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Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field

Developing as an EFL Researcher: Stories from the Field | TELT | Scoop.it
This book is based on the IATEFL Research Special Interest Group Pre-Conference Event held in Manchester in April 2015. The event aimed to provide a platform for EFL researchers to exchange stories about important aspects of their own development, with a view to encouraging greater awareness about these issues.

Participants shared their stories using creative and colourful poster presentations. Each paper in the book is developed from the author’s/authors’ original poster presentation, and is also linked to the online video recording of the poster presentation on the day. The book aims to capture a sense of the event, characterised by stimulating exchanges in an informal and friendly setting. The book also includes the papers of the invited ‘impulse’ speakers who introduced each group of posters: David Nunan, Sue Garton and Cynthia White.

The final section of the book provides a summary of the closing panel discussion, again with a link to the video-recording from the day. Themes within the book include the challenges and pleasures of the research journey; learning to be a writer of research; dealing with the uncertainties and complexity of qualitative data; what it means to be a researcher, and the shifting sense of researcher identity. ​

The book as a whole presents an in-depth picture of real-life dilemmas, challenges and pleasures experienced by EFL researchers as they develop their craft. In uncovering these often hidden aspects of researcher development, the book provides a valuable service to the EFL research community and beyond.
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Teaching phonology for reading comprehension: Catherine Walter

__________________________________________________________________________________ My research has shown that intermediate second language (L2) learners can understand each sentence of a text without being able to build a mental representation of the overall text. This failur e is linked to the development of L2 processing abilities. My latest study (2008) shows that a factor in poor L2 processing of written text is, counter -intuitively, an unreliable L2 phonological inventory. This suggests strongly that teaching phonology w ill help L2 learners read better.
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IATEFL newsletter article about the link between phonological representations and reading comprehension (based on 2008 study of recall of word lists in L1 and L2)
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Teachers research: Bullock & Smith

9 examples of language teacher action research from IATEFL 201'

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Materials writing: IATEFL talks via Sandy Millin

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Following on from the excellent MaWSIG pre-conference event, I ended up going to quite a few more talks related to materials writing during the conference. Here are summaries of said talks.
Designing materials: from theory to practice?
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Summaries of some interesting talks on materials writing, including pre-service teachers (Munro & Sheehan), principles for designing teaching materials (Hadfields), culture (Goldstein & Jones), and visuals (Dellar). Links to videos etc in the post.

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For culture units. Creative idea

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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr – May 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
O Webinar, Webinar, wherefore art thou Webinar? Worry not because they’re all right here in this post! Here’s a list of free online events for ELT educators between April and May 2015.
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Adi Rajan continues with this useful update on coming opportunities for ELT training, including IATEFL and something on CLIL

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