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Why I Wouldn't Hire Me!

Why I Wouldn't Hire Me! | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I was recently lucky enough to attend many informative and inspiring lectures, talks and workshops at KOTESOL 2012. In the week following the conference I spent a great deal of time thinking back on...
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#ELTchat summary on Sugata Mitra and 25 Questions He Needs To Answer - TheTeacherJames

#ELTchat summary on Sugata Mitra and 25 Questions He Needs To Answer - TheTeacherJames | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Last Night by The Vamps

Last Night by The Vamps | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This is a great song to review past verb tenses with your students. I have used a ‘wordle’ containing verbs only and pictures from the music video for prediction, followed by inserting these verbs ...
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Infographic: Present Perfect Continuous to Emphasize time | Teach them English

Infographic: Present Perfect Continuous to Emphasize time | Teach them English | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic showing how we use the present perfect continuous tense to emphasize the amount of time an action lasts from past to present.
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Eureka! If a picture paints a thousand words, could a few drawings help me with phonemes?  

Eureka! If a picture paints a thousand words, could a few drawings help me with phonemes?   | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
eureka /j ʊ(ə)ˈriːkə/ exclamation a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something. '...and then the answer hit me. ‘Eureka!’ I cried as  the light bulb glowed brightly...
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Mind-mapping social encounters: a generic lesson plan

Mind-mapping social encounters: a generic lesson plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Just a short addition to the previous post in which I described how my B1-C1 students work on fluency by mining texts for related expressions, organizing them into mind maps and retelling the texts...
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Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug

Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Heartbleed - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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Infographic: ‘for’ and ‘since’ | Teach them English

Infographic: ‘for’ and ‘since’ | Teach them English | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic showing the different uses of for and since to express time.
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How did it get so late so soon?

How did it get so late so soon? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Despite its questionable grammar and lack of apostrophes, I like the Dr. Seuss poem above. It highlights a common difficulty faced by many teachers. 5 minute warmer took 25 minutes? Lesson ended on...
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What I Learned From IATEFL 2014... - TheTeacherJames

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Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014

Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
The actual plenary had a standing ovation on one hand, and a vociferous backlash, to say the least, on the other hand. A paradoxical reaction to a master in the art of ambiguity.
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Tricky English Prepositions: In spite of and Despite

Tricky English Prepositions: In spite of and Despite | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Would you like to be able to effectively use 'in spite of' and 'despite' in speech and writing? Read on and find out more about these two tricky phrases.
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#IATEFL 2014 - Gamified Language Educational E-tivities (Karenne Sylvester)

#IATEFL 2014 - Gamified Language Educational E-tivities (Karenne Sylvester) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Having looked at Mykhailo Noshchenko's session on game-based learning last week, here is my second online report for IATEFL Online , this time looking at Karenne Sylvester's session about...
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Writing for the Witness Project of the Online Edition of The Guardian

Writing for the Witness Project  of the Online Edition of The Guardian | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
  One of the first writing activities we embarked on with my AMC College 1st year Speech and Language Therapy students (Intermediate Level) this year was participating in the Witness Project o...
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Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas : Teacher Reboot Camp

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas : Teacher Reboot Camp | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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The Travelling Teachers: For teachers - The power of images in EFL classes

The Travelling Teachers: For teachers - The power of images in EFL classes | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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The Global Village English Blog: "Parts of Speech" poem- by Mark Hurlin-Shelton

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Town vocabulary

Town vocabulary | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In this post I would like to introduce about 20 new words connected with towns. These words are neccessary if you want to speak about the place where you live or stay. The vocabulary is for elementary...
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Want to Teach Online? Find Out Which Platform is Best for You..

Want to Teach Online? Find Out Which Platform is Best for You.. | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a solid teaching platform, take a look at this summary of the four best choices for you. Most people start with Skype but..
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5 things you should know about spoken English

5 things you should know about spoken English | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Have you ever written down (transcribed) a conversation between native or proficient speakers of English? If you have, you will know that natural conversation is far more chaotic, far less structured than written text. It contains lots of reformulation, repetition, false starts, incomplete sentences, formulaic phrases, and unfinished questions. Conversations are unpredictable. We don't have much time to think about what we are going to say next so most of us speak in a chaotic way. Thought and ideas are like butterflies that come into our mind. We do our…
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Little thing, BIG difference! (A reflective challenge)

Little thing, BIG difference! (A reflective challenge) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I had to complete an appraisal form recently, in which one of the questions asks about input from workshops and feedback from observed lessons, and whether you've implemented this or not. At IH Pal...
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Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug

Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Heartbleed - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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The Travelling Teachers: Earth Day - A message from the space...

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Monster University, The Curious Alien, And 3 Other Brilliant Communicative Activities Your Students Will Love

Monster University, The Curious Alien, And 3 Other Brilliant Communicative Activities Your Students Will Love | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced the frustration of not being able to make your students speak English in class? Have you ever had to waste valuable time on telling them not to use their L1, or spe
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Teflpedia

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Reflections, Hopes and Experiences of a Teacher : Upgrade- Demand High to bring a grammar lesson alive- Jim Scrivener (IATEFL 2014)

Reflections, Hopes and Experiences of a Teacher : Upgrade- Demand High to bring a grammar lesson alive- Jim Scrivener (IATEFL 2014) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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