Jeremy Harmer's Blog. EFL CLASSROOM 2.0. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. Web 2.0 is different: Speed - Broadband connectivity and high speed wireless and mobile connectionshave enabled much of the changes that have occurred.• Web based software and applications - The development of more complexprogramming languages combined with more sophisticated web browsers haveenabled users access software tools online without downloading and in many caseswithout paying for them Platform based services - Instead of providing content, many web companies nowprovide platforms such as YouTube, Digg, Blogger , etc User generated content - Users of these services create and share their owncontent Rich media content - Connection speeds have enabled the web to deliver audio,video and fast interactive games of a high quality without wait time Complex social interactions - Interaction through websites and web serviceshave become much more complex and users can now share a vast array of contentand information and collaborate for more rapidly and easily New business models Democratisation ʻ ʼ.
Russell Stannard. Squeezing the joy out of a thing. So while I get the point (and don't think teachers should suck up to their students) I don't entirely agree and actually, fully intend on being über-cool well into my 60's (like our Sensei Jeremy Harmer) but what made Darren's comment worth blogging about, was that interestingly, it occurred just after getting home from class and recognizing that I'd way totally killed the joy out of something for one of my students... He's an adult though, so I really do hope not forever. Sidebar We blogging teachers do tend to have a habit of only posting up lesson tips and ideas which have worked in our lessons - I mean, that's why we share them, because they worked so they'll probably work for other teachers too. But what about the things that don't work?
The things we do that fall flat... Aren't there lessons worth learning and therefore worth sharing in those things too? Not terribly realistic or truthful, now is it? Anyhoo, here's my story: And he followed through on the advice. THE FCE BLOG by Claudia Ceraso. List of TEFL blogs (Teaching Village) Critical mass elt blog. Whatever other speech you grow into….your dialect stays alive in a sort of inner freedom, a separate little self Ted Hughes, Poet, cited in Corcoran 1993:114 *this blog post is based on an article submitted to TESOL Spain Newsletter in 2006.
Introduction My interest in the topic of Accent Prejudice, or the idea that some accents are perceived to be better (or more appropriate) than others, was first inspired in my childhood when observing my parents, both from working class London backgrounds (my mother of Irish-Italian origin), in their endeavor to ‘cultivate’ their accents depending on whose company they were in. My father, for example, had a decidedly different voice when attending formal functions, to the one he seemed to have around the house. ELT news Interviews. Sponsors Comments Mike Guest on The Uni-Files : Hi once again Danny. How Language Works (Edition 3.0): Table of Contents. Janet's Abruzzo Edublog. Teaching Village.
Training Vids Russell Stannard. The English Blog. The dramatic saga of the Co-op continues to unfold as the Co-op Bank reports a £1.3 billion loss and apologises to customers - but says it can raise funds to help fill a hole in its finances.
David Pollard reports. TRANSCRIPTREPORTER: It's salt into the wounds of a once proud British institution. A day after its senior independent director announced his plan to resign from the Co-op Group, the Co-op Bank has reported a massive loss of 1.3 billion pounds. And has issued an apology - chief exec Niall Booker saying it appreciates that customers feel angry over past failings. Despite everything, it says it's still confident it can raise extra funds to secure its future - even if some investors see that as a hard sell.
IDIOMA hard sell is a situation in which you have difficulty selling something or persuading someone to change their opinion about an idea. • We're trying to convince the public that the drug war is ineffective, but it's a very hard sell. Teacher Training Videos created by Russell Stannard. S Learning Technology Blog. Some months ago I had a plan to write a book of tasks to get teachers using technology.
As with so many of my plans and ideas, time and circumstances over took me and I never got further than the first 15 tasks. When I went back to do some more I noticed that I was taking so long doing these that some had gone out of date, so to try to get some use from the tasks I've decided to revise them and start publishing them here so anyone can download them and use them either to do teacher training or to develop their own ability to use technology. So here are the first five. If they are popular I'll publish the next 5 for new year, so they can be my new years resolution and yours. Task 1: Create your learning journalSo here goes.
Task 2: Create online storage for your teaching imagesIn this task you will create a Flickr photo sharing channel. Lexiophiles - Love Your Words. Job Applications – Chris’s 10 Tips. How to apply for the jobs you really want to get.
A practical guide to filling out those (automated) application forms. In 2005 Cambridge University advertised for an executive for Thailand. Of 300 replies, over 100 had CVs longer than 10 pages. HR people form their opinions within 5 seconds of their first glance… There is now a plethora of TESOL job websites; many are forum-based and many, particularly the automated ones, share the same databases.