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#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions 

#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions  | TELT | Scoop.it
Hello again. It has been a while, hasn't it? The next #TBLTChat on Twitter is scheduled for Tuesday 13th December from 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 14th.  This topic was suggested by Mura Nava, and there is a bit of pre-reading, too.  What are some misconceptions about TBLT you have encountered? Do you think you…
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Twitter discussion of misconceptions in task-based language teaching on now.
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Where are the points of agreement in language teaching?

Where are the points of agreement in language teaching? | TELT | Scoop.it
When I graduated from my master’s program in Linguistics with an emphasis on Second Language Acquisition, I suffered from a fundamental misunderstanding.
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Sarah-Elizabeth Cottrell on different approaches to foreign and second language teaching, from an MFL perspective
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Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives (16th-21st centuries)

Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives (16th-21st centuries) | TELT | Scoop.it
Here is the programme of the conference to be held in Faro, Portugal, 7-9 July on ‘Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives ((16th-21st centuries)
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Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015

Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The thesis examines the concept of normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), i.e. complete, effective integration of technology, in the context of primary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in England. While normalisation research is conducted predominantly in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, understanding normalisation in the primary mainstream education in England is important due to the contrast between teachers’ lack of readiness to deliver languages as part of the National Curriculum, and technology penetration in the classrooms. This thesis therefore, taking a sociocultural perspective of Activity Theory, attempts to redefine normalisation to include context specific characteristics, identify what factors contribute to and impede normalisation, and assess where primary CALL is on route to normalisation. An ethnographic approach was deemed to be most suitable to gain deep understanding of normalisation. Prolonged immersion in a primary school and the thematic analysis of observations, interviews, field notes and audio recordings revealed that factors impeding normalisation of primary CALL revolve around the following areas: attitudes, logistics, training and support and pedagogy. The issues related to the subject itself, e.g. negative attitudes toward the subject, lack of skills, impact on the achievement of normalisation to larger extent than issues related to technology. Hence in the primary context, normalisation needs to be considered from the point of view of normalisation of MFL and then the technology that is embedded into MFL. The analysis of the data allowed the researcher to create a model which serves as a form of audit of factors that need to be considered when thinking of successful technology integration into languages. Such guidance is needed for the primary MFL context having reoccurring issues, but is also relevant to primary EFL contexts in Europe where similar problems related to teaching of the subject are reported.
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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The TEFLology Podcast

The TEFLology Podcast | TELT | Scoop.it
A Podcast about Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (by TEFLology Podcast)
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Covering interviews with important figures, methods, and aspects of history of (English) language teaching

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Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk

Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Teach masses of vocabulary,

2. Involve students in lots of oral interaction

3. Expose learners to lots of comprehensible aural input

4. Model to students creative ways to put a message across

5. Ask them to practise digitally-mediated interactional writing independently

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Going beyond the parrot stage

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Telecollaboration in language education: Robert O’ Dowd interview

Telecollaboration in language education: Robert O’ Dowd interview | TELT | Scoop.it
An Interview with Robert O' Dowd from darren elliott on Vimeo. I met with Robert O’ Dowd at the EUROCALL2015 Conference in Padova, Italy in August and had a really interesting conversati…
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10-minute interview by Darren Elliott at EuroCALL this year in Italy.

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Twitter, tool for language teachers: F Rosell-Aguilar

PowerPoint slides from my presentation at the EuroCALL conference, Padova, September 2015.
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How and why language teachers can engage with Twitter

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Tech resources for MFL: José Picardo's A - Z

Tech resources for MFL: José Picardo's A - Z | TELT | Scoop.it
Scroll down for an A-Z of tried and tested internet resources for education
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2013 list, but worth a look: Audioboo, Bitstrips, DotSub, Evernote, Scribd, Slideshare, Storybird, TED, Twitter, Vimeo, Voicethread, Youtube are all tools I've used successfully with language learners and (student) teachers.

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ECML languages at the heart of learning: Call 2016-19

ECML languages at the heart of learning: Call 2016-19 | TELT | Scoop.it

ECML Call for submissions

At the core of this Call for submissions for the ECML programme 2016 - 2019 lie the interrelationship between quality education and quality language education. Language is at the root of all learning: all teachers, irrespective of sector or subject area, have a role to play in developing the linguistic and intercultural repertoires of their learners. This is reflected in the title:

 

LANGUAGES AT THE HEART OF LEARNING

 

This Call builds on the expertise, networks and most successful outputs of the past 20 years of ECML operation in both Europe and beyond. It aims to take the underlying principles of the current programme 2012-15 to the next level of innovative development and practical implementation in a wide range of European language-learning environments with the ultimate goal of improving access to quality education for all.

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Application deadline: May 2015

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