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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

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Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times. It was f…
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Corpus Pragmatics - Springer

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This journal offers a forum for theoretical and applied linguists to publish and discuss research in the new linguistic discipline that stands at the intersection of corpus linguistics and pragmatics. The objective is to develop pragmatics with the aid of quantitative corpus methodology.

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New journal of corpus linguistics and pragmatics
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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times. It was f…
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Graphic organisers – what’s the big deal?

Graphic organisers – what’s the big deal? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz around graphic organisers. They’re often used in mainstream education, and this is having an influence on ELT and CLIL methodology. This&nbs…
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HLT Magazine, July 02 : Short Article 4

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lessons plans, exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new publications notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced by Pilgrims Ltd.
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology by @NikPeachey - UKEdChat.com

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology by @NikPeachey - UKEdChat.com | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
A recent survey reported in the UK newspaper the The Telegraph stated that as many [...]
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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

A blog about the use of educational technology in language learning and teaching
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Input Processing and Processing Instruction: Definitions and Issues | Hashemnezhad | International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature

Input Processing and Processing Instruction: Definitions and Issues
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What is More Effective: Explicit or Implicit Grammar Instruction?

What is More Effective: Explicit or Implicit Grammar Instruction? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis by Spada and Tomita (2010) shows that explicit grammar instruction may be more effective than implicit grammar instruction.
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Learning styles: Have we been barking up the wrong tree?

Learning styles:  Have we been barking up the wrong tree? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
It’s an honour to be writing the first post on this blog–thanks to Lesley Painter-Farrell and Mike Griffin for asking me. Before you read on, take this quick quiz (you don’t have to tell anyone you…
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IATEFL 2017: Does feedback work?

IATEFL 2017: Does feedback work? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
A summary of Loraine Kennedy’s main points from the talk ‘In one ear and out the other: does feedback work?’ You can access the session here (again, won’t embed). Orientation This talk was specifically about in-service feedback for teachers, not about feedback on training courses If we are not giving feedback for the right reasons,…
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Peer and self-assessment

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Learners are much better at giving each other accurate and sensitive feedback than we suspect, and this activity gives them the opportunity to demonstrate it.
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Introducing a New General Service List

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This study proposes a New General Service List, compiled on the basis of four language corpora including a total of over 12 billion running words. ‘The New GSL is conceived of as a list of th…
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More Galilean Challenges – Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky – Inference

More Galilean Challenges – Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky – Inference | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Letter to the editors by Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky.

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ELTJam, machine learning, knowledge and skill

ELTJam, machine learning, knowledge and skill | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
"Knowledge and skill are different. Vocabulary acquisition tools help learners improve their knowledge, which may in turn have a positive impact on skill, but it’s important to be cognisant of the differences." [https://eltjam.com/machine-learning-summer-school-day-4/] "We need to be careful though not to oversell the technology and be clear about what it can and can’t do. There…
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Input, output, shake it all about-put?

Input, output, shake it all about-put? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Input and output may play different but equally important roles says meta-analysis
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Kahoot! Masterclass

Join the Kahoot! team for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the art and science behind the world’s fastest growing learning platform, and learn about th
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I is for Intelligibility

I is for Intelligibility | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
I phoned my Spanish internet provider the other day and tried to explain a problem I was experiencing. Clearly, I was unintelligible because the operator immediately switched me to an English-speaking operator. Even then, I had trouble getting my message across, because I didn’t know how to say ‘tráfico de datos’ in English. Was I…
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Is Intuition as Good as Corpus Frequency for Selecting Vocabulary?

Is Intuition as Good as Corpus Frequency for Selecting Vocabulary? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Okamoto (2015) looks at the question of how well intuition matches corpus frequency and whether intuition is a good measure when selecting vocabulary to teach.
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Sample Articles | American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Sample Articles | American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Mar/Apr 2017
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Foreign language vocabulary: Effective practices for learning and teaching

Foreign language vocabulary: Effective practices for learning and teaching | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
(Here's a PDF file of the Vocab. learning report: CASL Vocabulary learning technical report, 2012) Below are three quotes from one of many "technical reports" published by CASL, the Center for Advanced Study of Language at Maryland University. My intention here is simply to draw your attention to this report on vocab. learning, and, maybe more importantly, to the…
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TPR Storytelling - Wikipedia

TPR Storytelling - Wikipedia

TPR Storytelling ( Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling or TPRS) is a method of teaching foreign languages. TPRS lessons use a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students learn a foreign language in a classroom setting.

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Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field

Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
This book is based on the IATEFL Research Special Interest Group Pre-Conference Event held in Manchester in April 2015. The event aimed to provide a platform for EFL researchers to exchange stories about important aspects of their own development, with a view to encouraging greater awareness about these issues.

Participants shared their stories using creative and colourful poster presentations. Each paper in the book is developed from the author’s/authors’ original poster presentation, and is also linked to the online video recording of the poster presentation on the day. The book aims to capture a sense of the event, characterised by stimulating exchanges in an informal and friendly setting. The book also includes the papers of the invited ‘impulse’ speakers who introduced each group of posters: David Nunan, Sue Garton and Cynthia White.

The final section of the book provides a summary of the closing panel discussion, again with a link to the video-recording from the day. Themes within the book include the challenges and pleasures of the research journey; learning to be a writer of research; dealing with the uncertainties and complexity of qualitative data; what it means to be a researcher, and the shifting sense of researcher identity. ​

The book as a whole presents an in-depth picture of real-life dilemmas, challenges and pleasures experienced by EFL researchers as they develop their craft. In uncovering these often hidden aspects of researcher development, the book provides a valuable service to the EFL research community and beyond.

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