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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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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

TED talks: beyond coursebook accents | TELT | Scoop.it
Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.
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Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

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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.
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“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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Identifying and practising thought groups

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This is the second in a pair of posts on the theory and practice of teaching nuclear stress for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).  The first post explained what nuclear stress is; this post will de...
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A sample lesson plan with resource included.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | TELT | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 1:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca: Katy Davies & Laura Patsko

Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca: Katy Davies & Laura Patsko | TELT | Scoop.it
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Recording of British Council seminar divided into 6 short video clips on moving from native to non-native models for pronunciation in the second language classroom.  Teaching activities to diagnose problems (learner-to-learner sentence dictation), adapt coursebooks and integrate authentic materials (short clips with transcripts for marking stress and word groups).  Jennifer Jenkins references.

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Questions for micro-dictations

Questions for micro-dictations | TELT | Scoop.it
I'm putting together some activities to help students understand more fluent English speech, ready for a seminar on listening skills I'm running next weekend.  One of the activities is micro-dictat...
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Short audio recordings with challenge for EFL teachers - how would you use them in class?

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SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning

SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Use free tools and activities with your language learners on the SpeakApps Moodle platform, or integrate them into your own learning platform (Moodle, Mahara, Blackboard).

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Presentation at EuroCALL in Evora, Portugal by Christine Appel.  This project has additional funding for the further development and exploitation of the language learning/teaching tools created in the project.

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marinella47's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:24 PM

Moodle platform for oral communication and tools

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Video Tech

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Video tool recommended at WorldCALL 2013 in Glasgow.

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Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills | TESOL Blog

Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills | TESOL Blog | TELT | Scoop.it
Alexandra Lowe shows you how to utilize smartphones in your ESL class to help students work on speaking skills while getting the entire class involved.

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Nice account of collective editing task, involving the recording, transcription and analysis of one student's oral production.

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:21 PM

Practical advice on recording and transcribing student talk as a learning activity, using smartphones (though will work with any recording devices).

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VOA Special English: read along on YouTube

VOA Special English: read along on YouTube | TELT | Scoop.it
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:04 AM

VOA Special English - karaoke-style videos where each word is highlighted in turn as the speaker reads.  This one is an agricultural report.

 

While these videos certainly support autonomous language practice, some imagination is required to make them effective for learning.  I suppose minimally a teacher would need to make sure the text was comprehensible, but I'm not sure what a good task or learning activity would look like either.

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BBC - Radio 4 The Listening Project - Home

BBC - Radio 4 The Listening Project - Home | TELT | Scoop.it
The Listening Project is a BBC Radio initiative, in partnership with the British Library, to capture the nation in conversation. Listen to conversations from across the country, record and share your conversation.
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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 31, 2013 2:31 AM

Fantastic resource!

Marie Dossogne's comment, April 2, 2013 5:58 AM
surely for advanced esl students but great source for listenings!!!
Marie Dossogne's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:59 AM

great source for listenings for advanced students

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Audio Video resources

Audio Video resources | TELT | Scoop.it
Audio and video resources for the classroom - all ages

Young Learner to adult
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Des liens vers des ressources audio/vidéo pour les apprenants d'anglais

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Invitation_poodll.pdf

Invitation_poodll.pdf | TELT | Scoop.it

Webinar with Justin Hunt (who made any language teacher's dream come true via the PoodLL-Plugin).


PoodLL allows a teacher to record audio or video assignments in Moodle without having to install any software and a learner to deal with the assignment by equally recording a soundfile or a videoclip he/she can submit to the teacher for evaluation.

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Webinar today

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Speech recognition and text-to-speech

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Obvious applications for language teaching/learning

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Using online video in ELT: Nik Peachey

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34-slide deck to support recent online webinar with tips, tools and links; you can also watch the 80 min recording of the webinar https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p1om4x6sqa8/

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IDEA International Dialects of English Archive: authentic clips & transcripts

IDEA International Dialects of English Archive: authentic clips & transcripts | TELT | Scoop.it

Sound archive for English as a lingua franca, searchable by continent.  Short audio recordings with transcript and speaker bio.

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Recommended by Laura Patsko for pronunciation and listening activities.

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VLC Media Player : Comment changer le thème (apparence) !

VLC Media Player : Comment changer le thème (apparence) ! | TELT | Scoop.it

Me voici de retour, cette fois-ci avec un tutoriel qui va servir aux fans de VLC Media Player, surtout ceux qui veulent changer de look  ! En fait, pour ceux qui ne savent pas encore ce qu’est le côté fort de VLC, je vous invite à lire ce tutoriel : VLC Media Player : Les 10 meilleurs fonctionnalités à découvrir ! Les thèmes sont développés par des personnes comme vous et moi, donc cela va garantir la diversité et la créativité. Vous allez découvrir dans ce tutoriel comment changer le thème ou bien l’apparence de votre lecteur VLC Media Player, en quelques clics Allons-y !

 Lire la suite sur : http://www.easytutoriel.com/vlc-media-player-changer-theme-apparence/


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Avec un nouveau groupe d'enseignants d'allemend et d'espagnol, nous abordons des bases en TICE pour les langues : premier logiciel à mettre sur sa machine - VLC !

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WeSpeke: telecollaboration opportunities

WeSpeke: telecollaboration opportunities | TELT | Scoop.it

We are delighted to announce that WeSpeke has been very favorably reviewed by The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).  To reference the review please go to the CALICO site at:  http://journals.sfu.ca/CALICO/index.php/calico/article/view/1002/892
 
In addition, to address the needs of our user community, WeSpeke is now offering a freeconcierge matching service for teachers.  If you have ever thought; “I teach _____ and would like to connect my students with native _____ speakers.”, then this service is for you.  We will personally introduce you to your foreign counterpart at a university or school where a relationship already exists through international education, study abroad or an exchange program.  This service is intended to give you a free resource to connect your students with their peers in the target language to practice your instruction.  If you are interested in the WeSpeke concierge matching service please reply via email here.  Please indicate if you have a university or school preference.
 
Together we’ll make language and cultural education a priority and give language learners the very best resources available to become fluent, improve their cultural understanding and perhaps develop lifelong international friendships.
 
WeSpeke is now available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.  If you know of any colleagues who might be interested in using WeSpeke in or around their teaching, why not forward them this email, or send them a link to our new video?  A free Teachers Resource Guide is available here.

Best regards, un saludo, à bientôt, mit besten Grüßen, saluti, saudações,
 

Mike Elchik

Founder & CEO, WeSpeke

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Small talk: advanced speaking lesson from Sandy Millin

Small talk: advanced speaking lesson from Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
My Advanced level students are very good about talking about 'topics' like the environment or health but sometimes struggle to strike up conversation with native speakers in a natural way. I decide...
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Interesting lesson plan with materials from Sandy Millin.

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Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter

Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter | TELT | Scoop.it

Online Audio Cutter is a free tool that anyone can use to quickly adjust the length of an audio recording. Online Audio Cutter can also be used to add fade-in and fade-out effects to your audio files. Online Audio Cutter can be used with files that you upload to it. If there is a YouTube or Sound Cloud clip that you want to edit (remember to use Creative Commons and Public Domain content) Online Audio Cutter can work with those files too. Just paste the URL of the YouTube or Sound Cloud clip in order to edit it.

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Vobok - Audio broadcast app

Vobok - Audio broadcast app | TELT | Scoop.it

Share what you have to say to your followers. Give news, updates, advice, tips, tricks, previews, and more. Share with Facebook and Twitter, and support your broadcasts with trending Topics and imagery.


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Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 12:02 AM
Great for oral and listening practice
RitaZ's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:48 AM

Good for listening and speaking practice!

kathy dressel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:30 AM

add to list of free apps

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Listening quiz: Quia & Rhinospike

Listening quiz: Quia & Rhinospike | TELT | Scoop.it

An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.


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Nice use of online tools to create listening exercises.  Learners could do this too for speaking practice with the goal of creating quizzes for other learners.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:06 AM

Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.

sarspri's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:49 AM

Be sure to click to open the audio portion of the activity.

 

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WeSpeke

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WeSpeke is a free and open global language platform and marketplace cultural exchange where users teach, learn and practice languages.
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:01 AM

Anyone tried this out?

Asma Ben Aîcha's comment, March 23, 2013 6:58 PM
Done (y)
Shona Whyte's comment, March 24, 2013 3:43 AM
Do tell! What did you do? How did it work out?