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Open up: new blog from COERLL

Open up: new blog from COERLL | TELT | Scoop.it

Welcome to COERLL’s brand new blog, Open Up, devoted to conversations about open education in language learning. Here educators can get informed and dream together about dynamic, community-driven open educational practices in language learning.

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A welcome addition to the University of Texas at Austin's excellent OER for language learning.  It is certainly the logical next step to add to language learning materials and teacher development resources, but a blog is a big investment - we wish them well :-)

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How to do Chirpstory: Jo Brodie

How to do Chirpstory: Jo Brodie | TELT | Scoop.it

 I use Chirpstory to collect hundreds of tweets relatively quickly. [I]t lets you collect tweets in pages rather than individually. Here's how I do it.

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I just started using this in the usual way and for the usual reasons - spotted someone using it (#eltchat), then saw how it would be helpful for something I'm already doing (PLNs for pre-service teachers).  Luckily someone has posted this nice walk-through.

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Twitter for Professional Development

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Today I'm doing another introduction to the world of Twitter and blogs, this time for students following the DELTA at IH Newcastle. For those of you who follow my blog, you'll know that I've done a...
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The what, how and why of Twitter for language teachers: getting started (link to Russell Stannard's how-to), anatomy of a tweet, useful hashtags. 

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Blogroll

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Language teaching blogroll Learning from others, sharing with others, collaborating with others: these are maxims we as teachers value and should value. Others are our community of language teachin...
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ELT blogs - read about other teachers' views, experiences and ideas on teaching English as a foreign language

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Blogging as Pointless, Incessant, Barking

Blogging as Pointless, Incessant, Barking | TELT | Scoop.it
This cartoon is on a card my sister sent me a few years ago; I have kept it on my refrigerator along with the gallery of dogs past. But I’m not that dog, I’m still at the blogging, Apri...
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I'm thinking about how to encourage trainee teachers to develop personal learning networks, so this think piece by Alan Levine - interested in the educational applications of technology - looks like a useful piece of the puzzle.

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Glossary of terms for EFL, ESL, ELT

Glossary of terms for EFL, ESL, ELT | TELT | Scoop.it

A list of glossaries put together by Larry Ferlazzo in 2009, including

 

A (Mostly) Complete Glossary for ESL EFL Teaching From Heads Up English

ESL Glossary From Bogglesworld

ESL Terminology From State University of New York — Courtland

ELT Terminology, Abbreviations & Acronyms From TEFL.net

Understanding Second Language Terminology From Everything ESL

The British Council’s Teaching Knowledge Database

Teaching Foreign Languages Glossary from Annenberg

 

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Most are still live - lots of good lists for training or independent professional development.

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Teenagers and video | TeachingEnglish

Teenagers and video | TeachingEnglish | TELT | Scoop.it

"The teacher is no longer limited to school-owned cassettes or DVDs; rather, the world is at their fingertips. Learners can also access video from a number of devices, whether at school, at home or on the go."

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Elana Boteach Salomon and Jonathan Rickard share ideas for using video in the EFL classroom on the British Council/BBC site Teaching English.

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Developing Teachers.com

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A web site for the developing language teacher
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Teaching tips, lesson plans resources (phonology), articles on teaching practice by language teachers for language teachers.  

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Video Diaries for Teacher Support in the iTILT Project - ATELIER 24, DIDACTIQUE ET ACQUISITION DES LANGUES (ARDAA) | Colloque SAES 2013

Video Diaries for Teacher Support in the iTILT Project - ATELIER 24, DIDACTIQUE ET ACQUISITION DES LANGUES (ARDAA) | Colloque SAES 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte and Julie Alexander

 

Interactive whiteboard (IWB) research shows variation in classroom interactivity (Beauchamp & Kennewell, 2010) and a need for sustained teacher support (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012).  iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching), a 2-year European project on the IWB for communicative language teaching, was conceived partly in response to these findings and as an opportunity for further research. The project has produced a website for language teachers featuring over 250 short video clips of IWB-supported classroom practice, supplemented by relevant teacher and learner comments, created by filming 44 teachers in 81 classes involving different languages, ages, and levels of proficiency in primary, secondary, university and vocational contexts in 7 European countries. 

 

The present study focuses on data from 9 French EFL teachers in three educational sectors who participated in a dedicated online support space set up for the duration of the project.  The data are participants' contributions to the limited stream of a Google+ circle including teachers and researchers.

 

Results show variation in contributions across the 9 teachers, and reveal a number of areas of general concern, but also allow the isolation of specific interactions which affected classroom practice, with implications for teacher education in languages with technology.

 

Beauchamp, G., & Kennewell, S. (2010). Interactivity in the classroom and its impact on learning. Computers & Education, 54(3), 759-766.


Cutrim Schmid, E., & Whyte, S. (2012). Interactive Whiteboards in State School Settings: Teacher Responses to Socio-Constructivist Hegemonies. Language Learning & Technology, 16(2), 65-86.

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Our paper on iTILT teachers in France has been accepted for the SAES conference in Dijon in May 2013.

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Professional Development for Now and the Future (Inspired by @michaelegriffin)

Professional Development for Now and the Future (Inspired by @michaelegriffin) | TELT | Scoop.it
I was reading one of my favourite blogs this morning, ELT Rants, Reviews and Reflections by Mike Griffin. All of his posts stand out, but one particularly stood out, called Next Step(s) in Professi...
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Ideas for continuing professional development in ELT.

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Using Interactive Whiteboards in Language Education: summer courses

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Language Education: summer courses | TELT | Scoop.it

Teacher training courses based on the iTILT project (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching; http://itilt.eu):

 

July, 15-19, at the Technical University Valencia, Department of Applied Linguistics, in Valencia (Spain)

 

August, 12-16, at Aveiro University, Faculty of Education, in Aveiro (Portugal)

 

Open to all interested in language teaching with the IWB, experienced or not.

 

Apply for a Comenius grant before 16 January.

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IWB training course by iTILT project members based on resources (training and teaching materials, practice examples) developed during the 2-year European project.

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Join our Telecollaboration Training workshops in 2013

Join our Telecollaboration Training workshops in 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

The INTENT team will be offering various training workshops in telecollaboration in 2013. These workshops are aimed at university teachers, mobility coordinators and management who are interested in learning how to integrate online intercultural exchange projects in their institutions. Registration is free but participants will have to cover all their own travel and maintenance costs.

 

Details about the workshops:

The Italy workshop will be held at the University of Padova, Italy on 21 March 2013. Contact person: Francesa Helm: francesca.helm@gmail.com.

 

The  French workshop will be held at the University of Grenoble III, France on 5 April 2013. Contact person: Elke Nissen:Elke.Nissen@u-grenoble3.fr

 

The Polish workshop will take place as a joint event with the PL-CALL Conference, in Warsaw on 9-10 May, 2013. Contact person: Gosia Kurek: gkurka@gmail.com

 

The UK workshop organised by the Open University will take place in London, UK on 18 October 2013. Contact person: Tim Lewis: Timothy.Lewis@open.ac.uk


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Webinar: Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT

Webinar: Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT | TELT | Scoop.it

IATEFL LTSIG - the website of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language - Learning Technologies Special Interest Group - is running a free

webinar, this Sunday 18 November at 10h GMT.

 

It's with a group of four Australian educators, sharing how they set up a social network for teachers in their region: 'Setting up a regional PLN on Twitter: AusELT'. In the webinar these educators discuss Twitter and other online tools they are using to enhance this network.

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National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC)

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A web Portal for the fifteen Foreign Language Resource Centers (LRCs), which provides a searchable database to all of the LRC materials, resources, and professional development opportunities.
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Research, teaching and learning materials, and teacher development.

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The tree: linking theory and practice

The tree: linking theory and practice | TELT | Scoop.it

University of Alberta language teacher trainer Olenka Bilash has shared her teacher training resources, including this "tree" with links to information and advice on language skills and theories of learning and professional development.

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Dr Bilash's university homepage

http://www.secondaryed.ualberta.ca/people/academicstaff/olenkabilash.aspx

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About a little thing called 750 Words

About a little thing called 750 Words | TELT | Scoop.it

A website that lets you write 3 pages a day (aka 750 words), saves them, keeps them private, and lets you export if you like.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Obvious applications for language learning, but perhaps also for teacher education if you write about what you're doing, then share what you want?

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INTENT Project Workshops | UNI-COLLABORATION | intercultural exchange

INTENT Project Workshops | UNI-COLLABORATION | intercultural exchange | TELT | Scoop.it

The INTENT team will be offering training workshops on telecollaboration in Italy, France, Poland and the UK  in 2013. Registration is free but participants are expected to cover all their own travel and maintenance costs.

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Learn how to run a telecollaborative project at university level.

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World Teacher: Mentor teachers - an #eltchat summary

World Teacher: Mentor teachers - an #eltchat summary | TELT | Scoop.it

Summary of conversation on Twitter among #ELTchat participants on the topic of mentoring.

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Much of the discussion would be relevant to non-language teaching contexts.  Interesting for my work with pre-service EFL teachers at a French university.  #eltchat is probably a good place for them to begin developing a PLN.

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Banque de Séquences Didactiques

Banque de Séquences Didactiques | TELT | Scoop.it

20 résultats pour la recherche de "anglais"

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Des vidéos d'activités de classe avec explications didactiques et commentaires d'experts

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Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom: Joe Dale

Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom: Joe Dale | TELT | Scoop.it

Joe Dale on Edutalk: how language teachers are currently using technology in and out the classroom

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Some nice soundbites in this talk.  Joe Dale is interested in

- putting the C (communication) in ICT.  

- jailbreaking the language classroom.

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ELT blog posts: Rachel Roberts' selection

ELT blog posts: Rachel Roberts' selection | TELT | Scoop.it
For the New Year I wanted to collect together some of the blog posts which have either inspired my posts over the last year, or that would be great follow up reading. In a few weeks, I will celebra...
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A rich list of EFL/ESL teachers' blog posts, organised by category (group work, writing, methodology).

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Comenius summer courses on IWB for FL: iTILT project training

Comenius summer courses on IWB for FL: iTILT project training | TELT | Scoop.it

The EU project iTILT is offering an EU-funded summercourse on  Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in Language Education This Comenius course is based on research and resources (training and teaching materials, practice examples) developed during the 2-year European project iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching).  http://itilt.eu

 

The course is offered by the University of Antwerp, Linguapolis and its project partners to promote effective IWB use in communicative language teaching. It is open to all interested in language teaching with the IWB, experienced or not. 

 

In 2013 there are two sessions: 

 

July, 15-19, at the Technical University Valencia, Department of Applied Linguistics, in Valencia (Spain) 

 

August, 12-16, at Aveiro University, Faculty of Education, in Aveiro (Portugal) 

 

 

Find information on the course description at the Comenius/Grundtvig Training database, the grants and the course pre-registration document from here: http://www.koenraad.info/content/current-courses#1

 

N.B. Apply for a Comenius grant before 16 January (= the final day for submitting completed forms (including a course (pre-)registration testimonial and employer signature) to your National Agency

http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/national_en.htm

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EU Grants for language teachers - deadline 16 January

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Participation à des stages de formation pour le TBI en classe de langue.

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Stephen Krashen interview: British Council Turkey (Dec 2012)

British Council is proud to present an interview with Professor Stephen Krashen. Professor Krashen was kind enough to speak to us on camera during his visit to Istanbul…
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Beyond computer assisted language learning: Huw Jarvis

Beyond computer assisted language learning: Huw Jarvis | TELT | Scoop.it

50-minute presentation by University of Salford lecturer Huw Jarvis, who works on the role of computer-based materials in L2 learning, particularly in self-access contexts.  

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"Our students multi-task and in doing so many things unconscious acquisition is as important as conscious learning, particularly when students are accessing and transmitting information in both their first language and in the English language."

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Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology

My paper on "Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology."  (Actes du colloque FICEL sur l'évolution et professionalisation des enseignants de langues)

 

The paper discusses key competences required for teaching languages with technology, and concludes with examples of projects combining research, pedagogy and technology including:

 

"the EU lifelong learning project iTILT, Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching (Whyte, Cutrim Schmid & van Hazebrouck, 2011). In this project, language researchers and teacher trainers offer professional development in the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to practising language teachers with learners at all levels. After initial training, class sessions at the board are filmed, and followed by debriefing sessions with both teachers and learners. Short video clips of selected lesson episodes are then presented on the project website together with lesson plans, lesson files, and teacher and learner commentary to aid other teachers in using the IWB for language teaching. The project website also includes a variety of related resources and dissemination tools, and as teacher training and data collection proceed, the project partners inform their networks of developments via blogs and social media. Thus teaching, training and research are closely interrelated as the project teachers develop their digital  and pedagogical skills, the researchers observe classroom interaction and teacher development, and trainers create resources for future professional development using feedback from the project teachers."

 

The iTILT website (http://itilt.eu) will soon go live, allowing language teachers and teacher educators access to this free open educational resource on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in communicative language teaching.

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Communication au colloque DILTEC, 2011.