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Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley

Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley | TELT | Scoop.it
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Lots of sound advice about audience, speed and stamina, and practicing what you preach with EFL learner blogs from a seasoned ICT-oriented British Council teacher.

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(Not) Downloading YouTube Videos...

(Not) Downloading YouTube Videos... | TELT | Scoop.it
These kittens don't violate YouTube's
TOS and we shouldn't either :)This morning I received a Facebook message from someone looking for a recommendation for a tool to use to download videos from YouTube.
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Gearing up for a MOOC on using video for language teaching, so this is a timely reminder

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Developing productive competence: Jack Richards

Developing productive competence: Jack Richards | TELT | Scoop.it
All language users have greater receptive competence (language they can understand) than productive competence (language they can produce). I can read great novels for example, but I could never write one. Traditionally, in language teaching we recognize this fact in the distinction between active and passive language knowledge, particularly in relation to vocabulary learning, where it is normally assumed that learners should be able to understand far more words than they can use. And it has generally been accepted that in second-language learning, new items first become part of learners’ receptive competence before becoming part of their productive competence.
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Teaching implications of some (oldish) SLA research findings, references included.

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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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Nothing much to argue with here.

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Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search

Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search | TELT | Scoop.it
Last fall I published a chart comparing alternatives to using Google Image search. This evening I updated that chart to reflect a couple of changes to those tools and to add a new one to it.
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Why not? I'm a fan of Morguefile.com - and after years of happily (=legally) grabbing pictures without attribution, began uploading some of my own pictures to the site this summer.

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abinaya's curator insight, August 31, 4:01 AM

Not google image search. This was the result of a neural network Google built in order to recognize patterns in images. Feed it enough photos of cats, for example, and it would eventually be able to identify cats in pictures it hasn't seen before. Then they took this neural network and fed it random images, such as clouds, or even just static white noise, and told it to find certain things in the images. The program starts by taking anything that remotely looks like a shape it recognizes in the static, and accentuates the features it recognizes. Then it loops on itself, and is fed this accentuated image. http://www.trainingintambaram.in/web-designing-training-in-chennai.html

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Bibliographie sociolinguistique: "apprentissage langue étrangère"

Bibliographie sociolinguistique: "apprentissage langue étrangère" | TELT | Scoop.it
La Bibliographie Sociolinguistique Francophone (BSF) est la plus grande bibliographie de son domaine. La BSF est accessible à tous gratuitement.
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J'ai cherché par mot-clé "apprentissage langue étrangère" - 20 concordance, 5 ouvrages, 15 revues, la référence la plus récente date de 2005.  On peut contribuer à la base de données en envoyant des références bibliographiques en langue française.

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Links for teaching FL with technologies: Jurgen Wagner


Via Juergen Wagner
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A wealth of links to teaching materials, technological tutorials, resources and people involved in language teaching with technology. A place to start for an overview of what's going on out there, though perhaps overwhelming for beginners.  For teacher training, a very specific task would be required ...

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Digital Video -Nik Peachey ebook for teachers

The book focuses on practical ways teachers can explore and exploit the potential of the vast web-based video resources that now exist on the internet. In addition to this the book offers guidance on how to encourage students to use video as a creative tool that can support their language learning.
The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery.
The book contains:
-: 315 full colour illustrations
-: 26 embedded video tutorials
-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links
-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions
-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources
-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches.
-: An interactive glossary

Via Nik Peachey
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I don't usually scoop things you have to pay for, but this is only 3 dollars on iTunes, and Peachey has a solid track record on practical tips and tutorials for language teaching tools.

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พรทิพย์ รักในหลวง's curator insight, August 10, 10:46 PM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 11, 2:40 AM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Lee Morden's curator insight, August 26, 4:05 PM

Always looking for new techniques to communicate.

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MFL workshops: Practical Pedagogies Conference, Toulouse October 2015

MFL workshops: Practical Pedagogies Conference, Toulouse October 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

What is the Practical Pedagogies Conference?
-A high-impact training conference for teachers, from NQT to senior teachers, run by and for primary and secondary school teachers ;
-A not-for-profit event hosted at the International School of Toulouse, October ;
-Workshops and networking activities around the theme: "Creativity, Internationalism and Innovation in the classroom" ;
-Two days of inspiring keynotes, 70+ workshops and networking activities delivered by experienced primary and secondary teachers ; 15-16th October 2015-that's just before half term for some of us in the UK.

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Isabelle Jones highlights a number of language workshops in her blog post.

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Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva

Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it
One of the questions that my learners (who are IT people) are very likely to be asked during interviews and promotion reviews is ‘Tell us about your favourite technology’.
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NIce lesson plan for business English with worksheet and links

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European LSP association: 2012 proceedings

Languages Faculty of the University of La Coruña (Spain).
From 5 to 7 September, 2013.
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Plenary by J-C Bertin, papers on pragmatics, corpus linguistics and LSP teaching in general

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Keep on truckin': Jordan on new ELT paradigm

Keep on truckin': Jordan on new ELT paradigm | TELT | Scoop.it

The rival view of ELT:

Standard English is one variety of English; it is not the subject taught.Texts (discourse) are the subject matter of EFL /ESL.SLA involves the socially-mediated development of interlanguage.A process syllabus is used. This focuses on how the language is to be learned. There’s no pre-selection or arrangement of items; objectives are determined by a process of negotiation between teacher and learners as a course evolves. The syllabus is thus internal to the learner, negotiated between learners and teacher as joint decision makers, and emphasises the process of learning rather than the subject matter.No coursebook is used.The teacher implements the evolving syllabus in consultation with the students.The students participate in decision-making about course objectives, content, activities and assessment.Assessment is in terms of low-stakes formative assessment whose purpose is “to act as a way of providing individual learners with feedback that helps them to improve in an ongoing cycle of teaching and learning” (Rea-Dickens, 2001).
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Jordan places the ongoing coursebook-no coursebook debate in a wider theoretical and political context.

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Appsmashing avec l’iPad : Jürgen Wagner

Appsmashing avec l’iPad : Jürgen Wagner | TELT | Scoop.it

ETAPE 1   Création d’un contenu à l’aide d’une app

ETAPE 2   Création d’un autre contenu à l’aide d’une autre app

ETAPE 3   Fusion des deux contenus (appsmashing)

ETAPE 4   Publication du nouveau contenu sur Internet

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Article clair et utile de l'inimitable Jürgen Wagner :-)

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Challenges of OER/OEP for language learning

Challenges of OER/OEP for language learning | TELT | Scoop.it
Web2Learn (leader of WP6) conducted a series of interviews between September - October 2014, asking a range of international experts what are the challenges and the benefits of OER/OEP for language learning.
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13 short videos of interviews with language educators on open practices and resources.

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TBLT, Silent Way & TPR: Chris Jones

TBLT, Silent Way & TPR: Chris Jones | TELT | Scoop.it

"a description of the lessons I remember best and then a reflection on the implications for teaching and research"

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Why people are still playing around with TPR and the Silent Way is beyond me, but apparently they are and Chris Jones has tried them out and chased down some references.

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Sharalike: Audio Slideshow

Summarizing the highlights of an event, summarizing the key points in a story, and summarizing the results of research project are all common purposes for creating audio slideshows.
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Tutorial for video presentations

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Tandem Mooc experience: results

Tandem Mooc experience: results | TELT | Scoop.it
Tandem MOOC was a language MOOC (LMOOC) run through the SpeakApps tools (Tandem and Videochat) and addressed to upper intermediate and advanced students of Spanish and English.
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Conclusion: "To conclude, students in general evaluated Tandem MOOC as a positive learning experience and reported that the course was successful in creating closer relationships between students, who tightened their bonds after the end of the course. This means that Tandem MOOC fulfilled the basic principles of interactivity and connectivity of cMOOCs."

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Concevoir vos jeux pour les langues? Formation à Toulouse, 2 octobre

Concevoir vos jeux pour les langues? Formation à Toulouse, 2 octobre | TELT | Scoop.it
Le Service Interuniversitaire de Pédagogie (SIUP) de l'Université de Toulouse organise, en partenariat avec le laboratoire LAIRDIL et dans le cadre du projet Innovalangues, une formation sur la conception de jeux pour l'enseignement/apprentissage...
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Formation en présentiel pour ceux qui sont à Toulouse

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CALICO 2016 - call for papers

Hosted by CLEAR and Michigan State University in East Lansing Evolving Interactions in Digital Language Learning Welcome to the next CALICO conference. See the links below (or to the left) as they become available for more conference information

 

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Deadline October 2015

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Using mobile phones in the language classroom: Reinders, 2010

Hay o Re i n d e rs. Twenty Ideas for Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom. T …

Via Adelina Moura, Juergen Wagner
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Download PDF from here http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2010-volume-48-number-3

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, August 29, 1:06 PM

20 ideas - that apply well beyond the language classroom - especially useful for learning how to bridge the culture divides in the global marketplace of commerce and ideas

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 29, 5:46 PM

If you can't win the "no cell phones in class" argument, here are 20 ways to be comfortable losing that argument.  Make cell phones in the class work for you!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 31, 1:53 AM

Ideas... always welcome!

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Teacherbot: interventions in automated teaching (Bayne, 2015)

Teacherbot: interventions in automated teaching (Bayne, 2015) | TELT | Scoop.it
(2015). Teacherbot: interventions in automated teaching. Teaching in Higher Education: Vol. 20, Twentieth Anniversary Special Issue, pp. 455-467. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2015.1020783
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Automated "teacher" tweets in ED MOOC

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Flipped Instruction in English Language Teacher Education: Egbert et al, TESL-EJ

Flipped Instruction in English Language Teacher Education: Egbert et al, TESL-EJ | TELT | Scoop.it
August 2015 – Volume 19, Number 2 Joy Egbert Washington State University, Pullman, USA David Herman Washington State University, Pullman, USA HyunGyung Lee Washington State University, Pullman, USA...
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Account of flipped classroom experiment in university ELT course for non-specialist teachers using a design-based research design.

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Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones

Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones | TELT | Scoop.it

Learning and teaching opportunities for languages sometimes occur in unexpected places. As exam pressure was starting to get unbearable for some of my classes, I discovered this summer how visuals from Facebook and Pinterest could be used to motivate students in my French and Spanish lessons as well as support their literacy in general.

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Facebook and Pinterest for professional development and educational materials

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Bouses Fulbright : recherches aux US

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France / États-Unis : le programme Fulbright offre 1 million de dollars pour les bourses 2016-2017

Le programme Fulbright indique, dans un communiqué lundi 24 août 2015, proposer "plus d'un million de dollars [855 000 €] de bourses aux étudiants (bac+3 minimum) et chercheurs français désireux de se rendre aux États-Unis entre août 2016 et juin 2017". Les candidatures sont à déposer à partir du 24 août 2015 sur le site internet de Fulbright, dont la priorité est "une vraie diversité de profils". "Le processus est compétitif mais ouvert, avec des taux de sélection qui tournent autour de 4 à 10 candidats par bourse selon les programmes", indique dans le même communiqué Arnaud Roujou de Boubée, directeur de la commission Fulbright. "Les chances de succès sont plutôt plus élevées pour les bourses doctorales et les postes d’assistants de langue", poursuit-il. Le montant des bourses varie en fonction des projets et peut atteindre 45 000 dollars [38 500 €].

Le programme Fulbright existe depuis 1948 et est co-financé par les gouvernements américain et français, "ainsi que par un nombre croissant de partenaires publics et privés". Il offre aussi la possibilité de bourses, sur un budget équivalent, à des étudiants et chercheurs américains désireux de se rendre en France

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Bon à savoir

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Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal: Vol 17, No 1 (2015)

This journal is mainly concerned with disseminating completed and ongoing research relevant to the field of language education.
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Open access

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Sense of self when EFL Teachers Perform L2 and L1: Forman, 2015

TESL-EJ: August 2015 – Volume 19, Number 2
Ross Forman
University of Technology Sydney

Abstract
We often hear from speakers of L2 that they ‘feel different’ when communicating through the medium of an additional language.

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Forman concludes: "the EFL teachers in this study […] represent not only excellent models for their students, but repositories of knowledge about the feelings and thoughts that have accompanied the process. I suggest that teachers who are able to make explicit these aspects of L2 learning – who can talk about performing L2 and the alternately opening or inhibiting effect of its performance – can do their students a great service in leading them to understand the affective foundations upon which such learning rests

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