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Learn English Grammar: Possessive Pronouns with Nas

Learn English Grammar: Possessive Pronouns with Nas | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
“The World Is Yours” is the third single from Nas‘s debut album Illmatic, released a month after the album.
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 Hope you find this round-up of articles, lesson plans and other tit-bits for language teachers useful. Skim through the items and click on the ones that interest you. If you want to get a daily summary sent straight to your email, then click on 'follow'. If you've got any links you want to share, just click on 'suggest'. Enjoy!

 

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IATEFL

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Loads of talks and interviews still available online...

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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

Via Director Of Young Learners
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Drilling

To most English language teachers, drilling is perhaps one of the most detested and underused skill. Inexperienced teachers often do not see the point to drilling. They may not drill for fear of boring their students stiff as they believe they should be filling their classroom time with more interesting activities. One thing is for certain: the total absence of drilling, or drilling ineffectively, will always result in students getting embarrassed when practice activities are botched and teachers getting frustrated because target language is not mastered and lesson aims not achieved.

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Wikipedia for Kids! Search Wikipedia with Google SafeSearch for Kids!

Wikipedia for Kids! Search Wikipedia with Google SafeSearch for Kids! | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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Sentence Stems - The Teacher Toolkit

Sentence Stems - The Teacher Toolkit | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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This technique gives students the opportunity to respond in the form of a complete sentence to effectively communicate. Sentence stems provide scaffolding to help students get started in speaking or writing without the added pressure of thinking about how to correctly formulate a response.

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Get Students Using Different Words

Get Students Using Different Words | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
In fifth grade my teacher Ms. Sipe outlawed “four letter words.” She wasn’t referring to swearing; she didn’t want us to use words like: good, nice, or tall. She thought we could use better words:  noble, pleasant, or towering.
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I also remember a teacher banning us from using 'nice'.  Which is probably why I use it so much nowadays. Anyway, this is a nice little idea...

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How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices

How to use newspaper articles in language class | British Council Voices | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
How should teachers use ‘authentic’ texts in class? Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts put together some valuable advice on the example of newspapers.

Via Jo Gakonga
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Pas Cap (A spelling game)

Pas Cap (A spelling game) | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Copyright © 2014 Emma Gore-Lloyd
I loved this game when I was learning French at school (probably because I was really good at it) and was delighted to be able to use it in class yesterday. I know it as Pas Cap (short for Pas Capable?
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Methodology: teaching large classes

Methodology: teaching large classes | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Tips and suggestions for teaching large classes.
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I was looking for ideas on choral drilling but instead was amazed by the sizes of the classes talked about in this article. I'll never complain again about having 15 students in a class. 

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Teaching Students with attention, concentration and hyperactivity difficulties – how to stop those spinning tops

Teaching Students with attention, concentration and hyperactivity difficulties – how to stop those spinning tops | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Marie Delaney is a teacher, trainer, educational psychotherapist, and author of ‘Teaching the Unteachable’ (Worth).
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Wooden Spoon Speculations

Wooden Spoon Speculations | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Copyright © 2014 Emma Gore-Lloyd
I found this game on a party games website sometime a couple of years ago. It’s a guessing game that works well in a class of students who are fairly comfortable with each other and have a good sense of humour.
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Friends in the classroom!

Friends in the classroom! | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
A new ELT activity in this virtual Central Perk every Sunday!
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I'm not a big fan of Friends but I reckon some teachers are...

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IATEFL Webinars

IATEFL Webinars | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

Monthly webinars from IATEFL.

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First Kiss

First Kiss | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This Lesson plan is designed a short film titled First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva and the theme of doing something for the first time. Students speak about experiences and doing something for the first time, write and watch a short film and a video.
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IATEFL

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It IS ok to teach grammar. Ignore those voices that tell you that you have to communicate the whole time. It really is ok to do 'traditional' exercises and drills. Students want them, need them and learn from them. The question is: how do we make them genuinely engaging, challenging and valuable? The answer? Demand high. Aim for 'upgrade'. 

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I haven't watched this yet - too busy - but it looks interesting and I'll certainly be watching it soon.

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An ELT Notebook: Teaching Polite Requests : Part One

An ELT Notebook: Teaching Polite Requests : Part One | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

The first part of this article on teaching polite requests will look at why students often have difficulty with the area and the elements we need to be focusing on. In the second part, we'll look at a sample lesson plan for the area.

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Jonathan's English: Language learning and Mind Mapping

Jonathan's English: Language learning and Mind Mapping | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

Can mind maps help you to learn a language? This article will explain why mind maps are useful to anyone wishing to learn a new language and will also show you how to use mind maps in language learning.

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Following and Giving Directions: Using the Imperative

Following and Giving Directions: Using the Imperative | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
In any language, a person must give and follow directions whether it is in a cab, when explaining a process, or giving instructions. The following activities will give your ESL students an o
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Creating your own computer games: bringing compulsive learning to the classroom

Creating your own computer games: bringing compulsive learning to the classroom | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Thanks to Simon Hadley for this great guest post all about creating your own computer games to use with students.
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Writing

Writing | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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Check out our new Scoop.it dedicated to teaching writing in EFL classes. Topics include how to stimulate writing with online tools, writing processes, error correction and more! Have a look and follow us for regular updates.

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'Antisocial' Networking

'Antisocial' Networking | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

A listening and vocabulary lesson about social media, for adult English language students and teens. Watch a short video, learn some useful new vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice test to check for understanding. Part of a free series of online lessons about technology and social media use.


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7 Tricks To Help Remember New Words Quickly & Easily

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100 words

100 words | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Following on from the class I wrote about in the last post , I received this piece of homework from one of the students.  I’ve added the photo as it’s one of my favourite beaches too – cows and all!
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Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time looking at different web-based tools and apps and thinking about if and how they can be used for learning. Sometimes it takes some thought and at other times it’s really obvious.

Via Nik Peachey
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Anthony MARTINS de NOBREGA's curator insight, March 20, 5:26 AM

un exemple des apports de la technologie à la simplification de l'apprentissage

David Baker's curator insight, March 20, 12:27 PM

I am sharing this with several ELL teachers I work with.  I see this as a tool of potential for our secondary learners as they will have an iPad over the next few years as a part of our 1:1.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 3, 9:20 PM

Organize vocabulary...

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Audacity- Every Teacher Should Learn To Digital Audio Record (Part 1: Getting Started)

Audacity- Every Teacher Should Learn To Digital Audio Record (Part 1: Getting Started) | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
  Before I delve into the content of this post...I want to share this video created by students at Robin Hood primary school in Birmingham. This video sums up the purpose of this post...or act...
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I was looking for something on using recorded reading texts in the classroom and I came across this article. It's a few years old now but there are some good ideas here and well worth reading and watching the videos.

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