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Resilience and perseverance in the foreign language classroom – Inhibitors and catalysts –

Resilience and perseverance in the foreign language classroom – Inhibitors and catalysts – | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
                                 Please note: this post was written in collaboration with my colleagues Dylan Viñales and Louise Miller as part of the Garden International School PLA’s (perso…
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Are 'native speakers' better pronunciation models for our students?

Are 'native speakers' better pronunciation models for our students? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
This is an important question. Not only because the answer will determine how we teach pronunciation, but also because it lies at the very core of the ‘native speaker’ fallacy, or the belief that a ‘native speaker’ is always a better teacher, which is so rampant in our profession. Our gut feeling might suggest that …
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How can teachers help learners to learn?

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Brian Tomlinson article: HOW CAN TEACHERS HELP LEARNERS TO LEARN? from TESOL.org | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... #ELT #MaterialsDevelopment
 
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Encounters with Noticing Part 2

Encounters with Noticing Part 2 | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
If I'd actually drunk a bottle of tequila while trying to understand Schmidt’s Noticing Hypothesis last Tuesday, I would have woken up with a hangover, and these days the hangovers are so bad that I just can’t face them. So when I woke up the morning after, all was well; my surroundings were familiar, my…
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Ellis, R. Explicit Knowledge and Second Language Learning & Pedagogy

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The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of ResearchReview of Educational Research - Jean Stockard, Timothy W. Wood, Cristy Coughlin, Caitlin Rasplica Kh...

Quantitative mixed models were used to examine literature published from 1966 through 2016 on the effectiveness of Direct Instruction. Analyses were based o
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New developments in ESP teaching and learning research

New developments in ESP teaching and learning research | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Our new book is due out next month. It's an edited volume of studies in ESP teaching and learning, many conducted in France, but also including papers from Italy and Serbia. There are nine chapters on issues ranging from course design and materials development to needs analysis, learner motivation, and evaluation, all in English for…
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Try this, it works! Written Error Correction

Try this, it works! Written Error Correction | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
I've come across a few posts on written error correction recently. ELT research Bites took on the topic in a two part post  ( 2 ) an
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | British Council

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | British Council | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
What innovations in English language teaching (ELT) have had the biggest impact on your teaching? Teaching expert Chia Suan Chong lists her top ten.
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The pronunciation problem: an interview with Laura Patsko | ELTjam

The pronunciation problem: an interview with Laura Patsko | ELTjam | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
All things considered, it seems there is still some way to go before ELT course materials - and the teachers that use them - are able to address pronunciation in class appropriately and effectively.
Laura Patsko is the Senior ELT Research Manager at Cambridge University Press and specialises in pronunciation teaching and the practical applications of linguistic research. In this post, Laura addresses how pronunciation is currently being addressed by ELT publishers and content creators, and what could be done to better support English learners.
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About Language activity #1: Corpus Data | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

About Language activity #1: Corpus Data | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Scott Thornbury shares an activity from his new title About Language Second Edition, focusing on Corpus Data and what can be considered as ‘standard rules’.
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OER Commons

OER Commons | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.
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Professional development: collaborative teaching in EFL/ ESL

Professional development: collaborative teaching in EFL/ ESL | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
An article about developing different mechanisms of peer support.
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In Defense of Tasks and TBLT: Nonissues and Real Issues | Annual Review of Applied Linguistics | Cambridge Core

In Defense of Tasks and TBLT: Nonissues and Real Issues - Volume 36 - Michael H. Long
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Is task-based language teaching just a variation on presentation-practice-production?

Is task-based language teaching just a variation on presentation-practice-production? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Many language teachers are interested in the question of what makes a task a task. Pre-service teachers are often under pressure to conform to some see as the hegemony of task-based language teaching (TBLT) which they feel is imposed on teachers by the Common European Reference framework (CER). They want to know whether their textbook…
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Eight listening-research findings every teacher should be aware of and their implications for teaching and learning

Eight listening-research findings every teacher should be aware of and their implications for teaching and learning | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
0.Introduction As my regular readers would know, Steve Smith and I are currently in the process of writing a book on aural instruction. This has involved reviewing a vast amount of research on the various areas of listening pedagogy in the last year or so. In this post, I will concisely discuss eight sets of…
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Four reasons to avoid 'learning styles' – and one alternative | British Council

Four reasons to avoid 'learning styles' – and one alternative | British Council | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
There's a long-held view that students have different learning styles and that teachers have to adapt their teaching to those styles.
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Getting Acquainted with Flipped Learning in TESOL

Getting Acquainted with Flipped Learning in TESOL | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Flipped learning, along with other student-centered pedagogies, have received increased attention in TESOL. This article extends current disciplinary understandings about flipped learning by locali…
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The TEFL Training Institute Podcast

The TEFL Training Institute Podcast | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
I first came across this podcast when I saw one of the presenters, Tracy Yu, speak at the 2017 IATEFL conference in Glasgow. She mentioned it at the end of her talk, and as a huge podcast fan, I decided to investigate. Each TEFL Training Institute podcast is about 15 minutes long, with about 12-13…
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