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Let's talk business | Communication & English at work: Conversations about communicative competence and radar charts

Let's talk business | Communication & English at work: Conversations about communicative competence and radar charts | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Marco Favero's curator insight, Today, 12:10 PM

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The Travelling Teachers: Never too young to remember - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Travelling Teachers: Never too young to remember - International Holocaust Remembrance Day | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Marco Favero's curator insight, Today, 6:36 AM

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What is "good speaking"?

What is "good speaking"? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
We are approaching the end of the first semester in our school and this is typically a time when we review our assessments, give out our grammar and vocabulary tests and write all the reports.  Lik...
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How to start writing ELT materials for publishers

How to start writing ELT materials for publishers | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
As you progress in your TEFL career, you start to think about progressing beyond your initial TEFL training certificate and broadening your skill set and your e
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Top Tips for Teaching Teenagers

Top Tips for Teaching Teenagers | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Teenagers... The very word can fill a teacher with dread... Teens get a bad rap.  Ask anyone to come up with an adjective to describe a teenager and they are likely to come up something fairly nega...
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ruthschapira's curator insight, January 26, 10:07 PM

Though from the U.K, the site offers videos of teachers sharing tips with educators. Lists of sources are below each clip. 

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Micro Writing: Writing to learn in ESL - ELT Connect

Micro Writing: Writing to learn in ESL - ELT Connect | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Micro writing or writing to learn helps students develop critical thinking skills in class. Find out how to do it and why it's useful here.
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Cynthia Jones's curator insight, January 22, 12:37 PM

Great idea, plan to use it in classes.

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Interview With a Location Independent Online English Teacher - Teacher Diane | Teaching ESL Online

Interview With a Location Independent Online English Teacher - Teacher Diane | Teaching ESL Online | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Teacher Diane is someone who I have been following online for the last year or so. So, it was a nice surprise when she reached out to me to connect. I soon realized that I wanted to give her the platform here at Teaching ESL Online to share her story and the valuable advice she has for other online teachers. In our interview, Diane shares with us her experience of being a location independent online English teacher, and how she has managed to build up a large student base. As you’ll see, she has some creative ways (and tools) to teach her lessons and make videos for her followers. Here is the interview (watch in HD):  Subscribe to Teaching ESL Online on Youtube What We Discussed Diane started teaching English five years ago, firstly in Brazil and then in Chicago. After two years of teaching in the language school in Chicago, she got the travel bug and decided to start her own website so that she could teach and travel at the same time. Making the Transition Diane was a little hesitant at first, but started with an old student and realized that she could do more online than in the classroom – screen sharing, links etc. – and she found that is was more comfortable to teach at home. Diane uses a Wacom Tablet for her teaching, writing and drawing on this tablet. Her learners can see this on their screens along with her webcam. She also uses the tablet to make her very unique videos for Youtube; here is an example: Bringing Learners onto Her Website and Into Her Lessons Youtube has been one the best sources of students for Diane, and she places a link at the start of each video and also in the description box under the video to bring people onto her site. We then talked about putting ourselves out there on video, and how it can be strange to hear your own voice at first. I know this can be a concern for teachers when starting out, but this does become easier the more you do it. Diane now schedules her posts on Facebook and batches this work every Sunday. She has three types of posts: a question post, something humorous, and then a post with a link back to her website. She uses Facebook to build her brand and also to give more exposure to her videos and other materials. Planning Lessons and Hiring Other Teachers Diane has a tailored approach to her lessons where she is specific to each student, although she does have certain students who fall into a similar category. She has build up many resources over the years. Diane has contracted other teachers to help with her workload, hiring teachers who she has met on her travels. Plans for the Future Diane’s plans are to focus on marketing her website and learn more about SEO and social media marketing. She plans to create other sites for specific types of learners (English for doctors, for example). And in the long-term, she wants to write a grammar book and open a language school in the US. Summary and Over to You It’s great to see how successful Diane has been with her online teaching and her site does a great job at converting learners into paying students. One thing that I took away from our interview is this: if you put quality stuff out there, work hard at it, and stay consistent, you are going to get rewarded. At first, it might seem like you’re doing a lot for small reward; but as you build up momentum, you’ll start seeing some really good results, and have opportunities to hire others and expand just like Diane has done. Please comment below to let me know your thoughts on this interview. I’m really interested to read what you have to say about this. About Diane: Diane is an English teacher from New York with over five years of experience teaching English to students from all over the world.  She is the Founder of teacherdiane.com, a website that provides personalized English lessons on Skype.  You can watch her English grammar tutorials or follow her Facebook group, Learn English on Skype. 0 Name: Email: Signing you up! You'll Want This! These are the tools I use for my online English teaching business. I imagine there will be some that you have never heard of (but will LOVE using!). Sign Me Up! We hate spam just as much as you Signing you up! You'll Want This! These are the tools I use for my online English teaching business. I imagine there will be some that you have never heard of (but will LOVE using!). Click Here to Sign Up! We hate spam just as much as you Signing you up! You'll Want This! These are the tools I use for my online English teaching business. I imagine there will be some that you have never heard of (but will LOVE using!). Click Here to Sign Up! We hate spam just as much as you
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Teaching Tips&Tricks

Teaching Tips&Tricks | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Passing the Barriers: First Meeting When we meet our new class for the first time, we are not much different from Sheldon trying to charm the let’s-see-what-we-have-got-here Leonard and pass the ba...
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How to Help Our Learners Discover English | Gallery Languages's Blog

How to Help Our Learners Discover English | Gallery Languages's Blog | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I e-met Gordana Popovic over a year ago through my Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Facebook. I used a mind map she created to describe the past tenses in
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Would you pass a polygraph test? Crime – lexis - Teacher BLOG - Wydawnictwo The Teacher

Would you pass a polygraph test? Crime – lexis - Teacher BLOG - Wydawnictwo The Teacher | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Action Research

Action Research | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
The previous post explained action research, so this post will give you a framework to follow. There are a number of frameworks out there, but the one that spoke to me was created by Kemmis and...
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Google docs for academic writing process

Google docs for academic writing process | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Google docs works well to model the writing process with EAP students, who are navigating the expectations and mechanics of an undergrad research paper. The assignment Suppose you've given an assig...
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mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Youtube Playlists as Literary Tools

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Youtube Playlists as Literary Tools | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review

Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Peer Editing
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Useful IELTS Websites

Useful IELTS Websites | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Here is an annotated list of all the useful links I've found for helping students prepare for IELTS. I thought it would be a useful resource for anybody teaching IELTS (as this is what I would real...
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Listening to students' spoken language

Listening to students' spoken language | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In her blog this week Chia Suan Chong looks at the importance of listening to students errors...
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Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Weather and Seasons

Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Weather and Seasons | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities
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My Top 10 Resources for Teaching IELTS

My Top 10 Resources for Teaching IELTS | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Following my recently begun and ongoing foray into teaching IELTS, I thought I would revisit my Top 10’s in ELT series and offer up a list of the resources that I have found most helpful in my IELT...
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New "Warm-Ups" I'm Doing With My English Language Learners

New "Warm-Ups" I'm Doing With My English Language Learners | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I've written before about different types of "warm-ups" I use with my two-hour (in other words, two-period) combination Beginning and Intermediate English Language Learners at the beginning of each...
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Should I used a website, blog, wiki or Google doc?

Should I used a website, blog, wiki or Google doc? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
As it is a new year I thought I'd reflect on 2014 and all the tech tools that I used in the classroom. I was lucky enough to use blogs, websites, wikis and Google docs, so I thought I would note down...
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IELTS Writing: DOs and DON'Ts of Task 2

IELTS Writing: DOs and DON'Ts of Task 2 | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In the first 2015 post I'd like to continue with our IELTS series of posts we started last year. In this one I look at Writing Task 2. I've put together a list of tips which I normally give to my s...
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