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How To Create Doodle Videos For Language Teaching

How To Create Doodle Videos For Language Teaching | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Animated doodle videos can be a powerful tool for teaching languages. Find out how you can create professional animated doodles without being an artist or buying expensive equipment
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How prepared are you for your lesson?

How prepared are you for your lesson? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Does a prepared teacher always have detailed lesson plans? This week, Chia looks at what it means to be a prepared teacher and considers ten ways of doing so.
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Mentorship: Meaningful Professional Development

Mentorship: Meaningful Professional Development | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
New teachers describe being a new teacher as terrifying, overwhelming and nerve-wracking. Mentorship is a way to move new teachers from surviving to thriving.
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How to prepare students for international communication | British Council

How to prepare students for international communication | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Chia Suan Chong, winner of the British Council's Teaching English blog award, offers three strategies to help students use English in international environments.
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Sources of Feedback in the Classroom - EFL Magazine

Sources of Feedback in the Classroom - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Sources of Feedback.One of the most important things to a positive career in education is professional development—essential to maintaining a high standard.
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3 Mistakes Online Teachers Make with their Email Marketing

3 Mistakes Online Teachers Make with their Email Marketing | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
From the moment you become an online teacher, email marketing never leaves you. At first you realize that finding students online isn't as easy as those websites tell you, and regardless of their
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A must-follow training session for ALL independent online teachers.
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Native and Non-native Speaker Teachers: Prejudice, Privilege, and a Call to Action

Native and Non-native Speaker Teachers: Prejudice, Privilege, and a Call to Action | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
When I worked in a private language school in London, I had a colleague - let's call her Paulina - who stayed late every evening. I would see Paulina preparing lessons and grading papers as if her life depended on it. She was always the last to leave the school and often the first to arrive…
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5 (out of 12) ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally

5 (out of 12) ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
In her blogpost this week, Chia Suan Chong provides a handful of strategies that native speakers can use to facilitate more effective international communication with non-native speakers.
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A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while.  You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when stud
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Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 – Color Blind Friendly Charts

Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 – Color Blind Friendly Charts | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Back in January, Joanna Malefaki from My ELT Rambles asked me if there was a way to customize charts so that they were more color blind friendly. She wanted to create charts that weren't just based on color. She wanted to incorporate lines, dots and patterns. So, Joanna and I ended up collaborating for some time; emailing…
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Weichao (Vera) Chen's curator insight, April 19, 4:28 PM
I found a few useful tips from this posting. And you?
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Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen
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A Guessing Game to Practise Questions

A Guessing Game to Practise Questions | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Are you in the mood for a game?

Lots of learners find it difficult to ask questions in English and these little particles called “auxiliaries” are the ones to blame; hard to believe that such tiny things cause so much trouble, but the fact that students need to remember when and how to use them-
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5 reasons why native speakers need to learn to speak English internationally

5 reasons why native speakers need to learn to speak English internationally | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
In the first part of a new series, Chia Suan Chong looks at the concept of 'international English' and considers why native speakers should be speaking it...
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TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL”

TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China. But you won’t have the time to design lesson plans with worksheets and handouts around these videos. If it is so, this post will…
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A wonderful time-saver from Svetlana. Thanks so much.
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Devin Eatmon's curator insight, March 29, 8:35 AM
A wonderful time-saver from Svetlana. Thanks so much.
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Job Offers you Can Resist: 5 Tips for Teacherpreneurs

Job Offers you Can Resist: 5 Tips for Teacherpreneurs | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
As a teacherpreneur you might get occasional job offers that will look so luxurious and promising. Here's how to weed them out and focus on what you want.
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Zero Resource Classroom #1 – Heart ELT

Zero Resource Classroom #1 – Heart ELT | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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The new post from Heart ELT - teachers teaching from the heart.
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School
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Email marketing strategy for online teachers - Elena Mutonono

Email marketing strategy for online teachers - Elena Mutonono | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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12 Ways to Incorporate Global Issues into Your Classroom

12 Ways to Incorporate Global Issues into Your Classroom | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
As usual, the world is in crisis. Ecological catastrophes, wars, corruption scandals, financial meltdowns, and politicians with bad hair. Do we keep our classroom insulated from these issues or do we incorporate them? For those inclined to the latter, here are some ways to do it.   1. Show & tell (who, where, when, what,…
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6 Ways Teaching English as a Foreign Language Enriches Life by Victoria Landa

6 Ways Teaching English as a Foreign Language Enriches Life by Victoria Landa | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
This week we are very happy to share a post by a new guest blogger on the BELTA blog – Victoria Landa. Victoria reminds us of why we love being English teachers. Can you think of any more way…
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SOLE – does it work with adult language learners?

SOLE – does it work with adult language learners? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
When Sugatra Mitra introduced the ELT world to his concept of the SOLE (self-organised learning environment) at IATEFL 2014, half of the audience stood up and walked out while the other half were s…
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Let creativity into the language class

Let creativity into the language class | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The language classroom is the obvious place to let imagination run free
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Luis Ocampo's curator insight, April 21, 10:12 PM
We as English teachers need to be aware of the importante of introducing creativity in the language classroom in order to help students to express their identity and to use language in a creative way. Let's take a look at this interesting article!
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Talking about INCLUSION at #IATEFL

Talking about INCLUSION at #IATEFL | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
IATEFL held its second Web Conference in 2015. Susan Hillyard and I delivered a talked on Inclusive Education. You can watch the recording here After the talk we had an interactive panel discussion moderated by Phil Dexter, Priscila Maiteni, Susan Hillyard and me -  here This year there is a New Proposed IATEFL SIG –…
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Peer-Taught Phrasal Verbs

Peer-Taught Phrasal Verbs | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Image credit: teaching.berkeley.edu Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio I’m running the Barcelona Half-Marathon dressed as David Bowie to raise money for Cancer Research, sponsor me here: https://www.justgiving.com/Timothy-Warre/ This is a vocabulary lesson originally designed for higher levels (C1+) but the method can be adapted for any level and any set of vocabulary. The idea is that students…
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The Hypnos

The Hypnos | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I had a conversation with my 8-year old son at lunch today. He talked about really missing a classmate of his who has just moved to Brazil - being in a bilingual school with children from all over the world, he has regularly had to confront this experience of friends suddenly moving far away because…
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Phil Wade Interviews: Ron Morrain - EFL Magazine

Phil Wade Interviews: Ron Morrain - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Ron Morrain is the Director of Studies at the Language Learning Center Duisburg. He has been active in Human Resource Management and Development for over 30 years, and is also a lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His active schedule additionally includes corporate training, executive coaching, and teacher training throughout Germany.
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