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How to Listen

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A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound.
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Food for thought in an era of multi-tasking and intuitive tools ...

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The #flashmobELT Movement

The #flashmobELT Movement | TELT | Scoop.it
What makes an ELT movement launch? Two teachers in different time zones and a Facebook chat. This was my random idea during our chat ten minutes before the lessons began this Thursday morning. It t...
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Nice idea for exchanging teaching activities AND sharing feedback. (In my experience with teacher education, we spend too much time on planning and not enough considering implementation.) Plus a link to a corkboard site like Wallwisher I hadn't seen before - lino

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Legal images: Chris Wilson

Legal images: Chris Wilson | TELT | Scoop.it
When you are creating your own materials (or simply supplementing a Coursebook) it can be really useful to use an image to enhance the material or create and activity for students.
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Perennial problem when working online - some good alternatives to Morguefile, my regular solution - unsplash and gratisography

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ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin

ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin | TELT | Scoop.it

"... writing a blog helps to sort your ideas out, not just to let off steam. Back with the issue, all writing requires you to take care with sentence construction, coherence and cohesion, all that stuff. Writing  an academic paper takes a lot of work and by comparison, writing a blog post is a walk in the park ..."

 

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Mike Griffin visits the house of the big wolf to talk about the pros and cons of the ELT blogosphere, and graduate study in applied linguistics

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Crossed Wires II: the evil that is plagiarism

Crossed Wires II: the evil that is plagiarism | TELT | Scoop.it
Stuff  teacher trainers tell novice teachers:
'Always check your instructions for tasks and activities.'
'Check that everyone understands the vocabulary you are presenting,'
'Grade your own language to the level of the students.'
That last one!
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Crosscultural differences and "the evil that is plagiarism." 

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Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations

Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations | TELT | Scoop.it
Choose an excerpt from a long text or a very stand-alone short text, not more than about 3 sentences long. It should be at or slightly higher than the students’ current level.
 Use a programme like ‘Audacity’ (freely downloadable software) or www.mp3cut.net to isolate the clip that you want to use.
 In class, tell students that they will listen to the clip as many times as they want to, with the aim of reproducing exactly what they hear.
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ELTchat podcasts

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If you've never heard of ELTchat, you're missing out! It started out as a Twitter chat on Wednesdays, with two one-hour sessions every week. There's now only one chat a week, alternating between lu...
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A reminder about some great ELT resources and network

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TeachingEnglish associates | ELT blogroll

TeachingEnglish associates | ELT blogroll | TELT | Scoop.it

A list of our TeachingEnglish associates, who have been invited to write for the TeachingEnglish blog. They each have extensive experience of teaching, teacher training as well as writing resource books, coursebooks and online course materials.

They have very kindly offered to write blog posts for TeachingEnglish. You can also watch a selection of their webinars on a broad range of relevant and interesting topics on our webinars page.

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Very long list of ELT bloggers and links to blogs and posts.

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Survey on inferring emotional states in English videos: Birbeck/Utrecht research

Survey on inferring emotional states in English videos: Birbeck/Utrecht research | TELT | Scoop.it

I am a research master student in Linguistics at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and I need you for a research project I am conducting for my thesis.


Could I ask you to participate in this fun research on how people are able to infer the emotional state of their interlocutor? It is a follow-up of a survey in which participants were asked to guess (+ rate the intensity of) the emotion displayed by an actress in a couple of short video-recordings in English. In the present version, the video recordings have been replaced by audio-recordings, which might render the task more difficult.

We are looking for both native and nonnative speakers of English; all levels of proficiency are welcome.

Please do *NOT* participate in the present survey if you have already filled in the previous version of this questionnaire some weeks/months ago (you would recognize the first page)

Link to the survey: http://survey.hum.uu.nl/index.php?sid=96948&lang=en

Many thanks in advance for participating in this research project that I am conducting under Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele's supervision (Birkbeck College, University of London).

Best,
Pernelle Lorette

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1756 TED Talks Listed in a Neat Spreadsheet

1756 TED Talks Listed in a Neat Spreadsheet | TELT | Scoop.it
A quick update for TED heads. In early 2011 we mentioned that someone put together a handy online spreadsheet that lists 875 TED Talks, with handy links to each video.
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Surprising that this would be necessary/useful, but easy to browse for famous names or topics

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A Master List of 1,000 Free Courses From Top Universities: 30,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

A Master List of 1,000 Free Courses From Top Universities: 30,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures | TELT | Scoop.it
We reached a little milestone this week. Our big list of Free Online Courses now features 1,000 courses from top universities. Let's quickly break things down for you: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard.
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The Guess List: a study in /t/ elision

The Guess List: a study in /t/ elision | TELT | Scoop.it
The BBC is airing a new game show on Saturday nights hosted by the wonderful Rob Brydon and amusingly entitled The Guess List. You can read the Independent newspaper's less than glowing review of it here.
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Discussion of "perfectly legal" elision and assimilation in connected speech, with video example from Burton/Taylor in Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf.

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Orchestrating learning: IWB as Digital Dashboard

Orchestrating learning: IWB as Digital Dashboard | TELT | Scoop.it
Today’s technology-rich environments present a number of challenges and opportunities for language learning. In educational circles, new methodologies based on blended learning, the flipped...
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More than you'll ever need to know about using the IWB for language teaching.  If you happen to subscribe to the Swiss language teaching journal Babylonia you can access it online.  http://bit.ly/1gS6iGU

Otherwise contact me.

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Innovations in the continuous professional development of English language teachers

Innovations in the continuous professional development of English language teachers | TELT | Scoop.it
You can download this publication in pdf format below.
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Free PDF on language teacher education in EFL

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SLA and SL teaching reading: Geoff Jordan

SLA and SL teaching reading: Geoff Jordan | TELT | Scoop.it

Grammar, CLT, intro to SLA titles with Jordan's annotations.

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Short list of good titles, graduate level.

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Overview of Collaborative Writing Tools: Nathan Hall

Overview of Collaborative Writing Tools: Nathan Hall | TELT | Scoop.it

Unhosted, hosted, single/multiple author options.

 

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From Dropbox to Google Drive via Wikispaces - pros and cons of each, short and sweet.

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The trouble with ELT Blogs: Geoff Jordan

The trouble with ELT Blogs: Geoff Jordan | TELT | Scoop.it

ELT blogs are part of an online philistine culture where complacency is encouraged and robust critical discussion is frowned on.

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Making sure "the nervous, tethered sheep who are presumed to make up the readership of the blogs are not upset" or “You don’t criticise me and I won’t criticise you”?  Geoff Jordan asks why ELT blogs don't engage with more important issues about language teaching and learning and adopt a more critical stance. 

 

Perhaps because they're written by practitioners and materials writers focusing on practical concerns?

 

Jordan's "interesting" questions include these two

• What is the current most widely-accepted explanation of SLA?
• In the multi-billion ELT industry, why do a tiny minority of people get rich while the vast majority of workers stay poor?

 

For me, the first is a question for academics/researchers, and the second is political.

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Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students

Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Apart from textbooks, what do you use outside of class time to help you learn English?
Ted Talks, Good Morning pops (app). 
Sometimes novels or short stories or movie scripts/scenarios.
Watch TED Talks and speeches and EBS World News. Recently Freakonomics.
Radio, apps (Ipad), newspapers.
EBS programs. 

 

2. What technology do you use to learn English when you’re not in school?
Smartphone apps and computer websites.
Websites-google to find English texts.
Apps-Podcast, TED, Umano, dictionaries.
Websites-Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal. 
Googling, dictionary apps, EBS program, NPR, podcasts.

 

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Nice account of a lesson based on ELTjam post about students' use of technology for autonomous learning.  Links to resources, lesson plan and student reactions.  (Bookmarking for a digital literacy class in September.)

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Experimental Practice Academy

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Exploring Experimental Practice in English language teaching

 

This is part of a series of interviews with fellow English language teaching professions to be published on this blog.

 

The interviewees are drawn from a variety of teaching contexts, in different countries and working with different kinds of learners. What they have in common is having experimented in some way with their teaching practice.

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This looks interesting for teacher education/professional development: interviews with practitioners from the ELT blogosphere.

 

I'm looking for resources to help trainee and newly qualified EFL teachers in French secondary schools get the most out of teaching placements and action research opportunities.  So examples of independent professional development in other contexts are worth bookmarking for me.

 

Mike Harrison writes here http://www.mikejharrison.com/

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'Teacher, I have question.'

'Teacher, I have question.' | TELT | Scoop.it
Every five weeks or so, tutors are required to write a report for each of their tutees. These (the reports, I mean) are a royal pain in the arse, especially as summer approaches, classes get bigger and the name-to-face problem gets tougher.
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Tist Eyelets preparation and other ELT problems.  Hilarious.

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The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages

The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages | TELT | Scoop.it
Over the years, I’ve met with several foreign speaking partners. Through conversation, I learn their language — Spanish, Korean, Japanese — and they learn mine — English.
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Please call Stella ...

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Textbook Survey

Textbook Survey | TELT | Scoop.it
We are working on a classroom research project on how pupils learn English in French secondary schools. We are interested in what materials teachers use, how they teach, and how the pupils learn. For our first step, we are just looking for information on which textbooks teachers are using to teach English in French collèges and lycées.

If you are currently teaching English in a secondary school in France, we would like you to answer the following questions. We think our survey will take around 5 minutes and we would be very grateful for your input.

Aisha Siddiqa, doctoral student, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
Ashsiddiqa1@gmail.com

Shona Whyte, MCF Anglais, Master MEEF Anglais, UNS
whyteunice@gmail.com
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A faire suivre à des collèges anglicistes au collège-lycée en France

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ELF corpora in the mainstream: notes from the ICAME 35 conference

ELF corpora in the mainstream: notes from the ICAME 35 conference | TELT | Scoop.it
Nottingham Castle, the site of the conference excursion dinner.
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Ray Carey describes a number of ongoing EFL projects in northern Europe.

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On this course, ladies and gentlemen, we shall consider information presented visually.

On this course, ladies and gentlemen, we shall consider information presented visually. | TELT | Scoop.it
Lying graph is show for trind for UK for buy of ice cream for J F M A M J J A S O N D. At the begin , littel ice cream . Afeter, many ice cream . We can look the ice cream sweep dramatickelly upstairs with a peak .
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Great snapshot of teaching presentations in a multicultural EFL class.

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TESOL France - Spring Day 2014

TESOL France - Spring Day 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France is a non-profit organization of teachers of English in France

 

The theme of this year's Spring Day is "Spotlighting, Encouraging, Inspiring English Learning and Teaching among Young Learners and Teens". The event will take place in Paris, France at Télécom ParisTech on May 17, 2014. The plenary speaker will be Annamaria Pinter.

 
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Focus on young learners, mid May event in Paris

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