Monthly Archives: November 2010

An Interview with Guofang Li (NNEST of the Month)

United States: Dr. Guofang Li is an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University. In this interview, conducted by the TESOL Nonnative English Speaking Teachers (NNEST – what a catchy … Continue reading

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My EduBlog Awards nominations

So, here are my nominations for this year’s awards: Best individual blog Kalinago English Karenne Sylvester’s blog was recently the recipient of the inaugural ELT World TEFL Website of the month award. Karenne has, basically, managed to foster a sense … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what teachers make?

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(Poor) use of English stirs fear of job loss for Japanese

Tokyo: In the cafeteria at the headquarters of Japan’s top online retailer Rakuten, employees with furrowed brows can often be seen trying to comprehend the company’s strictly English language menus. The online giant, notes Asia One Business website, is swapping … Continue reading

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ELT World TEFL Website of the month: Breaking News English

Breaking News English Following on from last month’s worthy winner, Kalinago English, The TEFL website of the month award for November goes to the fabulous resource Breaking News English. This wonderful website is the brainchild of the hard working Sean … Continue reading

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Are your students using Wikis to strengthen vocabulary skills?

That’s the question being posed by ‘Teacher Magazine‘. ‘Think about all the ways you promote content vocabulary in your classroom‘, they demand. ‘Got that bulletin board? Got that word wall? Got a few posters with pictures and words around your … Continue reading

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Ganbei! China embraces the English language

In an effort to promote internationalism, China is learning English. Over the next five years, all state employees younger than 40 will be required to master at least 1,000 English phrases, and all schools will begin teaching English in kindergarten. … Continue reading

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Become a ‘Roving Reporter’ at IATEFL Brighton

Enter the competition to become a Roving Reporter at the IATEFL Annual International Conference, Brighton 15 – 19 April 2011 The British Council and IATEFL will send four Roving Reporters to the IATEFL Conference in Brighton, UK in April 2011. … Continue reading

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Latest from Delta Publishing

Each month Delta Publishing is offering free materials for teachers. November’s Delta Download is Part 3 of their serialisation of The Minimax Teacher by Jon Taylor from Delta Publishing’s Professional Perspectives series. Click here to find out more and download … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly (TEFL blog happenings)

Here’s what I’ve been reading over the last week or so… God-like genius: T is for Teacher Training – Scott Thornbury doin’ the Bull Dance. Feelin’ the flow. Workin’ it. Workin’ it. This blog is technotronic: mLearning misconceptions – Gavin … Continue reading

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