware (http://www.cict.co.uk/textoys/index.php).

 

Learners can watch the trailer embedded in the webpage, transcribe what they hear using letters already provided and a Cambridge dictionary look-up link, get help, and an answer key.


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