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Moth stories | Jeff Simmermon's 'Making Waves'

I was just trying to take the subway home and eat an entire container of Ben and Jerry's ice cream when my groceries spilled all over the train and I got in ...
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Looking for video resources, listening to podcasts and came across this.

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EFL/ESL listening resources: Nathan Hall

EFL/ESL listening resources: Nathan Hall | TELT | Scoop.it
Here is a regularly updated collection of authentic and adapted listening material that could be used in an English language classroom or my students for extensive listening. Click on the title of ...
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Preparing for new semester, looking for places to send my students to listen to English

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Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva

Technology lesson plan: Olya Sergeeva | TELT | Scoop.it
One of the questions that my learners (who are IT people) are very likely to be asked during interviews and promotion reviews is ‘Tell us about your favourite technology’.
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NIce lesson plan for business English with worksheet and links

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Teaching Pragmatics | American English

Teaching Pragmatics explores the teaching of pragmatics through lessons and activities.
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This looks like a nice resource for teachers with practical lesson ideas for different aspects of pragmatics (speech acts like apologies, refusals, negotiating conversation and so on). Lots of clicking to find only PDFs in the end, but names I recognise (Salsbury, Kontra). Planning to use if for training new teachers this fall.

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Aisha Siddiqa's curator insight, April 1, 2016 10:29 AM

This looks like a nice resource for teachers with practical lesson ideas for different aspects of pragmatics (speech acts like apologies, refusals, negotiating conversation and so on). Lots of clicking to find only PDFs in the end, but names I recognise (Salsbury, Kontra). Planning to use if for training new teachers this fall.

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ELT Listening Material: Nathan Hall

ELT Listening Material: Nathan Hall | TELT | Scoop.it
Here is a regularly updated collection of authentic and adapted listening material that could be used in an English language classroom or my students for extensive listening. Click on the title of ...
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Nice list of listening resources in categories with brief descriptions.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 17, 2015 10:45 AM

This is quite an extensive bank of listening sites.  Some are familiar (Ted Talks, ELLLO, NPR's Story Corps and VOA) but there are many others that include stories, news and interviews from around the world, and academic lectures. Several of the sites are specifically for English language learners.  This impressive library of listening material should be on every ESL/EFL teacher's favorites.

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Free lesson plans | Decentralised Teaching and Learning - Paul Walsh

Free lesson plans | Decentralised Teaching and Learning - Paul Walsh | TELT | Scoop.it

Sherlock Lesson ‘A Study in Pink’/ Spoken grammar

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I just looked at the lesson plan based on an extract from the Sherlock TV series.  This teacher aims to provide "hackable" content which is independent of both context and learner proficiency; there are learner and teacher sheets, plus links to teaching resources, so it's pretty much all there.  I'm bookmarking it for my pre-service and newly qualified teachers :-)

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iPad courses on iTunesU

iPad courses on iTunesU | TELT | Scoop.it

By utilising iPad in a 1:1 environment or even 1:some then you are able to break free from the classroom and the traditional ways of disseminating content. By creating courses that contain learning materials, tasks, assignments, reference points and now with iTunes U 2.0 the discussions, you can now take the classroom wherever you need. Beyond the classroom and even further if using 1:1 or BYOD, students take the learning home with them and can continue learning in their own time, totally blurring the lines between school and home (which are becoming more and more different as schools fail to embrace the world around them and the tools students have in their own homes.)

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Looks like a sensible approach to working with iPads

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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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Teaching interlanguage pragmatics

Teaching interlanguage pragmatics | TELT | Scoop.it

Second Language Pragmatics is defined by Yule (1996) as “meaning as communicated by a speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader)” (pp.3-4), pragmatics entails the various dimensions of interaction that guide speakers on what to say and listeners on ways to interpret what is being said.  In both foreign and second language classrooms, explicit pragmatic instruction can have a strong impact on the development of successful interpersonal speaking skills. 


Pragmatic dimensions can be embedded in lessons starting at novice-level courses and continuing through the advanced and superior level courses.  Learning strategies for considering each dimension can be helpful in making strategic language choices for successful interaction.

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Activities for teaching aspects of pragmatics to second language learners, designed by students of Julie Sykes at CASLS at the University of Oregon. Thanks for sharing :-)

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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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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | TELT | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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Nice outline of different ways of organising presentations based on a story or stories, with examples of TED talks which follow each plan.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 2015 4:08 AM

Ideas for structuring presentations