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Heads Up English | ESL Lessons - A (Mostly) Complete Glossary for ESL EFL Teaching

Glossary of ESL EFL terms for easy reference.
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Worth a look for basic acronyms, methods and key concepts.

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources

ICT-REV Inventory of Open Educational Resources | TELT | Scoop.it

A curated list of 70+ freely available online tools for language learning and teaching. Searchable by purpose and skill foci, with short synopses of each tool.

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I recognise about half of these - worth a look.

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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
O Webinar, Webinar, wherefore art thou Webinar? Worry not because they’re all right here in this post! Here’s a list of free online events for ELT educators between April and May 2015.
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Adi Rajan continues with this useful update on coming opportunities for ELT training, including IATEFL and something on CLIL

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Plickers: easy formative assessment

Plickers: easy formative assessment | TELT | Scoop.it

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Just learned to use this tool: teacher needs the (free) app and to print out those answer cards, then you just need your phone to quiz students and share answers if you wish.

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Compleat Lexical Tutor

A complete website for learning and learning about English and French words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at the level where you are weak. Use wordlists, online concordancer and dictionary, texts, and a database to store your work and view the work of others. French parallel site is almost complete.

 

Instructions for learners:

 

Lexical Tutor > Tutorial Guide (Original - about 2005 but still relevant)

You can use this site to expand your English vocabulary systematically (and your French vocabulary too). The site has a set of diagnostic vocabulary tests, and a corresponding set of vocabulary lists linked to concordance, dictionary, and quizzes to help you explore the nuances of form, meaning, and collocation of the words on these lists. Here's one way to proceed:

- Test yourself to determine your next zone of vocabulary growth. Start with either the Classic (GSL+UWL) or BNC (1-14k) word recognition tests (GSL=General Service List; UWL=University Word List; BNC = British National Corpus).
- Go to the Learn from Lists pages and find the level which you are weak on either the same scheme you chose for your test.
 Work your way through the list with the aid of the dictionary and concordance. Develop an approach that suits you--make notes, cut and paste examples and definitions to the Group Lex Database provided, or a spreadsheet on your own computer. Also, a set of progress tests is linked to the the 2000 and UWL lists at roughly 250-word intervals.

- If you do not like learning from lists, or want to learn more about new words by meeting them in other contexts, then you can paste complete authentic texts into VP Cloze, which will make you exercises for words from the frequency band you are working on.

- Or, if you want to work outside the frequency framework altogether, but not entirely independently, then you can read a novel  (Jack London's Call of the Wild or de Maupassant's Boule de Suif) with full click-on lexical support.  - or make your own resource-supported texts at Hypertext Builder


The 1000, 2000, and University/Academic Word Lists contain words you need to know - read the research page to learn why.

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Grading first year student translations and looking for places to send them to learn vocabulary

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EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG Lemesos Workshop

The EuroCALL Teacher Education SIG is  organising  a two-day workshop on pedagogical perspectives on CALL curriculum development and implementation in Cyprus in May 2015.   The Teacher Education...
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Online support for classroom language teachers: research summary

Online support for classroom language teachers: research summary | TELT | Scoop.it
My general interest in improving language learning opportunities in state school settings has led me to research different dimensions of classroom contexts, including the use of technology and teacher development.
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Talking about this topic at iTILT 2 kick-off meeting in Cardiff.

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Encontré interesante éste artículo donde se mencionan soportes en línea para el salón de clases

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Taking to task(s): Task design and CALL (Tarragona, July 2015)

Taking to task(s): Task design and CALL (Tarragona, July 2015) | TELT | Scoop.it
Taking to task(s): Exploring task design by novice language teachers in technology-mediated and non-technological activities
XVII International CALL research conference. Tarragona, Spain, 4-6 July 2015.
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Running a study on pre-service EFL teachers collaborating in task design and implementation. Inspired by

- Samuda, V. (2005). Expertise in pedagogic task design. In Johnson, K (Ed). Expertise in second language learning and teaching, 150-164.

- Erlam, R. (2015). ‘I’m still not sure what a task is’: Teachers designing language tasks. Language Teaching Research, 1362168814566087.

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Modes synthétiques et pratiques discursives : Wigham & Bayle

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Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning | CRLT

Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning | CRLT | TELT | Scoop.it
Stiliana Milkova
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to identify the learning objectives for the class meeting.  Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates these three key components:

Objectives for student learningTeaching/learning activitiesStrategies to check student understanding
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Interactions en L2 : appel à contributions, RDLC (Cahiers de l'Acedle)

Interactions en L2 : appel à contributions, RDLC (Cahiers de l'Acedle) | TELT | Scoop.it

Le numéro de revue s’articulera autour de deux grands axes :

1/ Interactions : enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques

2/ Interactions, usages langagiers, appropriation langagière – questions didactiques et de formation

 

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Séminaire Innovalangues Janvier 2015 : podcasts

Séminaire Innovalangues Janvier 2015 : podcasts | TELT | Scoop.it

Ce séminaire bi-annuel Innovalangues dit « pré-COPIL » a réuni le 22 janvier 2015, à la Maison des Langues de l’Université Stendhal, les principaux acteurs (enseignants-chercheurs, ingénieurs pédagogiques, coordonnateurs) œuvrant dans les différents lots constitutifs du projet national IDEFI Innovalangues. Plusieurs invités de marque comme M Patrick Bourgin, en charge du programme IDEFI au sein de l’ANR étaient présents. Ce podcast présente le bilan semestriel du projet et de ses différents lots et chantiers à mi-Année 3.

Plus d’information : http://www.innovalangues.fr

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13 épisodes à visionner pour se faire une idée sur ce projet innovant pour l'enseignement-apprentissage des langues à l'université de Grenoble.

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Google Feud - turns Google search suggestions into a game

Google Feud - turns Google search suggestions into a game | TELT | Scoop.it
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A fun way to kill 5 minutes at the end of class?

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AAAL conference on identity: free access at Elsevier

AAAL conference on identity: free access at Elsevier | TELT | Scoop.it

Some of our Editors have selected articles relating to the conference theme of Identité(s). These articles have been made freely available for 3 months until June 2015.

 

On the function of stance-neutral formulations: Apparent neutrality as a powerful stance constructing resource
Tomoko Sawaki
Journal of English for Academic Purposes

 

Assembling validity evidence for assessing academic writing: Rater reactions to integrated tasks
Atta Gebril and Lia Plakans
Assessing Writing

 

From novice to disciplinary expert: Disciplinary identity and genre mastery
Dacia Dressen-Hammouda
English for Specific Purposes

 

The dynamic identity construction in English as lingua franca intercultural communication: A positioning perspective
Mingyue (Michelle) Gu, John Patkin and Andy Kirkpatrick
System

 

Resistance by L2 writers: The role of racial and language ideology in imagined community and identity investment
Pei-Hsun Emma Liu, Dan J. Tannacito
Journal of Second Language Writing

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Quick Key Mobile: grade multiple choice quizzes with your phone

Quick Key Mobile: grade multiple choice quizzes with your phone | TELT | Scoop.it
For the last 18+ months my former colleague Mike Morrell has raved about Quick Key. Quick Key is an app that turns your iPhone into a bubble sheet scanner. This morning I learned from Mike that Quick Key is now available as an Android app too.
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I'm developing a new interest in mobile apps for new project iTILT 2.  Some of my teachers have iPads for their classes, so looking into what's good for language teaching there.

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Audio recording - 5 iPad and Android Apps

Audio recording - 5 iPad and Android Apps | TELT | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I published my last chart comparing popular ed tech tools. (Ten of those charts can be found here).
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Always useful in language teaching/learning

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Between | PL-CALL May 2015

Between | PL-CALL May 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

one-day PL-CALL Between, to be held on 15 May 2015. It will be both attached to – and independent from – 6th International May Conference Current Issues in English Studies 14-15 May 2015, Cracow, Poland.

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Conference programme now available.

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Welcome to iTILT 2

Welcome to iTILT 2 | TELT | Scoop.it

ITILT 2, an Erasmus Plus project on interactive teaching in languages with technology, will build on our earlier work with interactive whiteboards in language teaching.

 

We will follow teachers of a range of languages (English, French, Turkish and Welsh) at different proficiency and age levels as they use a variety of technologies (tablets, videoconferencing ...) to foster interaction for language learning.

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Kick off meeting in Cardiff this week - lots of interesting ideas for this new venture.  Focus on experienced teachers committed to communicative and task-based activities, and support via a dedicated online community of practice.

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Théorie générale de la recherche en didactique des langues-cultures : Puren

Théorie générale de la recherche en didactique des langues-cultures : Puren | TELT | Scoop.it

Cet essai d'une cinquantaine de pages est pour moi un texte aussi important que mon Essai sur l'éclectisme de 1994. Il propose une modélisation d'ensemble des processus de recherche, tant des chercheurs universitaires que des enseignants, qui s'appuie sur les concepts de la théorie systémique. Il fait la synthèse de 30 ans d'expérience de chercheur et de 20 ans d'expérience de directeur de recherches.

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TILA conference: April 2015

TILA conference: April 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

TILA CONFERENCE UTRECHT (16 APRIL 2015)

 

Always wanted to know how technology can be applied in the language classroom? Would you like to see how students can interact with others in a virtual world and play games in the foreign language?

 

Discover the results and affordances of telecollaboration tools used in the EU funded TILA project during the TILA conference to be held at Utrecht University (Drift 21) on the 16th of April in the afternoon.

 

During this conference, you will learn about the experiences of teacher trainers, teachers and students participating in the project, about the importance of intercultural competence in language teaching, about best practices in task design and the acquisition of 21st century skills in the language classroom.

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Telecollaboration for language teaching

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Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews | TELT | Scoop.it
This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews. Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good.
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Opinion and Story app. Why not?

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Learning a second language in the information age

Learning a second language in the information age | TELT | Scoop.it
If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb a new language in the early childhood years.
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15 minute audio with

Elizabeth Bernhardt, Professor of German Studies and Director of the Stanford Language Center at Stanford University.

Marty Abbott, Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, a non-profit organization seeking to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

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Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC

Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC | TELT | Scoop.it

Appel à contribution pour publication dans un numéro spécial de Recherches en Didactique des Langues et Cultures :

 

Le travail sur et à partir de textes écrits en classes de langue étrangère : Des prescriptions et supports d’enseignement aux pratiques des enseignants et performances des élèves.

Date limite de réception des contributions (abstracts) : 15 mai 2015

Calendrier des soumissions
- Date de notification aux auteurs : 30 juin 2015
- Date de réception des versions définitives des articles : 15 octobre 2015
- Date prévisionnel de publication : été 2016

Adresses utiles :
Marianne.jacquin@unige.ch
g.simons@ulg.ac.beShared with Dropbox

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Dreamreader.net

Dreamreader.net | TELT | Scoop.it

Easy English, Interesting English, Fun English, Practical English, Academic English

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Texts and comprehension questions.

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Reel App: Host and embed PPT and PDF files without registration

Reel App: Host and embed PPT and PDF files without registration | TELT | Scoop.it
Sharing images, PPT, and PDF files with students is simple enough, but to view the files online or embed them in a website, you would normally need to complete some sort of registration. That is where Reel App comes along.
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Nice find by Nathan Hall; I use slideshare to keep my slides in one place, but I can see where this would come in handy for student one-offs or other emergencies ....

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CLIL MOOC: How to create lessons using Clilstore

CLIL MOOC: How to create lessons using Clilstore | TELT | Scoop.it

The course will enable participants to become acquainted with Clilstore, the major outcome of the EU-funded Tools for CLIL Teachers project, which includes Multidict -a multilingual dictionary interface- and Wordlink -the underlying tool that automatically links every word on a webpage to a myriad of free online dictionaries. Participants will learn to develop language teaching webpages with video and text where all of the words are linked to online dictionaries. These webpages immediately become ready-to-use online resources for language learners.

The course is divided into 7 units covering an introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Inetgrated Learning); detailed guidelines to using Clilstore, Multidict and Wordlink; a selection of case studies covering most educational sectors and foreign language levels; guidelines to planning CLIL lessons, and advice on useful CLIL resources.

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Teachers can sign up for guidance on preparing CLIL teaching units.

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