mELTing Activities, Lessons and IdeasAbout meWhat do you need to know about me? Well, if you're interested in this blog, odds are you work in EFL or education so let's start there. :) I've been working as an EFL teacher in Turkey for since 2000. I initially did my teacher training in Barcelona, Spain and Turkey was the first stop on an international adventure of language teaching and travelling. 11 years on, I'm still here as over the years, the desire to teach language has overtaken the desire to travel. I currently work with children in a private primary school but I have worked with adult learners as well, teaching both general English and prep classes for exams like IELTS, TOEFL and FCE. As a teacher, I believe in promoting learner autonomy and critical thinking skills and I see effective use of technology and taking a leaf out of the Dogme ELT/Teaching Unplugged book as the way to do this.
ESL, English Grammar Exercises, Video lessons,Quizzes, Vocabulary Exercisestake a photo and…. | The eltpics ideas site for teachersEnglish Lessons for Kids - KizSchool.comTwitter for Professional DevelopmentToday I’m doing another introduction to the world of Twitter and blogs, this time for students following the DELTA at IH Newcastle. For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that I’ve done a few of these now, and I’m trying to refine the presentation to make it as useful as possible. This time I decided to create a post, then talk teachers through everything referring back to the post so that they can see where to find the information again (while attempting to avoid Death by Blogpost). P.S. How do I find out about what I’m interested in? The amount of information available on Twitter can be a bit overwhelming. Go to Tweetchat and type in a hashtag you’re interested in to find out what kind of information is being shared at the moment. What are all of these strange symbols? Looks interesting. Watch Russell Stannard‘s excellent step-by-step introduction to Twitter and follow his instructions. There are so many people on Twitter. There’s so much stuff here. You have 140 characters.
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