TELT
Follow
Find
41.8K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Shona Whyte
onto TELT
Scoop.it!

Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley

Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley | TELT | Scoop.it
Shona Whyte's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

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!

A Praxis of Task-Based Teaching and Mobile Assisted Language Use: Huw Jarvis

Two of the most significant trends in TESOL over the last twenty years or so are the rise of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and the growth of technology. With TBLT we see a challenging of more traditional structure-based models of delivery, and the increased capacity and mobility of computer desktops, laptops, notebooks and other mobile devices have had an impact on how we work, rest and play–it is all done with and through language, and the language which dominates in a globalised interconnected digital era is English. Little wonder, then, that getting students to do things through language, at times with Computers and Other Mobile Devices (CaOMDs), is an area of ever-growing interest.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Jarvis identifies task-based approaches and technology integration as most notable recent changes in language teaching and learning and suggests ways to combine them effectively.

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

The Ling Space: Episodes by Topic

The Ling Space: Episodes by Topic | TELT | Scoop.it
A selection of episodes of The Ling Space, organized by linguistics topic.
Shona Whyte's insight:

Bite-sized videos introducing different aspects of linguistics, from acquisition and syntax to phonology, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics.

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

Listening with both ears by Rose Bard | tea4teachers

Listening with both ears by Rose Bard | tea4teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

"The usual listening activities (in published materials), which are not the same as participating in a conversation, tend to focus on top-down processes, but research shows that limited vocabulary knowledge, combined with a failure to recognise words in a stream of speech, impacts enormously on comprehension."

Shona Whyte's insight:

New article on listening in ELT

more...
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Materials Banks: an Alternative to Coursebooks

Materials Banks: an Alternative to Coursebooks | TELT | Scoop.it
Using a materials bank as an alternative to coursebooks doesn’t mean ripping off published materials. There is a wealth of materials available online which don’t infringe copyright laws. A few exam...
Shona Whyte's insight:

More on the ongoing debate in ELT on coursebooks, with comments on this post on publishers, teacher collaboration, and teacher/learner expectations.  There's a link to a Tomlinson paper in the comments too.

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

FORMATION DES ENSEIGNANTS

FORMATION DES ENSEIGNANTS | TELT | Scoop.it
FORMATION DES ENSEIGNANTS
Shona Whyte's insight:

Sylvie Fornero a trouvé des liens intéressants sur la formation des enseignants, surtout en France

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

Colloque creation and innovation in foreign language learning and teaching

La didactique des langues (DDL) a vu se développer au cours des dernières décennies des recherches portant sur la créativité dans le processus d’enseignement/apprentissage. Parallèlement, du fait surtout de l’évolution des technologies, on a vu également se multiplier les travaux liés à l’innovation pédagogique tant dans le domaine de la conception des dispositifs d’apprentissage que dans celui de leur évaluation. Mais les liens qui unissent les deux concepts, créativité et innovation, s’ils paraissent évidents aux pédagogues - la créativité serait le moteur et l’innovation le résultat -, n’ont pas été suffisamment explorés scientifiquement. Aussi, ce colloque invite-il à réfléchir sur ces questions dans une perspective interdisciplinaire en sciences humaines et sociales. En effet, à côté de nos collègues spécialistes en didactique des langues, nous serions heureux/ses d’accueillir des philosophes, des historien.ne.s, des sociologues de la technique, des spécialistes de l’éducation, de l’analyse du langage, des psychologues, la liste n’est pas exhaustive, susceptibles d’aider les didacticien.ne.s de langues à enrichir leurs problématiques ou méthodes afin de mieux cerner les relations entre créativité et innovation. Les propositions de communication pourront faire état de réflexions théoriques, que ce soit sur chaque concept séparément ou sur la relation entre les deux construits, ou bien de recherches de terrain. Quel que soit le format des propositions, elles doivent s’inscrire dans la perspective de l’enseignement/apprentissage des langues étrangères.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Le colloque se tiendra à Toulouse les 11 et 12 décembre 2015 (en modes présentiel et virtuel, étudiants en présentiel uniquement).

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

▶ Interactive Whiteboards in the EFL Classroom - YouTube

Shona Whyte's insight:

My colleague and co-author Euline Cutrim Schmid on the IWB for language teaching, referring to iTILT, our EU project 2011-13.

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

Réformer la réforme de la formation des enseignants... une urgence !

Réformer la réforme de la formation des enseignants... une urgence ! | TELT | Scoop.it
Le Groupe Reconstruire la Formation Des Enseignants (G.R.F.D.E.) regroupe plus de 230 personnes impliquées à titres divers dans la formation des enseignants (universitaires, formateurs en E.S.P.E., formateurs de terrain du premier et second...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Critique de C Puren et collègues

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

Les langues étrangères à la fac : Dossiers des sciences de l'édu

Gail Taillefer : Des chercheurs et praticiens français et étrangers éclairent la question linguistique au moyen de réflexions synthétiques, d’enquêtes et d’analyses de pratiques efficaces.

 

Nicole Poteaux
Les langues étrangères pour tous à l’université : regard sur une expérience (1991-2013)


Annick Rivens Mompean
Le rôle du Centre de Ressources en Langues dans la mise en œuvre d’une politique des langues à l’université


Susan Birch-Becaas et Ray Cooke
From policy to practice: optimizing resources for teaching scientific writing acceptable to international discourse community norms


Muriel Grosbois
Mobilité internationale et production orale en anglais L2


Michael Kelly
En route pour les langues : comment les universités, les lycées et les collèges britanniques collaborent pour encourager l’apprentissage des langues


Jérémie Séror et Sylvie Lamoureux
Intégrer les étudiants anglophones dans le cadre d’un programme d’immersion universitaire au Canada


Hélène Knoerr et Alysse Weinberg
Stratégies d’écoute : les étudiants d’immersion en français au niveau universitaire ont la parole


Laura Ambrosio
Needs and Resources in International
Languages Programs

Shona Whyte's insight:

Numéro spécial sur l'enseignement des langues étrangères à l'université

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

Corpus linguistics and DDL: Alex Boulton

Corpus linguistics and DDL: Alex Boulton | TELT | Scoop.it

Alex tells Muralee Nava:

 

There’s no one right way to use corpora in language teaching and learning. Some teachers or researchers think that corpora aren’t much use at lower levels, or for non-language majors, or for general purposes, or without extensive training; I’d say that their multiple affordances mean that there’s something there for everyone if introduced appropriately. In many cases this might be little more than using corpora to create materials that aren’t much different from traditional ones (just better informed), or helping learners to use Google more effectively as a way to query the internet (which when you think about it is very similar to DDL, i.e. getting software to help find answers to questions in large collections of texts).

In other cases, learners may assume more responsibility at various stages and even create their own specialised corpora to help with writing or translation, for example. It depends on their current and future needs, both linguistic and professional, as well as their personalities, time available, confidence with ICT, etc.

 

 

Shona Whyte's insight:

Link to YouTube talk and references.

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

Médiations interculturelles: Paris, 12 juin

Médiations interculturelles: Paris, 12 juin | TELT | Scoop.it
Shared with Dropbox
Shona Whyte's insight:

« Médiations interculturelles en didactique des langues et des cultures » /
« Intercultural mediations and teaching and learning languages and cultures »

le vendredi 12 juin 2015, salle 3.03, 3ème étage Inalco, 65, rue des Grands Moulins, 75013, Paris

Organisée par l’Unité de recherche PLIDAM EA 4514 (INALCO, Sorbonne-Paris-Cité)

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

Teaching Languages with Technology : iTILT 2

Teaching Languages with Technology : iTILT 2 | TELT | Scoop.it
Ce livre présente des recherches en didactique des langues en lien avec l'exploitation du tableau blanc interactif (TBI). Il s'agit d'une collection d'études de cas menées dans le cadre du projet européen iTILT (interactive Technologies In Language Teaching, http://itilt.eu). Il propose des exemples de l'intégration du TBI dans de différentes classes de langue (primaires, secondaires, universitaires ; anglais, espagnol, français, gallois, néerlandais, turc) dans une approche communicative à l'enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères.
Shona Whyte's insight:

Un livre, un nouveau projet ...

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

iPad courses on iTunesU

iPad courses on iTunesU | TELT | Scoop.it

By utilising iPad in a 1:1 environment or even 1:some then you are able to break free from the classroom and the traditional ways of disseminating content. By creating courses that contain learning materials, tasks, assignments, reference points and now with iTunes U 2.0 the discussions, you can now take the classroom wherever you need. Beyond the classroom and even further if using 1:1 or BYOD, students take the learning home with them and can continue learning in their own time, totally blurring the lines between school and home (which are becoming more and more different as schools fail to embrace the world around them and the tools students have in their own homes.)

Shona Whyte's insight:

Looks like a sensible approach to working with iPads

more...
euroagls's curator insight, May 16, 8:31 PM

tablettes

Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in English language education

CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in English language education | TELT | Scoop.it
Shona Whyte's insight:

Two articles, book reviews

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

Late Second Language Learners’ Oral Proficiency - Saito - 2015

"How long does it take for late L2 learners to reach ultimate attainment and how extensively can they improve their L2 oral ability?"


 

"First and foremost, the current results indicated that experience effects were evident for linguistic correlates of comprehensibility rather than accentedness. As learners gain L2 experience, they may prioritize the development of good prosody, optimal speech rate, as well as proper vocabulary and grammar usage (over segmental accuracy and sophisticated use of vocabulary and grammar) for the purpose of achieving successful communication in their private, business, and academic settings. The findings can be well accounted for by an interactionist view, which states that comprehensibility rather than ac- centedness is what learners essentially aim to achieve during their interactions with interlocutors and that comprehensibility is a crucial variable, especially in late SLA (Gass & Mackey, 2006)."

Shona Whyte's insight:

Carefully designed and controlled study of 39 Japanese users of English L2 in Canada showed that the comprehensibility of their speech improved with length of residence, but not listeners' perceptions of its accentedness. Even long-term residents (13 years) were perceived as significantly different from a native-speaker baseline, and analyses of pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and grammar confirmed the difference.

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

ELT Research on Flipboard

By Anthony Teacher | A magazine for peer-reviewed research articles about ESL and EFL. Note: a subscription to a journal database may be required for some articles.
Shona Whyte's insight:

43 journal articles saved by ELT professional Anthony Schmidt as relevant to classroom concerns.  Many are paywalled unfortunately.

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

Sourcing Copyright friendly images

Sourcing Copyright Friendly Images John Allan Jennifer Wicks
Shona Whyte's insight:

Nice presentation about using digital images. Don't be put off by the technical part at the beginning (vector versus bitmap) which seems to need some oral explanation.  Hang on for tips on searching and crediting, and especially the recommended sites at the end.

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

Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma

Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma | TELT | Scoop.it
Technology in English for Academic Purposes
Shona Whyte's insight:

Pete Sharma has this new blog.  Let's see what he sees as technology needs specific to this area

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

English medium instruction in European universities: O'Dowd survey

Shona Whyte's insight:

Survey of nearly 80 European universities shows a good proportion of those offering content courses delivered in a foreign language do not provide training for instructors.

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

From policy to practice in teaching scientific writing: Birch-Becaas & Cooke 2014

A cost-effective way of drawing up a set of recommendations for teaching LANSAD in France would be to create a group of recognized experts in the domain such as the abovementioned special interest group of the GERAS, who could establish clear attainable objectives for masters and doctoral students to achieve. These could be based on existing guidelines such as the CEFRL descriptors and on the curriculum guidelines resulting from evidence-based research. It would then be simple to issue these recommendations to universities. Colleagues requiring further pedagogical training could be encouraged to participate in dedicated courses to allow them to gain the pedagogical skills and know-how required at this level. Further impetus for this might be provided by the recent creation of the Ecoles Supérieures du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE). One of their missions will be to provide further pedagogical training for university teachers, an issue that has received little attention until now since excellence in French universities has been measured more in terms of research achievements than pedagogical achievements.
Shona Whyte's insight:

Interesting take on ESP/EAP in French higher education.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Technology and language learning
Scoop.it!

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | TELT | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

Via Nik Peachey, Yuly Asencion
Shona Whyte's insight:

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo, FaceTime - with links from Nik Peachey

more...
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 14, 11:18 AM

Great tips for FREE Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and how to use them.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:13 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo...

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, May 18, 3:34 PM

The usual suspects, plus a couple of new kids on the block :-)

Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Vie numérique à l'école - Académie Orléans-Tours
Scoop.it!

Tutoriel "Audacity"


Via Michèle Drechsler
Shona Whyte's insight:

Quelques *pistes* pour démarrer ...

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

#Youngerteacherself: ELT blogs

#Youngerteacherself: ELT blogs | TELT | Scoop.it

What advice would I give my #youngerteacherself?” So, I decided to write a blog post about that. I also wanted to know what advice other teachers would give their younger selves which is why I am going to tag other educational bloggers at the end of the post and of course link their posts once they are published.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Plan to use this in teaching training next year

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

Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier

Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier | TELT | Scoop.it
Approche actionnelle et tâche, pour plus d’authenticité et de motivation dans l’enseignement- apprentissage des langues Conférence (+ atelier) donnée au congrès des professeurs de français organisé...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Diaporama : les tâches et les exercices pédagogiques

more...
euroagls's curator insight, May 16, 8:32 PM

approche actionnelle