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Newsflash: 2013's English Word of the Year is....."Selfie"!

Newsflash: 2013's English Word of the Year is....."Selfie"! | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
  Yes, indeed. The word "selfie" has been nominated English Word of the Year 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries. The Oxford Dictionary defines the "selfie" as "a photograph that one has taken of ones...
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Day 7 of my Grammarly Christmas: adverbs of frequency

Day 7 of my Grammarly Christmas: adverbs of frequency | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
We often use adverbs of frequency with the present simple tense to say 'how often' we do something.
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Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: More Observations on Observation–Refreshed and Refreshing

Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: More Observations on Observation–Refreshed and Refreshing | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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'Inside the classroom of a non-Native English Speaking teacher' by Eszter Hajdics

'Inside the classroom of a non-Native English Speaking teacher' by Eszter Hajdics | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In her talk, given this year at ELTed in Cork, Eszter Hajdics shows that nNESTs have numerous strengths which are very often overlooked in the recruitment process (around 70% of all advertised post...
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Day 5 of my Grammarly Christmas: prepositions of time

Day 5 of my Grammarly Christmas: prepositions of time | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
at, in and on are often used in English to talk about places (physical positions) and times. These prepositions can be incredibly tricky for learners, because
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Kitten or smitten?

Kitten or smitten? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Note : The structure of this post differs slightly from the Teacher's notes on How to use Viralelt. Show your students the video below and ask them to guess what the connection between the two clip...
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CAE/CPE Speaking Part 1: Talking About Yourself

CAE/CPE Speaking Part 1: Talking About Yourself | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This is a sheet of phrases for the CAE/CPE speaking part 1. In speaking part 1 you are required to answer some questions about yourself. These questions could be about a number of subjects. On the ...
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A Visual Manifesto

A Visual Manifesto | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film produced by Anna Whitcher and myself, and the themes of images and visual literacy. Students choose an image they like, describe it to another s...
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Teaching listening: an American accent

Teaching listening: an American accent | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Here are two lesson plans based on a fragment of an interview with Anderson Cooper, a journalist, in which he talks about how he chose his profession (the story starts at 13m16s and ends at 16m20s)...
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English teachers, are you talking too much in class? | British Council Voices

English teachers, are you talking too much in class? | British Council Voices | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In what ways do English teachers talk too much in the classroom and how can they ‘unlearn’ this tendency? Declan Cooley, teacher trainer on the CELTA course at the British Council in Poland, explains.
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CommonLit's curator insight, December 7, 11:41 AM

If we want students to think deeply about the literature they read, we have to give them the space to think deeply! 

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British Council Videos: 'Teacher Talk'

British Council Videos: 'Teacher Talk' | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
One of the perks of being a British Council Associate is that as well as having had the opportunity to deliver a webinar (with another on the cards for next year!) I have also been able to particip...
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Keeping teachers motivated

Keeping teachers motivated | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, at IH Palermo, we had a workshop on Demand High Teaching. We looked at various techniques for 'getting closer to the learning' in the classroom and were then sent off to experiment...
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Video: My English Language Learners Did A "One-Sentence Project"

Video: My English Language Learners Did A "One-Sentence Project" | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I've previously posted about a project suggested and developed by Daniel Pink about "one sentences" (see The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”). The idea is that people think twenty...
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Christmas Trivia Quiz

Christmas Trivia Quiz | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This is a fun Christmas trivia quiz for the last day of term. Bring prizes for the winning team. Split the class into small groups and get them to come up with a festive team name. There are two ro...
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Christmas conversation lesson

Christmas conversation lesson | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This is a topical lesson plan for the festive season based on comparisons between a traditional British Christmas and Christmas celebrations in the student's countries. You will need: The lesson pl...
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Marco Favero's curator insight, December 15, 4:12 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Project-based Learning Framework

Project-based Learning Framework | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In this quick post I am going to explain how to use a frame- work for project-based learning, which I have developed and used over the years. I like to use a lot of projects in my classes, but over...
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention: Immigrant Minors From...
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Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, December 12, 4:57 PM

Larry Ferlazzo keeps a very up to date blog with teaching ideas about culture, content, and current events including technology and history.  He is a high school ESL teacher, so his lessons are not all at the elementary school level.  Many lessons can be adapted to older students as well.

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New Year's Resolutions - a lesson plan

New Year's Resolutions - a lesson plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Levels: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate Time: 50 to 90 minutes (depending on how much time you allocate to discussions) Materials: Worksheet.docx / Worksheet.pdf Comment: I really like the video u...
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The perfect (company) Christmas

The perfect (company) Christmas | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Christmas is a pretty exhausting time in the business world, isn’t it?! Many of the course participants I teach are desperate for their holidays but at the same time they are still ploughing throug...
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O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
English learners need to use their English in productive settings to improve their communicative skills. One of the most fun ways to do this is by working on collaborative projects and role-plays. ...
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Common mistakes – holidays

Common mistakes – holidays | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
The mistakes students make are ideal for learning. They are much more complicated than any mistakes in textbooks and it is more motivating to correct your own mistakes. Moreover, students often make m...
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Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices

Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Larissa Albano, who won the latest Teaching English blog award for her post Teaching for Exams? Have fun! — Gift bags, provides some ideas for making English exam classes a bit more fun.
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