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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | TELT | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times.
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Poetry by Heart: resources for teaching poetry

Poetry by Heart: resources for teaching poetry | TELT | Scoop.it
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This post is aimed at mother tongue primary school teachers, but looks relevant to secondary (primary?) EFL with links for reading, listening to, and writing poetry

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Patrivert's curator insight, December 15, 2015 8:12 AM

Geniales recursos de poesía en inglés

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Geniales Recursos de poesía en inglés #·SCEUNED15

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How Stories Change with Technology: Margaret Atwood animation

From the Future Of StoryTelling video series comes an animation featuring Margaret Atwood meditating on how technology shapes the way we tell stories.
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4-min video going from Gutenberg to Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com, how technology (serialisation, mobile devices) affects reading and writing. Some little nuggets in there.

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ELTEA call: innovative writing in ELT

ELTED Journal celebrated its 20th anniversary on 24 June 2015 by moving to this new website and sending out a new call for contributions for a special issue, on Innovative Writing in English Language Teacher Education and Development.

English Language Teacher Education and Development (ELTED) Journal - ISSN 1365-3741 - is an open access peer-reviewed journal for the worldwide ELT community which is produced by the  Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LLTA) Research Group of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. It seeks to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and information on theoretical and applied issues pertaining to English language teacher education. The journal is targeted at all those involved in English language teacher education and development worldwide, for whom, at present, there are few published journals dealing specifically with English language teacher education and development.

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Call for proposals for special issues on innovative writing in ELT teacher education

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Call for proposals for special issues on innovative writing in ELT teacher education

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Notepad: A collaborative text editor with text and audio chat

Notepad: A collaborative text editor with text and audio chat | TELT | Scoop.it
One tool I use in my language classroom quite a bit is a collaborative text editor / word processor. For years, I have even using TitanPad as my main text editor since students don't have to regist...
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This looks like a nice tool.  While as a language teacher educator I try to resist a tool-driven approach to using technology for teaching and learning language, at some point you do have to show 'em some stuff to get things started, and the easier and more impressive the possibilities the better ...

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Overview of Collaborative Writing Tools: Nathan Hall

Overview of Collaborative Writing Tools: Nathan Hall | TELT | Scoop.it

Unhosted, hosted, single/multiple author options.

 

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From Dropbox to Google Drive via Wikispaces - pros and cons of each, short and sweet.

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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom | TELT | Scoop.it
Comments:Great list of tools and examples for digital storytelling in the classroom.
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Tools for digital storytelling, plus links to classroom examples.

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Trish Trchala's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:21 PM

An interesting section on Glogster.

Rose Marcelli's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:36 AM

I feel that digital  storytelling is an excellent way of incorporating technology as a form of documentation in all early childhood settings!

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Different approaches to writing: Reflecting on feedback

Different approaches to writing: Reflecting on feedback | TELT | Scoop.it

ELT blogger Alex Grevett on a recent EFL writing course.

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Details of teaching activities for writing, a review of course feedback from students, and some reflection on the process.

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Writing bingo: Sandy Millin

Writing bingo: Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
I've got a pre-intermediate teenage class at the moment, and I'm finding it a bit difficult to engage them in class, so when this activity worked well with them the other day, I was over the moon!I...
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Nice description of writing activity and how it went over in lower-level EFL writing class.

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Screencast Feedback for Essays | Journal of Academic Writing

Screencast Feedback for Essays  | Journal of Academic Writing | TELT | Scoop.it

Screencast Feedback for Essays on a Distance Learning MA in Professional Communication: An Action Research Project
Kirstie Edwards
Glyndŵr University, UK
Anne-Florence Dujardin
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Noel Williams
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

 

Abstract
This action research explored the potential of audio-visual screencasting for assignment feedback on a distance learning (DL) course. A screencast is a combination of voice recording and screen capture, which can be played in any browser, like a video. Here it is used to capture a tutor’s editing and highlighting activities in a document, whilst simultaneously recording spoken feedback. Research suggests that audio-visual feedback may resolve some of the current problems with written feedback. A pilot study is reported which trialled screencasting for essay feedback on a master's level DL module at Sheffield Hallam University. Fourteen students participated and were randomly divided between two groups to receive either written or screencast feedback first. After receiving the first feedback type, students completed a short questionnaire online. The second type of feedback was then distributed to the students, who completed the same questionnaire for the second type of feedback. The results suggest that feedback is received more positively in the richer media of audiovisual screencasting and that this may encourage emotions more conducive to receiving and processing feedback and help to socialise students within the learning context by giving them a sense of belonging to the community. Simultaneous visual cues and explanations appear to help with understanding, and it is quicker to capture screencasts than it is to write feedback. However, preferences for written feedback were related to the holistic overview of a document, which could be scanned and revisited, and which was not confined to a linear delivery, nor time-limited. Audio-visualscreencasting will therefore only be adopted for formative feedback during modules, and will be structured with spoken overviews.

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Learners preferred feedback via screencast.

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Paper Rater | free online proofing

Paper Rater | free online proofing | TELT | Scoop.it
Have your paper reviewed BEFORE you turn it in.

 

Grammar and spelling check, proofreading.  Free online service developed by linguists and grad students.

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Recommended by an ESL teaching colleague in the US.

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Instantly improve EFL writing: delete connectives (Crewe, 1990)

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In this article in ELT Journal, Crewe starts from the premise that

"Used judiciously by a good writer [connective] ties can aid the communicability of the text; used badly they simply confuse.  In the latter case, poor writing can instantly be improved by their elimination" (p. 317)

 

The notion that bad teaching based on decontexualised lists of connectives does more harm than good is taken up by Russell Mayne on his ELT blog

http://malingual.blogspot.fr/2013/03/good-for-who.html?spref=tw&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=0a80e

 

Mayne asks "It may be nice for a teacher to present students with a huge list of exotic linkers, like some kind of extravagant badge of erudition but how useful is this for students[?]"

 

Crewe offers a number of practical solutions, which boil down to focusing on the underlying logic of the writer's argument - the meaning, not the form.

 

I like this suggestion:

"[students] should be asked to delete or not use connectives in the first draft.  They, or their fellow students, should then be asked to sketch the progression of the stages in the argument as a supplementary exercise.  Suitable connectives should then be inserted, in moderation, wherever it is felt that the direction of the argument needs clarifying or strengthening" (p. 324)

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About a little thing called 750 Words

About a little thing called 750 Words | TELT | Scoop.it

A website that lets you write 3 pages a day (aka 750 words), saves them, keeps them private, and lets you export if you like.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Obvious applications for language learning, but perhaps also for teacher education if you write about what you're doing, then share what you want?

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Academic publishing and the myth of linguistic injustice: Hyland, 2016

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Academic publication now dominates the lives of academics across the globe who must increasingly submit their research for publication in high profile English language journals to move up the career ladder. The dominance of English in academic publishing, however, has raised questions of communicative inequality and the possible ‘linguistic injustice’ against an author's mother tongue. Native English speakers are thought to have an advantage as they acquire the language naturalistically while second language users must invest more time, effort and money into formally learning it and may experience greater difficulties when writing in English. Attitude surveys reveal that English as an Additional Language authors often believe that editors and referees are prejudiced against them for any non-standard language. In this paper, I critically review the evidence for linguistic injustice through a survey of the literature and interviews with scholars working in Hong Kong. I argue that framing publication problems as a crude Native vs non-Native polarization not only draws on an outmoded respect for ‘Native speaker’ competence but serves to demoralizes EAL writers and marginalize the difficulties experienced by novice L1 English academics. The paper, then, is a call for a more inclusive and balanced view of academic publishing.

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Short Memoirs: 10 examples

Short Memoirs: 10 examples | TELT | Scoop.it
10 Amazing Examples of Short Memoir Writing: tetw: After Life by Joan Didion - In the aftermath of her husband’s death, Didion meditates on the fragility of life Tennis, Trigonometry, Tornadoes by David Foster Wallace - I grew up inside vectors, lines...
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Open access to Didion, Sedaris, Zadie Smith

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Syntactic and lexical development in EAP writing

Mazgutova and Kormos, 2015, Syntactic and lexical development in an intensive English for Academic Purposes programme, Journal of Second language writing

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Meticulous study of writing development by 39 EFL students using several measures of syntactic complexity and lexical diversity. The study compared a B2 undergraduate group with a C1 graduate class, and found

 

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Reading/Viewing for writing: lesson template

The topic for next week's writing class is ......(insert topic here)

Read this article and highlight any relevant vocabulary (insert link here)

Read this (different) article and highlight any relevant ideas (insert link here)

 

(Listening)

Here is a Ted.com talk on this topic (insert link here)

What are the speaker's 5 main points?

Look at the transcript - any relevant vocabulary?

If you were in the audience, what one question would you ask?

 

(Reading)

Here is an article on this topic (insert link here)

What is the overall point the writer is trying to make?

What are the main ideas?

What examples does the writer use?

Does the writer talk about effects (e.g. as a result....consequently....)

Do you notice any vocabulary that you found in the listening or other articles?

 

(Writing)

Now, after doing all that reading and listening, write 250 words on the question (insert a question related to the topic here).

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Great example of a) cut-out-and-keep writing prompt lesson and b) potential action research topic/project

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Le petit chaperon rouge au pays du CECRL

Le petit chaperon rouge au pays du CECRL | TELT | Scoop.it
Le présent article interroge la pertinence des critères habituellement retenus pour l'évaluation de la compétence lexicale dans les productions écrites.
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Interesting article (in French) which analyses the written production of A2 learners of French as a foreign language in Australia and concludes that some have C1 writing skills

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Smartphone, Dropbox, and PicMonkey for sharing student writing: Nathan Hall

Smartphone, Dropbox, and PicMonkey for sharing student writing: Nathan Hall | TELT | Scoop.it
One of the tools I use quite a bit in my English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classroom is a document camera. While I tend to use a lot of computer based tools, it is still easier (and in some ways ...
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Tech tiips for sharing paper-and-pencil writing projects

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Csilla Jaray-Benn's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:20 AM

PicMonkey to edit images and Dropbox to share. Nice combination!

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The relevance of second language acquisition theory to the written error correction debate: Polio, 2012

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Takeaways for teachers:

- "correcting errors on the final version of a paper seems essentially useless if learners do not have to do anything with the feedback. What we need to consider is whether or not there is a better way to draw learners’ attention to the corrections other than simply rewriting."

- "give individual feedback through face-to-face tutoring or to supplement written feedback with conferences where feedback can be scaffolded according to the students’ level"

 

Otherwise in outlining SLA predictions about feedback on L2 writing, the article gives an admirably clear overview of different SLA theories (and opposing viewpoints) which may be useful beyond the specific focus of the study. 

 

PDF free to download until 1 June (some kind of AAAL bonus from Elsevier, it seems)

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The challenge of written feedback: Laura Adele Soracco

The challenge of written feedback: Laura Adele Soracco | TELT | Scoop.it

When I was a student, I don’t think it ever crossed my mind how much work giving written feedback would be. I just gladly took it and read every word my teachers would add to my work.

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As I learned, so will I teach.  Insights on providing feedback on writing from an ELT blogger working in China.

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