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Burns, Katz & Freeman on teacher education (online): IATEFL 2014

Burns, Katz & Freeman on teacher education (online): IATEFL 2014 | TELT |
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Research in language teacher education

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Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée : conférences en ligne

Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée : conférences en ligne | TELT |

4 vidéos : 

Fernand Carton

Anne Condamines & Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes

Daniel Véronique

Bernd Rüschoff

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Trois en français, last in English, on Learners as Authors : Digital tools, Language Learning and Intercultural Communicative Competence – current perspectives in language pedagogy (very interesting IMHO)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Speech recognition and text-to-speech

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Obvious applications for language teaching/learning

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Understanding nuclear stress

Understanding nuclear stress | TELT |
This is the first in a pair of posts (read the second post here) on the theory and practice of teaching nuclear stress for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). This post aims to answer the following q...
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Very clear presentation, why it's important even for Lingua Franca users, and references.

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How to engage with research: Divya Madhavan

How to engage with research: Divya Madhavan | TELT |
This morning at IATEFL Harrogate I shared some at the Research ’How to’ session. Here are my notes and a few of my slides: The purpose of this session is to share some ideas with you about how you ...
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Some discussion of theories of knowledge and science and how we approach research, somewhat reminiscent of the instructivist/constructivist divide in teaching.

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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom | TELT |
Comments:Great list of tools and examples for digital storytelling in the classroom.
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Tools for digital storytelling, plus links to classroom examples.

Trish Trchala's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:21 PM

An interesting section on Glogster.

Rose Marcelli's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:36 AM

I feel that digital  storytelling is an excellent way of incorporating technology as a form of documentation in all early childhood settings!

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Codeswitching among ELF couples: Pietikäinen

Codeswitching among ELF couples: Pietikäinen | TELT |

by Kaisa PietikäinenYou know those moments when you’re speaking English (as a lingua franca, or ELF), and all of a sudden your mind goes blank? You know the word you’re looking for, but you just ca...

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Accessible discussion of findings with links to original articles.

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EuroCALL Corpus SIG workshop: Valence, 27 May

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Laura Hartwell is organising a free workshop on CALL corpora in Valence in May.

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PL-CALL: Warsaw 4-5 June 2014

PL-CALL: Warsaw 4-5 June 2014 | TELT |

University of Social Sciences in Warsaw, School of English, is happy to invite you to the second PL-CALL conference to be held on 5-6 June 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.


With warm memories (yours too, we hope), about our last year’s event, we would like to announce the next PL-CALL conference. Its main themeis Building Bridges Between School and Academia.

As a result, we welcome all papers in the areas of:

Individual differences and CALL
Social media and networking; telecollaboration; building and sustaining online LL communities
Project work in CALL
Teachers and learners of the new millennium
New techniques – new contexts – new methodologies?
Mobile learning
Virtual learning environments (VLEs)
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
Personal learning environments (PLEs)
Virtual worlds in language education
E-course design; e-material writing
Corpora in language learning
Task design
Good practices in CALL

venturing to establish, investigate and evaluate the connection between CALL theory and practice. For a balanced insight of this kind, we would be happy to have papers read by both researchers and ongoing teachers.

With this call – as an additional incentive – we are happy to announce that five excellent CALL figures have agreed to give plenary lectures at our conference. They are (alphabetically):

• Euline Cutrim-Schmid
• Elżbieta Gajek
• Lechosław Hojnacki
• Jarosław Krajka
• Shona Whyte

We are also planning a series of practical TASK-DESIGN workshops facilitated by renowned CALL practitioners.

Registration online:

Payment details:

Important dates:
• 28 Feb 2014 – registration and abstract submission (flexible)
• 15 March 2014 – paper acceptance notification
• 30 April 2014 – Second Circular / early-bird payment deadline
• 31 May 2014 – registration and regular payment deadline
• 5-6 June 2014 – PL-CALL Conference
• 15 Oct 2014 – article submission deadline
• 2015 – monograph publication*
*The book will be published by Peter Lang, Frankfurt

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Dictation - Online Speech Recognition

Dictation - Online Speech Recognition | TELT |
Dictation is a free online speech recognition software powered by Google Chrome. You can use Dictation to write emails and documents in the browser with your voice


"Speech Recognition in the Browser

With Dictation, you can use the magic of speech recognition to write emails, narrate essays and long documents in the browser without touching the keyboard.

To get started, just connect the microphone to your computer and click the Start Dictation button.


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This app works very well. It's not quite up to the standards of Dragon Naturally Speaking, but then again, it is free.

Via Jim Lerman, Lavinia Ionica
Shona Whyte's insight:

Seems to work OK - talk to you computer and watch the words appear on the screen.  And when it's wrong, it's easy to edit manually.  Pedagogical applications, anyone?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:19 AM

Love the free part.

Luz Marina Martínez Peña's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:27 PM

Esta herramienta es muy útil, cuando se está escribiendo un texto científico, pues nos permite