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Learner corpora around the world

Learner corpora around the world | TELT | Scoop.it
UCL - Learner corpora around the world
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Cité par Sylvie De Cock à la journée NeQ, Nancy 13 novembre

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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Teaching and learning foreign languages: Studies in Applied Linguistics, 2014

Teaching and learning foreign languages: Studies in Applied Linguistics, 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it
Open access articles
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Special issue of open access Czech applied linguistics journal
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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN ENGLISH IN HIGHER EDUCATION:
A LITERATURE REVIEW

Higher education instruction in English in non-English speaking countries has become a reality in several countries and contexts. The policy towards the adoption of English as language of medium of instruction (EMI) has led to a situation in which students are faced with the need of coping with learning new content in a language different from their mother tongue and teaching staff needs to deliver their courses in English, which is not their first language in many cases. The present review article focuses on the studies concerning EMI in higher education, reporting on didactical strategies employed by the teaching staff and students to cope with the learning context.
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Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Vol. 6 No. 1 March 2016

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Vol. 6 No. 1 March 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it
SSLLT is a refereed journal published four times a year by the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland.
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Routledge Applied Linguistics: A Compilation of Cutting Edge Research - Routledge

Routledge Applied Linguistics: A Compilation of Cutting Edge Research - Routledge | TELT | Scoop.it
Routledge Applied Linguistics: A Compilation of Cutting Edge Research is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge. It contains a collection of curated content from some of our top titles and leading experts.
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L'écoute stratégique en langue étrangère - Au son du fle - Michel Billières

L'écoute stratégique en langue étrangère - Au son du fle - Michel Billières | TELT | Scoop.it
L'écoute en langue étrangère est une entreprise souvent pénible et pleine d'obstacles paraissant infranchissables à de nombreux débutants noyés sous le flot de paroles ininterrompu d'un idiome non maîtrisé.
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Le comment et le pourquoi de la compréhension de l'oral
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Le comment et le pourquoi de la compréhension de l'oral
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Le comment et le pourquoi de la compréhension de l'oral
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A language family tree - Minna Sundberg

A language family tree - Minna Sundberg | TELT | Scoop.it
Minna Sundberg’s illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages
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Collaborative poetry translation: Park, 2016

Although translation is part of the bilingual experiences of English language learners, literacy teachers and teacher educators know little about how translation can be used with high school - aged English language learners and with what affordances. Based on discour se data collected from a mixed - grade (grades 11 and 12) sheltered English class in an urban high school, this paper reports on the impact of Poetry Inside Out, a literacy program in which students translate world - class poems from their original language (e .g., Spanish, French, Chinese, etc.) into English. Findings suggest that participation in poetry translation and in structured discussions about poetry and translation can foster students’ semantic awareness; capacity for evidence - based reasoning; and thei r willingness to listen to and learn from classmates. The study’s findings speak to the potential of Poetry Inside Out as a program which recruits English language learners’ emergent bi - and multilingualism as a resource.
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Article in Journal of Language and Literacy Education http://jolle.coe.uga.edu (University of Georgia)
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Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015

Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The thesis examines the concept of normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), i.e. complete, effective integration of technology, in the context of primary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in England. While normalisation research is conducted predominantly in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, understanding normalisation in the primary mainstream education in England is important due to the contrast between teachers’ lack of readiness to deliver languages as part of the National Curriculum, and technology penetration in the classrooms. This thesis therefore, taking a sociocultural perspective of Activity Theory, attempts to redefine normalisation to include context specific characteristics, identify what factors contribute to and impede normalisation, and assess where primary CALL is on route to normalisation. An ethnographic approach was deemed to be most suitable to gain deep understanding of normalisation. Prolonged immersion in a primary school and the thematic analysis of observations, interviews, field notes and audio recordings revealed that factors impeding normalisation of primary CALL revolve around the following areas: attitudes, logistics, training and support and pedagogy. The issues related to the subject itself, e.g. negative attitudes toward the subject, lack of skills, impact on the achievement of normalisation to larger extent than issues related to technology. Hence in the primary context, normalisation needs to be considered from the point of view of normalisation of MFL and then the technology that is embedded into MFL. The analysis of the data allowed the researcher to create a model which serves as a form of audit of factors that need to be considered when thinking of successful technology integration into languages. Such guidance is needed for the primary MFL context having reoccurring issues, but is also relevant to primary EFL contexts in Europe where similar problems related to teaching of the subject are reported.
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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Quick Cups of COCA: Mura Nava 2016

Quick Cups of COCA: Mura Nava 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it
Classroom examples of using the BYU-COCA corpus interface.
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Quick examples of using corpus searches for ELT: starting from straightforward classroom questions ("de-" versus "un-" motivated, synonym for "chimney," "bring to a/the boil"), how to search a corpus to provide simple answers based on corpus data (frequency in US/UK corpora). Free and extremely user-friendly
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Multimodal analysis of MFL board game: Konzett 2015

This paper describes how a small group of students in a foreign language classroom manage the interactional task of orally assessing the correctness of verb forms while playing a board game aimed at revising verb conjugation . In their interaction, the students orient to the institutional context of this activity as a language learning exercise by adhering to the rules of the game and by diligently attending to the production of g rammatically correct verb forms. One rule of the game states that the students must decide as a group if the verb form s produced are correct or not. As a consequence, there are recurring ‘assessment moments’ in the game, at which the students are required to make a joint decision over the correctness of the grammatical form. As the data shows, the students manage to achieve this int eractional task , taking great care to avoid potential epistemic status incongruences within the group . They do this by exploit ing a fine - tuned and economically applied repertoire of multimodal resources , including the ritual of the board game and , crucially, the use of the dice . Th e latter turns out to be an extremely versatile tool used to complete interactional sequences, manage turn transition, ratify moves in the game and accomplish peer - assessment.
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Interesting microanalysis of group interaction showing how board game for grammar practice in French FL class can allow potentially face-threatening peer feedback among teenage learners to occur smoothly and easily.
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Interesting microanalysis of group interaction showing how board game for grammar practice in French FL class can allow potentially face-threatening peer feedback among teenage learners to occur smoothly and easily.
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5 sites pour trouver des images gratuites et libres de droit

5 sites pour trouver des images gratuites et libres de droit | TELT | Scoop.it
Trouver une image gratuite, pertinente et utilisable en toute légalité n’est pas toujours simple. Nous avons déniché pour vous quelques sites sur lesquels vous trouverez certainement de quoi dynamiser vos supports !
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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | TELT | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times.
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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CriticElt: Geoff Jordan's critical take on ELT

CriticElt: Geoff Jordan's critical take on ELT | TELT | Scoop.it
This blog is dedicated to criticism. It offers
- Critical suggestions and resources for those doing
-  post graduate courses in teaching English as a foreign language. A critical appraisal of what’s happening in the world of English Language Teaching.

The commercialisation of the ELT industry (estimated to be worth more than $20 billion) and the corresponding weakening of genuinely educational concerns, means that today most teachers are forced to teach in a way that shows scant regard for their worth, their training, their opinions, their job satisfaction, or the use of appropriate methods and materials. The biggest single reason for this sorry state of affairs, and the biggest single obstacle to good ELT, is the coursebook.
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Applied linguist and EFL teacher educator Geoff Jordan has this unapologetically "critical" collection of resources, analyses and reflections on dfiferent aspects of theory and practice in ELT. (If you want compliments, phone your mother, as advised in the AA Gill quote on Jordan's homepage.)
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Student Perspectives on Intercultural Learning: Sauro 2016

This study reports on intercultural learning from the perspective of student participants in an online teacher education partnership which brought together stu…
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Intricately designed and cleverly implemented teacher education course combining intercultural partnership involving (a) online collaboration and (b) face-to-face sociolinguistics content for Swedish university EFL teacher preparation.
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Review of criticism on telecollaborative research: O'Dowd

My presentation at the ‘Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education - New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice’ w…
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Slides from well-attended #telecollab2016 presentation by @robodowd
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Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers | TELT | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.
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Nice introduction to using corpora and corpus tools in language teaching, including ideas for providing written and oral feedback asynchronously using track changes and Jing.
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Explain Everything - Collaborative Whiteboard on any platform

Explain Everything - Collaborative Whiteboard on any platform | TELT | Scoop.it
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Looking for tools to telecollaboration
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Looking for tools to telecollaboration
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Second Languages Matter! Best Practices Day 2016

Twitter Tips from Second Language Educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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COMMENT SE CONSTRUISENT LES LANGUES ? | France Culture Plus

COMMENT SE CONSTRUISENT LES LANGUES ? | France Culture Plus | TELT | Scoop.it
Que serions-nous sans langage, sans cette faculté à questionner, raconter, plaisanter qui définit la forme de vie humaine ? Le langage est partout et la linguistique une science dont l’objet est inépuisable. Parcourons l’étendue de son domaine : l’origine des langues, leurs mutations, leurs caractéristiques particulières et les structures communes qui les réunissent.
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Audio interview with Charles Brasart, maître de conférences à l'université de Nantes (en français), linguiste de corpus. Le langage, les idées reçues, la recherche en linguistique, le bilinguisme
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Les langues : pourquoi ? comment ? Comprendre ...pour enseigner ...
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Teaching as a design science: International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology

Teaching as a design science: International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology | TELT | Scoop.it
e-language | Mark Pegrum's Conference & Course Notes
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Mark Pegrum summarises three keynote talks from this conference https://ictlt.com/web_template_2/web_load_level3/23
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Mark Pegrum summarises three keynote talks from this conference https://ictlt.com/web_template_2/web_load_level3/23

An excellent application for a business continuing education, is the provision of information on a specific topic in drops. Each teacher must have a site to do this. For those who speak Spanish or Portuguese, an example can be seen in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Theoretical Constructs in SLA

Theoretical Constructs in SLA | TELT | Scoop.it
Here again is my short contribution to Robinson, P. (ed) 2013 The Encyclopedia of SLA London, Routledge. 1. Introduction Theoretical constructs in SLA include such terms as interlanguage, variable competence, motivation, and noticing. These constructs are used in the service of theories which attempt to explain phenomena, and thus, in order to understand how the term "theoretical…
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How constructs, theories and data help understand second language acquisition
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How constructs, theories and data help understand second language acquisition
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How constructs, theories and data help understand second language acquisition
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How constructs, theories and data help understand second language acquisition