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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Jan - Feb 2016

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Jan - Feb 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

I wove a wrap for you with some webinars, using disparate threads I found across the net. I realise it's a bit late in the month but as they say better later than never.

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Tracking L2 acquisition in immigrant secondary school pupils: Michael Evans

Tracking L2 acquisition in immigrant secondary school pupils: Michael Evans | TELT | Scoop.it

Two case studies:

22 recently-arrived migrant pupils

Language data: 2 open ended writing tasks, 30 minutes, some prompts were provided, 1 year interval

What was analysed? Formal features (word count, spelling mistakes, connectives, tenses, complex sentences.)

70 interviews, 30 min approx

Analyses of the 3 longest turns

Study of conjecture in the language of EAL pupils + Direct/indirect speech

 

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All about writing activities

All about writing activities | TELT | Scoop.it

This week has been all about writing activities, with a webinar for British Council Teaching English, and the publication of my ebook for English Language Teacher 2 Writer, on How to Write Writing Activities.

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Links to resources and ideas for teaching writing in EFL

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Language teacher's handbook: Steve Smith, 2015

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85 page Word document for secondary school MFL teachers in the UK, very practical advice

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The return of translation: opportunities and pitfalls

The return of translation: opportunities and pitfalls | TELT | Scoop.it

For most of the 20th century, there was a deep-rooted tradition in the ELT, which dates back to the Direct Method, that L1 in the classroom should be avoided at all costs. Although there were some alternative methods, such as Community Language learning (aka ‘counsel-learning’) and Dodson’s Bilingual Method, which made use of the learners’ L1 and used translation, most ELT methods of the last century were clearly ‘target-language’ only and some even went as far as to take a clearly anti-L1 stance in order to avoid interference.

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Quick history of the place of L1 in EFL teaching methodologies, and some ideas for using translation in class if you are so moved

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Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk

Five tips to encourage spontaneous talk | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Teach masses of vocabulary,

2. Involve students in lots of oral interaction

3. Expose learners to lots of comprehensible aural input

4. Model to students creative ways to put a message across

5. Ask them to practise digitally-mediated interactional writing independently

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Going beyond the parrot stage

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Preparing teachers to teach pronunciation: Burri, 2015

Preparing teachers to teach pronunciation: Burri, 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
Burri, M. (2015). ‘My perspective changed dramatically’: A case for preparing L2 instructors to teach pronunciation. English Australia Journal, vol 32.1, pp. 19-37. Access the article to read onlin...
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Participate in discussion of this account of research into EFL teachers' attitudes to the teaching of pronunciation.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 10, 2015 9:48 PM

I am one of the teachers who runs away from teaching pronunciation classes, and I was never properly taught how to teach it.  The research article is just that, but definitely go to the last paragraph before the summary.  That information hit home for the reason I will try to infuse more pronunciation practice in my lessons.

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Listening skills in the workplace: Grognet & Van Duzer 2002

Listening is perhaps the most critical element in language and language learning, for it is the key to speaking, and beyond that, reading and writing. Particularly in the workplace, listening is used at least three times as much as speaking, and four to five times as much as reading and writing. At all levels—from entry level to managerial—listening is perceived as crucial for communication. Yet listening remains one of the least understood processes in language learning

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4 page vulgarisation on listening in ELT

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Lesson Idea: Taboo

Lesson Idea: Taboo | TELT | Scoop.it
Taboo has always been one of my favourite warmers. Of all the language learning games I’ve used, this particular one has really stood the test of time in my teaching.
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I like this game for EFL too

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MOOC: English B1 Level Exam

MOOC: English B1 Level Exam | TELT | Scoop.it
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The goal of this free online course is to help prepare students for any English B1 Level exam, such as  “Prueba libre de idiomas UNED CUID”. This standardized test comprises all linguistic skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and fulfills the requirements of official language accreditation
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Via EuroCALL list

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