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A mixed bag of teacher development stuff.
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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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Free Music Archive

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The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 28, 1:04 AM

A very useful resource for educational projects.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 13, 4:26 AM
a great free resource site
 
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Corpus Pragmatics - Springer

Corpus Pragmatics - Springer | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
This journal offers a forum for theoretical and applied linguists to publish and discuss research in the new linguistic discipline that stands at the intersection of corpus linguistics and pragmatics. The objective is to develop pragmatics with the aid of quantitative corpus methodology.

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New journal of corpus linguistics and pragmatics
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“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research

“A sophisticated and ingenious procedure” for language teaching and research | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves learners collaborating in groups to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times. It was f…
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Graphic organisers – what’s the big deal?

Graphic organisers – what’s the big deal? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz around graphic organisers. They’re often used in mainstream education, and this is having an influence on ELT and CLIL methodology. This&nbs…
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HLT Magazine, July 02 : Short Article 4

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lessons plans, exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new publications notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced by Pilgrims Ltd.
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology by @NikPeachey - UKEdChat.com

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology by @NikPeachey - UKEdChat.com | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
A recent survey reported in the UK newspaper the The Telegraph stated that as many [...]
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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

A blog about the use of educational technology in language learning and teaching
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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

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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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Vocabulary revision – adapting ‘Codenames’

Vocabulary revision – adapting ‘Codenames’ | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
This guest post was written by Luke Raymond. You can read below about how he has adapted the game 'Codenames' into a vocabulary practice and revision game. He has only used it with upper intermediate adults and teens so far, but thinks it could be adapted for most levels and ages. Its best use is…
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Introducing a New General Service List

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This study proposes a New General Service List, compiled on the basis of four language corpora including a total of over 12 billion running words. ‘The New GSL is conceived of as a list of th…
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More Galilean Challenges – Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky – Inference

More Galilean Challenges – Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky – Inference | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Letter to the editors by Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky.

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The other Vivian takes on Chomsky
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ELTJam, machine learning, knowledge and skill

ELTJam, machine learning, knowledge and skill | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
"Knowledge and skill are different. Vocabulary acquisition tools help learners improve their knowledge, which may in turn have a positive impact on skill, but it’s important to be cognisant of the differences." [https://eltjam.com/machine-learning-summer-school-day-4/] "We need to be careful though not to oversell the technology and be clear about what it can and can’t do. There…
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Input, output, shake it all about-put?

Input, output, shake it all about-put? | Teacher Development Stuff | Scoop.it
Input and output may play different but equally important roles says meta-analysis
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Kahoot! Masterclass

Join the Kahoot! team for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the art and science behind the world’s fastest growing learning platform, and learn about th
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