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CLIL Seminar in Getxo. Blog – Emily blogs. The benefits of reading with young children are well-documented, and it’s hardly ground-breaking to suggest that the more engaging the books, the more eager the reader.

Blog – Emily blogs

I’m going to focus here on picture books, why to use them in ELT and how to choose them. What are picture books? Why use them? In November I was asked to review for the EL Gazette on a new publication, Teaching English to Young Learners ed. Janice Bloom. Let’s start by defining our terms. Picture books are brilliant for young second language learners. Take the example of a favourite book of mine, Will you be my friend? The Teaching of Language - The Teaching of Language. ELT Research Bites – More than just an abstract. Full of tips and ideas for creating ELT and ESOL resources.

CristinaSkyBox. Which ELT blogs do you most commonly read? - brainstorming and voting.


CPD. Thanks for subscribing! Kathy Schrock - Homepage. Teaching online. Lindsay Does Languages - Blogging, vlogging, and teaching all things language. Wisdom from 20 Years in the TESL Trenches. An ELT Notebook. Home - Kieran Donaghy. Robert Campbell. Spanish blogs. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR TEACHING TEENAGERS. It is important for you to prove during those first few days that you can maintain order and run a businesslike class.


But now you must selectively relax those rigid standards. While teaching in class, you must let your sense of humor show through from time to time. You’ll need to laugh together, to let them make fun of your big nose or funny clothes. You must recognize the students for the individuals they are. Grassroots ELT: Power to the teacher! Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher. About tekhnologic – tekhnologic. I’m a language learner as well, and I try my best to find time to learn Japanese and French, although I am not always successful.

About tekhnologic – tekhnologic

Personally, I find reading is the best way to learn as I am absorbing vocabulary in context with a story and can notice grammar patterns. Why is my blog call tekhnologic? I wanted to originally name by blog technologic, but like most ideas, someone else had already thought of it first. I tried to think of a better name, but nothing appealed to me. Finally, I decided to change the C to a K because of tekhne, which is part of the origin of the word technology but it originally meant art or skill. So, the name of my blog isn’t a spelling mistake, but a combination of technology and the English language and its history. 5 Good Teaching Habits. As teachers and learners, we all expect different things from learning and teaching.

5 Good Teaching Habits

Some learners expect language-heavy courses, full of grammar and with lots of teacher explanation. Others anticipate a more social learning approach, where they play with the language and acquire it through practice, practice and practice. Whatever the style you take or whatever the style your learners expect you to take, there are some basic behaviours that all teachers should follow in the classroom. These go a long way to building an effective learning environment. Teachers come in all shapes and sizes and they vary greatly, but great teachers all share some common features i.e. the core basics of good teaching habits.

Whether you have been in teaching for five minutes or five years, reminding yourself of the core basics of good teaching is always a good refresher. Mikeastbury.wordpress. It's NOT about what the teacher does with technology. Bruce Springsteen: "When we kiss…" Not just going through the motions!

it's NOT about what the teacher does with technology

You could probably say I've had four different though overlapping careers — in language teaching, language teacher training, technology and ELT management. The first of those I retired from (after 35+ years) a few months ago, though the number of contact hours I was doing was limited; teacher training I'm retiring from at the end of this month; management I got fired from (to the relief of all involved!) An ELT Notebook. English Language Teaching Global Blog. Tools, tips, techniques and tweets for online moderators...

Literal-Minded. Blog. IATEFL Slovenia 2016 photos A few shots taken during the 23rd IATEFL Slovenia conference, held in Terme Topolšica on 3 to 6 March.


Miguel Mendoza eFL. Global English and Language Change — Macmillan Dictionary Blog. Leoxicon: About me. The Daily Ptefldactyl. Janet's Abruzzo Edublog. Blog-efl. My adventure in teaching.

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Reflections of a Teacher and Learner. CristinaSkyBox. Teacher Reboot Camp – Equipping ourselves because we love our learners! Got to Teach! Cool Cat Teacher Blog - Helping you be an excellent teacher every day. The Chorizo Chronicles - Everything you never wanted to know about expat life in Madrid. Literacy Consulting & Resources for K-12 Educators. "Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." –Sitting Bull. When teaching a new skill, it is essential to construct the learning experience in such a way as to reduce the complexity of the skill to a simple task or tasks that cannot be misconstrued.

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." –Sitting Bull

This may include very specific directions and questions that guide the student as they perform the activity. As mastery is achieved, the supports are taken away. This process is known as instructional scaffolding and is the essence of teaching. Continue reading Like this: Like Loading... The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. Click here to see the complete report. Using technology can make your class awesome. Yasemin Islah / English Teacher, Teacher Trainer. If you’re working with young / very young learners and require support or training for English teachers, you are at the right place.

Yasemin Islah / English Teacher, Teacher Trainer

You can have a look at the "Training content", you can follow my “blog” or you can reach me from the contact part to ensure a pleasant teacher training session with me. I have been an English teacher for 9 years and I have been working with young and very young learners. I worked at Izmir Özel Mavi Küre Kindergartens, Izmir Özel Türk Koleji, Istanbul ISTEK Schools. Thoughts of a Teacher: Lesson plans. Video making.

Thoughts of a Teacher: Lesson plans

Unplugged and semi-unplugged, learner centred thoughts & ideas for language teachers. With 7 billion people in the world, we are each only a dot…but what a beautiful picture we make when we begin to connect! Online TEFL Training. Tips, ideas and lesson plans from a developing teacher. Voices. 25 BEST WEBSITES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. I want the new e-book!


How do you learn English in your free time? Do you meet internationals in cafés, do you self-study using books, do you get on the internet? When it comes to learning many people have realized they are not going to acquire the language just by sitting in classrooms. But not everyone has the opportunity to walk out to the street and start practising with the passers-by.

Most of us, who are learning English, don’t live in an English-speaking country. Tom's Tantrums - Food for Thought …… Las Locuras Bilingűes de Tom. ELT Rants, Reviews, and Reflections. In my last post, I looked at some blog posts I wished I’d commented on in 2013. In this post, I’d like to share some newer blogs that have caught my attention. Please do click through to them if you don’t want me to get all stroppy. Please also let me know in the comments about other new ELT blogs which have caught your attention and I will happily list them too. This is not my first time to share new ELT blogs. A Blog About Education. Random ideas for ELT people, plus guest blogs & travel notes. A blog about learning. DCblog. By Kieran Donaghy. ELT writer, presenter, teacher & trainer.

8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School. The first day of class can be daunting. Students are curious about the new faces around them, intimidated–even frightened by the prospect of so many people they know nothing about. As a teacher, you might feel the same way. You knew everything about last year’s students, got excited when their baseball team won the playoffs, cried with them when a favorite pet passed away, cheered when they got an A in math. Those details–that intimate knowledge–helped you understand what motivated them so you could differentiate instruction to reach each of them where they were.

Now, you’re starting over. One truth never changes: Students love talking about themselves. Another truth: Kids love technology. Have students upload a favorite picture of themselves into Thinglink, then add hotlinks (the yellow and red ‘dots’ on the image below) that take visitors to websites, videos, more pictures, or text that share details about the student. Share an audio story using Voki or Tellagami. Blog - Teach ESL Online. Technology can transform education, but not without people #ISTE2015. It’s been five years since I joined Twitter. To be honest, I didn’t know what Twitter was all about when I joined. I knew that I wanted to share what I was writing with the world, and besides my Mom, my friends, and my wife (sometimes) there was no one out there who seemed particularly interested in what I was writing about: teaching and learning.

At the time I didn’t know many other people who were educators, and I sure didn’t know many people who wanted to talk about education (much less transform education). There was almost no one in my school who was connected online with other teachers and leaders. Five years ago finding another teacher online to connect and collaborate with was like finding a flower in the middle of a desert. Learn2Earn Blog. News, views and reviews from TEFL lifer Alex Case, plus 1500 games/ worksheets and 500 articles via the drop-down menus under the photo. ICTEvangelist - education, learning & technology.

Teaching ESL Online Blog. The blog for language learners and educators. Become a tech-savvy teacher! iPad Teachers Blog. A film-making Competition to Celebrate the Publication of My New Book Film in Action. I’m delighted that my new book Film in Action has been published and is now available to buy at book stores or on Amazon. It’s a great honour to join all the wonderful authors in the DELTA Teacher Development Series and I hope that Film in Action will fit seamlessly into the series and enjoy the prestige that the other books enjoy worldwide. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying the book as the royalties which I will receive from sales will help to keep the website completely free. Writing the lessons and maintaining the site takes up a lot of my time and is very expensive, and unless a lot of teachers and directors of studies buy my books I will have no alternative but to start charging for the lessons.

Teachers who have already generously donated will still have free access to the site. If you can’t afford to buy the book yourself, you could ask your school to buy a copy for your staffroom. Here’s an example of the type of video your students could create. How I Can Help You - Elena Mutonono. TeachBytes. A.J. Juliani — Teach Different. eTools for Language Teachers. The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context.

Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. eLearning Industry - Post your eLearning article. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources. eLearning, mLearning, Blackboard, Blogging, Social Media, and the stuff in between / David Hopkins.

SHIFT eLearning Blog. Stop and Learn English. Teach them English. For teachers by teachers. Teaching Village. Abel's Teacher Training Page. ABEL'S ENGLISH PAGE. Lingualicious: Spanish resources. Exploring the future of ELT. How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun. Scott Thornbury's blog. Home. Larissa's Languages. One thing leads to another! How to Create Interactive Images Using Thinglink. EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk. Songs. This Has Got To Be One Of The Most Useful Sites On The Web For ELL Teachers. Six Things.