Monthly Archives: May 2014

TED-Ed

This week’s website is an expansion of one I am sure many of you are familiar with. TedEd uses videos from TED and builds lessons around them. The lessons are not EFL-specific and come in a range of topic areas, … Continue reading

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Reading Cards

Following his training day session with Hannah, Dan takes us through the new Reading Card scheme. How often do your young learners read books or speak English outside of their two hours with you? Never, said some parents when I … Continue reading

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Using songs in class

Want some ideas for songs to use in class for teenagers? The appropriately called ‘Songs for Teenagers’ has many ideas and has even got worksheets attached, so requires minimal planning! TEFL Tunes also has some songs that can be used … Continue reading

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ELT jam

What can ELT learn from Spotify? Why is teaching grammar ‘McNuggets’ a waste of time? Who is Sugata Mitra and why is he a threat to teachers? And what on earth is adaptive learning? Find out the answers to these … Continue reading

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Films For Action

Films for Action is a great resource for videos on social and environmental issues. There is a long list of categories to be explored, such as animal and human rights, globalisation, culture and climate change. Videos are also divided by … Continue reading

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Digital Play

Looking for some ideas on how to incorporate more ICT in your classroom? This blog has an extensive list of ICT activities as well as lesson plans/activity ideas to go with them. Thanks to Erin for this week’s website contribution!

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Self Observation

Following her Stone Soup session on 18 March, Christine takes us through the benefits of self observation.   Painful but invaluable. That’s how I’d sum up self-observation. All you need is a video camera (no external mic necessary) and a … Continue reading

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