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Paul Beaufait

Teaching Topics: Jack C. Richards - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 - 5 views

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    This page features a compilation of over twenty videos (YouTube) and related materials (PDFs) on language learning and teaching produced by Jack C. Richards.
Paul Beaufait

News in Levels: How to Use - For Teachers - 6 views

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    This page offer tips on using leveled news and other stories, such as:

    - having students take turns reading (aloud to one another) and translating (interpreting) the whole text (aloud to one another), sentence by sentence (Reading, item 2, 2013.06.04); and
    - playing the media over and over during a subsequent lesson, until every student understands (Reading, item 6, 2013.06.04).

    It doesn't explain the leveling system.
Paul Beaufait

TEFL Glossary - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 - 9 views

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    Extensive glossary of basic Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) terms, including acronyms and grammatical terminology
Paul Beaufait

M that learning! - 11 views

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    On this blog, Vinicius Lemos presents learning activities and tips  "utilizing mobile devices like smartphones, digital cameras and tablets."
Paul Beaufait

How to use TeacherTrainingVideos.com - 4 views

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    Video introducing Russell's website and the various types of videos it provides for learners of English and teachers interested in using technology in ELT and other areas
Paul Beaufait

TOEFL Equivalency Table - TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS Score Comparison Chart - 3 views

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    Vancouver English Centre (VEC) comparison of various tests, score ranges, and approximate VEC levels, with links to PDF of English Language Competency Descriptor for the IBT TOEFL Test, and to a directory of Language Schools in Vancouver
Paul Beaufait

omigrad - YouTube - 10 views

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    "Kid's Songs - Official ELF Learning Playlist 1-10 of 13 / Fun songs for children and students" (2012.06.19)
Paul Beaufait

ESP for Busy College Students: Is the Blend of In-Class, Online & Mobile Learning the A... - 4 views

  • Neumeier (2005) more broadly defines a hybrid learning environment as “a combination of face-to-face (FtF) and computer assisted learning” used in a single course delivery context (p. 164).
  • hybrid language learning courses are “only going to foster successful language learning if they are carefully designed on the basis of an analysis of the participants’ needs and abilities” (p. 176).
  • Learning English for Special Purposes requires a high degree of interaction with peers, teachers, and content. Effective interaction with content was built into the instructional design, however increased levels of communication with peers and teachers are essential and these can be achieved only through the Internet.
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  • writing practice and communication were conducted mainly through the computer not the mobile devices
  • students were in agreement that the blend of in-class, online and mobile delivery was an optimal solution for internationally trained immigrants learning English in a post-secondary context. They found the combination of 1) speaking taught primarily face-to-face, 2) listening taught on the mobile devices and 3) writing taught mainly online to be an effective approach.
  • the in-class component seemed to maintain the integrity of the hybrid course overall as it fostered a sense of community amongst the learners. As noted by participants, it was the design of the materials and the way in which they were presented, not the technology used, that impacted the effectiveness of the course the most.
  • The traditional classroom meetings though, were found most beneficial in promoting face-to-face interaction, ad-hoc speaking, pronunciation practice and the development of other communication competencies supported by visual cues.
  • the findings indicate that students’ progress was enabled by effective instructional design integrating goals and content relevant to the specific group of learners, together with the appropriate methods and media which enabled and enhanced interaction within the content.
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    Palalas, Agnieszka. (2010). ESP for busy college students: It the blend of in-class, online & mobile learning the answer? IALLT Journal, 41(1). Retrieved November 22, 2011, from http://www.iallt.org/iallt_journal/esp_for_busy_college_students_is_the_blend_of_in_class_online_mobile_learning_the_answ
Paul Beaufait

BBC - CBeebies - Story Time: Watch and read along to stories featuring all your favouri... - 11 views

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    Site offering activities and stories in various thematic groups: Animals and Nature, Everyday Life, Seasonal, Fairy Tales, Poems and Rhymes, World Stories, and Colour in Stories (2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for pointing out this site!
Paul Beaufait

Online Audio Stories - 14 views

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    "Free Downloadable Audio Books ... [:] fairy tales, classics[,] and poems for children" (headline and tagline, 2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for pointing out resources on this site!
Paul Beaufait

I'm Reading! [Starfall] - 9 views

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    Menu of online reading collections: Three Little Plays, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Comics, Folk Tales, Greek Myths, and Chinese Fables (2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for point out resources on this site (Starfall, Fiction and Non-Fiction)!
Paul Beaufait

English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange - 17 views

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    This is "a collaboratively edited question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required" (Welcome! 2011.02.02).
Valentina Dodge

YouTube - English360's Channel - 14 views

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    With English360, English teaching is changing. Our web-based learning platform can be used to create and deliver face-to-face, online and blended courses. Teachers an create personalised courses using digital authoring tools that let you combine coursebook content from Cambridge University Press
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    What a great way to improve learning in the online field. Thanks for posting!
Paul Beaufait

Phonetic Chart of IPA symbols - 12 views

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    "This web page is for people interested in learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. This is a useful skill for learners and teachers of English who may want to check the pronunciation of a word in a dictionary. Use the phonetic chart to learn the sounds of English. Then do a quiz to see how well you have learnt them" (The Phonetic Chart, ¶1).
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