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Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog) Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons The Guardian (blog) This is particularly interesting when there are learners who have languages other than English as their mother tongue as it allows comparison with a number of...

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EFL LINKS - Ebooks- Audio Books

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I haven't tested them all but looks like a good collection of links.

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Larissa's Languages: #100happylearningenglishdays - a challenge to improve English through social media

Larissa's Languages: #100happylearningenglishdays - a challenge to improve English through social media | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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I didn't look at this in detail but I liked the idea behind it. 

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Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners : A Journey in TEFL

Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners : A Journey in TEFL | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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1. Some of the sites listed are useful.

2. We should all be blogging (note to self!)

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Literature & Language Lessons

Literature & Language Lessons | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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TED-ED Lessons related to language and literature: something for everyone

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A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study — University of Reading — FutureLearn

A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study — University of Reading — FutureLearn | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
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What does your accent say about you? | British Council Voices

What does your accent say about you? | British Council Voices | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Are some accents better than others? English language teacher and author Richard Cauldwell examines the prejudices surrounding various English accents and the effect they can have on one's sense of self-worth.
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Not only learners but teachers themselves sometimes think some accents are more acceptable than others. This article examines why this thinking should be challenged.

 

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Exploring English: language and culture — British Council — FutureLearn

Exploring English: language and culture — British Council — FutureLearn | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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Free course from the British Council. What's not to like?

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Rogeting: why 'sinister buttocks' are creeping into students' essays

Rogeting: why 'sinister buttocks' are creeping into students' essays | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
In an attempt to get away with plagiarising their work, unscrupulous students are using a thesaurus app to ring the changes on essays copy-and-pasted from the internet. The results are often hilariously inept
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Takes plagiarism to a whole new level!

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Classroom practice - Teach students to set themselves free - news - TES

Classroom practice - Teach students to set themselves free - news - TES | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Independent thinking is a vital skill but we don’t always give it enough attention. To open minds in your classroom, try these tips
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Short article with some sound advice.

 

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The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare

The evolution of English: From Romans to Shakespeare | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Part one: The history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to the present day
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An interesting and accessible presentation about the spread of English. 

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The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Part two: the history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to the present day
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Nicely presented material on this topic. 

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.


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Great idea. An hour a week but over time will build confidence and independence.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 2, 3:25 AM

Useful if you are looking to try something new in your classroom.

Les Howard's curator insight, October 2, 7:56 AM

Interesting idea to develop autonomy and engagement.

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 2, 9:06 AM

 Mais um novo método para tornar a aprendizagem um processo apaixonante e descobridor de talentos.

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The Travelling Teachers: Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland)

The Travelling Teachers: Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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Great use of tools, interesting materials.

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So your a pedant? It's nothing to be proud of

So your a pedant? It's nothing to be proud of | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Bridie Jabour: Is there anything more tedious than grammar keyboard warriors? I doubt it
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English teachers, please note. The message is more important than the grammar! Yes, it is!

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Multilingualism, The Forum - BBC World Service

Multilingualism, The Forum - BBC World Service | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The advantages and disadvantages of speaking more than one language
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Very interesting research based topics. Especially how babies and young children can benefit from being multilingual.

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Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — University of Southampton — FutureLearn

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — University of Southampton — FutureLearn | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.
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Learning to teach - OpenLearn - Open University - LTT_0

Learning to teach - OpenLearn - Open University - LTT_0 | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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This is a free 20 hour course in 4 units:

Making sense of learning to teach

Mentoring and tutoring student teachers

Becoming a reflective practitioner

An introduction to classroom research

 

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50 Special Needs Tools

50 Special Needs Tools | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
So much available to differentiate for every student's special need. Here are 50 apps and websites: General Chrome apps--download to the Chrome browser to assist with special needs students Diction...

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, August 9, 12:35 PM

50 apps and websites.

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Back to School Again: What About ESL Classroom Management?

Back to School Again: What About ESL Classroom Management? | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Classroom management has to do with the several ways teachers find to manage everything in the classroom, including the management of themselves.

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A good refresher and useful way to think about classroom management more widely.

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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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Motivation | Premier Skills English

Motivation | Premier Skills English | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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A teacher development workshop on motivation. 

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Teachers TV: Videos - Resources - TES

Teachers TV: Videos - Resources - TES | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Find free videos from Teachers TV to view and for download. Teachers can view relevant videos on teaching and learning in early years, primary, secondary and whole school, as well as films to help with continued professional development.
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Great resource. Can be viewed online or downloaded.

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Which English? on GamesWithWords.org

Which English? on GamesWithWords.org | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
What countries have most influenced the way you speak? Take this test designed by MIT researchers and find out.
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This is an interesting quiz, based on research and using an algorithm. How it guessed I had a German influence to my native speaker English, I do not know. 

 

I found it on the English as a Lingua Franca facebook group. 

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