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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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Diary of a Creative Writing Teacher 7 « Malu Sciamarelli

Diary of a Creative Writing Teacher 7 « Malu Sciamarelli | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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My #YoungerTeacherSelf post for @joannacre's blog challenge

My #YoungerTeacherSelf post for @joannacre's blog challenge | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Joanna Malefaki has created an amazing blog challenge, where teachers write to their younger selves, called the #YoungerTeacherSelf blog challenge. What a great idea and what lovely posts we have r...
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Vicky's latest post and advice to her younger self.

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D is for Dictation

D is for Dictation | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
In my role as Handbooks editor, I recently had an interesting email exchange on the subject of dictation. Not about its value as a classroom activity so much as what exactly it is valuable for. Whe...
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Scott Thornbury asks: "Do you use dictation?"

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Learn the collocations with have

Learn the collocations with have | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Jason R. Levine produces some of the best videos for teaching and learning English online. You probably know his super famous rap on irregular verbs. However, for this post we agreed to create materia...
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Learn the collocations with have.

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How to get started as an online teacher of English | British Council

How to get started as an online teacher of English | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Have you thought about teaching English online? Emma Segev, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award, gives some practical tips to get started.
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This article has a good resource of information if you decide to teach English online. Have a look and start your lessons with thousand people around the world.

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How to learn? From mistakes

How to learn? From mistakes | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes.

(Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
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"Learning has to include an amount of failure because failure is instructional".

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Is your E-Learning going to be quality? Ask yourself three questions

Is your E-Learning going to be quality? Ask yourself three questions | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The online world is full of bright ideas and complex notions about what makes E-Learning good/better/best. For fully online learning to represent genuine quality, to me it boils down to three essential ingredients. To start with, anyway.Is the teacher any good?Some may need to even scale that question back one step to: "Is there a teacher?"  If there isn't one and you're hoping learning miracles will happen purely through the interaction of learners with content, personally I think you
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A very thought-provoking post by Jason Renshaw.

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Free Teachers' Online Conference - Friday 8th May #IHTOC7

Free Teachers' Online Conference - Friday 8th May #IHTOC7 | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The annual International House Teachers Online conference is taking place over this weekend and it's a great opportunity for teachers to drop in and take part in this free event. On Friday 8th, 10....
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A note for your diary.

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My one-to-one student just wants to chat

My one-to-one student just wants to chat | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
So, after planning a lesson tailored to the needs of the individual student, all they seem to want to do is have a chat. You start to wonder if it is worth planning the lesson at all.   Then there’...
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Making those chats productive with your 1-1 learners. Glad to know that I've been on the right track.

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Finding Their Voice (and all that jazz)

Finding Their Voice  (and all that jazz) | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Helping students develop their own voice isn't always easy. Here are some ideas and reasons to help.
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Let's help our learners find their own voice. I am all for that.
This is a must read post by Rob Howard. Inspiring. 

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Garnet Education Blog | Student journals in EAP: When, how and why?

Garnet Education Blog | Student journals in EAP: When, how and why? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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Joanna Malefaki's guest post.

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'Try to do' or 'Try doing'? Learn English with Simple English Videos - YouTube

You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com Many thanks to Kathy Fagan for appearing in this ...
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Another great video from Vicki Hollett helping to unravel those subtle differences in English.

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The Freelance Teacher - EFL Magazine

The Freelance Teacher - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The Freelance Teacher by EFL Magazine. Check out our great, free resources for English language teaching. See more details about it on EFL Magazine.
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Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 30, 7:22 AM

Free resources for English language teachers.

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In the Air

In the Air | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, one of us took a flight on a low-cost Turkish airline and found out that they’re famous for their in-flight safety videos. Given that most people have heard the standard instructio...
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Ever listen to those in-flight safety instructions given either face to face or via video when you fly? You'll be surprised how much material there is for a lesson. Thanks to All at C

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Rosa Pineyro's curator insight, May 20, 10:35 PM
Buenas noche:En primer lugar quiero agradecer su contacto.Rosa Piñeyro,la saluda muy cordialmente.
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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"Germans know where they're going". My German friends, do you agree? A fascinating read.

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The StoryLingo Crew ✩ Storytelling in English (Episode 1) ✩ Just Another Day - YouTube

Learn Storytelling in English with the help of The StoryLingo Crew. A 10 part video series for young learners (of all ages). Episode 1: Just Another Day - Le...
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Story Paul has started a new series with Gallery Teachers entitled Storytelling in English. 
This is episode one.
Enjoy! 

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Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals

Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
This week I have been thinking about setting achievable goals for class discussions, so I turned to an old classroom favourite. Tic-Tac-Toe (also known as Noughts and Crosses) is a very versat...
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What does it take to be an English language teacher in Brazil? | Richmond Share

What does it take to be an English language teacher in Brazil? | Richmond Share | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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Miss or Lose? Learn English with Simple English Videos - YouTube

You can see this video with a clickable transcript at our video website: http://www.SimpleEnglishVideos.com We also make videos for organizations - promotion...
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Another excellent video from Vicki Hollett.

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The Travelling Teachers: Blogging in the classroom - after two years I weigh the pros and cons of my "teacher blog" (...and create a "students blog")

The Travelling Teachers: Blogging in the classroom - after two years I weigh the pros and cons of my "teacher blog" (...and create a "students blog") | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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From teacher's blog to student's blog.

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Errors to Avoid on Your American Resumé - YouTube

Evitez les erreurs les plus répandues dans la rédaction de votre CV américain. Education, expériences professionnelles, langues--comment les présenter et ce ...
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Invaluable tips from Christina on how we can help our learners avoid mistakes on completing their CVs/resumes when applying for jobs in the States. Particularly helpful to European clients.

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IATEFL Manchester 2015: The ones I missed

IATEFL Manchester 2015: The ones I missed | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
For various reasons, not least the sheer size of the conference, there were various talks I missed during IATEFL. Thanks to the power of the internet, I've managed to catch up with some of them thr...
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Sandy Millin's latest post on #iatefl2015

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Non-Native Speakers of English need not apply

Non-Native Speakers of English need not apply | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A while ago I wrote a post where I argued that the preferential hiring of Native Speaking English Teachers is discriminatory, and having made my case I thought that there would be no reason to revi...
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Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, May 3, 9:12 AM

Perhaps it would be better to ask for "Linguistic proficiency at a native-speaker level" in professional job adverts in the teaching industry?

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What's Your Story? - Learning a Language as an Adult by Katie Burgess

What's Your Story? - Learning a Language as an Adult by Katie Burgess | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I had my share of language learning experience as a child. This is the time when you don’t question the grammar rules or their exceptions, when it’s perfectly okay to make mistakes, be corrected or...
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Vicky Loras's latest post is written by Katie Burgess in Part 2 of her story.

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Talk2Me English : How to Upgrade Your Online English Lessons

Talk2Me English : How to Upgrade Your Online English Lessons | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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If you're an online teacher stop and read Emma Segev's new post.

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