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Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 1

Understanding Discourse – Grice and Implicatures Part 1 | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Ever since my last blogpost about discourse, I have been receiving requests to delve a little deeper into the area of pragmatics. It reminded me that a previous BESIG interview about pragmatics and...
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CristinaSkyBox: Social Knowledge, Maps and Power

CristinaSkyBox: Social Knowledge, Maps and Power | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

If anyone is teaching social studies in English, here are some suggestions which I hope you may find of interest/useful.

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The Story of the Olympic and Paralympic Games | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

The Story of the Olympic and Paralympic Games | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

In this lesson students learn about the history of the Olympic Games and practise the present simple tense and the third person singular -s ending.

Topic: The Olympic and Paralympic story

Level: A1 (Adult or teenager)

Timing: 60 minutes

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Activate your Vocabulary | ESOL Nexus

Activate your Vocabulary | ESOL Nexus | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

Would you like to know more words in English? This is part of our series of activities to help you build your vocabulary. You will learn words to help you in many places such as the post office, job centre and hospital.

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Olympic values reach the classroom | British Council Schools Online

Olympic values reach the classroom | British Council Schools Online | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme has brought together schools from Argentina, India, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Inspired by the values and spirit of the Olympics, hundreds of students have worked together for six weeks on ‘The Games in your Classroom’ project.

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A Little Candle | British Council Schools Online

A Little Candle | British Council Schools Online | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

The British Council’s Connecting Classrooms continues to make an impact in people’s lives by creating and facilitating partnerships between UK schools and schools in other parts of the world - enabling them to work in collaboration to learn from each other. One of its components is professional development of the teachers and leaders, which the Pakistani teachers regard as a key element of this programme.

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Problem Solving in Business English

Problem Solving in Business English | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
As I have mentioned before, this year I teach mainly adults in a number of contexts: some work in banks or various companies (software, packaging). Very often they have meetings to attend, where th...
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The Emancipation of Prince | Film English

The Emancipation of Prince | Film English | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

Language level: Upper-intermediate (B2.1) – Advanced (C1)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Dogs and their owners

Language: Vocabulary related to dogs, expressing dislike

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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers.
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The CELTA Trainer’s Diary – Increasing Student Talking Time

The CELTA Trainer’s Diary – Increasing Student Talking Time | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
In the first week of the CELTA, trainees were told to generate as much student talking time as possible by playing the role of the dinner party host or facilitator, asking genuine questions and han...
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Sport is Great - Part 2

Sport is Great - Part 2 | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

Messing about in boats is a British obsession. Richard visits Portland and Weymouth's Olympic harbour and finds out if he's got what it takes to win a medal on the water.

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100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers

100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Brad Patterson's comment, August 7, 2012 8:43 AM
Thanks for sharing, Anna!
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14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year : Teacher Reboot Camp

14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year : Teacher Reboot Camp | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
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Disabled Access Friendly

Disabled Access Friendly | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

The Disabled Access Friendly campaign aims to sensitise students to issues affecting people with mobility disability. We reach people through the teaching of English as a foreign language.

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Factfile | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Factfile | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

What do students know about the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Do they know how they first started, and what sports are represented? This lesson gives students the chance to learn about the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to test their knowledge with a 'Factfile Quiz'.

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Leoxicon: Does digital mean better?

Leoxicon: Does digital mean better? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

Despite some very convincing evidence (Nation 2000, Tinkham 1993, Waring 1997) that presenting vocabulary in semantic sets (e.g. spoon – fork – knife) is counter productive, most online materials repeat the faults of the published ELT materials and organise vocabulary precisely in this fashion.

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English together programme | British Council Schools Online

English together programme | British Council Schools Online | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

English Together is a programme that aims to foster friendship and trustbetween adjacent Arab and Jewish communities in Israel by bringing students and teachers together to learn, interact and collaborate with one another in English.

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Getting Ready to Go Back to School : A Journey in TEFL

Getting Ready to Go Back to School : A Journey in TEFL | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

Some of us have already started teaching, some of us have started going to school to get ready for the new school year. During summer I bookmarked some sites that I thought will be handy now.

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The Worst Class I have Ever Taught… So What?

The Worst Class I have Ever Taught… So What? | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Today I taught what I (now) feel might have been the worst class I have ever taught in nearly 20 years of ELT. To add to it (or just because Murphy loves me…) I was being observed by my school’s pe...
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The CELTA Trainer’s Diary Part 6 – Correcting Students’ Mistakes

The CELTA Trainer’s Diary Part 6 – Correcting Students’ Mistakes | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it
Where to timetable the input session on ‘Correction and Dealing with Student Errors’ is a tricky one and often reflects the trainer’s beliefs about teacher training and teaching. Some trainers leav...
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ELT cover letters & CVs | 4C in ELT

ELT cover letters & CVs | 4C in ELT | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

I’ve been vetting a concentrated amount of teaching applicants lately. Cover letters and CVs emailed to me never cease to amaze–some are truly awful. I flip flop between sympathy and fury. I desperately want to reply with suggestions and other times I want to ask if they are delusional. Neither is appropriate. Instead, based on the types of teaching positions I’ve posted ads for and the types of applications I’ve received, maybe a couple tips below will help someone seeking an ELT job (or give you reason to commiserate).

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Sailing | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

In this lesson students learn about sailing as an Olympic sport. They learn the vocabulary and the rules governing the sport. Students can see a web version of this lesson here http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-for-the-games/sports/worksheets/sailing.

Topic: Sailing

Level: CEFR A2/B1(Teenage/adult)

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | TeachingEnglish | Scoop.it

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:

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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:39 AM

Great tools to introduce oneself in creative, funny ways . Thanks Annie