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Parsnips in ELT

Parsnips in ELT | TELT | Scoop.it

Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style.
Written by Mike JC Smith, Cecilia Lemos, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Katherine Bilsborough, Noreen Lam, Phil Wade and cover designed by Kati Alice Bilsborough

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Controversial topics for ELT class

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Reel App: Host and embed PPT and PDF files without registration

Reel App: Host and embed PPT and PDF files without registration | TELT | Scoop.it
Sharing images, PPT, and PDF files with students is simple enough, but to view the files online or embed them in a website, you would normally need to complete some sort of registration. That is where Reel App comes along.
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Nice find by Nathan Hall; I use slideshare to keep my slides in one place, but I can see where this would come in handy for student one-offs or other emergencies ....

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Language Teaching Vol. 45 Iss. 04

Language Teaching Vol. 45 Iss. 04 | TELT | Scoop.it

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The October issue of Language Teaching is open to view and download PDFs during the month of September.

 

Articles include:

English for Business Communication

Vijay K. Bhatia and Stephen Bremner

Written corrective feedback in second language acquisition and writing studies

Dana R. Ferris

Our statistical intuitions may be misleading us: Why we need robust statistics

Jenifer Larson-Hall

Raising teachers' awareness of corpora

Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

Review of recent applied linguistics research in Finland and Sweden, with specific reference to foreign language learning and teaching Håkan Ringbom

National Standards: Research into practice

Eileen W. Glisan

Symposium: The contexualization of teaching and learning English as an international language

Yuan-Shan Chen

Symposium: (Dis)ordered processes of globalization: Policing and voicing language identities

Gao Yihong and Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon

Symposium: Dynamic systems/Complexity theory as a new approach to second language development

Marjolijn Verspoor

 

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Educational Technology Guy: Web2PDF - provide PDF creation on your blog or site

Educational Technology Guy: Web2PDF - provide PDF creation on your blog or site | TELT | Scoop.it
"This could be a good option if you would like people to be able to save parts of your blog or website as a PDF file, including having students do it as an archive of material for their notes."
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Games in the Language Classroom: free eBook by Adam Simpson

Games in the Language Classroom: free eBook by Adam Simpson | TELT | Scoop.it

Contents:

10 good reasons why we should use games in the language classroom;

Are we really sure about using games in the language classroom?;

The 9 golden rules of using games in the language classroom;

3 strategies for incorporating games into beginner level classes;

Great kids games to use with adult language learners;

3 great games for verb tense review;

Using games to teach vocabulary?

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Free PDF or other formats, very practical ideas and rationale, links to examples.

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Convert PDFs to Kindle Format

Convert PDFs to Kindle Format | TELT | Scoop.it

PDF4Kindle is a neat little free service that will convert PDFs into .mobi format for reading on Kindle devices. To use the service all that you need to do is upload a PDF and let PDF4Kindle do the rest. When the conversion is complete you can download the .mobi file. The converted file will let you resize text as you would with any other Kindle document.

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Via Free Technology for Teachers. Since you can also use a (free) Kindle app on other mobile devices, this service can be useful beyond Kindle owners.

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Anne Macdonell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:49 AM

Love the idea of this tool. Have yet to try it.

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Save web articles as PDF for reading later: Joliprint

Save web articles as PDF for reading later: Joliprint | TELT | Scoop.it

"Joliprint is a web and mobile app that saves web articles as PDF for reading later."

 

Makes nice PDFs from web pages, without URLs and advertising; add it to Firefox or use with mobile apps.

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