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Using Social Media for Language Learning

The video has been realized for the EU- China Year of Youth Summit 201 (May 19th, 2011, European Commission, Brussels).

 

6 young people respond in Greek, German, Luxembourgish, French, Chinese and Romanian (English subtitles) to questions such as:

 

Do you use social media in a language other than your mother tongue and why?

Which othe social media do you use?

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5 easy ways to use technology in TEFL

5 easy ways to use technology in TEFL | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

InterVue.me, Skype, Animoto, SurveyMonkey and FaceBook - simple, free tools, with lesson ideas for young adults/adults with access to technology outside class.  A good place to start with Web 2.0 for teachers who haven't yet taken the plunge.


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My English - CherryEnglish

My English - CherryEnglish | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Most popular websites chosen by pre-service primary teachers in the Academy of Nice to improve their own English skills: find sites for general language development, or for specific skills such as listening, pronunciation, or grammar.  Also links to resources in preparation for the CLES test, the new French university language certification.

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Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities

Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
English lesson plans: Free EFL/ESL lesson handouts (437 so far), online activities and handouts for teaching and learning listening.
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Very Short Stories and Verses For Children

Very Short Stories and Verses For Children | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Public domain traditional tales in simple language read at a natural pace by native speakers, plus traditional comprehension/reading activities (drag and drop, hangman, quizzes).  These would need some reworking for use with primary EFL learners in school contexts, but provide a valuable resource for teachers.

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Pertinence du tableau blanc interactif en fonction des courants pédagogiques

Petit film de classe très bien ficelé, qui montre des activités d'apprentissage scolaire qui relèvent du béhaviorisme, du cognitivisme, du constructivisme et du socio-constructivisme, le tout sans pédantisme - bravo !

 

Pour ceux qui veulent lire plus (en anglais) sur ces théories d'apprentissage et l'enseignement des langues (avec ou sans TICE) : http://bit.ly/swSEp1

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La perspective actionnelle : évolution ou révolution ? - ÉduFLE.net

La perspective actionnelle : évolution ou révolution ? - ÉduFLE.net | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Christian Rodier (http://projetbabelweb.wordpress.com/partenaires/christian-rodier/) explicite les différences entre l'approche communicative et l'approche actionnelle.


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Total ESL.com: ESL/EFL Teaching Materials

Total ESL.com: ESL/EFL Teaching Materials | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

A long list of free sites for teaching and learning English, including grade level and description.

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I hope it works!: 12 Language Learning Tips

I hope it works!: 12 Language Learning Tips | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Ronaldo Lima Jr teaches ESL in Brazil and has interests in "technology enhanced language teaching/learning."   Here is his advice for language learners.

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Top 10 Tricks to Language Learning | | Keep FluencyKeep Fluency

Top 10 Tricks to Language Learning | | Keep FluencyKeep Fluency | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

A post from a blog by French language student Payden Dallimore with advice for learners - do we agree with these?

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Movie Maker | Xtranormal

Movie Maker | Xtranormal | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Another suggestion from Dan Frost (http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielfrost), who says: 'the claim is - "If you can type, you can make movies...". Now that looks like fun...'

 

My kids tried it out on a PC - choose your characters, type in the dialogue, then save the movie and watch your actors play in your movie. Fun, plenty of characters/backgrounds to choose from, decent text-to-voice software and easy enough for a 9 year-old to figure out alone.  (One daughter was disappointed to find no Scottish accent option, so manipulated her English spelling to force something sort of north-of-the-Border, while the other chose a French option to voice her English text ... not quite what we language teachers are after ;-)

 

Relevance to language learning?  I guess we could imagine learners making short movies, typing in dialogue, then saving/sharing the resultant animated clips.  But you wouldn't make progress on your own - so I guess I should post it to my teacher education scoop.it site (http://www.scoop.it/t/telt)

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elearn Magazine: 25 Free Resources for Learning a Language Online

elearn Magazine: 25 Free Resources for Learning a Language Online | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Jane's Gems: 25 Free Resources for Learning a Language Online

 

Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, one of the most visited learning sites on the Web. In her monthly column for eLearn she shares some "gems"—useful or valuable tools, resources, and products she has unearthed for learning and performance improvement/support. In this month's column she focuses on free resources for learning how to speak a foreign language.
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Free Printables for Teachers | MES English

Free Printables for Teachers | MES English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Free Printables for Teachers - Free flashcards, worksheets, handouts and game cards to match, phonics materials, projects, games, and more all ready for download and printing.
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Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT

Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Free English tests online English grammar exercises - lots of discrete point and fill-in-the-blanks exercises, with a time limit and feedback after each answer.

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The EFL SMARTblog: Games and Quizzes

The EFL SMARTblog: Games and Quizzes | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
David Mainwood has done the smart thing and compiled a list of some 90 online games and quizzes for EFL. You can also browse his Scoop.it for individual sites.
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The sounds of English | Primlangues

The sounds of English | Primlangues | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it


Quelques sites avec des vidéos, des fichiers sons et des exercices interactifs proposés par Primlangues pour améliorer la prononciation des sons anglais par les enseignants du primaire.  L'incontournable BBC Learning English est cité, et pour la prononciation Phonetics Focus de Cambridge Online ainsi que le site Sounds of American English de l'Université de l'Iowa.

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ELL Teacher

ELL Teacher | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Use Web 2.0 applications for teaching ESL learners. Nice collection of resources for young learners.
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Learn English Through Movies

Learn English Through Movies | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Learn English Through Movies.  This looks like a nice site by the Greek language school ClubEFL: they have movie trailers with fill-in-the-blank activities based on the transcripts, links to subtitling sites and movie sites for learners, as well as fan sites.  Nice for self-study, homework or class activities with young adults and adult learners.


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Edulang - E-Training Solutions for learning English for international communication

Edulang - E-Training Solutions for learning English for international communication | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

English Addicts has a huge selection of EFL listening activities, it's available on PayWhatYouWant, and glowing testimonials are on hand (http://blog.edulang.com/have-you-heard-of-english-addicts/)

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dotSUB The Easiest Way to Add Subtitles to Videos

dotSUB The Easiest Way to Add Subtitles to Videos | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Yuli Asencion has flagged up dotSUB, an excellent video subtitling platform.  It has a nice built-in editor which allows you to create subtitles for your videos (upload or link to open-source clips).  Once you have saved a copy, you or others can translate these subtitles into other languages.  Useful, therefore, both for teachers to prepare materials - a difficult segment that learners will have difficulty following unaided, perhaps - and as a learning activity, if the learners subtitle the videos themselves.


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eflinks - Speaking

eflinks - Speaking | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

The Maria Markaki EFL school in Crete has this list of speaking resources for learners, including phonetics/phonology, tips for learners, and classroom speaking activities.

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Mingoville.com - English for Kids. Approved by Teachers.

Mingoville.com - English for Kids. Approved by Teachers. | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Children learn English as a second language with Mingoville’s online-based course featuring fun English learning games, grammar, songs, and more.
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Free Language Resources - Spoken Language

Free Language Resources - Spoken Language | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

A blog for language learning with links to sites and resources for French, Italian, German, Spanish as well as EFL.

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Educational Technology Guy: Toolkit A-Z for Education - great list of resources for educators

Educational Technology Guy: Toolkit A-Z for Education - great list of resources for educators | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Toolkit A-Z for Education is a nice listing of resources for educators. The list includes resources such as Animoto, Brainpop, Elluminate, Flipbook, Google and much, much more. Each resource has a short description next to it, including if it is free or not.

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Sites flash pour l'anglais au primaire : Académie de Grenoble

Sites flash pour l'anglais au primaire : Académie de Grenoble | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Des liens vers des sites Flash pour l'apprentissage de l'anglais choisis par l'Académie de Grenoble.

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