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BELTA Day 2014 - Call for Speakers

BELTA Day 2014 - Call for Speakers | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
The BELTA Day on March 22nd, 2014, is the one time when all EFL teachers from all levels and sectors in Belgium can gather together and share innovating teaching ideas, concerns, experiences, successes, and action research.
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BELTA Day 2014

BELTA Day 2014 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce that our next BELTA annual conference will take place on the 22nd of March 2014.
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Announcing the BELTA Bulletin | BELTA

Announcing the BELTA Bulletin | BELTA | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

We are proud to announce the arrival of the BELTA Bulletin, a journal for our members. Published three times a year, it will contain articles that we hope will be of great interest to English teachers in Belgium. And if you'd like to contribute to the journal, we'd love to hear from you...

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Migrants want to learn English: why isn't the government investing to help them do so?

Migrants want to learn English: why isn't the government investing to help them do so? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
“If you're not prepared to learn English, your benefits will be cut," said George Osborne during the Spending Review.
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TESOL France - 32nd Annual Colloquium

TESOL France - 32nd Annual Colloquium | ELT Digest | 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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The 32nd Annual Colloquium with Scott Thornbury, Sue Palmer, and Rosa Aronson

For our 32nd Annual Colloquium held in Paris, France at Télécom ParisTech on November 22, 23 and 24, 2013 we are welcoming talks and Poster Sessions from all English Language Teaching fields. Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2013

 
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ELT chat Podcast - June 2013

ELT chat Podcast - June 2013 | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

June’s podcast introduces my new co-host, Chris Wilson, who spoke to Paul Braddock on the flipped classroom. The show also features Cecilia Lemos on oral correction, Vicky Loras talks to Wiktor Kostrzewski, and Katy Davies lists her top ten reasons for going to the IATEFL conference.

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iTDi Professional development by teachers for teachers

iTDi Professional development by teachers for teachers | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
iTDi is a community for EFL/ESL teachers to continue their professional development with online courses, tutoring, discussions, blogs and hugs of support.
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Steve Hargadon: Wednesday Interview - Teaching for Self-Driven Learning with Larry Ferlazzo

Steve Hargadon: Wednesday Interview - Teaching for Self-Driven Learning with Larry Ferlazzo | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://www.futureofed.info.

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BELTA Day 2013 - The Videos

BELTA Day 2013 - The Videos | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
On June 1st 2013, BELTA its first ever national conference in Brussels. We were delighted to be joined by a wonderful line up of speakers, including our plenary speaker Philip Kerr.
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The Image Conference - livestream | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

The Image Conference - livestream | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce that TeachingEnglish will be livestreaming this Saturday's Image Conference and hosting exclusive interviews from 9.30am. You can also follow our coverage on the TeachingEnglish Facebook page

The Image Conference is taking place at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB Casa Convelescencia, Barcelona on Saturday 8th June. The conference has been organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and UAB Idiomes and is the first conference exclusively on the use of film video, image and gaming in language teaching...

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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

In a related Pew study on libraries and the Internet, one librarian told researchers, “I believe public libraries should move away from being ‘houses of knowledge’ and move more towards being ‘houses of access.’ This is what the public is asking for and we are here to serve them.” Beyond the use of technology, many librarians think in terms of access and information being closely linked, and believe that libraries still have a responsibility to both.


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Mian umair's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:36 AM

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Mark W.F. Condon's comment, June 4, 2013 8:39 PM
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Interesting view from USA

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Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

As many schools and districts are now rushing to buy every student a digital device, I’m concerned that most one-to-one implementation strategies are based on the new tool as the focus of the program. Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:53 AM

Many of the points being made in this article really apply across most application of technology in learning. It's far too often about the hardware rather than the functionality.

Darren Smith's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:31 PM

A challenging point of view considering SAPSS rush into technology at the moment.

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:03 AM

Pedagogy before technology. Always.

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Everyday Language, Everyday Literacies Conference - csnl - Research Centres - Research - Education - The University of Sheffield

Everyday Language, Everyday Literacies Conference - csnl - Research Centres - Research - Education - The University of Sheffield | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

This conference will present keynote presentations and seminars around the theme of ‘Everyday Literacies’. The focus will be upon literacies as they are practiced in everyday life, embedded in social contexts.

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IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information

IATEFL Webinars | Membership Information | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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A useful list of all forthcoming IATEFL webinars

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2013 RSCON Recordings

Session and Keynote Recordings
As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings…

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Turn up the MOOC box! Tuning into Mass Online Education [Infographic]

Turn up the MOOC box! Tuning into Mass Online Education [Infographic] | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

In our June issue of Teaching the Avatar Generation, we focused on how educators could use MOOCs to further their professional development....

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Making the shift: 'teacher as knowledge owner' to 'teacher as facilitator'

Making the shift: 'teacher as knowledge owner' to 'teacher as facilitator' | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
As language evolves, what should we be teaching in the classroom? Chia Suan Chong finds out...
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30 Goals 2013 : Teacher Reboot Camp

30 Goals 2013 : Teacher Reboot Camp | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Welcome to Cycle 4 of the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators: This is MY moment!

Over 9000 educators have joined the The 30 Goals Challenge since January 2010. You have the opportunity to join our community of educators throughout the next few months of 2013 as we aim to accomplish 30 short-term goals related to education. These are short-term goals we reflect on and see how they help us aim towards long-term goals to make us better educators. We support each other through various social networks- Our Facebook group, Youtube, Twitter (#30GoalsEdu), Livebinders, and blogs...

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16/6/13 - Webinar: Using smartphones in the EFL classroom

16/6/13 - Webinar: Using smartphones in the EFL classroom | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Using smartphones in the EFL classroom
with Karin Tiraşin & Çigdem Ugur (Turkey


When: Sunday 16 June 2013, GMT 14:00


Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room...

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1st IATEFL BESIG Online Conference

1st IATEFL BESIG Online Conference | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

IATEFL BESIG will be hosting their first online conference on 15th June from 7.00am to 3.00pm (GMT). Join us online for a day of free and open professional development workshops for business English and ESP teachers. See: http://www.besig.org/events/conferences/1st_IATEFL_BESIG_Online_Conference_2013.aspx
for further information about the conference and the links you need to click on to take part.

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BELTA at the Virtual Round Table

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BELTA was kindly invited to take part in the Virtual Round Table online conference on May 18th 2013. Mieke Kenis (Co-President) and Ellen De Preter (Vice-President) gave a presentation entitled Professional Development, The BELTA Way.
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The Harmer Lectures: a series of exclusive online presentations by Jeremy Harmer on PearsonELT.com

The Harmer Lectures Part 4

All together now? Why classes are mixed ability and what we can do about it.

Wednesday 19 June
10.00 AM BST (London) and 18.00 BST (London)*


This forth lecture comes to you just before many of us have a break for the summer, a great time to recharge our batteries...

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Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging consideration of 21st century education, Noam Chomsky argues that much of what passes for education reform is 'a way of turning the population into a bunch of imbeciles.'

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Mita Jordan's curator insight, June 4, 2013 1:20 AM

A really must read.

Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:55 AM

Noam does it again!

Dennis Richards's comment, June 4, 2013 10:14 AM
A very powerful statement. Learning that too few students experience. I find myself wondering...if we could change schools to be more engaging for students, what would the future be like? Push passion for learning.
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The Image Conference

The Image Conference | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB Casa Convelescencia, Barcelona on Saturday 8th June, 2013. The conference has been organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and UAB Idiomes, and it is the first conference exclusively on the use of film video, image and gaming in language teaching.

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Is internet English debasing the language?

Is internet English debasing the language? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
Some of the prose on the web is dreadful, but some is as good as anything on paper
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