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Present simple and continuous tenses

Present simple and continuous tenses | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Many elementary students feel they cannot see the difference between these two tenses. To help them I have created a rap which explains the grammar and gives some example sentences, two mind maps expl...
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A great refresher for elementary students by Engames.

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How to help English learners read more quickly | British Council

How to help English learners read more quickly | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Why is the ability to read for gist important for many learners of English and how can they develop this skill? Eleni Pappa, a British Council teacher in Greece, provides the answers.
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‘The One when Christina becomes a Public Speaker!’- Reflections part 1 | Christina Martidou

‘The One when Christina becomes a Public Speaker!’- Reflections part 1 | Christina Martidou | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" - A great post by Cristina Martidou.
Thank you so much for the mention. 

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Paper clips, potatoes and peer observation in the EAP class

Paper clips, potatoes and peer observation in the EAP class | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I am currently in Sheffield where I will be teaching EAP for the next six weeks. Last week was induction week and I learnt a few interesting things that I would like to share with you. Today I will...
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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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E-books: An Interview with Phil Wade

E-books: An Interview with Phil Wade | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Hi Phil, First of all, thank you for agreeing to this interview. As a teacher and a blogger, I am really interested in e-books, so I thought it was time to pick your brain a bit, and ask you a few ...
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If you're thinking of self-publishing, look no further than this interview with Phil Wade in Joanna Malefaki's latest post. Lots of useful tips.

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Fun ways to teach English collocations | British Council

Fun ways to teach English collocations | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
“ Do your students have difficulty deciding which words go together in English? Tim Warre, who won our most recent Teaching English blog award, lists his most effective tips.”
Via Lexical Leo
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A different side of EFL: Teaching in times of crisis

A different side of EFL: Teaching in times of crisis | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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Dimitris Primalis's new post.

 

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10 tips to help you become a teacher trainer

10 tips to help you become a teacher trainer | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Interested in becoming an English language teacher trainer? CELTA teacher Sandy Millin shares her top ten tips to help set you on the right path.
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A must read for any of you planning to go down this road.

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Looks interesting, this might be helpful for English teachers at my school.  

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5 useful online journals for ELT professionals

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, Florentina Taylor explains why the following are, in her opinion, great resources for ELT professionals. Such a list w...
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Social media is teaching the world English

Social media is teaching the world English | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
"Luggage language," the top of the Australia Plus learn English Facebook reads.
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Don't underestimate the power of social media.

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10 Lessons from Movies About Teaching

10 Lessons from Movies About Teaching | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Which movies about teaching have really made an impact on you and why?
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Your Vacation Absence Email Message - YouTube

Cette vidéo vous donne un modèle de message d'absence en anglais ! Partez en vacances l'esprit tranquil sachant que vos collègues américains (qui eux, ne pre...
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The out of office message that all our adult in work learners will need before they head off for the summer holidays.
Thanks to Christina Rebuffet-Broadus. 

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Top 10 Websites for Business English Teachers

Top 10 Websites for Business English Teachers | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
No matter how well experienced or qualified one is, sometimes we reach stumbling blocks along our career path. Oftentimes this is generally due to the stress of teaching specific classes, or
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'Cheeky Postcards: Lessons learned from being a trainer on TEFL courses' by Daniel Baines

'Cheeky Postcards: Lessons learned from being a trainer on TEFL courses' by Daniel Baines | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A teacher trainer, Daniel Baines, sheds light on the alleged advantages of native English speakers as language teachers from his experience on intensive initial teaching training courses. Daniel's ...
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You're "just" an English teacher

You're "just" an English teacher | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
"Just". Small word, heavy meaning. When I Googled, "I'm just a teacher" I was surprised at what I found. It's a hot topic! Hot enough to dedicate a poster to. "Just an English teacher" is a phrase&...
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Oh no we're not!

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8 Simple & Effective Strategies For Introvert Language Learners

8 Simple & Effective Strategies For Introvert Language Learners | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Talking about being an introvert is a hip subject this moment in time. What made it so? Maybe it was the popularity Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Maybe it was...
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Come, Go, Bring, Take, Fetch, Get: Learn English with Simple English Videos - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family and the world
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An excellent video by Vicki Hollett to clarify these pesky verbs.

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Fun activities for the 2nd conditional

Fun activities for the 2nd conditional | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Let me begin this blog post by saying that conditionals are not the easiest phenomenon to teach, especially since there are lots of combinations which are used in natural speech, but are not really...
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Creating Effective 4-skills Lessons - EFL Magazine

Creating Effective 4-skills Lessons - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Creating Effective 4-skills Lessons 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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Writing your Conference Proposal

Writing your Conference Proposal | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A lot has been said about this before, here for example, and elsewhere on this blog, for example here, however here are some more personal thoughts on the subject. Think about what you want to do G...
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If you're thinking of submitting a conference proposal, you may find these tips  tips by Fabenglishteacher useful

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Dotty

Dotty | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson is designed around a moving short film by Brett and Mick , and the themes of texting and elderly people. Students discuss texting, write instructions, predict how a short film ends,...
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A NEW Film lesson from Kieran Donaghy.

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Teaching Business English Online: some challenges and many suggestions

Teaching Business English Online: some challenges and many suggestions | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
This post is an article I wrote and it was originally published in Business Issues, the IATEFL BESIG Newsletter, Summer 2015, Issue 90, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the Editor, Chr...
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If you're thinking of teaching Business English online, Joanna Malefaki's latest post provides you with the challenges to look out for.

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Alberto: “The teacher has an important role, but the primary role belongs to the student.”

Alberto: “The teacher has an important role, but the primary role belongs to the student.” | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply...
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Indeed!

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Rog Rothe's curator insight, June 27, 8:49 AM

This is a good brief page on the experience of an online teacher

 

I think the technology mention is interesting

Jennifer Snapp's comment, July 31, 6:59 PM
I chose this resource because it discusses the benefits of using technology to prepare lessons and using it in the classroom to advance student learning. I would like others to use it as a resource to integrate technology into their lesson preparation and classrooms.