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ESL : Listening : Podcasts - 36 views

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    List of podcast resources for ESL teachers and learners. Can be used in many different educational settings.
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The use of social networking sites for foreign language learning: An autoethnographic s... - 19 views

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    Despite their spectacular growth in both daily life and mainstream education, little research to date has been conducted concerning the use of social networking sites in foreign language learning. The aim of this study, therefore, is to examine the use of such sites to learn a foreign language. Using an auto-ethnographic approach that included self-aware participation, learner diaries and peer debriefing, we investigated the social networking site Livemocha to study Korean from our perspectives as native speakers and experienced teachers of English. Specifically, we focused our questions on aspects of socio-collaborative principles and practice. Results of a grounded, thematic analysis indicate that the site had number of counter-productive pedagogical impediments to language learning that included, for example, flaws in site design. We conclude our paper with suggestions for improved foreign language learning through social networking sites.
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Social Learning Tools for the School Classroom - 119 views

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    This is a new page  of the Directory showing SOCIAL tools particularly targeted at (or very useful) for the primary, junior, middle and secondary school classrooms. (The rest of the Directory also provides useful tools)
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The technoLanguages Blog - 42 views

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    A blog that focuses on technology in the language classroom. Interesting observations from a primary teacher outside of Melbourne, Australia, and the use of technology in the classroom.
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