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Great Blogs for Language Learners | The Everyday Language Learner

Great Blogs for Language Learners | The Everyday Language Learner | TELT | Scoop.it

Aaron Myers blogs about learning languages on the Every Day Language Learning, and has this blogroll offering a variety of perspectives on the same topic.

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Send your students to read how other people are tackling the task of learning a new language.

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:27 AM

Interesting blogs to look at for teacher training for teaching foreign languages

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development | TELT | Scoop.it

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

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A post from last year on ways to use different tools to find, save and share useful links.

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Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management

Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management | TELT | Scoop.it
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The Hobbit: Lessons On Movies.com: ESL Lessons

Lessons On Movies.com. ESL lesson plan on The Hobbit. Complete with printable handout, 8 online quizzes and mp3.
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EFL activities for intermediate learners and above, perhaps best as self-access/homework.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:13 AM

New website from Sean Banville with EFL activities based on movie trailers.

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Le TBI pour les nuls

Le TBI pour les nuls | TELT | Scoop.it

"les utilisations pédagogiques du TNi, les logiciels associés au TNi et les autres possibilités d'utilisation du TNi"

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Webinar on Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB

Webinar on Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB | TELT | Scoop.it

Summary and links from a 90 minute webinar for German language teachers organised by Jürgen Wagner of the Saarland Landesinstitut for Pedgogy and Media (http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php)

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Lavinia Ionica's comment, April 19, 2013 6:04 AM
Thank you! It was very interesting!!!
Shona Whyte's comment, April 19, 2013 8:35 AM
Glad you found it useful. We're really hoping itilt.eu will make a contribution beyond the lifetime of the project, so let us know if you find it helpful :-)
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Digital Methodologies in Educational Research. 16-17th May 2013.

Digital Methodologies in Educational Research. 16-17th May 2013. | TELT | Scoop.it

The international symposium on Digital Methodologies in Educational Research will be held on 10th May 2013 (09:30am-4:30pm). This event is funded by the ESRC Digital Social Research Fund administered by the University of Oxford.

Venue: Brockholes Conference Centre and Nature Reserve in Preston, UKInvited Speakers: Professor Paul Seedhouse (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), Stephen Downes (National Research Council, Canada),Professor Stephen Bax (Bedfordshire University, UK)Host: University of Central Lancashire, UKCatering: Refreshments and a networking lunch will be provided free of charge for registered participants. There is no charge for registration for this event.To register, please contact the organiser: Dr Michael Thomas
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7 sites où il est bon de surfer pour trouver des illustrations, des oeuvres d’art, des photos…

7 sites où il est bon de surfer pour trouver des illustrations, des oeuvres d’art, des photos… | TELT | Scoop.it

Le moteur de google est tant exhaustif qu’il en est parfois inexploitable pour certains besoins. De plus, Google est très bon pour les mots, mais beaucoup moins bon pour les illustrations même si d’énormes progrès ont été fait dernièrement. Fort de ce constat, pour mes besoins propres et surtout à la demande d’un lecteur, je me  suis mis en quête de trouver des sites internet  où se trouvent en priorité des illustrations, des œuvres d’art et des photos.  Pour l’illustrer un peu mon billet, j’ai fait des recherches avec le mot “blond”.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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koenigbook's comment, April 19, 2013 9:07 AM
De rien !
Boualem Berkani's comment, April 27, 2013 6:34 AM
interessting
Boualem Berkani's comment, April 27, 2013 6:34 AM
interessting
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Call for Contributions New Ways in Teaching Business English

Call for Contributions New Ways in Teaching Business English | TELT | Scoop.it

Call for ContributionsNew Ways in Teaching Business English Deadline EXTENDED: 1 June 2013
400-800 words

The volume will adopt the at-a-glance, simple lesson plan format used in other volumes in the New Ways Series (see, e.g., sample pages from New Ways in Teaching Reading).

 

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Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de copie

Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de copie | TELT | Scoop.it

L’accord national signé entre le CFC et le MEN permet aux enseignants des écoles publiques et privées sous contrat d’association d’utiliser, sous d’autres formes que la photocopie, des extraits d’œuvres protégées couvertes par cet accord.

 Sont notamment concernés les usages suivants :

-  Les copies numériques de pages de livres et d’articles de presse pour une projection en classe (au moyen d’un vidéoprojecteur, d’un TBI…) et pour une diffusion sur le réseau interne de l’établissement (intranet, ENT).
La mise en ligne sur internet n’est en revanche pas autorisée.

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Petit problème avec le partage de fichiers avec les élèves par DropBox : bien que protégé, ce type de partage n'est pas un réseau interne de l'établissement.  Ce qu'on peut photocopier ou projeter en classe ne peut pas forcément être partagé dans un dossier DropBox.

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Webinar: Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB | itilt.eu

Webinar: Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB | itilt.eu | TELT | Scoop.it

Webinar next week based on the iTILT project, for all interested language teachers.

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Also check out the new forum on the iTILT website.  Come along and share your experiences, pick up tips, and connect with colleagues.

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TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: WORDSIFT

TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: WORDSIFT | TELT | Scoop.it

Quick and dirty way into a text for EFL reading.  Paste in your text and see a word cloud, images, and a visual thesaurus.

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Lots of applications, from quick real-time introductory activity, to unplanned online check-up, to more structured learner assignments for presentations and so on.

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Colloque « Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée »

Colloque « Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée » | TELT | Scoop.it

Conférence à Nancy, novembre 2013.

 

Conférenciers pressentis

Bernd Rüschoff, Président de l’AILA 
Anne Condamines (Université Toulouse Le Mirail, CNRS, CLLE) & Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, DILTEC, AFLA) 
Fernand Carton (Université de Lorraine) 
Daniel Véronique (Université Aix-Marseille, Langage et Parole)

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Propositions de communication à envoyer pour lundi prochain.

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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning – Marisa Constantinides

Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning – Marisa Constantinides | TELT | Scoop.it

"In the same way, the ‘McNuggeting’ of language knowledge bytes leads to fragmentation and lack of ability to access language and be able to use it in a natural and fluent way."

 

This resonates with Leaky Grammar's post on improvisation http://sco.lt/8FVUnp


because for Marisa Constantinides, Step 1 on the path to defragmented (or holistic) language teaching is "Sustained talk / long turns."


Exactly what Bobby McFerrin says in the video on improvisation: if you want to sing well, you have to practice singing for a long time.


 

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(Maybe this is all too elliptical and I need to write a blog post.  On my 2 year-old blog that has one post so far :-)

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MarisaConstantinides's comment, April 24, 2013 2:21 PM
Thanks for sharing! I do hope you'll write that blog post
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Improvisation and Language Learning: Leaky Grammar

Improvisation and Language Learning: Leaky Grammar | TELT | Scoop.it

“Improvisation can be considered the fifth skill — the skill which follows reading, listening, speaking, and writing. In many ways, it is the most important because it is the real test of whether students can use what they have learned without being told exactly what to do or say."


Maurer, Jay. (1997). Presentation, Practice, and Production in the EFL Class. The Language Teacher, 21 (9), 42-45.

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This is interesting for lots of reasons.  For those of us burdened with the CER, the "fifth skill" is interaction, which might also be considered the more improvised or least plannable.  And students used to less communicative approaches tend to cling to planned, written and/or memorised scripts for any oral work.  Young learners are taught routines by rote: What's your name?  My name is ____.

 

Unplanned, spontaneous production (and of course the other side of the coin - comprehension of unprepared speech) is what we're after.  Teachers differ on how much of the "theory" as McFerrin puts it is needed up front.  He thinks none; many language teachers would disagree.  My modest goal is to show learners that they can cobble together something new with only a few language elements, and that this both difficult and worthwhile for their ongoing language learning, and therefore worth practicing.

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A Complete EFL Teacher Training Course Online

A Complete EFL Teacher Training Course Online | TELT | Scoop.it

Shaping the Way We Teach English is a fantastic resource that I came across recently. The resource is similar to other online courses from colleges and universities. It's free and accessible through The Online Language Center of the University of Oregon and it is a pretty complete teacher training course that has videos , viewing tasks, transcripts, observation checklists and even recommended supplementary web based reading.


Via Nik Peachey
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Nik Peachey recently reflagged this 2009 resource from the University of Oregon.  I watched a 10-minute video on managing large classes, which is full of sensible advice with examples of classroom interaction in a wide variety of teaching contexts.  Good for self-study for pre-service and new teachers, but probably better as a resource to stimulate discussion during a teacher education course.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:15 PM

even if it's not CLIL oriented, a nice colection of videos focusing on key aspects  of Language Teaching.

Marta Braylan's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:05 AM

Online and free!

Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 21, 2015 9:27 PM

Teacher issues - I chose this resource because it discusses a variety of strategies to implement during and English lesson that even includes technology.  I hope to share this resource with other English teachers to give them more ideas on how to get their students more engaged and involved in their lessons as they will add variety to their instructional strategies.

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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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Free webinars: tools for teachers

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Presentations in French, German or English by and for teachers, organised by Jürgen Wagner.  A very friendly group including experienced technology users and newcomers, using the Adobe Connect platform to share knowledge and experiences of new technologies in teaching.

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Colloque « Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée »

Colloque « Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée » | TELT | Scoop.it

Report de date pour des propositions de communications - 15 mai 2013.

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Catherine Caws's comment, April 18, 2013 11:55 AM
ah c'est tentant, dommage que ce soit si loin!
sarspri's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:58 PM

Research cultures in applied linguistics (see site for CFP in French, English, and Spanish).

Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:44 AM

Inscription avant le 15 octobre.

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iTILT Training Handbook

Handbook with suggestions on how to use the IWB for the key curriculum areas in modern language education.

Via Graham Stanley
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The iTILT manual provides advice on using the IWB in language teaching at all educational levels (young learners to adults and university students) and proficiencies (beginners through advanced).  There are examples of teaching activities for different language learning objectives such as speaking, listening, grammar and pronunciation, as well as criteria for materials development designed to help teachers make their own IWB files.

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Graham Stanley's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:41 PM

One of the introductory videos to using the iTILT website