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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."

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New article on listening in ELT

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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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Dara Oken's curator insight, April 1, 2015 10:40 PM

Could be great for pronunciation assessment purposes.

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poetryarchive.org

poetryarchive.org | TELT | Scoop.it
City lilacs In crack-haunted alleys, overhangs, plots of sour earth that pass for gardens, in the space between wall and wheelie bin, where men with mobiles make urgent conversation, where bare-legged girls shiver in April winds, where a new mother stands on her doorstep and blinks at the brightness of morning, so suddenly born - in all these places the city lilacs are pushing their cones of blossom into the spring to be taken by the warm wind.
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Listen to poety and read along.  Use it for shadow-reading, to practice intonation, or to pick up vocabulary of a literary nature

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:52 AM

Resources for listening to poetry

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EFL teaching with video via Jamie Keddie

EFL teaching with video via Jamie Keddie | TELT | Scoop.it
This talk was by Jamie Keddie who's the author of Images (OUP, 2009) and Bringing Online Video into the Classroom (OUP, 2014). He is also the founder of two sites: Videotelling and Lessonstream.  J...
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Links and reaction by blogger Adi Rajan to talk and resources on use of video for language teaching from British Council teacher Jamie Keddie.  I noticed a shift in ELT a while back from comprehension of language resources to production, mirroring the Web 1.0 to 2.0 move and encouraging more active and open-ended contributions from learners

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SpeakPipe audio recorder

SpeakPipe audio recorder | TELT | Scoop.it
SpeakPipe allows your customers, podcast listeners, blog readers and fans to send you voice messages (voicemail) right from a browser without any phone calls.
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This looks attractively simple.  No log-in, just authorise access to your laptop mic and record.  Saves online and stores for 3 weeks - embed link, download button.

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:47 PM

Pour s'enregistrer de façon simple. Il suffit de donner l'accès à son microphone pour s'enregistrer et l'on peut partager son enregistrement par mail via un lien que l'on partage.

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A Pron Chart Zoo

A Pron Chart Zoo | TELT | Scoop.it
I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the s...
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For working on pronunciation

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 2015 3:00 AM

More charts than you can shake a stick at ...

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Easy micro-listenings

Easy micro-listenings | TELT | Scoop.it
John Field has made the case for micro-listenings which are “examples of the same word/phrases in different voices and contexts” (John Field 2013, New directions in second language listening:rethinking the Comprehension Approach presentation, slide...
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Smart combination of pedagogy and tools for EFL listening

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Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations

Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations | TELT | Scoop.it
Choose an excerpt from a long text or a very stand-alone short text, not more than about 3 sentences long. It should be at or slightly higher than the students’ current level.
 Use a programme like ‘Audacity’ (freely downloadable software) or www.mp3cut.net to isolate the clip that you want to use.
 In class, tell students that they will listen to the clip as many times as they want to, with the aim of reproducing exactly what they hear.
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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

TED talks: beyond coursebook accents | TELT | Scoop.it
Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.
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Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

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Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:59 AM

Wonderful and inspiring talks.

Ramon Gomes's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:29 PM

This is the best programme for talks ever!!!

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Transitioning listening: Sandy Millin

Transitioning listening: Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
This is the recorded version of a presentation which originally took place on Friday 4th April 2014 at IATEFL Harrogate 2014.
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“I’ve studied English for years, but I can’t understand anyone!
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Workshop materials for teaching listening

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Identifying and practising thought groups

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This is the second in a pair of posts on the theory and practice of teaching nuclear stress for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).  The first post explained what nuclear stress is; this post will de...
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A sample lesson plan with resource included.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | TELT | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca: Katy Davies & Laura Patsko

Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca: Katy Davies & Laura Patsko | TELT | Scoop.it
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Recording of British Council seminar divided into 6 short video clips on moving from native to non-native models for pronunciation in the second language classroom.  Teaching activities to diagnose problems (learner-to-learner sentence dictation), adapt coursebooks and integrate authentic materials (short clips with transcripts for marking stress and word groups).  Jennifer Jenkins references.

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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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RESENTICE's curator insight, March 30, 2015 4:25 AM

5 applications d'enregistrements audio pour IOS et ANDROID..

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Pronunciation theory and practice: new issue of Journal of Academic Language & Learning

Editorial

Introduction to special issue: New directions in pronunciation theory and practice

Emmaline Lear, Michael Carey, Graeme Couper

 

Research Articles

Evidence that L2 production training can enhance perception

Gary Linebaugh, Thomas Bernard Roche

 

An L1 point of reference approach to pronunciation modification: Learner-centred alternatives to ‘listen and repeat’

Michael David Carey, Arizio Sweeting, Robert Mannell

 

“The tutor never asked me questions”: Pronunciation and student positioning at university

Shem Macdonald

 

Learners’ views of social issues in pronunciation learning

John Levis

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Open access articles

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I can't hear you: on teaching listening comprehension

I can't hear you: on teaching listening comprehension | TELT | Scoop.it
Listening to Korean during the course has changed the way I think about listening in my classes as a teacher. I didn’t use textbook listenings that much before, but I might well think about banishing them entirely from the room and relying on my own voice, the students’ voices and anyone else that I can rope in to provide input. I’m hoping it might be sufficiently contextualized by what we are doing in class to to skip pre-listening tasks. Post-listening tasks might involve summarizing or analyzing a tapescript, but really, would it be so wrong just to sit students down and ask them to listen?
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Interesting report on foreign language listening experience of EFL teacher. ELT blogger Alex Grevett highlights many of the difficulties inherent in teaching listening, which often boils down to testing listening in artificial, decontextualised circumstances.

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7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz: Text and Audio

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz: Text and Audio | TELT | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4113UuBTio As much as any contemporary writer of literary fiction ever does, Junot Díaz has become something of a household name in the years since his debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao appeared in...
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Reading, listening practice on literary topics.  For my Masters in Teaching English students.

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Academic speaking & listening course: Masters in Teaching English

Academic speaking & listening course: Masters in Teaching English | TELT | Scoop.it

Resources for pre-service EFL teachers in France, who need to prepare for national entrance examinations involving formal literary presentations and listening to authentic extracts.  So a focus here on academic English oriented towards cultural studies with a task-based format and links to authentic sources as well as EAP materials.

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I actually just wanted a short link for my slides, but thought I might as well share here

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Easy listening: getting started with audio in the language classroom

Easy listening: getting started with audio in the language classroom | TELT | Scoop.it
Language teachers generally need to work with audio in the language classroom. We often want to play recordings of people speaking the target language, perhaps to allow learners to hear samples of ...
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My recommended tools and resources for audio in the (English) language classroom.

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Charles David Chalmers's curator insight, November 15, 2014 9:31 PM

much easier now with a good PA system and microphones

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How to Listen

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A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound.
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Food for thought in an era of multi-tasking and intuitive tools ...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:34 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Invitation_poodll.pdf

Invitation_poodll.pdf | TELT | Scoop.it

Webinar with Justin Hunt (who made any language teacher's dream come true via the PoodLL-Plugin).


PoodLL allows a teacher to record audio or video assignments in Moodle without having to install any software and a learner to deal with the assignment by equally recording a soundfile or a videoclip he/she can submit to the teacher for evaluation.

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Webinar today

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