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Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter

TESOL President Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter on reflective practice and blogging.
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Free and Fair ELT

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We are writers, publishers and teachers. Just like you, we got into education because we want to help. So please follow this page and enjoy the best free language materials we collect here. In return, be fair: please pay when you can. Respect our copyright. It's how we make a living.
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Secret Teacher: as a private tutor, I'm guilty of worsening inequality

Secret Teacher: as a private tutor, I'm guilty of worsening inequality | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Private tuition is one the jobs I take to piece together a living, but I’m contributing to the widening attainment gap in our schools
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Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively
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Teaching Literacy Through Film - Online Course

Teaching Literacy Through Film - Online Course | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Improve your students' reading and writing with an online course from the BFI and Into Film about teaching literacy through film.
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TEFL Commute, Season 6: Episode 1 Openers

TEFL Commute, Season 6: Episode 1 Openers | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
It’s time for a new season of the TEFL commute and in this first episode of the sixth season Lindsay and Shaun discuss lesson openers. They explore if an opener is warmer and therefore if war…
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9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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A is for Accent

A is for Accent | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
‘Living is easy with eyes closed’, David Trueba’s 2013 movie, which I watched again on TV this week, is interwoven with references to language and language teaching. It is based on the true story of a high-school English teacher in Spain who, in 1966, manages to infiltrate himself on to the set of ‘How I…
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What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers? - iNACOL

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers? - iNACOL | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Good teachers have always sought to match their teaching to the unique needs of each student – by offering options to dig deeper into an assignment for advanced learners or by offering additional support or a modified assignment to struggling learners. Yet, doing so for a class of 20 to 30 students has been simply impossible for every student, in every lesson, every day with a single teacher and a single textbook.

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University conferences at risk as academic speakers refused UK visas

University conferences at risk as academic speakers refused UK visas | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Warnings Britain is closing the door on academic collaboration after a Nigerian lawyer and at least 14 overseas experts are denied entry for one event
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Nurses who failed English test aimed at curbing immigration set for a reprieve

Nurses who failed English test aimed at curbing immigration set for a reprieve | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Hurdle that included correct use of tenses and essay structure led to dramatic fall in skilled staff registering
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How to be a minimalist teacher

How to be a minimalist teacher | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Using the principles of minimalism has helped me to have more impact in school – and a calmer professional life
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How to help students settle into the new school year

How to help students settle into the new school year | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The start of the academic year can be a challenging time for students. What can teachers do to ease the transition to a new class or school?
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5 ways teachers can challenge inequality in the classroom

5 ways teachers can challenge inequality in the classroom | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance
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Cutting workload isn't enough to stop teachers leaving schools

Cutting workload isn't enough to stop teachers leaving schools | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
If we want to convince teachers to stay in the profession, let’s look at what inspired them to join in the first place
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The corrosion of truth in these strange times is terrifying | Richard Flanagan

The corrosion of truth in these strange times is terrifying | Richard Flanagan | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Lies have become alternative facts and truth irrelevant in the face of power, while we all give up our privacy
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P is for Phonotactics

P is for Phonotactics | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Why is baseball called be-su-bu-ro in Japanese? Why do most learners say clothiz and not clothes? Why am I called Escott by Spanish speakers and Arabic speakers alike? Why can we say /gz/ when it is the middle of a word (exam) and at the end of a word (dogs) but not at the beginning?…
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What every teacher should know about ... memory

What every teacher should know about ... memory | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study – and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory
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The image in English Language Teaching

The image in English Language Teaching | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Each of these leading experts provide insightful articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education.
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Introspection on Introversion - Anthony Teacher.com

A recent person setback has had me thinking of introversion. The setback was due to my own introversion and not being one to palaver often. Although my particular temperament was not expressed in negative terms, for many, introversion is a deviation from the extroversion norm – it is seen as a a lack rather than a positive trait or even benefit. I learned this and more from the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. I found this book extremely informative, and more importantly, cathartic in that I no longer see my introversion as a deficit but as a positive attribute, one that I can harness for my own success. Here are some of the random things I learned from Susan Cain’s book: There are many forms of introversion because it runs along a continuum. To say someone is an introvert does not necessarily mean they will have all the traits of a classic introvert. Ambiversion also exists. Introverts can make good great leaders because of their ability to listen, carefully consider others’ ideas,  be reflective, and remain calm under great stress. There is not a single cause of introversion. Introverts ...click here to continue reading
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What's it like to start reading at 60?

What's it like to start reading at 60? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.
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Language Testing - Volume 34, Number 4, Oct 01, 2017

Language Testing - Volume 34, Number 4, Oct 01, 2017 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Language Testing - Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics and Language Testing

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Using Video in the ELT Classroom - Oxford University Press

Using Video in the ELT Classroom - Oxford University Press | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Jamie Keddie is a teacher, trainer and storyteller who has shared his insights and ideas in over 40 different countries. He is the founder of Lessonstream, the resource site for teachers. He is the author of ‘Images’ (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom’ (OUP 2014) and ‘Videotelling’ (Lessonstream Books, 2017). Jamie is also…
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Secret Teacher: too many of us teach subjects we're not qualified for

Secret Teacher: too many of us teach subjects we're not qualified for | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
More and more teachers I know are expected to take regular classes in subjects they know nothing about. Don’t students deserve to be taught by experts?
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Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD

Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
This decline in income is in contrast to international trends, where average teachers' pay has gone up.
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University uncovers 'lost' English words

University uncovers 'lost' English words | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Ear-rent, slug-a-bed and merry-go-sorry are among the words that academics want to revive.
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