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Language and creativity continued…..more content and language integrated learning (CLIL)

Language and creativity continued…..more content and language integrated learning (CLIL) | TELT | Scoop.it
At the start of the year I wrote a post about using elements of existing text in a creative way, both in terms of the meanings of the words themselves, but also ultimately in the way that they appear and are presented on the page. If you didn't read the post it can be found…
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Looks like an interesting blog; shared on CLIL Facebook page
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Santosh A's curator insight, March 9, 2016 2:43 AM
Looks like an interesting blog; shared on CLIL Facebook page
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 9, 2016 10:18 PM
 For my CLIL teachers.
Pilar Moral's curator insight, March 13, 2016 6:53 AM
Looks like an interesting blog; shared on CLIL Facebook page
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CLIL & EAP: teaching history

Many educators have argued that the best way to learn something, anything, is through context. For ELT, this often means language through content. In fact, content-based instruction (CBI) is an app…
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On PARSNIPs…or how to offend without offending

On PARSNIPs…or how to offend without offending | TELT | Scoop.it
I recently saw an article announcing the publishing of a free e-book called “PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol.
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More on the topic of controversial issues in EFL class - links to comments on this issue, and to a free e-Book (PARSNIPS) so you can form your own opinion

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Shakespeare’s Plays: open culture

Shakespeare’s Plays: open culture | TELT | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago we published a post on 'what Shakespeare sounded like to Shakespeare' which highlighted some prominent linguists' attempts to recreate the Elizabethan speech patterns and accents of the playwright's day.
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68 hour playlist, including other languages

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Recast, Recycle, Remix: Teaching literature in a foreign language

Recast, Recycle, Remix: Teaching literature in a foreign language | TELT | Scoop.it
Presented at Liberlit 2016, Tokyo Christian Women’s University, February 22nd, 2016 Abstract The obstacles to the teaching of literature in a foreign language are many.
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 9, 2016 10:17 PM
Reading and comprehending literature in another language can be difficult.  These material sources are great supplements and additions to the text.  They can also be used in building background knowledge and writing activities.
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Teaching Culture in EFL

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In recent years there have been more discussions and research focusing on the importance of intercultural sensitivity and intercultural communicative competence. EFL teachers should not just draw learners’ attention to facts about other cultures, but they should teach in such a way as to make it clear that communication is more than the exchange of information and opinions. Effective intercultural communication requires empathy, respect, openness and sensitivity.


It is very important first to raise students’ awareness of their own culture, and in so doing to interpret and understand the other cultures. Raising intercultural awareness implies the development of skills for successful communication, i.e. competent and peaceful interaction with people who are different from us. Such an approach assigns another important role to the foreign language teacher/learner: that of “intercultural mediator”, i.e. someone who is capable of critically reflecting on the relationship between two cultures.


EFL teachers will be challenged to exploit this situation by creating opportunities for communication based on the values, cultural norms, and needs of learners, rather than on the syllabi and texts/textbooks developed in native-speakers communities. Most importantly, an intercultural language learning programme should help the learners to develop an “intercultural awareness” in order to “translate” culture in their own context (Guilherme, 2002).

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Liljana Havran on this vexed question, with link to interesting theoretical article on ethnocentrism (Bennett, 2004), open access.

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MOOCs starting Sept 2015

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Discover 800+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer
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Open Culture has this long list of MOOCs starting around now.

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poetryarchive.org

poetryarchive.org | TELT | Scoop.it
City lilacs In crack-haunted alleys, overhangs, plots of sour earth that pass for gardens, in the space between wall and wheelie bin, where men with mobiles make urgent conversation, where bare-legged girls shiver in April winds, where a new mother stands on her doorstep and blinks at the brightness of morning, so suddenly born - in all these places the city lilacs are pushing their cones of blossom into the spring to be taken by the warm wind.
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Listen to poety and read along.  Use it for shadow-reading, to practice intonation, or to pick up vocabulary of a literary nature

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:52 AM

Resources for listening to poetry