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Using mobile phones in the language classroom: Reinders, 2010

Hay o Re i n d e rs. Twenty Ideas for Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom. T …

Via Adelina Moura, Juergen Wagner
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Download PDF from here http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2010-volume-48-number-3

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, August 29, 1:06 PM

20 ideas - that apply well beyond the language classroom - especially useful for learning how to bridge the culture divides in the global marketplace of commerce and ideas

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 29, 5:46 PM

If you can't win the "no cell phones in class" argument, here are 20 ways to be comfortable losing that argument.  Make cell phones in the class work for you!

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Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones

Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones | TELT | Scoop.it

Learning and teaching opportunities for languages sometimes occur in unexpected places. As exam pressure was starting to get unbearable for some of my classes, I discovered this summer how visuals from Facebook and Pinterest could be used to motivate students in my French and Spanish lessons as well as support their literacy in general.

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Facebook and Pinterest for professional development and educational materials

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All by yourself: monologues in elementary speaking

All by yourself: monologues in elementary speaking | TELT | Scoop.it
Speaking has top priority in most language courses … but how do you get your learners talking? To answer this question, Urs Kalberer starts by looking at the different types of speaking, as seen in the diagram above.
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Ideas for teaching speaking with lower level learners

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Digital Video -Nik Peachey ebook for teachers

The book focuses on practical ways teachers can explore and exploit the potential of the vast web-based video resources that now exist on the internet. In addition to this the book offers guidance on how to encourage students to use video as a creative tool that can support their language learning.
The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery.
The book contains:
-: 315 full colour illustrations
-: 26 embedded video tutorials
-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links
-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions
-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources
-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches.
-: An interactive glossary

Via Nik Peachey
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I don't usually scoop things you have to pay for, but this is only 3 dollars on iTunes, and Peachey has a solid track record on practical tips and tutorials for language teaching tools.

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พรทิพย์ รักในหลวง's curator insight, August 10, 10:46 PM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 11, 2:40 AM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Lee Morden's curator insight, August 26, 4:05 PM

Always looking for new techniques to communicate.

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Quick and dirty vocabulary gapfill: Olya Sergeeva

Quick and dirty vocabulary gapfill: Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it

"Apparently, just 12 lexical verbs (say, get, go, know, think, see, make, come, take, want, give, and mean) account for 45% of lexical verbs used in conversation. Biber and Reppern suggest that, since they are so frequently used in speech, these verbs require more attention in class than they currently do, judging by the coursebooks that they reviewed, and that they should be used more to exemplify various grammar structures.

 

I’m thinking of giving the students an occasional gap-fill exercise based on the reading and listening texts that we are working on, with these verbs gapped out. Finding and replacing the various forms of these verbs could be time-consuming, but there’s a free nifty little text editor called Notepad++ in which one can make such a gap-fill exercise in one click.

 

 

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iPad courses on iTunesU

iPad courses on iTunesU | TELT | Scoop.it

By utilising iPad in a 1:1 environment or even 1:some then you are able to break free from the classroom and the traditional ways of disseminating content. By creating courses that contain learning materials, tasks, assignments, reference points and now with iTunes U 2.0 the discussions, you can now take the classroom wherever you need. Beyond the classroom and even further if using 1:1 or BYOD, students take the learning home with them and can continue learning in their own time, totally blurring the lines between school and home (which are becoming more and more different as schools fail to embrace the world around them and the tools students have in their own homes.)

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Looks like a sensible approach to working with iPads

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euroagls's curator insight, May 16, 8:31 PM

tablettes

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Bored of your Board?

Bored of your Board? | TELT | Scoop.it
Here are some ideas & tips for making the most of your board, be it black, white, green or smart - although to be honest I've never used the whiteboard more than since we got smartboards in our...
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Practical tips on using a whiteboard in secondary school language classes

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 6, 11:41 AM

I have always been a big  fan of getting my students out of their seats and using the board.  This article gives other suggestions for using the board to help students and engage them more.

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Teaching interlanguage pragmatics

Teaching interlanguage pragmatics | TELT | Scoop.it

Second Language Pragmatics is defined by Yule (1996) as “meaning as communicated by a speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader)” (pp.3-4), pragmatics entails the various dimensions of interaction that guide speakers on what to say and listeners on ways to interpret what is being said.  In both foreign and second language classrooms, explicit pragmatic instruction can have a strong impact on the development of successful interpersonal speaking skills. 


Pragmatic dimensions can be embedded in lessons starting at novice-level courses and continuing through the advanced and superior level courses.  Learning strategies for considering each dimension can be helpful in making strategic language choices for successful interaction.

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Activities for teaching aspects of pragmatics to second language learners, designed by students of Julie Sykes at CASLS at the University of Oregon. Thanks for sharing :-)

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CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson

CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson | TELT | Scoop.it
  A free downloadable lesson, about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. Every day people vote on the most popular wish, and CrowdWish w...
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A great example of a communicative lesson plan, using authentic resources to stimulate discussion. There is a grammar focus, but it comes from the topic and activities, rather than constituting the starting point of the lesson. Link to video and transcript provided, CC licence - what more could we ask?

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The grammar lesson revisited: Babylonia, 2014 (2)

The grammar lesson revisited: Babylonia, 2014 (2) | TELT | Scoop.it

Grammar teaching for language learning (Rod Ellis)

Représentation de la grammaire (Jean-Claude Beacco)

Harmonising teaching and learning (David Newby)

 

 

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Open access to the latest issue, including articles by some heavy hitters, and an interesting download on TBLT for primary school EFL with links to resources.

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ELT pics: ideas for teachers

ELT pics: ideas for teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Ways to use pictures for language teaching and learning

 

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I have a communication class starting this week - this looks a nice place for warm-up ideas

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Banque de Séquences Didactiques

Banque de Séquences Didactiques | TELT | Scoop.it

Des exemples vidéos d'activités de niveau école, collège ou lycée dans toutes les disciplines : la recherche de "langues vivantes" donne 21 exemples.  Explications et commentaires d'enseignants et de formateurs.

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Permet de "voir" ce qui se passe en classe, chose que les enseignants expérimentés et novices réclament toujours.

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Transitioning listening: Sandy Millin

Transitioning listening: Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
This is the recorded version of a presentation which originally took place on Friday 4th April 2014 at IATEFL Harrogate 2014.
The abstract
“I’ve studied English for years, but I can’t understand anyone!
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Workshop materials for teaching listening

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Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva

Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it
One of the questions that my learners (who are IT people) are very likely to be asked during interviews and promotion reviews is ‘Tell us about your favourite technology’.
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NIce lesson plan for business English with worksheet and links

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Appsmashing avec l’iPad : Jürgen Wagner

Appsmashing avec l’iPad : Jürgen Wagner | TELT | Scoop.it

ETAPE 1   Création d’un contenu à l’aide d’une app

ETAPE 2   Création d’un autre contenu à l’aide d’une autre app

ETAPE 3   Fusion des deux contenus (appsmashing)

ETAPE 4   Publication du nouveau contenu sur Internet

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Article clair et utile de l'inimitable Jürgen Wagner :-)

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Technology for language revision games: tutorial from Olya Sergeeva

Technology for language revision games: tutorial from Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it
Every teacher has their own favourite activities and methods, and the thing that I’m very passionate about is language feedback (or ’emerging language’, as it is sometimes called): capturing what the students say, upgrading it, and revising it...
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Olya Sergeeva has posted two Vimeo tutorials on using Excel and Quizlet to produce classroom games for language revision.

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Recycling activities: narrow reading/listening

Recycling activities: narrow reading/listening | TELT | Scoop.it
As mentioned in previous posts, listening in my opinion is not taught effectively in many MFL classrooms as students are often engaged in listening comprehension tasks that 'feel' more like tests a...
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Practical suggestions for exploiting listening and reading texts for maximum comprehension and vocabulary retention

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Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, August 3, 7:29 PM

Practical suggestions for exploiting listening and reading texts for maximum comprehension and vocabulary retention

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Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier

Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier | TELT | Scoop.it
Approche actionnelle et tâche, pour plus d’authenticité et de motivation dans l’enseignement- apprentissage des langues Conférence (+ atelier) donnée au congrès des professeurs de français organisé...
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Diaporama : les tâches et les exercices pédagogiques

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euroagls's curator insight, May 16, 8:32 PM

approche actionnelle

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Shadow-reading experiment

Shadow-reading experiment | TELT | Scoop.it
I've recently done some research into shadow-reading and at some point I promised myself that I'd soon experiment with it a bit in the classroom.
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Interesting account of activities for practicing intonation

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Google Feud - turns Google search suggestions into a game

Google Feud - turns Google search suggestions into a game | TELT | Scoop.it
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A fun way to kill 5 minutes at the end of class?

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, June 14, 10:42 AM

Un jeu à faire en fin d'année !

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Katherine Bilsborough

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Practical tips and lesson resources from ELT educator Kathering Bilsborough on TeachingEnglish.org (BBC/British Council)

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Teaching and learning activities that don't take forever to prepare: much good sense here.

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Try this it works! No.1: Practice makes perfect.

Try this it works! No.1: Practice makes perfect. | TELT | Scoop.it
when I was a kid and trying to learn the guitar my dad used to tell me that if I practised something for half and hour, I'd be half an hour better at it than someone who didn't.
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Nice piece on role of practice in language learning (and teaching), with references.

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Easy micro-listenings

Easy micro-listenings | TELT | Scoop.it
John Field has made the case for micro-listenings which are “examples of the same word/phrases in different voices and contexts” (John Field 2013, New directions in second language listening:rethinking the Comprehension Approach presentation, slide...
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Smart combination of pedagogy and tools for EFL listening

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Learning Theory & SLA: undergraduate course

Learning Theory & SLA: undergraduate course | TELT | Scoop.it

 This course investigates the learning of foreign, or second, languages from four different perspectives, using an online e-learning resource to explore behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism and socio-constructivism.

 

The course presents each theory in terms of general learning, then as it applies to language, including major figures and key concepts for each.

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Getting ready for the new semester - undergraduate course on learning theories and how they influence different approaches to teaching and learning second languages

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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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