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Greece – What You are not Being Told by the Media. Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right? Except that it is a big fat lie … not only about Greece, but about other European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland who are all experiencing various degrees of austerity. It was also the same big, fat lie that was used by banks and corporations to exploit many Latin American, Asian and African countries for many decades. Greece did not fail on its own. It was made to fail. In summary, the banks wrecked the Greek government and deliberately pushed it into unsustainable debt so that oligarchs and international corporations can profit from the ensuing chaos and misery.

If you are a fan of mafia movies, you know how the mafia would take over a popular restaurant. Thinking About Discipline - EFL Magazine. What can teachers do? There are two ways teachers can deal with discipline issues – proactively and reactively. In this first post, I would like to begin with some of the proactive teacher actions, and discuss reactive action in a future one. Plan Discipline Problems away The Value of a Good Start The first few days of any class are crucial for encouraging disciplined behaviours.

Some Suggestions Getting to know you activities (it’s easier to misbehave against people you don’t know) Most of the more recently produced coursebooks (if, of course, you are using one) provide a battery of such activities in the first unit. Explain the consequences of not following rules very clearly – your students may have their own ideas on this Assign Responsibilities and duties to allAsk them to list some school rules and say why these exist.Tell them to think about their English class and brainstorm rules they think are a good idea.To start them off, elicit and feed in ideas such as: Parent Involvement P.S. ‘My passion is being lost’ by Anita Lewicka. My passion for teaching is being lost.

Or, I’m losing the passion as the world around me seems to be giving up on me. In contrast to the world, however, I haven’t given up yet! So, below you may find some flicker of hope when carefully reading between the lines of self-portrayal. My thoughts present here are indirectly linked to the apparent discrimination against non-native EFL teachers in the Netherlands (not Dutch teachers of English). Why do it? “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” As long as I can remember, I’ve always been into teaching, into languages and into own development. “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the (…) dream.” Gradually building my career was motivating and it undeniably navigated me in the seemingly right direction.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. How ironic! Like this: Related. Iz pera tate. PodOmatic | Podcast - TEFL Commute. PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts. Mogao sam imati deset auta i kuće. Ali ja imam nešto važnije. Znam o čemu se radi u glazbi. Maestro koji, osim jezika glazbe, govori njemački, talijanski, francuski, španjolski, engleski i ruski, priča o svom splitskom djetinjstvu u vrijeme kada se živjelo za Stari plac i Hajduk, životu po hotelima i s koferom u ruci te svojim muzikalnim unucima. Iako se bliži osmom desetljeću, maestro Nikša Bareza nevjerojatno je vitalan. Dirigent koji je nastupao na svim meridijanima i pozornicama svijeta, dugogodišnji šef Simfonijskog orkestra HRT-a i trenutačni ravnatelj Opere u zagrebačkom HNK, erudit, zaljubljenik u glazbenu preciznost i puni zvuk i danas svaku partituru secira filozofijom i širokim poznavanjem umjetnosti.

O njemu s poštovanjem piše Paolo Isotta, urednik kulture i kritičar u talijanskom dnevniku Corriere della Sera, među brojnim nagradama prije sedam godina dobio je i Porin za životno djelo, da bi mu ubrzo nakon toga Ministarstvo znanosti u Beču dodijelilo titulu Magister artis. Muzikalna obitelj Muzikalnost je, ima biti, došla s majčine strane. Sachsova uloga Nema predaje. 2014 ELTForum sk David Crystal The Future of Englishes plenary Q+A. Internet pornografija | Iz pera tate. EFT i druge PRIČE | Iako sam… (ovakav i onakav) ja u potpunosti volim i prihvaćam sebe! | Page 3. Jutro ‘Zamisli da prodaješ i možeš živjeti od toga. Kako se osjećaš?’ , pitam samoga sebe.. Nešto osjećam, ne znam što. Pokušavam postavljati druga pitanja. ‘Što dobivam ako sam neuspješan pisac?’

Ovo se zove sekundarna dobit. Odgovaram: Igram ulogu žrtve vezano za pisanje. Zato jer… 10, ako sam žrtva ne može me se kritizirati 10, ne mogu se razočarat, već mi je loše 9, me strah od neuspjeha 9, moram nastaviti biti žrtva kao moja majka 6, lakše je biti žrtva 2, onda se drugi brinu za tebe 1, ne moraš biti odgovoran Gotovo. Bojim se kritike, uvjerenje: 10 10, ako me netko kritizira to znači da sam loš 10, kritika me može uništit 5, možda ne valjam 2, jer mogu ćuti nešto što će me povrijediti Više mi kritika nije toliko napeta. Činjenica je kako ne poznajem dovoljno gramatiku, č i ć, ije i je… ali dolaze mi priče. Zamišljam kako je krenula prodaja na Amazonu.

Kako se osjećam? Mrva nelagode. U djetinjstvu sam bio jako perceptivan. Bojim se kako bih kao uspješan pisac osjećao druge i proživljavao njihove živote. ROSE BARD – Teaching Journal | “The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled.― Paulo Fr. About Me | ROSE BARD – Teaching Journal. I’m an English teacher fascinated by learning process and its challenges. My main focus is always helping students to develop language and life skills.

I mainly work with small groups, all levels and ages. I love working with YL and adults, but teens are the ones who amaze me the most. I enjoy reading a lot and because of that Hubby loves joking around saying that it is part of my diet. On a personal note, I’m a mother of 3 kids in different stages of life: one in college (20), one in high school (16) and our youngest is 3. Painting and drawing was also one of the most important experiences I have had in my life. I have been teaching English for 15 years now and don’t imagine doing anything else. So, you can call me Rose. Please feel free to add your thoughts on my posts. Baby Emanuel – Jan 2012 Like this: Like Loading...

(Fun) Collaborative Activity for Teens | ROSE BARD – Teaching Journal. Inspired by Chrysa’s wonderful work and blog, and her use of those colorful post-its, by my own students love for music and the recent publication of Creativity in ELT, I came up with this activity last Monday. I like using music as timer whenever possible with my teens because they like listening to music and doing other things. In this activity, I used music as timer, post-its and teens’ creativity to write a story (6 sentences long) which had to be as crazy as possible. Languague level: This activity can be used with learners who can already write simple sentences and have a good basic vocabulary as it is the case of my group of 8 teens around the age of 13 and 14.

I made it doable by not focusing on a particular language point, so learners could use what they know. I wanted to break from the controlled activities that teens usually find so boring. Step-by-step: First Round Number the post-its. They will write actually not just 6 sentences, but 24 sentences! Why was it fun?

Like this: Korado Korlević: 'Ako slijedimo san, dolazi i uspjeh. Ako nemamo san, sprčkamo' - Stratego.hr. Korado Korlević je zvučno ime na hrvatskom prostoru, ali nije riječ o oportunističkom političaru ili celebrity wannabeju nego o – edukatoru. Edukacija je Koradova strast iako je široj javnosti poznat kao astronom koji je otkrio 947 te bio suotkrivač još 110 asteroida, a nakon otkrića dva kometa oni su i nazvani po njemu što, priznat ćete, nije mala stvar. S Koradom je uvijek gušt razgovarati jer nakon vremena provedenoga u razgovoru o važnosti edukacija, promišljanju o vrijednostima u životu i sličnom, čovjek dobije želju ostvariti sve svoje snove ma koliko oni neprofitni bili ili se u danom trenutku činili neostvarivima.

U nadi da malo tog zaraznog entuzijazma prenesemo i vama, donosimo intervju s Koradom. Što je po Vama najvažnije za uspjeh – poslovni, ali i osobni? Najteže pitanje odmah na početku. Kao učitelju poslovni uspjeh je uspjeh tvojih učenika, osobni bi bila neka ravnoteža osobnog života i posla. Opet trebam definirati uspjeli u svom ostvarenju. AstroFest 2013. Cambridge Conversations | All things ELT from Cambridge EnglishCambridge Conversations | All things ELT from Cambridge English. An interview with Gary Anderson | 2015 Shades of ELT. Yes! Gary Anderson has accepted to be interviewed for our 2015 Shades of ELT conference. We´re super excited about it and can´t wait to meet him in Uherské Hradiště. Make sure you check his blog before you come – On the Road with Gary: Trips and Tips. By the way, you can STILL register, too! Portrait Publication – COPYRIGHT CHOM-2013 Gary Anderson was Pedagogical Director of the language program of the former American Center in Paris where he taught and co-ordinated classes for all ages of learners.

Let´s ask Gary first a few things about teacher training. 3 things you love about teacher training Traveling, meeting teachers, and finding out more about different local teaching situations. 3 thing you find difficult about teacher training Traveling, sometimes eating and drinking too much, and occasional passive audiences. 3 things you can´t do without as a teacher trainer My remote slide changer, theme songs and friendly, interactive audiences. Are you looking forward to coming to Hradiště? Role of early childhood and primary education stressed in facilitating innovative and digital competences.

On 5-6 May, the EU Directors-General for Schools shared best practice on the issues regarding early childhood and primary education and discussed the increasing of accessibility to quality education and the effectiveness of investments in school governance systems. The role of early childhood and primary education in fostering creativity, innovations and digital competence is one of the main Presidency's priorities in the field of education and training. Technological modernisation in schools is not always the basis for an innovative learning process. Innovations and creativity are a way of thinking, whereas technologies serve as support instruments to implement ideas.

This topic has been discussed during the Presidency in several meetings, and the EU Education Ministers plan to adopt the Council conclusions on this matter at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council on 18-19 May. The meeting is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sports. 5 useful online journals for ELT professionals. A blog reader requested this post about the best online ELT journals so we were very happy that Florentina Taylor agreed to write it for us. More reader requests always welcome! Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, I will do my best to explain why the following are, in my opinion, great resources for ELT professionals.

Such a list will always be a subjective compilation dependent on personal preference, work context, accessibility and the reasons for accessing (and recommending) the respective journals. I’m hoping this will, nevertheless, answer the question. You can find an objective journal ranking tool at the end of this post. This small selection, listed here in no particular order, includes only peer-reviewed journals published in English, with at least some open access content that is likely to be of interest to ELTjam readers. Peer review is important, as it offers some guarantee of quality and reliability. TESL-EJ (open access) Like this: The Lexical Approach (with images, tweets) · ELTIreland. An interview with Lynda Steyne | 2015 Shades of ELT. We are very happy to introduce our next plenary speaker, Dr Lynda Steyne, from the Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SKA).

Lyn is an incredibly hard-working and inspiring person, who always has some excellent ideas to share (see more on grading) and whose smile fills you up with energy. We promise, you can´t wait to meet her in Uherské Hradiště! :-) Lynda Steyne is a South African born, American passport holder who’s lived in Bratislava, Slovakia, longer than anywhere else. She’s been an English teacher for over 25 years, teaching students aged nine and up in public primary and secondary schools, as well as at university. She’s served as deputy head of a secondary school, bilingual programme coordinator, and teacher trainer/mentor of incoming English teachers. Lynda recently completed her PhD in linguistics, comparing how Slovak and American students express themselves in written academic language.

Let´s start easy with the 3 x 3 question quiz. 3 things you love about teaching. A Job Teaching a Language Online With Skype During Travel. Teaching Traveling: Curious about making a career through online teaching? Learn more from Maria Ortega Garcia! Maria, tell us about your background. Maria: I am a 32 year old teacher of no fixed abode. Since I finished my degree in Arts and specialized in Applied Languages, I started teaching and traveling, and accomplished a Masters and a PhD in the meantime, all on the move. I have taught Spanish in a high school in France, French in different enterprises, and French, English and Spanish as foreign languages in different School of Languages to all ranges of ages and nationalities.

I was a language teacher working face to face in group and private classes until I started my own business working online because I wanted to travel. TT: Amazing! M: I don’t belong to the formal education system, which means that except my school year teaching in the high school in France, the rest of my teaching experience belong to school of languages. TT: Love it! M: Just do it! TT: Thanks so much, Maria! An Online Teacher's Travel to Fight Human Rights Abuses. Teaching Traveling: Welcome to the very accomplished Cameron Conaway, Social Justice Editor at The Good Men Project and award-winning author of “Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet.” Conaway was the 2011-2012 Poet-in-Residence at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand and the 2007-2009 Poet-in-Residence at the University of Arizona’s MFA Creative Writing Program. His work has appeared or been reviewed in ESPN, The Huffington Post, and Teach Magazine, among others. Cameron, tell us about your background!

Cameron: My name is Cameron Conaway and I’m a 27-year-old originally from Altoona, Pennsylvania. I’ve been a teacher for five years now. My first two years of teaching took place while I was a graduate student at the University of Arizona. I was able to teach creative writing in a juvenile detention center, on the Tohono O’odham Native American Reservation, in high schools throughout Tucson and in an undergraduate Honors class. TT: Fascinating!

TT: Wow! Which English test is best? TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge? Taking an English test is a great way to find out what level your language skills are at and might be something you need to do in order to reach your goals in the future. With so many English tests to choose from, is TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or one of the Cambridge exams best for you? Read on to find out which English test would suit you best! I want to study in a North American university If you want to study in the US or Canada, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most logical test for you to take. It’s recognised as the standard test of English ability by most universities and grad schools. Although there is a paper-based version of this test, the internet-based test (iBT) is by far the most popular way to take TOEIC. There are test centres all over the world and you can get the results back quickly.

I want to work or study in England, Australia, or New Zealand If your main goal is to study at a university, then the Academic focus is better. SKrashen: The end of the teaching profession? From Alan Maley Following IATEFL 2015 - The C Group. From Alan Maley Following IATEFL 2015 - The C Group. Creativity In Teaching and Learning: A Book Review. Maybe "Billionaire" Should Mean Helping A Billion People Instead Of Making A Billion Dollars. Damian Williams. Richmond Share. Lesson plans – a waste of time? | teflreflections. The Science Behind Happify. Learning with 'e's. Know what you know | Cerego. Learning to Learn | Cerego. Why teach empathy? Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners — What’s Hot, and What Not | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers.

Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever. Online English Teacher - London, United Kingdom - École de langues. I SPY Books. The Full English Magazine - This issue. CLIL Media: Articles. CLIL Media. Lindsay Clandfield - Please visit www.lindsayclandfield.com for more. Academic Reading Circles. 4C in ELT. Learner autonomy: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices. A Hive of Activities | Tried and tested ELT ideas. Applying the principles of scaffolding to writing. Online komunikacija i suradnja s učenicima | Digitalni tragovi. DCblog: On becoming a language teacher. Neil deGrasse Tyson | alloflondonismyplayground#

Neuro_ELT | ELT-CATION. Chris Lima's Blog. How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum. Teacher Talk » My Dear. EnglishAgenda | British Council. Creativity in English language teaching, with Alan Maley - A British Council publication. Creativity in teaching and learning: what, why, how? (London, UK + LIVE ONLINE) Tickets, London. Group Members - The C Group. Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children. How To Write For Digital Media – a book by Jeremy Day & Pete Sharma. Teacher Reboot Camp | Equipping ourselves because we love our learners! Tips to Inspire Writing | Teacher Reboot Camp. Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? ‘Drive for Quality Education of English in Japan’ by Nicky Sekino. Lesson plans – a waste of time? | teflreflections. Chronotope | Education, research and stuff. Pronunciation Games | Hancock McDonald ELT. Louise's ELT Blog: Linking Sounds Board Game. Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen.

What we’re reading. Cultural Jambalaya. ELT Blog.net | by Anthony Ash. Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen. Free and Fair ELT. Se connecter à Facebook. Tea4teachers | Tea4teacher. TESOL Greece. Learning in the 21st Century - 35th TESOL Greece International Convention - Athènes - Organisme pédagogique. Teaching English Worldwide / English Language Teaching, ELT & ESL Jobs | ELT News. The NO Project: Rattling the chains of the 21st century slave trade (Pat on the Back) Language Teaching Professionals. TEFL Reflections blog. Create an Account. Agnieszka Kruszyńska: “Play is the highest form of research.” [Albert Einstein] | ELTforum.sk Conference 2015. Interview with Julia Aliverti and Jeffrey Doonan. Conscious Parenting in a Digital Age - Boulder - Formation. Michael Vladeck. Is technology hurting language learning or is technology a language in itself? | gerclancy. Steve Kaufmann.

Why we need language teachers - The Linguist on Language. Blog de Cristina. Film English. The Image Conference | An event for ELT Professionals. Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie. Phil Wade. Close up | on teaching, learning and language. About me | close up.