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ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin

ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin | TELT | Scoop.it

"... writing a blog helps to sort your ideas out, not just to let off steam. Back with the issue, all writing requires you to take care with sentence construction, coherence and cohesion, all that stuff. Writing  an academic paper takes a lot of work and by comparison, writing a blog post is a walk in the park ..."

 

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Mike Griffin visits the house of the big wolf to talk about the pros and cons of the ELT blogosphere, and graduate study in applied linguistics

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The English Connection: KOTESOL, Spring 2013

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A variety of short practitioner-oriented articles on topics such as learner autonomy, drilling, connecting classrooms, certification by EFL teachers in Korea.

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Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students

Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Apart from textbooks, what do you use outside of class time to help you learn English?
Ted Talks, Good Morning pops (app). 
Sometimes novels or short stories or movie scripts/scenarios.
Watch TED Talks and speeches and EBS World News. Recently Freakonomics.
Radio, apps (Ipad), newspapers.
EBS programs. 

 

2. What technology do you use to learn English when you’re not in school?
Smartphone apps and computer websites.
Websites-google to find English texts.
Apps-Podcast, TED, Umano, dictionaries.
Websites-Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal. 
Googling, dictionary apps, EBS program, NPR, podcasts.

 

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Nice account of a lesson based on ELTjam post about students' use of technology for autonomous learning.  Links to resources, lesson plan and student reactions.  (Bookmarking for a digital literacy class in September.)

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Using online corpus tools to check intuitions

[This is the draft of a paper I wrote for a presentation at an Interpretation/Translation Conference in fall 2010. This may or may not have been based on an MA assignment.]  Abstract Interpretation...
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Michael Griffin shows how to use corpus tools to articulate the differences in meaning and usage between the words 'problem' and 'trouble' for EFL/ESL learners.

 

He takes Firth as his starting point (see here for my take on this http://bit.ly/WeTGiB)

 

and refers to these sites

http://www.just-the-word.com/

http://www.sketchengine.co.uk/ske.cgi?page=acd

http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

 

 

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