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Academic English Online (QMUL)

Academic English Online (QMUL) | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

"Academic English Online is a new web-based resource of materials designed for students of Queen Mary (University of London) to develop and broaden their skills in academic English."


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Slightly outside the usual scope of this page but may be useful.

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Steve Kirk's curator insight, December 11, 2012 3:03 PM

Queen Mary's University, London, have now made available for free a set of online EAP resources for supplementary study. These were previously developed and only made availablje internally to QMUL students. The task bank is now open access.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 23, 2013 1:58 AM

This looks like a very rich resource suitable for intermediate university learners and above.  Content is divided into Writing, Reading, Speaking and Grammar, and presented in short sections with activities for learners and feedback which can be hidden or revealed.

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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There is so much in this book, that there must be something for everybody. A lot of the ideas aren't new and maybe wouldn't be though of as particularly creative. However, with so many ideas to read about, everyone will find something they can use. 

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Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions

Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Safely and securely backchannel your classroom discussions. We provide educators full control of chat activities and provide students with a tool that makes learning engaging.

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This looks useful. Lots of controls if you want to use them. Easy to use if you don't. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 9, 4:29 AM

Nice backchannel tool designed specifically for education.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 11, 7:02 PM

This looks like an extremely useful classroom tool.  (I'm hoping some of our class teachers will trial it).  There is a free usable version, but at only $15 per year for up to 50 students - the paid version is really very affordable.

The attractive thing about this tool is the high level of security it offers.  Access is restricted to the group, profanities are filtered out, and teachers are able to moderate comments.

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There are rules, and there are rules: What should we teach about how language works? | EnglishAgenda | British Council

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Yes, let's think about rules. Are there some that we can actually use? A set of good resources good with this post. 

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Useful links for CELTA

Useful links for CELTA | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year, and will continue to dominate until the same time this year. I've been building this list in my head for a while...
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2015 | IATEFL Online

2015 | IATEFL Online | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
Manchester Central, Manchester, UK
11th-14th April 2015
Pre-Conference Events & Associates' Day, 10th April 2015

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FaHim Far's curator insight, April 4, 10:54 AM

The best way is using interesting items and topics to help students enjoy learning English. For Example by using online learning strategies learners become motivated to study English.But  unfortunately the time is limited and all English teachers are not able to apply technology in their classroom.

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Skype's real-time translator – the end of language learning? | British Council

Skype's real-time translator – the end of language learning? | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Will emerging technology make language learning and teaching a thing of the past? Neil Ballantyne, the British Council's mobile learning manager, investigates.
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A plug for Skype in the Classroom ...

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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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Great illustrations! 

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unpre
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I still meet lots of people who say they can't read properly online and don't enjoy a book as much when they read it on their e-reader. Here is an insight into this.

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How to teach a young introvert

How to teach a young introvert | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of them migh...
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CLT is built on the concept of interaction. But not everyone is comfortable with it. We should bear this in mind. 

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Howard Rheingold: The Peeragogy Handbook


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Not keen on the title but it is a good resource.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 2:22 PM

Edited by Howard Rhiengold, the Peeragogy Handbook is an ongoing project using open educational resources and peer collaboration to create an ever-growing crusted archive of ideas on collaborative or ''peer" learning. 

Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, January 7, 8:21 PM

Interesting ideas!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 8, 8:44 AM

Rheingold, H. ..una historia de Trabajo Conjunta ... Howard Rheingold: El Manual Peeragogy |scoopit travéslgaretio http: //sco.lt / ...

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Larry Ferlazzo: Instructional strategies for multi-level classes of English language learners

Larry Ferlazzo: Instructional strategies for multi-level classes of English language learners | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Many schools, especially those with small English Language Learner populations, do not create separate classes for Beginners and Intermediates. What are a few instructional strategies that we can use in such an environment that provides an effective learning environment for our students and that doesn't drive the teacher insane at the same time?Here are a few:
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Good reminder of just how easy it is to differentiate effectively.

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us? Follow our time traveller on his journey through time and space.
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The abacus, the pen, paintings  - all examples of learning technologies. Lovely presentation, easy to read. 

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Onestopenglish scholarship for IATEFL 2016

Onestopenglish scholarship for IATEFL 2016 | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Celebrate 15 years of onestopenglish and 50 years of IATEFL with our 2016 scholarship! Apply now and win the chance to have your talk sponsored by onestopenglish.
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All you English teachers out there: here's your chance to come to the UK to attend a conference! Give it a try! Get writing!
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bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online.

bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online. | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mind maps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve. Businesses, universities, and other schools are using bubbl.us worldwide to generate ideas, map out processes and create presentations.
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Really nice brainstorming / mindmapping site. Also mobile version available in app store

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CELTA tip: language analysis assignment

CELTA tip: language analysis assignment | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The language analysis assignment is quite straightforward. It’s in two parts, grammar and vocabulary. You’re given a particular grammar structure or lexical items, and you have to analyse it and ex...
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Useful reminder for teachers and learners about what means to know a word.
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Learning a language? Sleep on it and you'll get the grammar - PsyPost

Learning a language? Sleep on it and you'll get the grammar - PsyPost | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
In 2006, former US president George Bush supported his embattled defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld with the words: “But I’m the decider, and I decide what ...
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Fascinating article. Another effective learning strategy. I've had a feeling about this for a long time. I sometimes dream how to solve classroom management issues or come up with good activity ideas when I'm asleep. 

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Your Learning Guide

Your Learning Guide | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced guide to learning - made by you, curated by FutureLearn. Read and share useful tips...
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Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom

Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The other day I was reading Anthony Ash's post about mobile phones and ELT. The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talk...
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Bringing pronunciation to the fore: teaching pronunciation for new teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council

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Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching — Lancaster University — FutureLearn

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching — Lancaster University — FutureLearn | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course.
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Starts 20 April. Looks very practical and relevant for those of us who want to understand more about learners with SEN

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The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses

The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

To me, Social Presence depends a lot on how participants choose to take part in an online course. Of course, it also depends on the opportunities of interaction provided during the course.


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This is so important for distance learning and too many people seem reluctant to do it.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 27, 2:01 AM

La importancia de la presencia social en los cursos en línea

david's curator insight, January 28, 3:44 PM

Is it about design or the type of learner?

Anne Fox's curator insight, February 9, 6:07 AM

And the mirror image of this is that the course design and online moderator needs to facilitate this social presence. #CCDFLITE #M_Housetraining

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Vote for your favourite website about the English language

Vote for your favourite website about the English language | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Vote for your favourite website about the English language
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Take a look at this for it's great list of websites, even if you're not interested in voting. 

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nicolaperry's curator insight, January 17, 10:54 AM

Fantastic list of websites to support you in your learning. 

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Post-CELTA professional development: what teacher education awaits you in the first five years?

Post-CELTA professional development: what teacher education awaits you in the first five years? | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
In today’s post, I’ll look at what’s in store for you as a newly qualified teacher in terms of professional development and what you can do to make the most of

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interview index

interview index | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
All the interviews on the site are listed here. You can subscribe to the audio on iTunes, or just listen or watch through the site. Each name is followed by a very brief synopsis of the main areas ...
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Great teacher training resource. 

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