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An evaluation of TTS as a pedagogical tool for pronunciation instruction: Tiago Bione, Jennica Grimshaw, Walcir Cardoso 2017

Short paper on text-to-speech for EFL input with intermediate Brazilian students. The researchers compared students' impressions and performance on tasks delivered by TTS and human voice and found little difference. They suggest TTS is suitable for pedagogical exploitation in contexts where authentic materials are in short supply.
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Champion teachers: exploratory action research

Rebolledo, Smith & Bullock

The Champion Teachers project began in 2013 as a British Council / Ministry of Education initiative (originally conceived by Tom Connelly) to provide an alternative to the top-down tradition in in-service teacher education in Chile. Unlike previous initiatives, the project aimed at the promotion of continuing professional development (CPD) by advocating autonomy, reflection and empowerment and allowing English teachers to explore their own contexts and practices in order to better understand their work and promote their students’ learning.
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Methods of language teaching

Methods of Language Teaching: introduction to 7 methods:

the grammar/translation method,
the audio-lingual method,
the cognitive approach,
total physical response,
the natural approach,
the communicative approach,
total physical response storytelling.

A brief textual description of the historical background, the theories of language and language learning on which the method is based, and a sampling of representative classroom activities.

 Blair Bateman and Baldomero Lago (Brigham Young University)

[Reviewed by Lara Ducate for CALICO in 2009
http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=ling_facpub]
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Originally a CD-ROM including video examples of classroom practice
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Mooi overzicht 
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English Wordlists for teaching and learning EFL/ESL

English Wordlists for teaching and learning EFL/ESL | TELT | Scoop.it
On his Wordlists page, @muranava has a curated selection of English wordlists, both general and subject-specific. Find information about the General Service Word List, the Academic Word List, as well as specific corpora and recent updates to available resources.   @muranava teaches EFL in higher education (engineering, business) in Paris, so some lists reflect that…
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Guest Post: Ljiljana Havran Reflects on Learning English as an L2

A few days ago, in reply to a comment by Aleksandray Grabowska, I invited bloggers for whom English is an L2 to tell us how they learned English. Today, I’m delighted to introduce Ljiljana Ha…
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Nice examples of implicit and explicit teaching (or intentional versus incidental learning) in different EFL contexts
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Two Versions of Task-Based Language Teaching

Two Versions of Task-Based Language Teaching | TELT | Scoop.it
This is a written report of a talk I gave to members of the SLB last month. There's quite a lot here; it's a bit "staccato" because it's based on the slides I used in the talk; and it doesn't do justice to Mike Long's version of TBLT. Good, positive start, eh! Both the syllabuses presented here are alternatives to…
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TBLT and process syllabus explained and illustrated. Update from Mike Long in the comments.
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I´m getting a lot of good ideas from this article: Task Based Language Teaching.
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Meaning-focused activities: Jane Willis

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This week we have something rather special - a guest post from Jane Willis. Jane has been a supporter of the Hands Up Project for a long time and is on the advisory panel - offering us support in bringing task based learning into the work that we do. Over to you Jane.... I have…
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Concrete suggestions for simple tasks to support language learning
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#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions 

#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions  | TELT | Scoop.it
Hello again. It has been a while, hasn't it? The next #TBLTChat on Twitter is scheduled for Tuesday 13th December from 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 14th.  This topic was suggested by Mura Nava, and there is a bit of pre-reading, too.  What are some misconceptions about TBLT you have encountered? Do you think you…
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Twitter discussion of misconceptions in task-based language teaching on now.