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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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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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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Tips via Twitter for language educators
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Language teacher's handbook: Steve Smith, 2015

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85 page Word document for secondary school MFL teachers in the UK, very practical advice

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TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers

TEFL commute: podcast by 3 ELT bloggers | TELT | Scoop.it
Commute – origin of the word from the Etymology dictionary mid-15c., “to change, transform,” from Latin commutare “to often change, to change altogether,” from com-, i…
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Podcast for teachers, can be exploited in class

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Just listened to the first episode. Discussion of topic of commuting, and jargon-busting section on EFL/ELT/TEFL etc.
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* What Makes an Excellent Teacher?

* What Makes an Excellent Teacher? | TELT | Scoop.it

Jordan quotes research by Hattie who lists sixteen attributes of excellent teachers, which "

 

can successfully identify 84% of teachers correctly as excellent teachers or not. However, just three of the dimensions can classify 80% correctly. Hattie suggests that these three attributes hold the key to becoming an excellent/expert teacher. In other words, these are arguably the three crucial factors to focus on.

So, the 3 crucial factors are:

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We were talking about this in class with pre-service teachers, who seem to prioritise emotional attributes

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Teachers - are you potters or lion tamers?

Teachers - are you potters or lion tamers? | TELT | Scoop.it
Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK on September 4th, 2015 Abstract In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for...
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ELT blogger Darren Elliott on metaphors in (language) teaching.

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EAP Stories

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Inspired by the Teaching EAP blog post discussing the requirements of teaching English for Academic Purposes, I realized that many teachers who teach EAP come from different backgrounds and have different teaching experiences.
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Interesting snapshots of teachers of English for Academic Purposes in various contexts

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Reflective practice in ELT: Thomas Farrell via Darren Elliott

Reflective practice in ELT: Thomas Farrell via Darren Elliott | TELT | Scoop.it
An Interview with Thomas Farrell from darren elliott on Vimeo. Reflective practice is a way for professionals (in education, social work, medicine and many other fields) to assess their work and ma...
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Thomas Farrell on Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qg9PzlgAAAAJ&hl=en

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'Teacher, I have question.'

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Every five weeks or so, tutors are required to write a report for each of their tutees. These (the reports, I mean) are a royal pain in the arse, especially as summer approaches, classes get bigger and the name-to-face problem gets tougher.
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Tist Eyelets preparation and other ELT problems.  Hilarious.

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European Profiling Grid

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The European Profiling Grid (EPG) is an innovative instrument, the main purpose of which is to provide language teachers, teacher-trainers and managers with a reliable means of outlining current competences
and enhancing professionalism in language education. The ultimate aim is to increase the quality and efficiency of the training and professional development of language teachers.