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Student feedback for EFL teachers: Michael Griffin

Student feedback for EFL teachers: Michael Griffin | TELT | Scoop.it
Nononymous feedback? I think most teachers have faced the situation when they got generally feedback back from a class but there was one student who gave less than favorable comments or had a negat...
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Thoughts on how the way student feedback is elicited affects its usefulness to the teacher from ELT blogger Michael Griffin. Includes links to other blog posts on this topic.  

 

[I'm trying to track down a post I read a few weeks ago where another ELT blogger used a system of coloured cards: one thing students thought the teacher should stop doing, one thing to keep doing, and one thing to consider.  Ring any bells for anyone?]

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#ELT chat: how to participate

#ELT chat: how to participate | TELT | Scoop.it

What is #ELTChat?
#ELTchat started in September 2010 when a group of #ELTchat professionals began to use twitter to discuss topics of interest to English Language Teachers. It began with the aim of creating a freely available social network for ELT professionals offering mutual support and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.


Now, every Wednesday at 12pm and 21.00pm, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected.

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Good place to start to develop your own personal learning network for English language teaching.

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3 ideas for second language teaching

Interlanguage (Selinker), instructional design (Thorndike), communicative competence (Swain). Additional links: http://bitly.com/bundles/whyshona/5
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Part of an introductory course on second language acquisition and teaching, using 3 key notions, and links to an e-learning resource for further reading.

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What’s the purpose of an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESL?

What’s the purpose of an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESL? | TELT | Scoop.it
When you look at all the course materials and bibliographies that mopst universities offer their MA stdents, you'd think the course lasted 5 years. MA students are presented with an unrealistic amo...
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Geoff Jordan says: "You don’t need an MA to be a good EFL teacher. I doubt, frankly, that you even need a degree. You should do an MA if you’re intellectually curious, if you want to hone your thinking, if you want to learn more about how to think straight, or if you want to go on to do a doctorate."

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Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Open access CALL journal in Korea, articles in English on aspects of technology use in language teaching/learning.

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For the first article I opened: Received: April 30, 2013, Reviewed: May 20, 2013, Accepted: June 15, 2013.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Pretty sure we'll always find some interesting stuff inside!!

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SLA Theories: Input Interaction Output

A Mini lecture on some interactionist and social theories of 2nd language learning. Theories covered include Long's Interaction Hypothesis Swain's Output Hyp...
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30 minutes on the interaction hypothesis by Frank Tuzi, Nyack College. Via Geoff Jordan http://canlloparot.wordpress.com/resourses/video/

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Free webinars: tools for language teachers

Free webinars: tools for language teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Jürgen Wagner of the Landesinsitut für Pädagogik und Medien Saarland has this free webinar programme in 3 languages:


Invitation to free webinar "What's new in Moodle 2.5 ?" with MoodleFairy Mary Cooch 12th Sept. 2013 http://po.st/ACBGm1



Invitation à une conférence en ligne gratuite le 16 sept. 2013 avec Mary Cooch "Nouveautés de Moodle 2.5" http://po.st/aWUXZX


Kostenloses Webinar mit Nico Steinbach: LearningApps.org - Autorenwerkzeug und Austauschplattform - 19.09. - http://v.gd/learningapps


30.09.2013 - 19h - 20:30h webinaire avec Jérôme Rambert: Google présentation Vs Prezi - venez nombreux - http://v.gd/rambert


Invitation au webinaire gratuit avec Mélanie Auriel: http://v.gd/applis “Des applis iPad pour une pédagogie “classe inversée” - 02. 10.


Moodle muss Spaß machen: kostenloses Webinar mit Stephan Rinke - 10. 10. 2013 http://v.gd/moodlespass


Moodle goes iPad http://v.gd/moodlegoesipad 17. 10. Webinar zu Tablets im Fremdsprachenunterricht mit Joachim Quandt und Kathrin Hahn


04. 11. 2013 - webinaire gratuit avec Mélanie Auriel: Utiliser GoogleDrive avec une tablette sous Android http://v.gd/googledriv


http://v.gd/axelbraun Kostenloses Webinar mit Axel Braun am 11. 11. 2013 Digitale Medien beim Sprachenlernen - Schwerpunkt E-Learning


Kostenloses englischsprach. Webinar zum Task Based Learning mit Andrew Pickles (Bundessprachenamt) - am 14.11. Info: http://v.gd/pickles


Invitation à une conférence en ligne le 21 novembre avec Manfred Overmann: Le site portail du prof de FLE http://v.gd/siteportail

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Open, friendly webinars with useful tips and links and access to a thriving community of tech-friendly practitioners.

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The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester

The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester | TELT | Scoop.it

"This section of the blog is for anything connected with the educational technology element of our work at Manchester. These postings are managed by Gary but anyone else can also add relevant postings. We particularly welcome postings from current and former students."

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Gary Motteram posting on educational technology for TESOL.

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From Curation to Creation

Slides from my talk at the 6th VRT Web Conference
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Marisa Constantinides on curation as a natural activity for teachers; lots of examples of her work in this area.

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The sharp end: the Pencil Metaphor

The sharp end: the Pencil Metaphor | TELT | Scoop.it

Steve Wheeler on technology adoption in the classroom

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Another pencil metaphor for technology adoption in the classroom (after #pencilchat)

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Teacher education with the IWB: iTILT conference presentation

Approaches & resources to promote teacher competencies development for effective interactive whiteboard use, Highlighting 2 EU projects: iTILT and SMARTVET. P
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Overview of data collection procedures for EU project on IWB for language teaching, including references to recent and forthcoming research presentations (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012; HIllier, Beauchamp & Whyte, in press; Whyte, Cutrim Schmid, van Hazebrouck & Oberhofer, in press).

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Jürgen Wagner's technology watch for language teaching

Jürgen Wagner's technology watch for language teaching | TELT | Scoop.it

"Der Newsletter Fremdsprachen des LPM wird von Jürgen Wagner herausgeben. Ziel: zeitnah informieren über 
- aktuelle fachliche Entwicklungen
- den Umgang mit Neuen Medien im FSU
- kostenlose Internetquellen zur Erleichterung der Unterrichtsvorbereitung
- anstehende Veranstaltungstermine, und vieles mehr"

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Newsletter with resources for teaching and learning English, French and Spanish, plus continuing professional development for teachers, including recent and upcoming webinars.

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iTILT and the IWB: German teacher development webinar

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Webinar LPM Saarbrücken: Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB (Shona Whyte)
G- discussion of challenges in using Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) effectively for language teaching- presentation of resources from a recent European project on IWBs in language teaching [http://itilt.eu]- analysis of materials, activities, and examples of language teaching with the IWB- mention of alternative technological solutions for those without access to an IWB
[The focus will be less on the tool than on its pedagogical applications]

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EFL teacher as SLA student

Journal of an SLA student This course has opened my eyes to a whole new world I was only slightly familiar with before this fall. I am often surprised at how I managed to survive and seemingly succ...
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You can teach a second language without knowing about second language acquisition, and some recent models discount SL research, but some basic facts may be useful.  This teacher-students says: "The thing that has been most noticeable or surprising for me is the idea that students are testing out hypotheses in class. While this might not sound like such a major point, it has truly changed the way I perceive interlanguage as it relates to in-class activities."

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Give it a go: Teaching pronunciation to adults

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"This PD resource is an outcome of the research project “Language Training and Settlement Success: Are they related? (LTSS)” which was conducted as part of the Special Project Research Program 2008-2009. 

This electronic document contains some special interactive features:

Embedded audio clips you can listen to by clicking the speaker iconForm-like fields where you can enter responses to questionsThe ability to print your form responses"

 

Looks great: audio inserts, content and tips for teaching, free download. 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 13, 2013 6:17 AM

Thank you for sharing.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:52 AM

Thanks! It looks comprehensive and just when I need to work on pronunciation with a student.

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Online Professional Development: Sandy Millin

Online Professional Development: Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
Today I have done an updated version of my Twitter for Professional Development seminar. I have now decided to focus on: Twitter Facebook Webinars ...as the Twitter site has improved a lot, althoug...
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Ideas, experience and advice on using online resources for professional development as a language teacher.

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Connected learners need connected teachers

Connected learners need connected teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Creelman links to Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano's presentations on connected teachers in this blog post.

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A timely post for me, as I'm starting a new cohort of pre-service EFL teachers on creating personal learning networks.

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:47 AM

Traduction libre d'un extrait :

"Nous devons arrêter de considérer les médias numériques comme une technologie mystérieuse réservée aux initiés, : intégrons-les dans l'enseignement comme un outil de communication naturel.

Refusons l'échapattoire du style :  «Je suis un professeur pas un technicien". ...
... "la technologie" d'aujourd'hui est mobile et omniprésente. 

L'apprentissage peut avoir lieu n'importe où, plutôt que d'être limité à la "classe". Mais nous devons d'abord apprendre à nous connecter.

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Learner Language: Tools for Teachers | Tarone & Swierzbin, 2010

"Learner language is the constantly changing ability students have to communicate as they learn a new language. It provides an index of students progress, allowing teachers to determine how to best educate them. By analyzing examples of learner language, students develop skills to address it when they are teaching."

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:33 AM

Quite an interesting talk

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:39 AM

Assessment and compentency skills applications, this is an interesting talk.

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Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom | Beaven, Comas-Quinn & Sawhill 2013

Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom | Beaven, Comas-Quinn & Sawhill 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

Section 1. Open Tools for Collaboration

 

Communicating Out in the Open:

The WordPress Class Blogs Plug-In Suite and Language Learning

Barbara Sawhill

The Mixxer: Connecting Students with Native Speakers via Skype

Todd Bryant

eComma: An Open Source Tool for Collaborative L2 Reading

Carl Blyth

 

Section 2. Sharing Resources

The Linkedup Project: An Online Repository for Language Teachers

Anna Motzo

Repurposing Open Educational Resources: Creating Resources for Use and Re-use 

Susanne Winchester

Designing OERs to Teach Italian Pronunciation in an Open Educational Environment: A Case Study

Anna Calvi, Anna Motzo and Sandra Silipo

 

Section 3. Sharing Practice

FAVORing the Part-time Language Teacher:

The Experience and Impact of Sharing Open Educational Resources through a Community-based Repository
Julie Watson

The Community Café: Open Practice

with Community-based Language Teachers

Kate Borthwick and Alison Dickens

The “Onstream” Project: Collaboration between Higher Education Teachers of Russian and Teachers of Russian in Mainstream and Supplementary Schools

Terry King

Learning to Share and Sharing to Learn – Professional Development of Language Teachers in HE to Foster Open Educational Practices

Annette Duensing, Matilde Gallardo and Sarah Heiser

 

Section 4. Collaborative Learning & Student-generated Content

137 Transnational Online Discussions to Foster Open Practices

Klaus-Dieter Rossade 

A Case Study into Learner Engagement in the Production of OERs within an Online Language Environment

María Dolores Iglesias Mora and David Elvis Leeming

The OpenLIVES Project: Alternative Narratives of Pedagogical Achievement

Irina Nelson and Alicia Pozo-Gutiérrez

Discovering Spanish Voices Abroad in a Digital World

Antonio Martínez-Arboleda 

Collaborative Italian: An Open Online Language Course Cecilia Goria

 

Section 5. Learner Autonomy

When Learner Autonomy Meets Open Educational Resources: A Study of a Self-learning Environment for Italian as a Foreign Language

Marco Cappellini

Using MOOCs in an Academic English Course at University Level

Ana Beaven

 


Via Shwetal Randive
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Free e-book on open source tools and repositories for language teachers and learners edited by Ana Beaven, Anna Comas-Quinn, and Barbara Sawhill

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Key Concepts in ELT: ELT Journal

Key Concepts in ELT: ELT Journal | TELT | Scoop.it

'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice.

 

The list given below is an up-to-date guide to all 'Key Concepts' that have been published in the Journal. The list contains links to the original articles, which are available to download free of charge (PDF file).

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Updated list of short (2-3 page) articles on topic in language learning and teaching (scaffolding, focus on form, task-based language teaching, observation).  From 1993 to 2011, most free to download in PDF format, a few still paywalled.

 

I use them in initial teacher training, and in courses on second language acquisition.

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Le TBI en classe de langues : webinaire lundi 24 juin

Le TBI en classe de langues : webinaire lundi 24 juin | TELT | Scoop.it

Invitation à une conférence en ligne gratuite 
avec Shona Whyte, Université de Nice

 

Lundi: 24. 06. 2013 - 19:00h - 20:30h

Sujet: L1.724-6823: Le Tableau Blanc Interactif (TBI) en classe de langues

- la présence accrue du tableau blanc interactif (TBI) ou tableau numérique interactif (TNI) dans les salles de classe

- la plainte des enseignants devant un manque de formation et de ressources pédagogiques

- le TBI comme outil qui leur permettraient de les utiliser au mieux dans leurs cours de langues

- l'occasion de discuter de supports pédagogiques, d'activités de classe, et d'exemples de pratique

- le site du projet européen iTILT (http://itilt.eu/fr) sur le TBI en classe de langue comme point de départ

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Présentations des ressources iTILT en français

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Shona Whyte's comment, June 20, 2013 12:41 PM
Petite erreur dans la date : LUNDI 24, et non pas jeudi. Venez nombreux :-)
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10 ELT blogs: Sandy Millin

10 blogs in 10 minutesSandy MillinIH Newcastle
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ELT professional Sandy Millin chooses her top ten ELT blogs.

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