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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


January 2011 Blog Posts (30)

A pause - let's think about the purpose of assessment

Today while marking student assignments, one student wrote -

"The instructor must remember the purpose is to help the student succeed!"

It reminded me of Benjamin Zander. I've written before about my praise and enthusiasm for the ideas of Benjamin Zander. Watched again his wonderful mini speech and just wanted to put it up…


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Translation Tools - oddcast and google

Today's ELT chat was about using translation in the classroom. I joined in late but the tweeting reminded me of two very "solid" automated translation tools for students and teachers.


1.  The Oddcast Translation bot


Limited to 250 characters, it is still very powerful. Type in the L1 language and then have it read…


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Chirbit - real Audio possibilities

chirbit When I think about the possibilities of using technology to learn language - it is the audio realm that really excites me. Unlike other subjects, we have ready made content to now bring directly into our classrooms. Input is the technical term - I call it the plain old thing - oral language.

I've championed from the get go such great tools as Voicethread,… Continue

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CDLP - a great listening/reading/learning site!

CDLP - The California Distance Learning Project, is one of the many governmental sites leading the way towards free online learning resources.


It doesn't have a lot of "flash" but it has an abundance of semi authentic materials with audio and extra…


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Webinar Conference Presentation - Towards Simplifying the Learning of English for Global Second Language Students

I've just completed a Slideshare presentation as part of my contribution to the 2011 Contemporary Issues Conference being held by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

The associated paper is still under review, but will be published in about one month on-line.

In the meantime, I hope you will look at it and think about the issues and ideas I've raised, and offer your constructive comments too.



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Textbook Talk - SCC

I'm putting the finishing touches on my Teach - Learn: Student Created Content coursebook.

One of the basic principles (which are outlined in the book's preface) is that the students practice language using language that comes from their own selves. The big textbook companies have tyrannically forced students to trod through their own version of reality. This… Continue

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The #1 .....(review game generator)

Is it hard to motivate your students sometimes? Don't have much time for elaborate tools? Are you looking for a way to create more classroom "togetherness"? Looking for a unique way to review material and informally assess student's language acquisition/level? Look no further than this fun and so practical game developed by a great history teacher, Andrew Field.

Fling the Teacher is a "Content generator" style game. Meaning, you the teacher just… Continue

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Three Wise Men in Spain

January 6th, Day of the "Three Wise Men" 

You can read here about this Spanish Christmas tradition and if you click on this…


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Language Garden

A grammar interactive course (well, it's a swf application)  with 5 levels, each level has 12 units, that makes a total of 60 units.


Click on the pic belo…


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Tele prompter and

Today, two quick tips of two very innovative and adaptable tools.  The Cue Prompter  and Listen/Watch as I show you them and suggest some uses.  Get the dialogues mentioned… Continue

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