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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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For those of you always looking for new ways of teaching.

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Using e-books to enhance the learning experience for your students ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Using e-books to enhance the learning experience for your students ‹ Reader — WordPress.com | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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A word on Grammar: made from/of/by/with

A word on Grammar: made from/of/by/with | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Today the focus is on the verb "make" and  what it means when it collocates with four
different prepositions, namely" from","of" "by" and "with". Choosing the right preposition can be a bit tricky sometimes . I hope the explanation below helps you
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PASSING THE BARRIERS

PASSING THE BARRIERS | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A series of recent experiments carried out by psychologists reveal that it takes a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger that does not significantly change afterwards. What does it ...
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For those first lessons, the first impression can make or break your relationship with your learners.In Svetlana Kandybovich's latest post she shows us how we can strike "love at first activity".

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Do You Get "Get"? - YouTube

Boost your English & boost your career with Speak Better, Feel Great TV: La chaine pour les professionnels francophones qui n'ont pas beaucoup de temps, mais...
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Christina's helping hand in getting this pesky verb across to our learners.

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Meeting and Greeting a Visitor - Learn English With Simple English Videos - YouTube

You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Follow us on twitter as @VickiVideos so you don't...
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A brand new video from Vicki and Jay. 

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The StoryLingo Crew ✩ Storytelling in English (Episode 2) ✩ Danger! - YouTube

Learn Storytelling in English with the help of The StoryLingo Crew. A 10 part video series for young learners (of all ages). Episode 2: Danger! - Learn how t...
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Episode 2 of Story Lingo by Story Paul and Gallery Languages focusing on Danger!!!

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Phrasal verbs with BRING - Games to learn English

Phrasal verbs with BRING - Games to learn English | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A few days ago my friend Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat publised a great post called “20 Phrasal Verbs with ‘BRING’ – Let’s Explore“. I liked it so much that I contacted Shanthi and she kindly agreed to my turning her post into infographics and games. And here you can see the final result of our great …
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I am simply thrilled to have had this opportunity to collaborate with Engames on my post. What they've done with it is superb and an essential addition to your toolkit of games.

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Creating Creative Teachers - a talk for teacher trainers

Creating Creative Teachers - a talk for teacher trainers | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Creating creative teachers - a summary of the chapterHere is an extract from the latest British Council publication 'Creativity in the English Language classroom' edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey. In this chapter, Marisa Constantinides presents activities to develop teachers' creative thinking skills.'Creative thinking skills training: The basis of the practical ideas in this articleIt has been suggested that creativity or, as it is also termed, divergent production (Guilford,1967), is not a
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Performance reviews. Take them back! - a lesson plan

Performance reviews. Take them back! - a lesson plan | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
In this post I'm sharing a video-based lesson on Performance reviews that I taught today. It's based on a fragment from a QA session by career analyst Dan Pink, who you might have heard of, as his ...
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A wonderful lesson plan by Olya Sergeeva on both Business English vocabulary and listening skills.

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Baseball Idioms Part Four: Learn English with Simple English Videos - YouTube

You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com A HUGE thank you Rachel of Rachel's English, Chri...
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Vicky is back and has "stepped up to the plate" with the last part in her Baseball Idioms series.
It features some well-known ELT personalities. Great fun. 

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GIVE 'EM A BREAK

If, in the middle of the lesson, your students: Pretend to communicate with their home planet. Make a paper plane and try to get it stuck in an awkward or unreachable place. Start beat boxing. Tell...
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Svetlana's latest post is a must read for all you teachers who have experienced this at some point.

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Smashwords – PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 1) – a book by Phil Wade

Smashwords – PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 1) – a book by Phil Wade | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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I've just downloaded this. What are you waiting for?
Thanks to Phil, Adam, Cecilia, David, Mike and the fabulously creative team of ELT teachers.

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Who are they talking to?

Who are they talking to? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I realized that I wrote about classroom management on this blog only once (but have been thinking about managing large and small groups of students and participants a lot) Today I read a comment to...
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Jason Fried TED talk -Lesson Plan

Jason Fried TED talk -Lesson Plan | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Today I am sharing with you another TED talk I used in my class. I teach the listening skill and my learners are adults who are studying English for academic purposes. The lesson I designed again f...
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Joanna Malefaki's latest post.

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'Tell me about your favourite technology' - a geeky lesson plan

'Tell me about your favourite technology' - a geeky lesson plan | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
One of the questions that my learners (who are IT people) are very likely to be asked during interviews and promotion reviews is 'Tell us about your favourite technology'. But, whatever their profe...
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Olya Sergeeva's latest post is not just for geeks.

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Hit The Road, Paul! - YouTube

Hit The Road, Paul! - YouTube | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Get ready to HIT THE ROAD with me as we learn idioms & speaking patterns while driving through the city.
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Story Paul's innovative and engaging series of videos to help our learners find their way around the language of driving and travel is a must-have in your list of resources.
Brilliant, Paul. 

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Learn the Parts of Speech - Games to learn English

Learn the Parts of Speech - Games to learn English | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
For ESL students and pupils in Great Britain, India, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries, it is crucial to learn the parts of speech in English. In fact, this knowledge is very useful for EFL learners too, as it helps them get more information from dictionaries and grammar books. And as this topic is …
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A fish, a thesis and ibid: Teaching (academic) writing through drawings

A fish, a thesis and ibid: Teaching (academic) writing through drawings | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Drawing in the EFL class is something many teachers do in order to explain something like a grammar point or to have some fun like getting your learners to make a picture composition. I usually dra...
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Joanna Malefaki's latest post.

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Learning a language is tough. What is your experience?

Learning a language is tough.  What is your experience? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language is difficult, especially a language like English that in many ways is unlike other languages. What is the most difficult challenge …
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Hear, hear.

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Evidence Based EFL: Do women and men process language differently? Is it neuroscience or neurosexism?

Evidence Based EFL: Do women and men process language differently? Is it neuroscience or neurosexism? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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Debate Topics for Business English - Business English Resources

Debate Topics for Business English - Business English Resources | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Debate and Discussion topics for business English classes. Includes useful expressions for discussion and debate.
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Thank you, Ron Morrain.

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Fluency MC FREE YouTube Songbook - Fluency MC

Fluency MC FREE YouTube Songbook - Fluency MC | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Students and Teachers: Now get ALL of the lyrics Stick, Stuck, Stuck in your head!
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Fluency MC's first ever songbook is out and is a must have for any ELT teacher and learner who wants rhythm in their life!

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'The importance of being a Native English Speaker' by Stephen Bruce

'The importance of being a Native English Speaker'  by Stephen Bruce | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
#TEA: This article was originally published by Stephen Bruce on his blog here, and is republished on this website with Stephen's permission. I think here in Ireland, we have a strange relationship ...
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Forget NESTs and NNESTs. The question should be: "Are they /we good or non-good teachers?"

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Exercises To Understand Real English, part 2 - YouTube

Continuer à améliorer votre compréhension de l’anglais parlé ET votre prononciation avec 2 courts exercices de plus. Prenez du papier et un crayon et commenc...
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Christina's back!!!

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Teaching Games

Teaching Games | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
This is a growing list of games I've made, or adapted from existing games, for use with English learners. Each post includes full instructions and the files you need to print your own copies. I'd be very happy to receive some feedback if you try any of them yourself. My philosophy when making games is…
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