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Merit Teacher's Digest - Young Learners

Merit Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
“News, articles, materials and lesson plan ideas for Merit School Young Learners Teachers”
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Film English

Film English | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
by Kieran Donaghy
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The best site with lesson plans based round films by far...

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Remembering to keep students involved

Remembering to keep students involved | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Making content interesting when you teach
Image by kalexandersonThis guest post is about different ways to keep your classes interesting by keeping your students involved.
 
Being a good teacher is not merely about being good at your subject matter.
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Better use of Dialogues

The following was originally printed in KOTESOL's "The English Connection" in 2010 and was part of the "Training Notes" column that I co-wrote with Manpal Sahota.  Michael: Hello Manpal. How are yo...
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Monthly topical news lessons

Monthly topical news lessons | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Topical news items with worksheets for each level for you to use in class. Each worksheet contains vocabulary, speaking and grammar work as well as reading practice.
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FCE Speaking Exam Infographic

FCE Speaking Exam Infographic | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
After the class a week ago where my students got to grips with the speaking exam and what it entails, I asked them to write down on post-it notes the advice they would give themselves the next time they try a part of the exam.
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Vocab Swap

Vocab Swap | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is a short activity you can use to practise or revise vocabulary.  All the students are involved in speaking and actively listening and it can be used as a warmer, a game or a filler.
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Pie Protest

Pie Protest | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I made this lesson for my CPE (proficiency) class and it's centred on this article about pie-throwing protesters in Northern Spain that I read in The Guardian. The areas of the exam it practises ar...
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Just came across via @Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's Professional Development Sccop.it. Perfect for our Spain-based CPE teachers! I'll be following the hiveofactivities.wordpress.com on this Scoop.it from now on.

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The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is…

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is… | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

(Illustration © Barry Hall, cube fish media)   "It’s that time of the year again. With a fanfare and a drum roll, it’s time to announce the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year."

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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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End-of-year news quiz 2013

End-of-year news quiz 2013 | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Traditional quiz for your first lesson in 2014
By lasanta.com.ec via Flickr
[CC BY 2.0]For some reason I had a hard time coming up with news items for this year's quiz.
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Spontaneity, improvisation and teaching pronunciation

Spontaneity, improvisation and teaching pronunciation | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
In the last few years I have been exploring the role of spontaneity and improvisation in teaching, and have written and spoken about it here and there (IATEFL TD Newsletters 2009/2010; ETP issue 82, 2012 (with Alan Maley); IATEFL Conference … Continue...
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Six Quick Teamwork Games

Six Quick Teamwork Games | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Communication and positive workplace interactions are the cornerstone of any professional relationship. Whether you are communicating with a colleague
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These games don't have to be restricted to a business environment. They'd work equally well in the language classroom.

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Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Student...

Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning 21st Century Technology curated by Reena Mahay (Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and...

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Writing their way to the top: Process strategies for English language learners

Writing their way to the top: Process strategies for English language learners | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
What are some strategies for helping students with academic writing? Alice Savage, Effective Academic Writing co-author, will look at this topic in her upcoming webinar on December 10th.
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Although tagged for academic writing, this collaboartive approach to writing would work well with any groups.

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Every board tells a story?

Every board tells a story? | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a short series about teaching beginners. You can see the first and second posts here and here. This was our board at the end of the second lesson.
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Motivating Young Learners

Motivating Young Learners | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. In this week’s blog, Verissimo Toste responds to Sylwia’s blog comment about motivating young learners.
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How good a teacher are you?

How good a teacher are you? | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Robert McClarty, Head of Professional Development at OUP, gives a brief introduction to the European Profiling Grid (EPG) project to help improve the quality and effectiveness of language training.
I play golf in the most average way possible.
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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
By switching to Edmodo, I was able to shift the focus of my blog away from classroom management and towards the work of the students. Through this post, I hope to communicate some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:15 AM

Some useful tips and pointers for anyone thinking of doing some blended learning.

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Oxford TEFL - Teacher Training

"Got any free time tomorrow? In or around Barcelona?

Why not make the most of it, and attend our free teacher development workshops, from 11am to 1pm?"


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