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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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Free Photos & Clipart: 1001 free downloads

Free Photos & Clipart: 1001 free downloads | TELT | Scoop.it
We have a collection of tens of thousands of royalty free vectors, photos, icons, fonts, PSDs and more and are constantly expanding our content with exclusive files.
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Looks easy to search and see licence.

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Materials writing: Katherine Bilsborough (via Adi Rajan)

Materials writing: Katherine Bilsborough (via Adi Rajan) | TELT | Scoop.it

This talk was by Katherine Bilsborough and she started off by stating that while the downloading of illegally shared materials is a problem, there’s also a dire need for good quality materials because a lot of the stuff on the net is terribly dodgy. Additionally, there’s tremendous interest in materials writing because in a sense it is a form of professional development and requires Ts to bring together and apply a range of skills

 

 

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Materials writing now has special interest status at IATEFL http://mawsig.iatefl.org/

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Interactive Whiteboard Resources - use, lessons, and more - a whole lot!

Interactive Whiteboard Resources - use, lessons, and more - a whole lot! | TELT | Scoop.it
Here are some interactive whiteboard resources that I have collected.
Here are some great resources for learning how to use an Interactive WhiteBoard (IWB), and ideas for using it with your students to help them learn.
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General education resources from an American perspective (SMART, no Promethean) - links to manufacturer sites and manuals.

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A Pron Chart Zoo

A Pron Chart Zoo | TELT | Scoop.it
I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the s...
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For working on pronunciation

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More charts than you can shake a stick at ...

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CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson

CrowdWish: a free downloadable lesson | TELT | Scoop.it
  A free downloadable lesson, about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. Every day people vote on the most popular wish, and CrowdWish w...
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A great example of a communicative lesson plan, using authentic resources to stimulate discussion. There is a grammar focus, but it comes from the topic and activities, rather than constituting the starting point of the lesson. Link to video and transcript provided, CC licence - what more could we ask?

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Photos For Class: Download Properly Attributed CC Images

Photos For Class: Download Properly Attributed CC Images | TELT | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use

Via Dennis T OConnor, Juergen Wagner
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Download images with attribution and licence information superposed at the bottom.

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Luciana Viter's comment, November 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Extremely useful! Thanks for sharing!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 8, 1:52 PM

This is the easiest way to go. It's not scholarly, but it's reminding users that the images have been created by others and granting permission to be used.

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Easy listening: getting started with audio in the language classroom

Easy listening: getting started with audio in the language classroom | TELT | Scoop.it
Language teachers generally need to work with audio in the language classroom. We often want to play recordings of people speaking the target language, perhaps to allow learners to hear samples of ...
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My recommended tools and resources for audio in the (English) language classroom.

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Charles David Chalmers's curator insight, November 15, 2014 9:31 PM

much easier now with a good PA system and microphones

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The grammar lesson revisited: Babylonia, 2014 (2)

The grammar lesson revisited: Babylonia, 2014 (2) | TELT | Scoop.it

Grammar teaching for language learning (Rod Ellis)

Représentation de la grammaire (Jean-Claude Beacco)

Harmonising teaching and learning (David Newby)

 

 

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Open access to the latest issue, including articles by some heavy hitters, and an interesting download on TBLT for primary school EFL with links to resources.

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Language resource centres: CERCLL

Language resource centres: CERCLL | TELT | Scoop.it
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University of Arizona's CERCLL has a list of US language resource centres with links to many free resources for teaching and learning second languages

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20 Great Essays and Short Stories by David Sedaris

20 Great Essays and Short Stories by David Sedaris | TELT | Scoop.it

The The best articles, essays and short stories from the master of observational humour

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The Electric Typewriter has lots of free articles and essays

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English e-books: Graded readers

Adapted e-books, various authors, genres, levels

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Lots of titles available in a variety of formats.  Some language errors in the book descriptions but the actual texts I looked at seem OK.  Copyright?

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Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:56 AM

Great site for students

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ELTchat podcasts

ELTchat podcasts | TELT | Scoop.it
If you've never heard of ELTchat, you're missing out! It started out as a Twitter chat on Wednesdays, with two one-hour sessions every week. There's now only one chat a week, alternating between lu...
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A reminder about some great ELT resources and network

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Dreamreader.net

Dreamreader.net | TELT | Scoop.it

Easy English, Interesting English, Fun English, Practical English, Academic English

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Texts and comprehension questions.

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Teaching interlanguage pragmatics

Teaching interlanguage pragmatics | TELT | Scoop.it

Second Language Pragmatics is defined by Yule (1996) as “meaning as communicated by a speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader)” (pp.3-4), pragmatics entails the various dimensions of interaction that guide speakers on what to say and listeners on ways to interpret what is being said.  In both foreign and second language classrooms, explicit pragmatic instruction can have a strong impact on the development of successful interpersonal speaking skills. 


Pragmatic dimensions can be embedded in lessons starting at novice-level courses and continuing through the advanced and superior level courses.  Learning strategies for considering each dimension can be helpful in making strategic language choices for successful interaction.

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Activities for teaching aspects of pragmatics to second language learners, designed by students of Julie Sykes at CASLS at the University of Oregon. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Academic speaking & listening course: Masters in Teaching English

Academic speaking & listening course: Masters in Teaching English | TELT | Scoop.it

Resources for pre-service EFL teachers in France, who need to prepare for national entrance examinations involving formal literary presentations and listening to authentic extracts.  So a focus here on academic English oriented towards cultural studies with a task-based format and links to authentic sources as well as EAP materials.

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I actually just wanted a short link for my slides, but thought I might as well share here

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | TELT | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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Nice outline of different ways of organising presentations based on a story or stories, with examples of TED talks which follow each plan.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 4:08 AM

Ideas for structuring presentations

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A Pron Chart Zoo

A Pron Chart Zoo | TELT | Scoop.it
I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the s...
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More charts than you can shake a stick at ...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 4:07 AM

For working on pronunciation

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The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 | Listly List


Via Yuly Asencion
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I haven't looked properly, but there seems a lot of just memorising lexical items here, with a sprinkling of unstructured videochat with native speakers.  Maybe apps aren't the way to go, or the right kind hasn't yet been designed ...

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | TELT | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Be sure to scroll down - lots of humanities links after the science ones at the top.

 

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Minimal pairs - 'ELF priorities'

Minimal pairs - 'ELF priorities' | TELT | Scoop.it
It can be hard to know what to focus on when it comes to pronunciation, especially if you have a group for a short time or there's a wide range of needs. One of the great things about adopting an E...
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Lots of ideas for working on minimal pairs, with links to resources and explanations.

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:26 PM

Des pistes pour travailler la prononciation à adapter au primaire.

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Easy micro-listenings

Easy micro-listenings | TELT | Scoop.it
John Field has made the case for micro-listenings which are “examples of the same word/phrases in different voices and contexts” (John Field 2013, New directions in second language listening:rethinking the Comprehension Approach presentation, slide...
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Smart combination of pedagogy and tools for EFL listening

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ELT pics: ideas for teachers

ELT pics: ideas for teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Ways to use pictures for language teaching and learning

 

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I have a communication class starting this week - this looks a nice place for warm-up ideas

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Learning Theory & SLA: undergraduate course

Learning Theory & SLA: undergraduate course | TELT | Scoop.it

 This course investigates the learning of foreign, or second, languages from four different perspectives, using an online e-learning resource to explore behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism and socio-constructivism.

 

The course presents each theory in terms of general learning, then as it applies to language, including major figures and key concepts for each.

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Getting ready for the new semester - undergraduate course on learning theories and how they influence different approaches to teaching and learning second languages

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Legal images: Chris Wilson

Legal images: Chris Wilson | TELT | Scoop.it
When you are creating your own materials (or simply supplementing a Coursebook) it can be really useful to use an image to enhance the material or create and activity for students.
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Perennial problem when working online - some good alternatives to Morguefile, my regular solution - unsplash and gratisography

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