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Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers | Teaching English | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.
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5 Reasons the English Language Makes No Freaking Sense

5 Reasons the English Language Makes No Freaking Sense | Teaching English | Scoop.it
As much as we might judge people for their bad spelling, the truth is that English spelling doesn't make any goddamn sense.
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How To Speak Like A Native | TIME.com

How To Speak Like A Native | TIME.com | Teaching English | Scoop.it
The surprising truth about learning a foreign language: accent isn't the most important thing
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My number one rule when planning classes

If it can be done at home, don't do it in class Article on my other big guideline "Don't do anything for students that they can do for themselves" also coming up. Am I missing any even more importa...
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Phonological Representation in Course Materials: Whose English?

Phonological Representation in Course Materials: Whose English? | Teaching English | Scoop.it
This post contains information related to the presentation I gave during the 16th Warwick International Post Graduate Conference in Applied Linguistics on 26th June 2013: Presentation Abstract: The...
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The Difference Between ESL and EFL: Teaching English

The Difference Between ESL and EFL: Teaching English | Teaching English | Scoop.it
Teachers use different strategies when teaching ESL vs EFL. English as a Foreign Language classes usually take place in non-English speaking countries and all students are of the same nationality.
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Using graded readers with technology

Using graded readers with technology from Tom Walton Hi and welcome to my blog, especially if you came to my talk on using graded readers with technology at the Macmillan Teachers' Day in Seville yesterday.
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The best summary of the present learning styles situation?

The best summary of the present learning styles situation? | Teaching English | Scoop.it
“There is no scientific evidence to show teaching to learning styles is effective, but what it has done is encourage lots of teachers to teach using different modes of information and actually all learners benefit from having information in visual,...
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21 resources for teaching transport vocabulary

21 resources for teaching transport vocabulary | Teaching English | Scoop.it
To go along with my fairly popular Travel English page, I’ve created a new page dedicated to the vocabulary of transport and things related to it, including this brand new article: Teaching transport vocab to kids The worksheets etc on my new...
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50 ways to use music and song in the classroom

50 ways to use music and song in the classroom | Teaching English | Scoop.it
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche
                                                      
We could also say Without music, teachin…
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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Teaching English | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.


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Mrs Shahinur's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:26 AM

The innovation approach in teaching is really praseworthy.

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:51 AM

An awesome resource on integrating language learning and technology.  Plenty of sites listed for different target areas.  

John O'Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a well organised a very interesting book for the modern language teacher. Just look at the table in the introduction to each chapter and you will find a wealth of ideas for language teaching.

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Shall we kill off the digital native?

Shall we kill off the digital native? | Teaching English | Scoop.it
Someone (let's call him Marc Prensky!) once came up with a rather neat description of the difference between some kids and some older people. The former, he suggested, were digital natives who grew...
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Minimal pairs for Spanish speaking learners of English

Ones in blue linked to graded lists of minimal pairs. Will add more as more lists go up. Article on pronunciation for Spanish speakers also coming soon. Vowel sounds a and ar (batter and barter, es...
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Cantar en un idioma extranjero favorece el aprendizaje de la lengua

Cantar en un idioma extranjero favorece el aprendizaje de la lengua | Teaching English | Scoop.it
Aprendemas.com - Escuchar frases en una lengua extranjera y luego cantarlas, aplicando esta dinámica de forma reiterada, ayuda a aprender el idioma según se recoge en una investigación, ya que se favorece que se recuerden más fácilmente y en el...
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El contacto con la cultura materna hace perder fluidez al hablar un idioma extranjero / Noticias / SINC

El contacto con la cultura materna hace perder fluidez al hablar un idioma extranjero / Noticias / SINC | Teaching English | Scoop.it
SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, plataforma multimedia de comunicación científica
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50 ways to use music and song in the classroom

Just a quick link to a wonderful collection of great ideas on using music and song from David Deubel's excellent blog.
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How to Play Icebreaker Questions

Icebreaker Questions are a good way to break the ice and get people to share things about themselves.
Materials Required:  None.  You can print questions on sheets of paper if you wish, but this is optional.
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Making current affairs lessons less temporary

Making current affairs lessons less temporary | Teaching English | Scoop.it
I’d always assumed that the reason why I hate teaching current affairs lessons is pure laziness, given how quickly the lesson generally becomes impossible to use with later classes.
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Another wonderful lesson plan from Film English : Tech ELT Blog

Another wonderful lesson plan from Film English : Tech ELT Blog | Teaching English | Scoop.it
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How Do You Play

Instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses.
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Extended speaking tasks (TEFLtastic classics Part One)

Activities in which one student speaks while others listen carefully - something that is at least as important as more interactive tasks like roleplays, especially from Intermediate level. Most wor...
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A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching English | Scoop.it
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