TELT
Follow
Find
39.2K views | +31 today
 
Scooped by Shona Whyte
onto TELT
Scoop.it!

Webinar: Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT

Webinar: Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT | TELT | Scoop.it

IATEFL LTSIG - the website of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language - Learning Technologies Special Interest Group - is running a free

webinar, this Sunday 18 November at 10h GMT.

 

It's with a group of four Australian educators, sharing how they set up a social network for teachers in their region: 'Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT'. In the webinar these educators discuss Twitter and other online tools they are using to enhance this network.

more...
No comment yet.
TELT
Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
Curated by Shona Whyte
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Paradox of globalisation: Claire Kramsch interviewed by Darren Elliott

Paradox of globalisation: Claire Kramsch interviewed by Darren Elliott | TELT | Scoop.it

Recorded after Kramsch' 2014 JALT National conference in Tsukuba, Japan

Shona Whyte's insight:

30 minute interview with the top-flight applied linguist - interesting personal background on her experience with English, French, German in Europe and the US, and how personal and practical questions intersected with nascent field of applied linguistics in the 1970s.

 

Soundbite from her JALT plenary: "borders define who we are and distinguish us from others, but can also constrain us."

 

Paradox of globalisation: increased access leads to (illusion of understanding one another, negation of individual uniqueness and so) greater isolation and fragmentation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Technology and learner autonomy: EL.LE

Technology and learner autonomy:  EL.LE | TELT | Scoop.it

Editoriale
Luciana Favaro

 

La dimensione teorica

La scelta delle tecnologie nel percorso di sviluppo dell'autonomia di apprendimento linguistico | Un modello di applicazione
Luciana Favaro

 

Digital pencil sharpening | Technology Integration and Language Learning Autonomy
Shona Whyte

 

Suzann Collins’ The Hunger Games  | Technology-enhanced Literature Projects to support Learner Autonomy
Ludwig Christian

 

Developing Lexical Awareness with ICT | An experience in fostering learner autonomy at university
Luisa Bozzo

 

La creatività nel mobile language learning attraverso l’applicazione LingoBee del progetto europeo SIMOLA
Annamaria Cacchione

 

Mobile learning nella classe d’italiano L2  | Imparare il lessico con i podcast
Eva Maria Hirzinger-Unterrainer

 

La dimensione operativa

Developing autonomous second language learners in a content class
Nancy Fahnestock

 

Rete e gioco  | Ambiente per apprendere il complesso in modo autonomo
Maura Zini

 

Ambiente virtuale per un apprendimento reale
Alda Barbi

 

L'uso delle tecnologie per lo sviluppo dell'autonomia attraverso l'utilizzo di Wiki | Una ricerca-azione con studenti di lingua cinese di una scuola secondaria di secondo grado italiana

Elisa Guardalben

Shona Whyte's insight:

Open access journal from University Ca' Foscari, Venice with articles in English and Italian.  This issue of learner autonomy; I have a paper in it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Katherine Bilsborough

Katherine Bilsborough | TELT | Scoop.it

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

Shona Whyte's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Linguistik Online

Are We What We Eat? Food Metaphors in the Conceptualization of Ethnic Groups

Irene López-Rodríguez 

 

Grammatisches Wissen, Fremdsprachenunterricht und Lehrwerke – Zur Qualität von Grammatikübungen in zwei kroatischen DaF-Lehrwerken

Leonard Pon 

 

Aspects of Linguistic Politeness in Serbian. A Data-based Comparison with German

Katrin Schlund 

 

Linguistik als Kampfsport – Ein Plädoyer für die Suche nach Paradigmen demokratischen Sprechens in Alltag, Medien und Recht

Friedemann Vogel

Shona Whyte's insight:

Open access Swiss journal publishing in German and English.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Reflective Practice: Kevin Stein

Reflective Practice: Kevin Stein | TELT | Scoop.it
 “Reflecting on our practice also provides us with the substance of our stories.” —-Kathleen Bailey Vignette 1: February 10, 2014 It’s one week before the big final exams.  I’ve instructed the stud...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Interesting discussion with three concrete examples of EFL class events, links to Kathleen Bailey's 1997 article available http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ajelt/vol7/art1.htm and reference to Fanselow (who talks a lot of sense on this topic in my view).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

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.
Shona Whyte's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Taylor & Francis open access 2015

Taylor & Francis open access 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

Most read articles from Routledge Education

Shona Whyte's insight:

I'm not finding anything (new) directly relevant to teacher education for languages with technology, and I'm tempted to carp about echo chamber effects and this sort of limited open access, but full text is available ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

TESL-EJ special issue on reflective practice: Thomas Farrell

Special Issue on Reflective Practice in Language Education

Thomas S.C. Farrell, TESL-EJ Special Issue Editorial

 

Feature Articles

Thomas S.C. Farrell, ‘Teacher You Are Stupid!’ – Cultivating a Reflective Disposition; (pdf)


Baburhan Uzum, Mary Petrón, & Helen Berg, Pre-service Teachers’ First Foray into the ESL Classroom: Reflective Practice in a Service; (pdf)


Timi Hyacinth & Steve Mann, Reflective Practice in Nigeria: Teachers’ Voices and Experiences; (pdf)


Laura Baecher, Bede McCormack, & Shiao-Chuan Kung, Supervisor Use of Video as a Tool in Teacher Reflection; (pdf)

Shona Whyte's insight:

Open access.  Laura Baecher also has this on video observation http://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger/article/view/57

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz: Text and Audio

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz: Text and Audio | TELT | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4113UuBTio As much as any contemporary writer of literary fiction ever does, Junot Díaz has become something of a household name in the years since his debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao appeared in...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Reading, listening practice on literary topics.  For my Masters in Teaching English students.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

▶ Noam Chomsky on Language Aquisition - YouTube

How is it that we learn to speak and think in language so easily? Philosophers have argued about whether or not we have innate ideas. Whether we are born kno...
Shona Whyte's insight:

108 seconds of animated video on Chomsky's gamechanging take on language learning and teaching

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

The Melody of English: webinar summary

The Melody of English: webinar summary | TELT | Scoop.it
The full title of this webinar - The Melody of English: Research and Resources for Teaching the Pragmatic Functions of Intonation - is a real mouthful and it was the very first PronSIG event that I...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Clear and well-structured overview by Adi Rajan of a webinar by Marnie Reed and Tamara Jones, including rationale for teaching intonation in English plus teaching activities and an up-to-date reference list.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TeachingEnglish
Scoop.it!

CLIL | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

CLIL | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | TELT | Scoop.it

Support for teachers of CLIL, including classroom activities and articles.


Via TeachingEnglish
Shona Whyte's insight:

An older link, but the British Council archives beautifully, and there's a nice lesson template in there by Steven Darn http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/clil-a-lesson-framework

more...
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:35 PM

This website is from the British Council and has several links to CLIL information, lessons and activities on a wide range of subjects.

Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

EFL teaching with video via Jamie Keddie

EFL teaching with video via Jamie Keddie | TELT | Scoop.it
This talk was by Jamie Keddie who's the author of Images (OUP, 2009) and Bringing Online Video into the Classroom (OUP, 2014). He is also the founder of two sites: Videotelling and Lessonstream.  J...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Links and reaction by blogger Adi Rajan to talk and resources on use of video for language teaching from British Council teacher Jamie Keddie.  I noticed a shift in ELT a while back from comprehension of language resources to production, mirroring the Web 1.0 to 2.0 move and encouraging more active and open-ended contributions from learners

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Linguists on Spacey's House of Cards Southern accent

Linguists on Spacey's House of Cards Southern accent | TELT | Scoop.it

"I suspect that some Southerners might recognize that he doesn't sound quite right," Dr. Erik Thomas, a professor of linguistics at North Carolina State University told me. Thomas has studied Southern American English since his undergraduate years and is considered one of the pre-eminent experts on Southern accents. "The average person might not hear the difference," he added.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Interesting dissection of the actor's southern drawl, covering vowel shift, (non-)rhoticity, and word-initial "wh"

 

And the case for Spacey's defence has already taken up the gauntlet

http://citizensociolinguistics.com/2015/03/01/frank-underwood-versus-the-accent-commandos/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Materials writing: Katherine Bilsborough (via Adi Rajan)

Materials writing: Katherine Bilsborough (via Adi Rajan) | TELT | Scoop.it

This talk was by Katherine Bilsborough and she started off by stating that while the downloading of illegally shared materials is a problem, there’s also a dire need for good quality materials because a lot of the stuff on the net is terribly dodgy. Additionally, there’s tremendous interest in materials writing because in a sense it is a form of professional development and requires Ts to bring together and apply a range of skills

 

 

Shona Whyte's insight:

Materials writing now has special interest status at IATEFL http://mawsig.iatefl.org/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Free Stock Images & Videos

Free Stock Images & Videos | TELT | Scoop.it
AllTheFreeStock.com is a curated list of free stock images, graphics and videos. Find all the best free stock images and videos in one place.
Shona Whyte's insight:

What it says on the tin.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Social Media and CMC Corpora for the eHumanities

Social Media and CMC Corpora for the eHumanities | TELT | Scoop.it

The first international research days (IRDs) on Social Media and CMC Corpora for the eHumanities will be held in Rennes, France on 23-24th October 2015 and will focus on communication and interactions stemming from networks such as the Internet or telecommunications, as well as mono and multimodal, synchronous and asynchronous communications. The focus of the IRC will encompasses different CMC genres. These include, but are not limited to, discussion forums, email, SMS, text chat, wiki discussions, discussions in multimodal and/or 3D environments.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Rennes, October 2015

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Involvement Load Hypothesis: Hulstijn & Laufer 2001

According to the ILH, tasks with a higher involvement load are considered to be more effective for word learning and retention than tasks with lower involvement loads. For comparison purposes, each task is assigned a specific number which relates to an involvement load index. Total absence of a factor is assigned 0, a moderate presence is assigned 1 and strong presence is assigned a score of 2.

NEED
(0) Absent: Learner doesn’t need to understand or produce word.
(1) Moderate: Learner is required to learn the word by external source (teacher).
(2) Strong: Learner makes decision to learn or produce the word.

 

SEARCH
(0) Absent: Meaning or translation of word is provided.
(1) Present: Learner must look up meaning / translation of a word.

 

EVALUATION
(0) Absent: Words are not compared with other words.
(1) Moderate: Words are compared to other words in provided contexts.
(2) Strong: Words are compared to other words in self-created contexts.

 

For example, if a teacher provides students with some new words and their definitions and asks students to create original sentences with them, the task would be assigned the following involvement load score:
Need: Moderate, (1): the assignment is imposed by the teacher.
Search: Absent (0): the definitions are provided.
Evaluation: (2) High: the students need to write their own original sentences.
Total Score: 3

 

The results of the test found that retention of the new vocabulary directly correlated with involvement load. Participants who had completed tasks with the lowest involvement load scored lowest and those who had completed tasks with the highest involvement load scored highest. This provides evidence in support of the ILH.

Shona Whyte's insight:

From Geoff Jordan and Dan Brown: research supporting engaging learners to improve vocabulary learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Farrell: Reflective Language Teaching - From Research to Practice

Farrell: Reflective Language Teaching - From Research to Practice | TELT | Scoop.it

Farrell: ""teachers who do not bother to reflect on their work become slaves to routine and their actions are guided mostly by impulse, tradition and/or authority rather than by informed decision making."

 

Shona Whyte's insight:

Chapter 1 is open access - I like the start already, since it helps justify my position on action research for pre-service language teachers

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

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...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Thomas Farrell on Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qg9PzlgAAAAJ&hl=en

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

ELT experiences with and without textbooks: Chris Wilson

ELT experiences with and without textbooks: Chris Wilson | TELT | Scoop.it
This week our school is on a break due to the Feria holiday here in Krakow. After contemplating going to visit friend and traveling, I decided that what would actually be the best use of my time was to take up some intensive Polish lessons and raise my level and integrate better in this country. …
Shona Whyte's insight:

An EFL teacher experiences two different teaching approaches in an intensive Polish course.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Vocabulary learning: what the research says

Vocabulary learning: what the research says | TELT | Scoop.it
I’ve just read Peter Yongqi Gu (2003)Vocabulary Learning in a Second Language: Person, Task, Context and Strategies Here are a few interesting points which emerge. All references can be found at th...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Old-fashioned dictionary work, memorisation of translation pairs still have their place, research shows.  But other activities (and more research) are needed to go beyond word recognition to appropriate use.

more...
Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 23, 4:04 AM

How to learn more words so you can understand them, but also use them ...

Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Top 5 ELT must-reads from Geoff Jordan

Top 5 ELT must-reads from Geoff Jordan | TELT | Scoop.it
You do have a library, don’t you? I’ve lived in some pretty awful accommodation in my time, but now, cheating all the odds, I live in a very comfortable house which includes a library. When friends...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Buy 'em, steal 'em, download 'em, read 'em - Jordan's recommendations to new MA TESOL students

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

MLA: 2013 report on post-secondary language study

Shona Whyte's insight:
The results of a comprehensive MLA survey of language course enrollments in United States colleges and universities are now available on the MLA Web site. According to Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013, while aggregate enrollments in languages other than English have decreased since the MLA’s last survey in 2009, several languages saw increasing enrollments, and particularly growth in enrollments in advanced language classes.
more...
No comment yet.