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  • WHO ARE MY CLASSMATES?
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 30 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This activity presents an example of a language lesson that uses public social networks.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Action Research in Your Language Classroom: Applicable, Collaborative and Empowering (ACE)
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    By Netta Avineri | 26 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: In this virtual seminar, we will explore how language teachers can enhance student learning in their classrooms through action research. We will discuss the eleven steps for conducting Applicable Collaborative, and Empowering (ACE) action research, reflecting upon & taking action to improve your pedagogical practices in your language classroom. There will be tips, approaches, and hands-on activities, as well as opportunities for discussion and Q&A.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Supporting Adult English Learners With The 6 Principles®
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    By Andrea B. Hellman, Kathy Harris and Amea Wilbur | 12 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: In this interactive webinar, the authors of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Adult Education and Workforce Development explore ways that the 6 principles can guide effective instruction when working with adult English learners. The authors describe practical strategies, including examples from classrooms. They also explore how to apply principles 1 and 2 to support special populations in different contexts as well as ways to collaborate with colleagues around the 6 principles. Bring your questions.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Just Vocabulary | ESL Podcast for learning SAT and GRE vocabulary
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    By Jan Folmer | 11 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: Just Vocabulary is a daily 5 minute (audio) podcast aimed at growing your English vocabulary. 
    The JustVocabulary podcast is a daily ESL (English as a Second Language) podcast for learners at an intermediate to advanced level from all around the world. The 5-minute audio podcast is aimed at growing your English vocabulary, and it focuses on SAT and GRE vocabulary. The goal is to improve and increase your English vocabulary, and help you with English tests like GRE, SAT, TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. To enhance your learning, you can also access our vocabulary flashcard modules.
    The English language has a very large vocabulary, and the goal of the podcast is to share with the listeners the English words that I found whilst reading, listening to audiobooks, watching movies, etc.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Classroom Management Techniques
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This resource will share strategies and techniques on handling and managing classroom issues at all levels.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Integrating Critical Thinking into ESL/EFL Class
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description:

    This lesson is part of an ESP course designed for chauffeurs of a multinational organization with international footprints. The course is designed after conducting the needs analysis. The purpose of the course is to enable them to converse and communicate in English. So the employees can interact with their peers, foreigners and local officials, greet and guide somebody, give details about themselves, their locations and nationalities, demonstrate politeness in their speech, and comprehend the target language proficiently. 

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Descriptive Writing through Literature
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for teaching basic descriptive writing to intermediate level students through peer assessment. Each lesson is designed for 60 minutes. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Strategies for a Content Instructor in EMI
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    By Adeel Khalid | 06 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This resource will share different strategies for content instructors in an EMI class to keep the students interested in the content and provoke their critical insight. 
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • PBL through Portfolio Assessment
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    By Adeel Khalid | 06 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This portfolio assessment can be used to foster critical thinking, communication and collaboration in a project based learning environment through reflective teaching and learning practices.  
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • LESSON PLANS FOR (1) PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE FOR REPORT WRITING (2) PHRASES AND VERBS USED IN REPORTS
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 20 Aug 2019
    Resource Description:

    Lesson Plan 1 describes how to write coherent paragraphs in the observation section of academic report writing and how to sum up ideas in the conclusion section.

    Lesson Plan 2 describes the use of linguistic features associated with specific text styles. 

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • The attempt of a supplementary exercise in the usage of articles for Japanese ELLs
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    By Kazushi Mito | 16 Aug 2019
    Resource Description:

    Abstract:

    It is well known that the most common mistake that Japanese English Language Learners (ELLs) make is with the use of articles when composing English sentences for both writing and speaking (e.g., Yamada & Matsuura, 1998; Akamatsu & Tanaka, 2008). As a Japanese-English bilingual teacher, I have been trying to correct this particular mistake, with understanding of the characteristics of the Japanese language. This is a report of an attempt to conduct supplementary exercises, particularly for Japanese ELLs, to correct their mistakes in using articles. 

    Resource Type: Activities
  • FORMATTING OF INTRODUCTION SECTION OF ACADEMIC REPORT WRITING
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 14 Aug 2019
    Resource Description: A lesson plan is designed for teaching to introduce formatting of specific text style for the students of Intermediate Part 1. The first part of academic report writing that is introduction section is practiced here with the help of activities.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • [S]So Many ‘Englishes’! What Does This Mean for Writers and Publishers?
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    By Sherrise Roehr and Karen Spiller | 17 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: We live in an age of many ‘Englishes’! British or American English? Standard or ‘new Englishes’? And what about EFL, ESL and ELF? This webinar will take a look at the key characteristics of these labels. It will consider how they influence the content and development process of ELT materials and offer examples and tips to help writers and publishers deal with the constraints and embrace the opportunities.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Lesson Plans For Business Letter Writing
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    By Ms. Munaza Akhter | 15 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for formal business letter writing. Each lesson plan is for a class of 60 minutes.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Math Screener for ELs
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: This math screener aims to assess basic math computation without being language heavy.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • [S]What We Talk About When We Talk About Interaction: Creating Online Learning Tasks
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    By Lindsay Clandfield | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Learner interaction. Interactive activities and games. Interactive software and interactive whiteboards. The word ‘interact’ and its various forms have been very popular in language education and especially in education technology. But it is increasingly used to talk about learners interacting with software, and not with each other. This talk aims to redress that balance, and looks a task design for online courses that involves learners and instructor interacting with each other either synchronously or asynchronously. I’ll look at different patterns of interaction and types of interaction that we commonly engage in virtual environments.  For the practically-minded, this talk will include several fun activities I have done with learners on Whatsapp, Facebook and online forums.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Unit Assessment Tracker and Reflection Questions
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Teachers collect pre and post test unit assessment data and answer reflection questions.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • ELPT Data Reflection Form
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    By Monica Vaughn-Flam | 06 Jun 2019
    Resource Description: Teachers can complete worksheet and answer questions about ELPT/WIDA data. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Supporting Multilingualism in the Classroom: Teachers Generating Knowledge through Innovative Practice
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    By Jim Cummins | 08 May 2019
    Resource Description: During the past two decades, there has been a significant shift in orientation among applied linguists from endorsement of largely monolingual approaches to English language teaching towards multilingual approaches that position learners’ home languages as legitimate cognitive tools and as resources for learning. The webinar will discuss the evolution of this perspective, its theoretical and empirical rationale, and future directions. A central theme in the presentation is that the legitimacy of multilingual approaches has been established by teacher-initiated instructional innovations in which teachers have assumed the role of knowledge-generators rather than simply transmitters of curriculum content.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Connected Speech Meets Digital Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) Stories
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    By James Nokes | 26 Apr 2019
    Resource Description:

    The following is an adapted, technology-mediated, connected speech activity, where learners participate in the development of a fictional world, while simultaneously negotiating connected speech features such as schwa reduction, contraction, and assimilation.

    Resource Type: Activities