TELT
60.8K views | +9 today
Follow
TELT
Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
Curated by Shona Whyte
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Why Smartphones Piss Me Off

Why Smartphones Piss Me Off | TELT | Scoop.it

EFL teacher and Lathophobic Aphasic complains:

 

"For the last four weeks I have walked into class every morning to find twenty-odd silent Chinese kids, each staring raptly at the screen of their smartphone, poking or stroking it as it were some fascinating little creature. They do not appear to register my presence. Even when I yell 'OK, put your phones away now, please!' there is no immediate response beyond a wordless 'yeah, hang on, we'll get back to you.' I repeat my request a little less politely and ask that the phones be switched off and put out of sight. We can then begin the lesson, but it will be necessary before the end to ask them several more times to put away their phones, and on occasion to actually confiscate the bloody things, setting them on the casing of the AV equipment where ever and anon they ping and buzz to each other like little aliens."

Shona Whyte's insight:

Strike a chord, anyone? :-)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Myths vs. Facts About Copyright Infringment

Myths vs. Facts About Copyright Infringment | TELT | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne of Free Tools for Teachers says: "Over the last couple of years I have shared quite a few resources about teaching copyright. Three of my favorite resources can be found here, here, and here. Over the weekend Larry Ferlazzo and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano shared one of the most concise explanation of the basics of copyright that I've seen. That explanation comes in the form of the infographic posted below."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

What’s the purpose of an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESL?

What’s the purpose of an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESL? | TELT | Scoop.it
When you look at all the course materials and bibliographies that mopst universities offer their MA stdents, you'd think the course lasted 5 years. MA students are presented with an unrealistic amo...
Shona Whyte's insight:

Geoff Jordan says: "You don’t need an MA to be a good EFL teacher. I doubt, frankly, that you even need a degree. You should do an MA if you’re intellectually curious, if you want to hone your thinking, if you want to learn more about how to think straight, or if you want to go on to do a doctorate."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Ellis 2013: Responding to critics of TBLT

Shona Whyte's insight:

In this article in University of Sydney papers in TESOL, 2013, Ellis tackles 8 criticisms of TBLT, downgraded to "misconceptions" on the part of writers such as Widdowson, Swan, Sheen, and Seedhouse, before addressing Swan's "legislation by hypothesis" attack.  In his conclusion, he acknowledges that "TBLT offers a radically different approach to teaching a second language. As such, it is not surprising that its advocacy has met with resistance, especially from those who, for one reason or another, support a more traditional ‘focus-on-forms’ approach."  Ellis expresses a personal preference for a short, sharp shock of intense TBLT teaching in a curriculum which includes other approaches, rather than a watered-down task-supported approach spread throughout the curriculum.

more...
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:43 PM

Excellent article on TBLT.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:36 AM

An interesting read. I love learning about what I do, revisiting ideas and theories and reworking on my techniques.

Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

MOOC on Corpus Linguistics: Tony McEnery

MOOC on Corpus Linguistics: Tony McEnery | TELT | Scoop.it
New intro MOOC on Corpus Linguistics from Lancaster with Tony McEnery - Jan 2014 https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics
Shona Whyte's insight:

The course aims to:

Demonstrate that corpus approaches to social science can offer valuable insight into social reality by investigating the use and manipulation of language in society.

Equip social scientists with skills necessary for collecting and analysing large digital collections of text (corpora).

Provide educational support for social scientists who want to apply corpus methodology in their fields.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Association des Chercheurs et Enseignants Didacticiens des Langues Étrangères: journée NEQ à Nancy

Association des Chercheurs et Enseignants Didacticiens des Langues Étrangères: journée NEQ à Nancy | TELT | Scoop.it

La Journée NeQ (Notions en Questions) de l’Acedle de déroule le 13 novembre 2013 à Nancy et s’inscrit cette année en ouverture du Colloque International 2013 Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée, initié par l’Association Française de Linguistique Appliquée (AFLA) et des associations de chercheurs (voir http://atilf.fr/crela2013).

 

La Journée NeQ interroge une notion et ses relations avec la didactique des langues, domaine des sciences du langage, à la croisée de sciences connexes. Cette fois-ci, il s’agit de la notion de corpus. Cette journée sera plus particulièrement consacrée à la description des périmètres des
corpus, à leurs usages dans la sphère didactique en particulier, ainsi qu’aux implications méthodologiques et scientifiques qui y sont associées.

 

Cette Journée d’étude s’organise autour de l’intervention d’un chercheur spécialiste du domaine à laquelle un autre chercheur réagit, suivie d’une discussion avec le public. Les contributions seront publiées dans un numéro spécial de la revue Recherches en didactique des langues et cultures : les
Cahiers de l’Acedle (http://acedle.org).

Shona Whyte's insight:

Journée d'études le 13 novembre.  Adhérer à l'association (http://acedle.org/spip.php?article3337), partenaire du colloque http://www.atilf.fr/crela2013/.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Catching up with Clilstore

Catching up with Clilstore | TELT | Scoop.it
The fourth meeting of the European TOOLS project has taken place in Evora, Portugal, following on directly from the 2013 Eurocall conference. At the heart of the project is the development of the i...
Shona Whyte's insight:

CLIL store tools: http://multidict.net/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Open access CALL journal in Korea, articles in English on aspects of technology use in language teaching/learning.

Shona Whyte's insight:

For the first article I opened: Received: April 30, 2013, Reviewed: May 20, 2013, Accepted: June 15, 2013.

more...
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Pretty sure we'll always find some interesting stuff inside!!

Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Learner Language: Tools for Teachers | Tarone & Swierzbin, 2010

"Learner language is the constantly changing ability students have to communicate as they learn a new language. It provides an index of students progress, allowing teachers to determine how to best educate them. By analyzing examples of learner language, students develop skills to address it when they are teaching."

more...
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:33 AM

Quite an interesting talk

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:39 AM

Assessment and compentency skills applications, this is an interesting talk.

Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Group work and interaction in language learning classrooms
Scoop.it!

Spontaneous classroom interaction & opportunities for L2 learning: Hawkes, 2012


Via Phil Chappell
Shona Whyte's insight:

Cambridge PhD dissertation directed by Michael Evans used action research in German FL classrooms to increase teacher-learner interaction; microgenetic analysis plus participant feedback allowed identification of learning episodes.

 

"In its analysis of spontaneous teacher-learner L2 talk in the secondary foreign languages classroom, the present study captures „in flight‟ instances of learning to talk and talking to learn. The contribution to L2 development of such talk is sufficiently supported by the study‟s empirical findings as to suggest that they might justifiably be projected onto similar 

contexts in instructional settings, with the expectation of similarly positive outcomes." Hawkes, 2012

more...