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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand! | TELT | Scoop.it

RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!

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This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language.  Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language.  Download the audio file for your submission.  Learn the language through real, native input.

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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Accent Tag Nation

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From Harvard to YouTube: the birth of accent tagging and what it's teaching linguists. 

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DIY sociolinguistics

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Researching Language Learner Interactions Online: From Social Media to MOOCs

Researching Language Learner Interactions Online: From Social Media to MOOCs | TELT | Scoop.it
The 2015 CALICO Monograph: Researching Language Learner Interactions Online: From Social Media to MOOCs edited by Ed Dixon and Michael Thomas is now available.   Ch. 1 Edward Dixon Michael Thomas Introduction Ch. 2 Dana Milstein Pancake People, Throwaway Culture, and En Media Res Practices: A New Era of Distance Foreign Language Learning Ch. 3 CONTINUE READING ...
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5 useful online journals for ELT professionals

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals | TELT | Scoop.it
Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, Florentina Taylor explains why the following are, in her opinion, great resources for ELT professionals.
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Two open-access (TESL-EJ, L2 journal), three with some free material (FLA, CALICO, ELT journal)

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iTILT 2 - Erasmus+ Project

iTILT 2 - Erasmus+ Project | TELT | Scoop.it

iTILT 2: developing effective teaching and learning of second languages with a range of new and emerging interactive technologies (such as iPads, tablet PCs, learner response systems, and videoconferencing software) both independently and in combination.


The data collection/professional development cycle will include extensive teacher development involving researcher input and peer collaboration using face-to-face and online spaces, followed by two iterations of classroom filming and participant interviews. The data collected will be integrated into an extended version of the existing iTILT website, and involve new professional development e-resources for pre-service and in-service language teachers and teacher educators.

 

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New logo for iTILT 2 - interactive teaching in languages with technology - you saw it here first!

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Social Media in Education | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

Social Media in Education | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | TELT | Scoop.it

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"Nowadays Social Media plays a big part in Education.

We have put together this free access collection focusing on digital culture, disability, development and interaction to examine how Social Media effects Education.

 

Scroll down to enjoy, and start downloading."

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Open access articles in TanF journals

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TISLID 2014: technological innovation for specialised linguistic domains

TISLID 2014: technological innovation for specialised linguistic domains | TELT | Scoop.it
Second International Workshop on Technological Innovation for Specialized Liguistic Domains
CALL FOR PAPERS
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Spain, next May

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Teacher-researchers in action

Opening articles by Burns, Allwright and Smith; case studies from Turkey.

 

Allwright says:

 

1. That ‘research’ and ‘development’ are both essentially about getting understanding, so teacher-research for teacher development needs to be centred on working to understand, rather than on finding immediate solutions to practical classroom problems.

2. That learners need (and want) to understand at least as much as teachers do. That they do not think they get much help from teachers in this. And that our learners deserve all the help we can provide for them to develop their understandings.

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Looks like an interesting collection

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5 habits of expert ESL teachers (Farrell, 2013)

5 habits of expert ESL teachers (Farrell, 2013) | TELT | Scoop.it
A click-baiting title with a more serious intent; what is it that we’d like our teachers to be able to do in the language classroom? What makes a good language teacher? How can teacher educators help?
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Mapmy Study's comment, June 29, 12:56 AM
Great thoughts. Another article to bookmark lol I’ll read this later. Interesting.
https://www.mapmystudy.com/
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Reading/Viewing for writing: lesson template

The topic for next week's writing class is ......(insert topic here)

Read this article and highlight any relevant vocabulary (insert link here)

Read this (different) article and highlight any relevant ideas (insert link here)

 

(Listening)

Here is a Ted.com talk on this topic (insert link here)

What are the speaker's 5 main points?

Look at the transcript - any relevant vocabulary?

If you were in the audience, what one question would you ask?

 

(Reading)

Here is an article on this topic (insert link here)

What is the overall point the writer is trying to make?

What are the main ideas?

What examples does the writer use?

Does the writer talk about effects (e.g. as a result....consequently....)

Do you notice any vocabulary that you found in the listening or other articles?

 

(Writing)

Now, after doing all that reading and listening, write 250 words on the question (insert a question related to the topic here).

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Great example of a) cut-out-and-keep writing prompt lesson and b) potential action research topic/project

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New directions in telecollaborative research and practice

New directions in telecollaborative research and practice | TELT | Scoop.it

21-23 April 2016

 

The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
will host the 2nd Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education in April 2016,
on the theme of “New Directions in telecollaborative research and practice”.

 

 

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EMOOCS conference | February 2016 in Graz (Austria)

The conference will include four tracks: Institutions, Experience, Research, Worldwide and a preconference MOOC.

Research ChairMarco Kalz(Open University Netherlands)Experience ChairAnja Lorenz(University of Applied Science Lübeck)Institutions ChairCarlos Delgado Kloos(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)Flipped Mode MOOC ChairMohammad Khalil(Graz University of Technology)Conference ChairsMichael Kopp (University of Graz)Martin Ebner (Graz University of Technology)

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 19, 4:59 AM

Planning my first MOOC in the Sonette project at the University of Nice, and wondering about this conference.

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Call for Papers:  Special issue on ‘Current Approaches to Bilingualism’

Call for Papers:  Special issue on ‘Current Approaches to Bilingualism’ | TELT | Scoop.it
A special issue of the International Journal of Language and Applied Linguistics (IJLAL) is to appear in October 2015, and submissions are invited for articles, which will focus on current approaches to bilingualism.
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Retour sur Moocs francophones

Retour sur Moocs francophones | TELT | Scoop.it
Parmi les enseignements à distance, les MOOC (massive open online course) se sont développés ces dernières années. Trois retours d'expérience sur cette nouvelle façon d'enseigner, nous permettront de faire le point.
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Richard Grenier, Grenoble

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RESENTICE's curator insight, July 3, 3:25 AM

Un point sur les MOOC francophones , des retours d'expériences, comment choisir son MOOC?

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Un point sur les MOOC francophones , des retours d'expériences, comment choisir son MOOC?

HUBMODE's curator insight, July 3, 7:25 AM

Pour bien comprendre ce que sont les Moocs

#mooc #e-learning 

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Call for Papers | EMOOCS 2016 Graz

Call for Papers | EMOOCS 2016 Graz | TELT | Scoop.it

Experience track, research track or institutional track

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A chance to buy dirndls, my colleague Christine points out :)

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Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014

Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it

Access the 25 most read Language and Linguitics articles free today! This collection brings together the 25 top read articles of 2014 from a variety of Routledge journals in the Language and Linguistics portfolio.

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Free access for the moment

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Implementing Electronic Courses Based on Moodle for Foreign Language Teaching at Russian Technical Universities

The main purpose of this work is to consider the most efficient modern educational technologies applied in teaching foreign languages to students of higher educational institutions in the Russian Federation.
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The abstract concludes: "electronic courses designed by means of the e-learning platform Moodle are ideally suitable for the efficient blended learning implementation."

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Language Revival MOOC: July 28

Language Revival MOOC: July 28 | TELT | Scoop.it
Learn how the world’s endangered languages are revived and why this process is critical to preserving cultural identity.
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University of Adelaide

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Social networking: Toetenel 2014

This study examined the use of social networking sites as a means of establishing an asynchronous online environment for use in language learning in a classroom setting. The findings described are based on the use of a social networking site called Ning in a classroom during a summer school project, which was conducted at a further education college in the UK.

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CALL article, open access

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Quizzes: Google Forms with Flubaroo

Quizzes: Google Forms with Flubaroo | TELT | Scoop.it
The Brazilian Community of English Teachers promoted a webinar with Giselle Santos last November. In that webinar, I learned about the potential of using Google Forms to create Quizzes online and u...
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LANSAD et langues de spécialité

LANSAD et langues de spécialité | TELT | Scoop.it
Le premier numéro inter-associatif de la revue « Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité » (http://apliut.revues.org/) invite donc tous les enseignants et les chercheurs dans toutes les langues à partager leurs travaux en lien avec le secteur LANSAD, notamment dans son rapport aux langues de spécialité. Ce numéro se veut un espace de dialogue ouvert pour nourrir la réflexion sur la structuration raisonnée du secteur LANSAD au niveau national, et du domaine des langues dans son ensemble à l’Université et dans le reste de l’Enseignement Supérieur, en lien avec les évolutions du paysage éducatif européen.
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Appel à propositions ouvert

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Campus FLE's curator insight, June 23, 6:38 AM

Bibliographie NTIC Apprentissage Enseignement des langues - FLE

http://flenet.unileon.es/bibliographie.html

Colloques / Revues / Monographies

Méthodes, BiblioReccueils et Manuels

Directives, compétences et standards

http://flenet.unileon.es/bibliographie.html#biblio

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Dealing with Vocabulary in Class : Nation 2013

Lecturer : Paul Nation
Paul Nation is emeritus professor of Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His special interests are language teaching, and methodology and vocabulary learning.

Abstract:
Ten different ways of dealing with words encountered in intensive reading and in other class work are examined.

 

 

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Misconceptions regarding learning/teaching

Misconceptions regarding learning/teaching | TELT | Scoop.it
Students come to classrooms with all sorts of misconceptions regarding learning. One of them is that (1) learning a language can happen a lot faster than it does. When I ask my teenage (intermediat...
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Ljiljana Havran explains 4 misguided beliefs regarding making progress, maintaining motivation, using coursebooks and planning lessons.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 21, 7:09 PM

Attention EFL/ESL teacher, please take a few moments to read this article.

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SoNetTE : social networks in teacher education

SoNetTE : social networks in teacher education | TELT | Scoop.it
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Happy to be part of this - designing my first MOOC for the fall.

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EAP Stories

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Inspired by the Teaching EAP blog post discussing the requirements of teaching English for Academic Purposes, I realized that many teachers who teach EAP come from different backgrounds and have different teaching experiences.
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Interesting snapshots of teachers of English for Academic Purposes in various contexts

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