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– Stories for teaching English!

– Stories for teaching English! | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Stories for teaching English!
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If you are looking for #ELT  #EFL  #English extensive reading materials you could start here... Via @StoryBarrio
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dictation 2

dictation 2 | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
This is the second post on the series of dictation. I will be using the same list of words and expressions as the one from the first post as an example. You can make your own. The basic aim here is…
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What is an argument?

What is an argument? | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Teach ESL students to construct arguments. It's a vital English communication skill that promotes clear thinking, precise writing and concise speaking.
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TeachingGamesEFL.com – by Mike Astbury

TeachingGamesEFL.com – by Mike Astbury | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Exam Resources Writing Organisation, planning and linking structures Focusing on content marks in exam questions Speaking activity to generate ideas for essays Writing interesting stories with rela…
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Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council

Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Larissa Albano, who won the latest Teaching English blog award for her post Teaching for Exams? Have fun! -- Gift bags, provides some ideas for making English exam classes a bit more fun.
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10 study skills to teach your exam students | ETpedia

With exam season approaching, Louis Rogers, who is currently developing a new ETpedia title for exams, suggests 10 ways for teachers to encourage and devel
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EFL Listening lesson: what one class learned (and taught me) about learner autonomy

EFL Listening lesson: what one class learned (and taught me) about learner autonomy | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
This is a story about listening. About about how, in an effort to encourage learner autonomy, I helped some students start to overcome their fears of tackling authentic listening texts. But it’s also about what I discovered from listening to my own students about the strategies they used for tackling authentic texts. And finally, it’s…
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IELTS and Academic writing – fixed expressions

IELTS and Academic writing – fixed expressions | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Language is made up of chunks (see Michael Lewis - The Lexical Approach). Like bricks that you put together, pieces of language fit together to make sentences. This is how we all use language. Learning fixed expressions and how they work will make you a more powerful writer. ...and it's easy. Download a copy of…
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Gallery Teachers

Gallery Teachers | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Your global ELT connection. Fresh ideas and resources from the world of ELT, study travel packages for students and innovative teacher training workshops.
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11 great English language song lyrics

11 great English language song lyrics | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Listening to music can help learners with their pronunciation and vocabulary, so here are 11 songs with great lyrics to help with your English skills.
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7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love

7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Hit the lights and press "play" -- it's officially movie time in your ESL classroom! Here are 7 ESL video activities that will get your students talking.
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15 Ways a Screen Recorder can Help you in your English Classes

15 Ways a Screen Recorder can Help you in your English Classes | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Today I want to share with you an amazing screen recording tool Screencast-o-matic, which has a lot of potential to teach and learn English.

Hey! Wait! I know, you are not tech-savvy. You don’t need to be. Trust me. When you finish reading this post, I’m sure you will be willing to give it a go .
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The 5 worst education arguments by graphics

The 5 worst education arguments by graphics | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Below are the graphics and images that we see trotted out time and again to support various arguments in education. And all of those arguments, if based on these graphics as evidence, are most likely bad arguments. I'm not the first to point out how these have been debunked, and I'm sure I won't be the last. 1.…
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Lessons

Lessons | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Lesson plans and reading texts for learners of English as a foreign/second language at all levels. These all raise awareness about issues of mobility disability by providing information that will build pathways to caring and action. Read a summary of each lesson and download the full version as a pdf.
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The Cornell Note-taking System – Learning Strategies Center

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7 Techniques for Mining Vocabulary - Anthony Teacher.com

7 Techniques for Mining Vocabulary - Anthony Teacher.com | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Update: since writing this, I have learned of a few new tools that I have yet to try out. They are listed at the end of the post. Selecting vocabulary to focus on from a text is not always as simple as reading the text and picking out words. It’s hard to determine the frequencies and relevance of words just from reading. So, I’d like to share several methods I use – often in conjunction – to decide what vocabulary I want my students to focus on. To Pre-Teach or Not To Pre-Teach? Whether or not to pre-teach vocabulary is a somewhat contentious issue. I leave it up to the teacher and their context to decide what is right. In my own context, and in my own view, I mostly pre-teach, or pre-expose students to vocabulary. This is because I deal with intensive reading which involves challenging texts that include difficult vocabulary. I want my students to go into their readings armed with enough vocabulary so that they do not feel completely overwhelmed. In addition, since these are challenging texts, and being able to guess words from their context requires knowing 95% of the surrounding words, relying solely on context is ...click here to continue reading
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Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards?

Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards? | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
As far as vocabulary learning is concerned, it is important to record new language in a way that is memorable and manageable.
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Home

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Blaine Ray the inventor of TPRS Books has been teaching this method of leaning languages and conducting workshops for over 20 years. Your TPRS Books source
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HELPING STUDENTS UNDERSTAND
COMPLICATED SENTENCES
Kathleen C. Stevens
DEPARTMENT OF READING, NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UEmpty title

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The Failure of the iPad Classroom

The Failure of the iPad Classroom | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
The reality of digital education technology, which has attempted to realize this future for much of the past thirty years, is that of trou­bled students who have shown tremendous promise but consistently gets D’s on their report card. It is a cautious tale of what happens when schools, communities, and educators place their blind faith in digital innovation while ignoring the proven evidence and research around the benefits of analog education.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2016 1:33 AM

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A rant about comprehension questions

A rant about comprehension questions | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
On my module in materials development we’ve just looked at reading and listening tasks. We spoke about what makes good/bad comprehension questions. ‘Plain sense’ questions are seen as pretty ineffective, as they just test familiarity with sentence structure rather than actual understanding. Here’s an example of a plain sense question that I came across on…
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Century-old tourist hotspots come to life in incredible colour photochrome pics

Century-old tourist hotspots come to life in incredible colour photochrome pics | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it

Hundreds of images were painstakingly transferred from black and white negatives to colour pictures
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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.
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Adapting ‘roll and move’ games

Adapting ‘roll and move’ games | TEFL Resources, Materials and Lessons | Scoop.it
When you look online for grammar or vocabulary board games you often find simple 'roll and move' games. This post will look at ways we can expand this style of board game to make it more fun and a better tool for language acquisition. As an example I made a game board to practise the…
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