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NETWORKING EVENT FOR MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHERS (10 June 2016)

NETWORKING EVENT FOR MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHERS (10 June 2016) | TELT | Scoop.it
This event took place at the Manchester Metropolitan University with the support of the Department of Languages, Information and Communications http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/languages/, Routes into Languages Northwest https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/activities/north-west, the FLAME Research group (Film, Languages and Media in Education) at the Manchester Met University https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/languages/flame/ and the Film in Language Teaching Association (FILTA) www.filta.org.uk
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Links to a number of presentations on film in language teaching, video, motivation ...
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Using podcasts to develop listening skills: Sandy Millin

Using podcasts to develop listening skills: Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
They are an excellent way to work on your, or your students’, listening skills, as you can listen to them as many times as you want to. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also manipulate files so that they are faster or slower, or so that you are only listening to an excerpt of the whole programme.
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Ideas for teaching with podcasts
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 9, 12:39 PM
If you are looking for interesting ways for your students to develop their listening skills, try podcasts.  This article explains how and why to use podcasts.  The link in the article takes you to another article and several podcast sites are listed at the end of it.
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Creativity in the English language classroom: Maley & Peachey, 2015

Creativity in the English language classroom: Maley & Peachey, 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 5, 10:08 PM
Looking to add some creativity in your lessons?  This PDF has several to choose from: grammar, oral communication, critical thinking, just to name a few.  It's worth some time investigating this document for ideas.  I have no doubt you'll come up with a few right away.
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Classroom discourse: articles on foreign language

Lots of articles on classroom interaction, use of L1 and L2, characterising dialogue/conversation in the language classroom
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Just the paywall problem
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Colloquium 2016 | TESOL France

Colloquium 2016 | TESOL France | TELT | Scoop.it

35th Annual International Colloquium: 18-20 November 2016 We invite you to join us in Paris for our 35th Annual International Colloquium where we will be: Reaching new heights in ELT The Call for Proposals is open! 

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Call for papers open till end of May
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Masters in Teaching English: research project topics

Masters in Teaching English: research project topics | TELT | Scoop.it
This week our second-year Masters students in the English teaching programme at the University of Nice presented their end-of-year classroom research projects to an audience of university and secondary school teachers and their peers. We heard thirty presentations on different dimensions of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in French secondary schools, which include both lower secondary (collège, 11-15 years) and upper secondary (lycée, 16-18 years). The students are pre-service teachers; the majority have passed national competitive teacher entrance exams and have taught part-time through this school year, with support from mentor teachers and university tutors. Some have yet to pass the exams and had shorter school placements under the direct supervision of a school tutor.
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Updated blog post on MA #TEFL classroom research projects
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Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers | TELT | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.
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Nice introduction to using corpora and corpus tools in language teaching, including ideas for providing written and oral feedback asynchronously using track changes and Jing.
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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | TELT | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times.
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Collaborative listening/writing task for second language learning
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Research Bites: Reading, Pronunciation, and the Phonological Loop

Summary and reaction to “Phonology in Second Language Reading: Not an Optional Extra”, Walter (2008)
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Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, March 5, 2:26 AM
Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
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Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
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The TEFLology Podcast

The TEFLology Podcast | TELT | Scoop.it
A Podcast about Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (by TEFLology Podcast)
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Covering interviews with important figures, methods, and aspects of history of (English) language teaching

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Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms

Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms | TELT | Scoop.it
Interesting tidbits on interaction and small group learning in the second language classroom
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Phil Chappell has a really nice collection of links to all sorts of information on group work for (English) language learning, including research articles (open access), video practice examples, reading references, and he's taken the time to explain why he selected each.  Great resource!

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Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey

Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey | TELT | Scoop.it
In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved.
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 8, 11:05 AM

Having specific objectives for pre/while/post listening will help students better understand what they are listening to in another language.  This article gives specific examples of how to activate better listening at these three stages.

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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Jan - Feb 2016

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Jan - Feb 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

I wove a wrap for you with some webinars, using disparate threads I found across the net. I realise it's a bit late in the month but as they say better later than never.

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Research on IWB-mediated language teaching | on teaching languages with technology

Research on IWB-mediated language teaching | on teaching languages with technology | TELT | Scoop.it

Research from EU project iTILT, on interactive technologies in language teaching.

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Collection of posts related to IWB-research in language teaching
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Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts

Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts | TELT | Scoop.it
This is the third part in a series on oral correction.

Rachael Roberts: "Perhaps the key thing with all of these techniques is to remember and to help students remember that mistakes are indeed a gift. They are how the teacher can evaluate what needs teaching or reviewing, and they are often the moment when a student finally ‘gets’ something that they have never quite understood."
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Signals a teacher can use to prompt self-correction when students are speaking.
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Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts

Tips and techniques for correcting spoken errors: Rachael Roberts | TELT | Scoop.it
Hand signals to prompt self-correction in speaking
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300 Ice-Breakers, Warmers & Fillers.pdf

300 Ice-Breakers, Warmers & Fillers.pdf | TELT | Scoop.it
Quick activities or odd moments in class
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Low prep things to do to keep learners motivated and participating
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 23, 4:57 AM
Always handy!!!
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300 activités de 5 min pour lancer, animer vos formations, réunions et impliquer vos participants.
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Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives (16th-21st centuries)

Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives (16th-21st centuries) | TELT | Scoop.it
Here is the programme of the conference to be held in Faro, Portugal, 7-9 July on ‘Pedagogic Innovations in foreign language teaching: historical perspectives ((16th-21st centuries)
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Debating: a task-based model

Debating: a task-based model | TELT | Scoop.it
I told the students I needed a good way of assessment that would be based on the skills they needed to learn. I gave my students several choices, and various permutations of those choices:
Presentations 
Primary data (student-conducted research)
Speaking Tests
Other
I let them talk in groups for a few minutes in order to figure out what everything meant. I also gave them this time to ask clarifying questions. Then, I told them I was leaving for five minutes and by the time I get back, they should have figured out what they want to do.

I left. I came back five-minutes later. They had decided on something unexpected: a debate.
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This ELT blog post is framed as an illustration of the value of allowing learner choice in assessment for a speaking/oral interaction class. It's interesting to me in terms of how the teacher balanced task demands and task support, then researched teaching materials and designed and implemented intermediary activities to capitalise on the learning opportunities afforded by this initial choice.

Too often teachers think learner choice means "anything goes," then go back to teacher-directed activities when students prove unable to follow through on their initial ideas and their learning is compromised. In this example, we see how the teacher works with a somewhat random learner choice to provide structure and sense to create a project which is meaningful to the class both for language learning and in terms of developing broader communicative competence.
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Second Languages Matter! Best Practices Day 2016

Twitter Tips from Second Language Educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Javier Sánchez Bolado's curator insight, April 1, 4:44 AM
Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more | TELT | Scoop.it
If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn't it? Not necessarily. I have often found myself talking
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Nothing much to argue with here - general teaching, but perhaps particularly relevant to language education
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Tania Sims's curator insight, March 10, 1:57 PM
Nothing much to argue with here - general teaching, but perhaps particularly relevant to language education
Pilar Moral's curator insight, March 13, 6:49 AM
Nothing much to argue with here - general teaching, but perhaps particularly relevant to language education
Gorka Bilbao's curator insight, March 13, 12:35 PM
Nothing much to argue with here - general teaching, but perhaps particularly relevant to language education