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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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TESOL Guidelines Developing EFL Professional Teaching Standards

TESOL Guidelines Developing EFL Professional Teaching Standards | TELT | Scoop.it
These guidelines are intended for postsecondary institutions, government agencies, ministries of education and others charged with developing professional EFL teaching standards.
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30 page PDF on EFL/ESL programme organisation from TESOL.

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30 page PDF on EFL/ESL programme organisation from TESOL.

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30 page PDF on EFL/ESL programme organisation from TESOL.

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30 page PDF on EFL/ESL programme organisation from TESOL.

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TESOL France Workshop :"Réforme de la formation" June 13

TESOL France Workshop :"Réforme de la formation" June 13 | TELT | Scoop.it
Date: June 13
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theme: The "Réforme de la formation", its impact on language training and why teachers should be concerned
Speaker: Andrew Wickham
Venue: IUT2 Grenoble, 2 place Doyen Gosse, 3800 Grenoble
Room: DG201

Map: http://tinyurl.com/lwp3kpk

This event is FREE to TESOL France members.
Non-member registration fee: €8. Please bring exact change.

The CPF, the CEP, the Entretien Professionnel, the new role of the OPCAs, the end of the Plan de Formation, the redefinit
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Top 5 ELT must-reads from Geoff Jordan

Top 5 ELT must-reads from Geoff Jordan | TELT | Scoop.it
You do have a library, don’t you? I’ve lived in some pretty awful accommodation in my time, but now, cheating all the odds, I live in a very comfortable house which includes a library. When friends...
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Buy 'em, steal 'em, download 'em, read 'em - Jordan's recommendations to new MA TESOL students

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Review of ELT podcasts

Review of ELT podcasts | TELT | Scoop.it

Russ Mayne: "So what TEFL podcasts are there and more importantly are they any good? "

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Masters of TESOL anyone?

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TESOL France 2014 - thoughts, poster, handout and links

TESOL France 2014 - thoughts, poster, handout and links | TELT | Scoop.it
TESOL France 2014 flew by again over the weekend (14-16 November). This year I presented a poster on using PirateBox in class. I felt there was quite a strong interest in this and pleased that some...
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@muranava on this year's TESOL France conference, with links to talks by Stephen Krashen ("click-bait assertions") and Carole Read ("harmless enough")

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Krashen at TESOL France: Paris, Nov

Krashen at TESOL France: Paris, Nov | TELT | Scoop.it
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14-16 novembre 2015 ; Carol Read and Stephen Krashen are speaking

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TESOL France - Spring Day 2014

TESOL France - Spring Day 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France is a non-profit organization of teachers of English in France

 

The theme of this year's Spring Day is "Spotlighting, Encouraging, Inspiring English Learning and Teaching among Young Learners and Teens". The event will take place in Paris, France at Télécom ParisTech on May 17, 2014. The plenary speaker will be Annamaria Pinter.

 
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Focus on young learners, mid May event in Paris

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Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning: Hellenic Open University

Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning: Hellenic Open University | TELT | Scoop.it

This peer-reviewed electronic journal is dedicated to publishing research in the domains of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Applied Linguistics. Its mission is two-fold: (a) to promote efficient dissemination of the best of the research that is carried out by students and graduates of the M.Ed. in TESOL of the Hellenic Open University, and (b) to facilitate academic exchange between the students and faculty of that programme and members of the wider professional and academic community on a world-wide basis. The journal publishes full-length articles that focus, in a principled way, on language learning, teaching and assessment and strongly support a conceptual framework that values the integration of theory and practice

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‘A basic starter pack’: the TESOL Certificate as a course in survival

Hobbs, 2012, ELT Journal.

Relying on data both from recent TESOL Certificate trainees and from experienced teachers, this paper examines ways in which a focus on survival during TESOL Certificate courses indicates a performance-based philosophy of teacher education and, ultimately, a preference for native speakers, both of which are inconsistent with the changing global ELT market.

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Interesting discussion of link between theory and practice and whether teachers believe they need theoretical input to inform decisions about teaching practice.

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The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester

The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester | TELT | Scoop.it

"This section of the blog is for anything connected with the educational technology element of our work at Manchester. These postings are managed by Gary but anyone else can also add relevant postings. We particularly welcome postings from current and former students."

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Gary Motteram posting on educational technology for TESOL.

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Preferred Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategies of EAP Reading Students: Randy Rebman

Preferred Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategies of EAP Reading Students: Randy Rebman | TELT | Scoop.it

Slides and handout from at TESOL 2013 presentation discussing an action research project looking at vocabulary learning techniques with EAP students.

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Other posts on vocabulary from learner, teacher and researcher perspectives: http://www.scoop.it/t/telt?q=vocabulary

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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 

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Some big names among the keynotes: Diane Larsen-Freeman, Peter Medgyes, Harry Kuchah 

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Colloquium 2015 | TESOL France

Colloquium 2015 | TESOL France | TELT | Scoop.it

 TESOL France 34th Annual Colloquium: 20-22 November 2015

Plenary Speakers:  Mark Hancock, Kari Smith, Andrew Wickham           

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This weekend.

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Effects of pedagogic intervention on development of speech fluency: Tavakoli et al. 2015

Effects of pedagogic intervention on development of speech fluency: Tavakoli et al. 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

This study measured the fluency of learner speech before and after a 4-week intensive English course at a British university. The experimental group received awareness-raising activities, strategy training, and fluency practice, while the control group received more general listening/speaking instruction. On 4 of 9 fluency measures, the experimental group outperformed the control group; speech rate showed the largest advantage, but articulation rate, mean length of run and of pause were also significantly better. (The study also measured accuracy and complexity, but found no difference on 3 of 4 measures, and a slight advantage to the control group on verb accuracy.)

 

The authors suggest that

"providing effective instruction and creating opportunities for practice facilitated the process of proceduralisation of learner interlanguage, which might have contributed to the learners’ preparedness for developing a degree of automatisation in their performance (DeKeyser, 2001, 2007; Segalowitz, 2010)" (p. 17)

 

They conclude that

"a key finding of the current study is that, although the classroom context often provides limited and insufficient opportunities for L2 practice, tailor-made training aimed at improving fluency can have short-term positive effects" (p. 20)

 

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This is an interesting finding from what looks like well-designed and controlled research, using fewer than 40 learners but in an ecologically valid study and including a range of measures of fluency, accuracy and complexity.  While explanation of the findings in terms of second language theory goes beyond the scope of the paper, the teaching implications are encouraging.  

 

Of interest to language teachers are the following:

 

1. Activities to raise awareness of different aspects of fluency. Students listened to a nonnative speaker of English retelling a picture story and evaluated the speaker’s fluency in terms of speed, pausing, and repair measures. Students examined the transcript of the picture story retelling and identified where fluency had broken down.

2. Strategies that can be used for improving fluency. Using lexical fillers (e.g., well) and longer lexical chunks (e.g., let me think) and practising them in conversations. Avoiding repetitions and hesi- tations in conversations when possible.

3. Opportunities for practising fluency. In class: Retelling the picture story that they had listened to in exercise 1. At home: Retelling another picture story and recording their performance, listening

to their own performance to identify fluency problems, and recording their performance of the same task again.


(Ahead of print free access for now.)

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TESOL Teaching and Learning Websites

TESOL Teaching and Learning Websites | TELT | Scoop.it

This page contains useful links for English Language Teachers. There are five categories:


1 News, Articles, Newsworthy Blogs. These resources are a good start for teachers setting up their Personal Learning Network (PLN).
   

2 Lesson plans, activities and resources.
   

3 Meta-sites. These websites host a vast range of resources for TESOL educators.
   

4 Technology for Language Teachers. These resources will help you get established using technology for professional development as well as for teaching.
   

5 Resources for Young Learners. These resources are aimed specifically at young learners, a group usually defined by the age range 6-12 years.

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Phil Chappell has this extensive list of useful links.

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TESOL Research agenda

TESOL Research agenda | TELT | Scoop.it

Here's what the US TESOL organisation reckons we should be doing - individual, community and societal strands (for the more ambitious)

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TESOL France - Colloquium 14-16 Nov

TESOL France - Colloquium 14-16 Nov | TELT | Scoop.it
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) France is a non-profit organization of teachers of English in France
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Programme now online.

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Elizabeth Anne: MOOC workshop, Grenoble

Elizabeth Anne: MOOC workshop, Grenoble | TELT | Scoop.it

On this page there are 3 short videos which

explain what is a connectivist MOOC aka cMOOC

 

And this is the introductory page to the DCMOOC

(Digital Citizenship) lead by Alec Couros

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Course materials for MOOC training for language teachers in Grenoble.

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TESOL CALL-IS Webcast Events

TESOL CALL-IS Webcast Events | TELT | Scoop.it

Teacher Education in CALL (Higher Education) Emerging Technologies: Managing a Changing Landscape with Mobile Technologies EFL InterSection (with CALL-IS): Experiences Integrating Mobile Learning in Language Classrooms Around the Globe CALL-IS InterSection (with VDM-IS): Interactive Mobile Tools for the Next Generation Four "Hot Topics" sessions, including "Mobile Warming: Melting the Barriers to Language Learning with Mobile Devices," "Technology Use to Help Avoid Plagiarism: Resources for Teachers and Students," " Social Networking in ELT," and "Flipping the Classroom in Multiple Contexts" Mobile Apps for Education Showcase The TESOL Community: An Overview TESOL CALL-IS Open Meeting The CALL-IS is also webcasting seven selected EV Fair Classics sessions from the Electronic Village, as well as the EVO presentation "Shaping the Way We Teach English - The MOOC Version." 

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A chance to see presentations from the technology showcase of this year's TESOL convention.

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Electronic Village Online / FrontPage

Electronic Village Online / FrontPage | TELT | Scoop.it
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Sign up now for free online courses on topics in technology in language teaching and learning this Jan/Feb

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