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Prepositions of place – elementary

Prepositions of place – elementary | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I like teaching prepositions of place. I can use the Cuisenaire rods, and my students can be creative in many ways and use English a lot. Here I would like to share the activities I use to teach prepo...
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The Question-Asking Exercises I Did With My Students Last Week (Hand-Outs Included)

The Question-Asking Exercises I Did With My Students Last Week (Hand-Outs Included) | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I've written (on this blog and in my books) and shared a lot of ideas about how I and others try to strengthen our students' question-asking skills (see The Best Posts & Articles About Asking G...
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L1 in the L2 Classroom – For or Against?   - ELT Connect

L1 in the L2 Classroom – For or Against?   - ELT Connect | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Using L1 in the L2 Classroom
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:28 PM

It's extremely difficult getting EFL students to use English, and it's easy for them to go back to their first language.  Teachers have to motivate them to speak English.  These 6 tips can help teachers get students to speak more English in the classroom.

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Smile, you're being watched - tips on how to survive being observed

Smile, you're being watched - tips on how to survive being observed | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
My very first blog post was about how two experiences with lesson observation changed my life and shaped me into the teacher and the trainer I am today. What I did not tell you was how to get ready...
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TED Talk: Daniel Kish, How I use sonar to navigate the world

TED Talk: Daniel Kish, How I use sonar to navigate the world | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Photo credit: www.ted.com Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a conversation lesson plan for higher levels (B2+) based on Daniel Kish's TED talk "How I use sonar to navigate the world". You ...
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8 Secrets of IELTS Success Lesson Plan

8 Secrets of IELTS Success Lesson Plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This lesson plan is designed for IELTS students but could also be used as part of a general English course. I normally use this on the first day of a new course and the aim is to promote student au...
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Teleprompter: Turning a writing activity into a speaking activity

Teleprompter: Turning a writing activity into a speaking activity | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Lately I have been thinking about ways to generate conversation from a writing activity. One idea is for an activity called 'Teleprompter,' which is a reverse dictation activity. There is a comedy ...
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Video for all | Home - Video For All

Video for all | Home  - Video For All | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Video for Language learning will show language teachers best practices to use video in the language classroom
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IATEFL 2015 - summaries

IATEFL 2015 - summaries | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This year I was very lucky to go to Manchester to attend the IATEFL Conference. While there, I wrote up summaries of over 20 talks and workshops - I've decided to sort them by topic area and put th...
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Filming a Lesson! A Teacher's Reflection....

Filming a Lesson! A Teacher's Reflection.... | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Filming a lesson - the most productive and useful way to reflect on a lesson and encourage change and development.
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LEVEL UP

LEVEL UP | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This blog post is a summary of the talk Raising Scores: Gamification Activities for Test Preparation Teachers given by Christien Lee on the TEASIG day at the IATEFL Conference in Manchester on Sund...
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School: Conversation Topic

School: Conversation Topic | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Image credit: old-fashioned-school-room.jpg By Robert Weissberg Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a conversation exercise for adult students (A2+) in which they talk about and compare thei...
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IATEFL Manchester 2015: Africa

IATEFL Manchester 2015: Africa | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This was the first IATEFL where I saw talks which mentioned Africa at all. I know there must have been related talks at the previous conferences I was at, but they didn't cross my radar. This year ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals

Tic-Tac-Toe - Setting Discussion Goals | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This week I have been thinking about setting achievable goals for class discussions, so I turned to an old classroom favourite. Tic-Tac-Toe (also known as Noughts and Crosses) is a very versat...
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10 Top Tips for Presentations: EAP vs. BE

10 Top Tips for Presentations: EAP vs. BE | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Under the umbrella of English for Specific Purposes you will find Business English and Academic English. In both contexts, students are asked to give presentations. Have you ever wondered if there ...
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Shakespeare In Business – 10 Quotes That Could Be Applied In Modern Business | English with a Twist

Shakespeare In Business – 10 Quotes That Could Be Applied In Modern Business | English with a Twist | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: Quotes, Paraphrases and Moments from #IATEFL

Reflections of a Teacher and Learner: Quotes, Paraphrases and Moments from #IATEFL | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Bucket List: Conversation Topic

Bucket List: Conversation Topic | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: imdb.com Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a conversation topic, based around the idea of a bucket list, written with higher levels in mind (C1+). However, I have included a ...
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 22, 7:14 PM

This is a great idiom for dying.  If the subject of death isn't taboo with your students, here is a great lesson that incorporates idioms as well as conversation exchange about what people want to do before they die.  It can spin off into other areas of discovering how other cultures view death or what their rituals are or taking surveys and explaining or interpreting the results.  Those are just a couple of ideas.

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Avoiding saying 'no' - a lesson plan

Avoiding saying 'no' - a lesson plan | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Levels: B1+/B2 Length: 90 minutes Course type: Business English Materials: Worksheet  (If you don't have Microsoft word, download the worksheet from Slideshare): Warmer (page 1-2) 10 mins Lead in b...
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Some Nice No-Prep Activities to Practise First Conditional

Some Nice No-Prep Activities to Practise First Conditional | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
When we  get back from a relaxing holiday (Easter in this case)  it is difficult to just drop everything and go back to routine , back to work, back to studying English without feeling a bit down.
Now, I shouldn't  say this but I'm going to say it anyway. I don't care if you feel
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 21, 9:19 AM

Conditionals can be a little difficult for English learners to master.  I like the real life suggestions of putting them into a context students can relate to.  I also like the idea of having a little laughter in the classroom, especially when it comes to grammar.

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Games for the language classroom: Who wants to be a millionaire

Games for the language classroom: Who wants to be a millionaire | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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This might get you a good CELTA mark: guided discovery

This might get you a good CELTA mark: guided discovery | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
I got an A in my CELTA, but I had some teaching experience before the course. I find one of the hardest things about teaching is actually standing up and doing it. I am a really nervous person, and...
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Lessons Learned: 2.5 Years Teaching ESL Online - Off2Class

Lessons Learned: 2.5 Years Teaching ESL Online - Off2Class | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
James has been teaching ESL online for the last 2.5 years. James shares his lessons learned and offers tips for new teachers who want to teach ESL online.
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