Monthly Archives: October 2010

TEFL blog roundup: October

I’ve got a great roundup of what’s going on in the World of TEFL blogs this month. Enjoy… The Easiest Speaking Game in the World – Kalinago English Dogme vs CLIL – TEFL Tastic Adam’s adventures in mind mapping – … Continue reading

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ELT World TEFL website of the month: Kalinago English

Kalinago English The inaugural ELT World TEFL website of the month award goes to the incredibly popular blog created by freelance teacher Karenne Sylvester. This wonderful blog is written specifically for English teachers who lean towards using technology in their … Continue reading

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Richard Byrne’s 11 techy things for teachers to try this year

Richard Byrne at ‘Free Technology for Teachers‘ has put together a great list of things for teachers to do this year. From building a blog / wiki to utilising social networks, the list comes with instructions on how to implement … Continue reading

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How to fix U.S schools

How to Fix Our Schools: A Manifesto by Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee, and Other Education Leaders Washington, DC, United States: As educators, superintendents, chief executives and chancellors responsible for educating nearly 2 1/2 million students in America, these people know … Continue reading

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Dogme Style?

One topic that’s causing some heated debate over on the teacher training forum is the methodology of Dogme. This has been a topic that’s divided people since it was first mentioned by Scott Thornbury in the 1990s. Many, myself included, … Continue reading

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Italian vanilla mutton chop?

I can’t even hazard a guess as to what this might be, which is why I’m going to have the cold cow in west in special grade picks, which I hear is delicious at this time of year. Click on … Continue reading

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Teaching English pronunciation to Vietnamese students

An ESL teacher in Saigon wrote to Antonio Graceffo at the Foreign Policy Journal: “As you may have worked out already, the pronunciation of Vietnamese ESL learners is not great. I am looking at ways to try and improve the … Continue reading

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India: The ‘Khul ja sim sim’ tongue of the world

You can forget “the Queen’s English”, a term that dates back to 1592 and is snobbily defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the English language as regarded as under the guardianship of the Queen; hence, standard or correct English”. … Continue reading

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The week beats the fish soup?

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Ideas for discussing the future

Here’s a nice link to a discussion of the top ten inventions we’re likely to see this century; good for discussing the future. Each invention has an accompanying video clip. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for … Continue reading

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