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Input and More

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Input and More | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... Reading for English language learners #ELT #LearningEnglish
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A Tale of Three Writing Activities and Their Effect on Vocabulary Learning

A Tale of Three Writing Activities and Their Effect on Vocabulary Learning | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Rassaei looks at the effectiveness of summarization, question-and-answer, and prediction writing activities on vocabulary acquisition.
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How can I promote a growth mindset in ELT?

How can I promote a growth mindset in ELT? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
The concept of the ‘growth mindset’ has been sweeping through mainstream education in the US and the UK since psychologist Carol Dweck from Stanford University first presented her research on this seventeen years ago. It’s not without criticism, and you can read more about that here,  but its basic principles have really taken hold. I’m going to…
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Interesting thoughts on reflection and praise in the classroom
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TubeQuizard

TubeQuizard | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it

Automatically generate vocabulary and grammar quizzes based around YouTube videos.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 15, 2016 12:39 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool. You can use the search engine like a corpus to look for vocabulary and grammar you want to teach and then the site will make the activity for you. Lots of ready made quizzes there already too.

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Developing Global Scale of
English Learning Objectives
aligned to the Common
European Framework

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Whitepaper on the research behind the GSE.  
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Interlanguage Development: Some Evidence

Interlanguage Development: Some Evidence | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
As a follow-up to my two previous posts, here's some information about interlanguage development. Doughty and Long (2003) say There is strong evidence for various kinds of developmental sequences and stages in interlanguage development, such as the well known four-stage sequence for ESL negation (Pica, 1983; Schumann, 1979), the six-stage sequence for English relative clauses (Doughty,…
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Life Skills Development/Module One/Unit 1: Values Education - WikiEducator

Life Skills Development/Module One/Unit 1: Values Education - WikiEducator | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
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Mind your language: the fightback against global English

Mind your language: the fightback against global English | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Are education systems around the world placing undue emphasis on our modern lingua franca — or merely delivering what parents want?
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Memory

Memory | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Research shows that long-term memory (LTM) of information is vital for ‘skilled performance’, i.e., the ability to carry out complex cognitive activities in ‘real time’ (see, e.g., Sweller et al, 1998; Kirschner et al, 2006). This is especially true when attempting to communicate with any degree of fluency in a foreign language. On the other hands, if only…
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E-books and Apps | Oxford University Press

E-books and Apps | Oxford University Press | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Empower your students with e-books and apps designed for language learning.
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No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter

No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Letter: Neuromyths create a false impression of individuals’ abilities, leading to expectations and excuses that are detrimental to learning in general
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Two Versions of Task-Based Language Teaching

Two Versions of Task-Based Language Teaching | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
This is a written report of a talk I gave to members of the SLB last month. There's quite a lot here; it's a bit "staccato" because it's based on the slides I used in the talk; and it doesn't do justice to Mike Long's version of TBLT. Good, positive start, eh! Both the syllabuses presented here are alternatives to…
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Gritty Politti: Grit, Growth Mindset and Neoliberal Language Teaching

Gritty Politti: Grit, Growth Mindset and Neoliberal Language Teaching | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Over the summer, while everyone else was enjoying themselves I was ruing the day I decided to look at grit (Duckworth, 2007) for my Master’s dissertation. I decided it's unworkable so you get to read about it here. What is Grit? Grit is so difficult to define that it takes Duckworth (2016) the best part…
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An Investigation of Listening Comprehension Problems
Encountered by Saudi Students in the EL Listening
Classroom

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Some nice tips on overcoming problems that learners have with listening
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“Uptalk” in English: Myth and Fact

In this week's post, Abby Kaplan, author of Women Talk More than Men...And Other Myths about Language Explained, investigates the phenomenon of "Uptalk" and the myths and facts surrounding it.  Young people these days, their intonation is really strange?  And all their sentences sound like questions? Which makes them sound like they’re not sure of anything? [...]
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A comparison of EFL teachers’ and students’ attitudes to oral corrective feedback

A comparison of EFL teachers’ and students’ attitudes to oral corrective feedback | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
(2016). A comparison of EFL teachers’ and students’ attitudes to oral corrective feedback. Language Awareness: Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 318-335. doi: 10.1080/09658416.2016.1235580
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The growing demand for English language learning in Mexico - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

The growing demand for English language learning in Mexico - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Despite its shared border with the United States, Mexico still has a challenge with limited English language proficiency. It ranks below several other Latin American nations for English ability (and 38 other countries globally, including Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Vietnam). Further, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) found that although English is the language ofContinu
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Research Bites: The Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Teaching Phrasal Verbs

Research Bites: The Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Teaching Phrasal Verbs | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Introduction Over the past few days, I have been working my way through several articles on cognitive linguistics. In particular, I have been focusing on applied cognitive linguistics.and the way t…
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What should students learn for the 21st century? – Macmillan Education Asia

What should students learn for the 21st century? – Macmillan Education Asia | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
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How to design and use narrow reading and listening as part of an integrated instructional sequence.

How to design and use narrow reading and listening as part of an integrated instructional sequence. | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Introduction: the benefits of highly patterned comprehensible input In many posts of mine I observed that way too often Modern Language teachers get too quickly to th
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