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Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts

Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts | TELT | Scoop.it
Hand signals to prompt self-correction in speaking
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The FLTMAG - A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom

The FLTMAG - A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom | TELT | Scoop.it
A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom
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Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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ELTED issue on teacher training

ELTED issue on teacher training | TELT | Scoop.it
Editor: Gerard Sharpling Editorial Committee: Peter Brown, Annamaria Pinter, Gerard Sharpling, Richard Smith (Chair), Ema Ushioda, Steve Mann & Dario Banegas Contents  |  Contributors Articles...
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6 new articles in this issue

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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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The Nature of Teacher Authority: MOOC, October 2015

The Nature of Teacher Authority: MOOC, October 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The course aims to contribute to the current understanding of teacher authority and on research methods and instruments which can be used to acquire data about various factors influencing the development and exercising of teacher authority.
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A course on analysing research data on the question of teacher authority, Jaroslav Šaroch; Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education

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abinaya's curator insight, September 17, 2015 3:35 AM

This is most likely to happen if the instructor's authority is in question, ... If you approach the interaction as a teaching opportunity, rather than react ... How you choose to address the problem will depend on the nature of the behavior ... “Wendy, I'd .........http://goo.gl/lIN9VM

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Top Tips for New Teachers #7 – Laura Ironside

Top Tips for New Teachers #7 – Laura Ironside | TELT | Scoop.it
Fresh from teaching English to learners of all levels in Spain, Laura Ironside joins us for our Top Tips for New Teachers series, to share the key bits of teaching advice she has learnt along the way.
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Russell Stannard webinar - tools for blended learning

Russell Stannard webinar - tools for blended learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Blended learning, flipped classroom - tools for language teachers

 

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22 June - free webinar

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High school teaching: one teacher's goals for a better learning experience

High school teaching: one teacher's goals for a better learning experience | TELT | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...
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Interesting, credible description of dull high school class experiences and suggestions to teachers for ways to improve.

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Willingness to Communicate: Hayo Reinders

[My summary]: Teachers should encourage learners to feel free to try and use the language as much as possible.  Researchers use the term "willingness to communicate" to refer to learners' readiness to engage in oral communication inside or outside the classroom. Output - producing the target language - is vital for learners to develop proficiency and its value for learning is undisputed.


Two contrasting problems may arise in the classroom - either learners do not participate due to lack of opportunity, for example, or they are pushed to participate without sufficient support.  Reinders recommends teachers try to:

1. reduce anxiety levels (avoid focusing on accuracy/correcting errors)

2. encourage group cohesiveness

3. find relevant and interesting topics 

4. explore alternatives to face-to-face communication (text chat, digital games).

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And a couple of WTC references: Hashimoto, MacIntyre

http://www.hawaii.edu/sls/sls/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Hashimoto.pdf

http://www.uoc.edu/portal/ca/catedra_multilinguisme/_resources/documents/Barcelona_paper_for_UOC_Conference.pdf

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Analysing interaction in second language classroom Leo van Lier

1984 ELT article which tackles turn-taking, learner-initiation, and repair with classroom illustrations in the form of  excerpts from transcripts. 


Via Phil Chappell
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The article concludes with recommendations for teachers wishing to transcribe and learn from interactional patterns in second language classrooms.

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:50 PM

One of recently deceased Leo van Lier's classic papers for teachers on classroom talk in interaction.

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Blogroll

Blogroll | TELT | Scoop.it
Language teaching blogroll Learning from others, sharing with others, collaborating with others: these are maxims we as teachers value and should value. Others are our community of language teachin...
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ELT blogs - read about other teachers' views, experiences and ideas on teaching English as a foreign language

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Language teaching videos: Touring a French City

"The video library excerpts capture the range of foreign language teaching practices shown in the collection. You will see students in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms studying eight different languages. You'll see the students communicating with one another and with their teacher, learning culturally rich content, making connections to other disciplines, comparing cultures, and using the language in real-life contexts."

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The Annenberg Foundation has this series of edited classroom videos showing examples of activities taught in second language classrooms with learner and teacher commentaries.  For professional development, there are also questions to guide teachers in their analysis of the examples (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian).

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ELT blog posts: Rachel Roberts' selection

ELT blog posts: Rachel Roberts' selection | TELT | Scoop.it
For the New Year I wanted to collect together some of the blog posts which have either inspired my posts over the last year, or that would be great follow up reading. In a few weeks, I will celebra...
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A rich list of EFL/ESL teachers' blog posts, organised by category (group work, writing, methodology).

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Second Languages Matter! Best Practices Day 2016

Twitter Tips from Second Language Educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Language teacher's handbook: Steve Smith, 2015

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85 page Word document for secondary school MFL teachers in the UK, very practical advice

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TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers

TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers | TELT | Scoop.it
Commute – origin of the word from the Etymology dictionary mid-15c., “to change, transform,” from Latin commutare “to often change, to change altogether,” from com-, i…
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Podcast for teachers, can be exploited in class

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Just listened to the first episode. Discussion of topic of commuting, and jargon-busting section on EFL/ELT/TEFL etc.
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* What Makes an Excellent Teacher?

* What Makes an Excellent Teacher? | TELT | Scoop.it

Jordan quotes research by Hattie who lists sixteen attributes of excellent teachers, which "

 

can successfully identify 84% of teachers correctly as excellent teachers or not. However, just three of the dimensions can classify 80% correctly. Hattie suggests that these three attributes hold the key to becoming an excellent/expert teacher. In other words, these are arguably the three crucial factors to focus on.

So, the 3 crucial factors are:

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We were talking about this in class with pre-service teachers, who seem to prioritise emotional attributes

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Teachers - are you potters or lion tamers?

Teachers - are you potters or lion tamers? | TELT | Scoop.it
Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK on September 4th, 2015 Abstract In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for...
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ELT blogger Darren Elliott on metaphors in (language) teaching.

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EAP Stories

EAP Stories | TELT | Scoop.it
Inspired by the Teaching EAP blog post discussing the requirements of teaching English for Academic Purposes, I realized that many teachers who teach EAP come from different backgrounds and have different teaching experiences.
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Interesting snapshots of teachers of English for Academic Purposes in various contexts

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Reflective practice in ELT: Thomas Farrell via Darren Elliott

Reflective practice in ELT: Thomas Farrell via Darren Elliott | TELT | Scoop.it
An Interview with Thomas Farrell from darren elliott on Vimeo. Reflective practice is a way for professionals (in education, social work, medicine and many other fields) to assess their work and ma...
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Thomas Farrell on Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qg9PzlgAAAAJ&hl=en

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'Teacher, I have question.'

'Teacher, I have question.' | TELT | Scoop.it
Every five weeks or so, tutors are required to write a report for each of their tutees. These (the reports, I mean) are a royal pain in the arse, especially as summer approaches, classes get bigger and the name-to-face problem gets tougher.
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Tist Eyelets preparation and other ELT problems.  Hilarious.

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European Profiling Grid

European Profiling Grid | TELT | Scoop.it

The European Profiling Grid (EPG) is an innovative instrument, the main purpose of which is to provide language teachers, teacher-trainers and managers with a reliable means of outlining current competences
and enhancing professionalism in language education. The ultimate aim is to increase the quality and efficiency of the training and professional development of language teachers.

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Is this going to be useful, or just one more form to fill out/beat yourself up over?

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Mentormob playlist for educators

Mentormob playlist for educators | TELT | Scoop.it

"Great Minds Share Alike: MentorMob's online learning platform allows anyone with a passion for what they do to curate websites, videos, blogs, and more into Learning Playlists.

So instead of searching alone, people all around the world can work together to show off what they know and learn from each other."


The education list includes

- Web 2.0 for schools

- Flipped Classroom

- Free web tools for educators