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10 Quotes by Winston Churchill - An Inspirational Master of the English Language

10 Quotes by Winston Churchill - An Inspirational Master of the English Language | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I have an Italian client staying with me on a 30-hour week course for two weeks. He is a true beginner which makes a 6-hour day very challenging. So to take a break, I suggested that we have our le...
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Number 10, the teacher/trainer's Paradox

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Step Inside:perceive-believe-care about

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Step Inside: perceive-believe-care about is a routine that can work effectively towards appreciation of the other's perspective. It asks students to step inside a character and deepen their underst...
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Creativity In Teaching and Learning: book review - Official WizIQ Teach Blog

Creativity In Teaching and Learning: book review - Official WizIQ Teach Blog | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
  Review of a free collaborative ebook published by The British Council and edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey. ***************************************************************************************** Recently I’ve been...
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Game: Call My Bluff

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Image credit: www.telegraph.co.uk Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a version of the classic definitions game "Call My Bluff". Download the handout below: Call My Bluff Introduction: Start...
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A matter of facts

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Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher's notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep "teacher text" to a minimum and avoid repetition. Ask your students whet...
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Exploring learner styles: which bird are you teaching?

Exploring learner styles: which bird are you teaching? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I took up birdwatching about 2 years ago. It’s a really relaxing hobby which, believe it or not, has helped me as a teacher. Obviously, finding a way to relieve stress is important in any job. Taki...
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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there...
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Alison Rostetter's curator insight, June 18, 11:35 AM

Some super ideas here.  Thank you, Larry Ferlazzo, for your diligence.

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See-Think-Wonder: The impact of curiosity on learning

See-Think-Wonder: The impact of curiosity on learning | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
See-Think-Wonder is the first routine I've ever used and the first one I wrote about in a post for the Teaching English British Council blog community. It is a routine that asks students to observe...
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Introduction to IELTS Writing Task 1 Video Lesson

Introduction to IELTS Writing Task 1 Video Lesson | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
The British Council have some great videos about the IELTS test. I decided to use one of them to introduce task 1 (academic) to a new class. The lesson aims to familiarise students with the test fo...
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Video Diagrams - Help your students visualize your instructions

Video Diagrams - Help your students visualize your instructions | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I recently wrote an article called 5 tips for creating activity instructions in PowerPoint and I have had positive experiences using these diagrams over the past few weeks. Adding animations to the...
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Here's How My ELL Beginner/Intermediate Class Evaluated Me

Here's How My ELL Beginner/Intermediate Class Evaluated Me | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I shared the results of anonymous student evaluations of me and our combination ELL U.S. History and World History class. Today, it's time to report from my combination ELL Beginner/Inte...
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Fun activities for the 2nd conditional

Fun activities for the 2nd conditional | TeachingEnglish | 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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10 Tips for Lesson Observations

10 Tips for Lesson Observations | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
My previous post, 10 recommended books for the CELTA course, was somewhat well received and I have been thinking about a suitable follow-up for this post. Anyhow, after observing teachers during th...
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What are we thinking in ELT?

What are we thinking in ELT? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
If you were about to start thinking about a dissertation or thesis in ELT, what would you write it about? There’s a number of ways of looking at this: Practicality Passion Previous Practicality – w...
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DO / DOES: INTENSE 3rd PERSON PRACTICE in the Simple Present – a fun game in an engaging context

DO / DOES:   INTENSE 3rd PERSON PRACTICE in the Simple Present – a fun game in an engaging context | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Despite exam time and last minute end of year activities there are those who are already planning ahead for the new school year and others thinking of summer camp activities to do with their English...
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 21, 7:13 PM

This activity looks fun as well as useful. It offers lots of repeated practice without getting boring.

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GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING

GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”). Or is it? If we google "teaching speaking in English", we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get le...
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 18, 9:27 PM

I have used this format in writing as well with the topic sentence in the center. This form is great for organizing thoughts in both speaking and writing. 

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Having Fun With Tearable Sentences

Having Fun With Tearable Sentences | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Last week I was reading this post by Peter Pun from eltplanning. Peter was writing about the little tips that he picked up from his CELTA course and one of those tips was an activity he called Gras...
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mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Chain Game - Links for Fast Finishers

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Chain Game - Links for Fast Finishers | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Jigsaw Phrases: A Quick Review Activity

Jigsaw Phrases: A Quick Review Activity | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
A review is an important part of the lesson, but students can feel intimidated if you ask them what they studied in the previous lesson. They may struggle to say what they studied, they may give yo...
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WHEN EMOTIONS FIND THEIR WORDS

WHEN EMOTIONS FIND THEIR WORDS | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost Poetry is timeless. Poetry is on the timelines. It isn’t the first time the numerous “finest people on ...
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The Travelling Teachers: End of the school year - Some activities using digital tools (and revising grammar!)

The Travelling Teachers: End of the school year - Some activities using digital tools (and revising grammar!) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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A Letter from Fred

A Letter from Fred | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautful and heartwarming short film titled A Letter to Fred by Green Shoe Studio, and a song written by Fred Stobaugh titled Sweet Lorraine. Students watc...
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Pizza slices of my life

Pizza slices of my life | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
A quick and easy classroom activity based on people's lives, interests and thoughts, that I saw demonstrated by English for Action last year
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Marco Favero's curator insight, June 1, 5:35 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 1, 1:04 PM

I think I have pizza on my mind since this is the second post in as many days related to pizza.  This is a clever way to introduce oneself to a class or to have a partners introduce each other.  I am thinking it wouldn't have to be pizza, but one's favorite dish where certain ingredients represent something about one's life.  

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Adapting Games - Pictionary for lexical chunks

Adapting Games - Pictionary for lexical chunks | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Pictionary is a great game for some quick revision of vocabulary, and I'm sure most teachers use it in the classroom. However this adaptation seeks to go further, and allows for freer practice of l...
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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text

Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In this post I will describe the Sentence-Phrase-Word thinking routine. It is a routine that helps learners engage meaningfully with a text with a focus on capturing "what speaks to them". It also ...
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