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Carol Read: The secret of working with children

Carol Read: The secret of working with children | TELT | Scoop.it

British Council workshop in Poland - one hour video.  The first fifteen minutes covers ways to use flashcards, noticing exercises for early grammar, and CLIL, all embedded in activities suitable for 8 year old EFL learners.

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I like the way she tells her audience of EFL teachers to join in not by pretending to be 8 year olds, but as teachers modelling for their young learners.

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17/3/13 - Webinar: Rethinking the Language Classroom by Carla Arena

17/3/13 - Webinar: Rethinking the Language Classroom by Carla Arena | TELT | Scoop.it

IATEFL LTSIG webinar:

 

Mobile learning brings flexibility and portability to learning. In this presentation, educators will explore the numerous pedagogical uses of iPads in the language classroom with a focus on student production through examples of classroom activities and students' projects. 

Carla Arena is an explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning. She is a teacher trainer, Head of the Ed Tech and Digital Communication Department, online moderator and English teacher at Casa Thomas Jefferson.

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Sunday 17 March, 15h GMT

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Peer Teaching: young learners

Peer Teaching: young learners | TELT | Scoop.it
Watch how you can use student peer teaching in your classroom to help all students become experts on topics. Peer teaching is a strategy that celebrates student strengths and address student learning gaps.
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Pre-service secondary EFL teacher's choice of a classroom video to illustrate the value of homework.  In this short clip, we see how the teacher quickly corrects maths homework, then pairs students who correctly answered a question with ones who got it wrong.  Once a student understands the correct solution, he or she presents it to the class from the board.

 

My masters' student suggests this technique could work in EFL.

 

 

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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

Twitter for Professional Development | TELT | Scoop.it
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

Blogroll | TELT | Scoop.it
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

Developing Teachers.com | TELT | Scoop.it
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 group work in large classes | TeachingEnglish (British Council | BBC)

Using group work in large classes | TeachingEnglish (British Council | BBC) | TELT | Scoop.it

"In this programme we look at a reality many teachers face: very large classes – and using group work as a technique to get everyone working actively. We hear from teachers on how they use group work and look at techniques for managing large classes. How do you feel about teaching large classes?"

 

Programme Summary: Large classes are a reality for many teachers around the world – especially in the state sector. If we want to develop our students’ fluency and ability to communicate in English then using group work will help. If set up carefully, it will give all the students a chance to participate and practise. The teacher’s role changes during group work. While the students work in groups the teacher moves away from the front of the class and quietly monitors. During this part of the lesson, you are giving more responsibility to your students and there are many rewards. Group work can be highly motivating for students. They participate and are active and we can
draw on our students’ own knowledge and experience. As Mirany says, ‘Dynamism springs from the group’


Via Phil Chappell
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15 minute audio recording with 2-page teacher support worksheet - excellent training resource. (2011)

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DOTS project: helping teachers use new technologies in language teaching

DOTS project: helping teachers use new technologies in language teaching | TELT | Scoop.it

"Many teachers want to use up-to-date technology in their teaching but often do not have the time or resources for the necessary training. This training kit presents bite-size activities for ten popular tools that even the busiest language professional can fit into their schedule. Working through training units which can be completed in around 30 minutes, teachers will get to know the uses and pedagogic benefits of online tools and learn how to integrate them into their language classes."

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Bite-sized training activities covering audio recording, podcasts, wikis for online language teaching

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ICT 4 MFL: Facebook page

ICT 4 MFL: Facebook page | TELT | Scoop.it
Promoting language teaching through the integration of ICT tools and methodolgies into language...
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Links to resources for language teaching and for professional development

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National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC)

National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC) | TELT | Scoop.it
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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