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French EFL students' choice: listening, speaking & pronunciation resources

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LISTENING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.esl-lab.com

Multiple choice comprehension questions on graded audio recordings of scripted dialogues, plus vocabulary and grammar exercises.

 

http://listenaminute.com

60 second recordings of scripted monologues, with gap-fill, spelling, and discussion exercises.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Huge range of listening (audio, video) and pronunciation (transcription) resources with learning activities.

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/media/spelling-challenge-v2/

Oxford dictionaries spelling challenge: type each word you hear to see how well you can spell

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.eslradioandtv.com/

Scripted audio and video clips with optional captions and comprehension questions.

 

http://www.lyricstraining.com/

Fill in the blanks as you listen to and watch music videos.

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/video/blog/

The US Public Broadcasting Service features a daily video news report with transcript and discussion questions.

 

EXTENSIVE LISTENING

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

http://audioliterate.com/

Streaming and downloadable free audiobooks

 

http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/

Fairy stories and classic books to listen to and read online or via podcast.

 

http://www.chockadoc.com/nostradamus-2012/

Over one thousand full-length documentaries in English on a variety of topics.

 

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

 

Live audio/video chat

http://www.practicespeakingaforeignlanguage.com

http://www.twinvox.com

https://www.verbling.com (chat with native speakers)

http://livemocha.com: Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://www.cambridge.org/other_files/Flash_apps/Pronunciation/

The phonemic chart plus sounds, stress and intonation exercises.  

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

The Sounds of American English: articulatory phonetics of vowels and consonants with animation, video and transcription

 

 

 

 

 

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What university students in France choose to work on for a complementary self-study assignment in an introductory class on phonetics for pronunciation skills.

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Reporting ELT research through comics: Darren Elliott

Elliott: "There is an undeniable element of gimmickry in publishing research in comic form. This may be helpful in getting your work actually read; in such a crowded field it is good to stand out. However, it remains to be seen whether such work can be taken seriously. Sousani s (2015) demonstrated how an entire doctoral thesis in philosophy and visual communication could be produced in graphic form to great effect, but are comics welcome in language education research?
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Classroom-based research for professional development

Our sponsors The following associations are officially supporting this EVO: All-India Network of English Teachers (AINET) ; English Language Professionals' Association (ELPA) - Ethiopia
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Conference 2017 | BETA

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1st FIPLV East European Regional Congress 26th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference Learning and teaching languages: Creating bridges to the
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GERAS Global ESP News Update

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This is the first issue of Global ESP News Update, our bimonthly newsletter on global ESP news and events. You will find below various calls and announcements that were recently sent to us by our members. Please, feel free to feed our updates with information. Our GERAS and GIC network now totals close to 200 members all over the world.
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AILA-Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics

Universität Wien
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The Font | A Literary Journal for Language Teachers

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The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers is an online journal of quality writing on the theme of teaching and learning languages at home and abroad.
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#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions 

#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions  | TELT | Scoop.it
Hello again. It has been a while, hasn't it? The next #TBLTChat on Twitter is scheduled for Tuesday 13th December from 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 14th.  This topic was suggested by Mura Nava, and there is a bit of pre-reading, too.  What are some misconceptions about TBLT you have encountered? Do you think you…
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Corpus Linguistics in the South #cls13

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University of Suffolk, Ipswich, Sat Nov 26
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Pearson’s Grand Vision: Standardised Everything!

Pearson’s Grand Vision: Standardised Everything! | TELT | Scoop.it
Pearson PLC is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London. It's the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world. It generates total revenues of $10 billion. It's a key player in the ELT world and in the last couple of months, Pearson has stepped up its promotional campaign for its Global Scale of English (GSE). Here’s what…
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Teaching phonology for reading comprehension: Catherine Walter

__________________________________________________________________________________ My research has shown that intermediate second language (L2) learners can understand each sentence of a text without being able to build a mental representation of the overall text. This failur e is linked to the development of L2 processing abilities. My latest study (2008) shows that a factor in poor L2 processing of written text is, counter -intuitively, an unreliable L2 phonological inventory. This suggests strongly that teaching phonology w ill help L2 learners read better.
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IATEFL newsletter article about the link between phonological representations and reading comprehension (based on 2008 study of recall of word lists in L1 and L2)
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ITILT: Interactive Teaching In Language with Technologies

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We present iTILT’s currently available resources in teacher education and continuing professional development (Koenraad et al., 2013) and report on the interim results of the new project, including examples of technology-mediated language tasks.
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9èmes Journées Internationales de la Linguistique de corpus : Grenoble 3-6 juillet 2017

9èmes Journées Internationales de la Linguistique de corpus : Grenoble 3-6 juillet 2017 | TELT | Scoop.it

Les JLC’17 ont pour vocation de rassembler une communauté autour d'approches variées, aussi bien du point de vue méthodologique que disciplinaire et de promouvoir la linguistique de corpus et contribuer à l'évolution des pratiques scientifiques dans ce domaine. Elles visent ainsi à créer des passerelles entre différentes approches des corpus numériques. Les participant.e.s sont invité.e.s à confronter leurs outils et leurs expériences et à présenter leurs résultats. Dans la lignée des précédentes conférences, les JLC de Grenoble proposeront, durant trois jours, des présentations scientifiques, des conférences invitées et des sessions de discussion entre les participants. Par ailleurs, une journée et demie de formation aux outils et aux méthodes sera organisée. Autour de corpus écrits, oraux ou multimodaux, les contributions attendues pourront concerner, de manière non exhaustive :

- Approches linguistiques et corpus

- Méthodes et outils Variations, genres, discours

- Applications et usages des corpus : didactique, traduction, terminologie...


Pour contacter le comité d'organisation : jlc2017[at]univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

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Remove Line Breaks Online Tool

Online tool for removing line breaks from text and html. It automatically removes line breaks and preserves paragraph breaks.
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Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017

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by Jeffrey Beall, January 3, 2017. Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now very large, and because I now publish four, continuously-updated lists, the annual releases do not include the actual lists but instead include statistical and explanatory data about the lists…
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CFP formulaic language: TESL Canada Journal


Call for Papers 2017 Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal Formulaic Language in English language acquisition and teaching Guest Editor: David Wood, PhD

Formulaic language is a linguistic phenomenon which is basic to human communication. The term refers to multiword units, which may be continuous or not, which have a single meaning or function in communication, and which are probably prefabricated or stored and retrieved mentally as if a single word . Learners struggle with formulaic sequences and, for example, often fail to interpret their meanings accurately, even when given ample contextual clues .

While the body of research on formulaic language is large and growing in areas such as psycholinguistic processing, analysis of the role of formulaic language in specific genres and registers of language, and extraction from texts using corpus analysis tools, there are a number of issues yet to be addressed fully in researching the teaching and acquisition of formulaic language. For example, how can we be sure that acquisition of specific formulaic sequences is adequate in causing general language gain? Are there particular strategies which learners can be taught which will help them to be more readily capable of perceiving and integrating formulaic sequences in their own language repertoire without explicit teaching? Similarly, how can we be sure that our instructional techniques have lasting effects? Clearly, the teaching of formulaic language is an area still ripe for investigation by researchers and teachers alike.

This Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal will include papers sharing a focus on the teaching and acquisition of formulaic language, and may present empirical studies or literature reviews with fresh and practical conclusions. Book reviews and practical “In the classroom” short papers will also be included.

To review Author Guidelines and the three categories of Research, In the Classroom, and Perspectives articles, please refer to http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca/index.php/tesl/about/submissions.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to download the TESL Canada Journal Submission Form on that page and to send it to teslcan@ualberta.ca as an attachment, along with their manuscript.

Questions regarding this special issue should be directed to teslcan@ualberta.ca. Deadline:

Full manuscripts are due June 1, 2017.
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ACEDLE 2017 Bordeaux: programme définitif

ACEDLE 2017 Bordeaux: programme définitif | TELT | Scoop.it
Site du Colloque ACEDLE 2017, les 19,20 et 21 janvier à l'Université Bordeaux Montaigne. La médiation en didactique des langues.
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