EFL Classroom 2.0: Teacher Talk "When one teaches, two learn"

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Where’s Travolta?

I’ve been busy building Gif Lingua on my weekends and evenings with a strong team of developers and content editors. Slow but sure. Over the next month, we’ll complete the first 4,000 words of English in Gif book form. See the first dozen books here....

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Pass the Paper: Xmas Carol version

I love this simple version of the Pass the paper game. After the music stops, the person with the paper has to sing and finish the Christmas Carol line. A lot of fun.   EFL Classroom 2.0 members can download the PPT and get dozens...

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Thanksgiving community updates

Dear EFL Classrom 2.0 members, I”m writing to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving. Even if you don’t celebrate it, always a good reminder to be thankful for the things we have – family, friends, food, the future. It’s bee a long journey for me, over...

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The 3 Cs Of Education

The more, the longer I’m involved in education, the more clearly I’m able to see the forest for the trees. Truly. It’s something about just being there, mucking about, taking in loads of information daily that builds a soul inside oneself, the teacher. Not tooting...

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EFL Classroom Oct. Updates

Hi EFL Classroom 2.0 members, Here is a quick list of updates, new things on the community so far this month!  Hope all goes well in your own classroom and you find resources here that will help you out. View our updated magazine for all the...

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Video “snack” lessons

I’m a big proponent of short intensive language lessons based on videos.  So many great reasons to use video in this form instead of long versions/viewing. EnglishCentral does this well and teachers can get a downloadable transcript/lesson plan for each video – click “Video Details” on...

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Teaching Swear Words

“I am my language.” What a powerful phrase about how language is so wrapped up with identity. Both our own personal identity and our social identity in a larger group. A language learner aims to get to the moment where they “flow” with the language...

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Lessons Designed By The Teacher, About The Teacher

Exercise and Treadmills. I strongly believe in getting teachers to use their personal lives to motivate their students (you don’t have to reveal all!) and also getting teachers to make their own materials for teaching. The two go hand in hand. So here is a...

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FREE: Zen And The Act Of Teaching

Zen And The Act Of Teaching is a reflective journal about the “art” of teaching for inservice or practicing teachers. I created it because of my deep belief in the need for a practical book that would help teachers to reflect both in discussion and writing,...

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Best Videos For English Language Teaching

Here are the absolute best videos over the years for inspiring and teaching ELLs. Of course, also visit EnglishCentral for more great curated content that students can self-study.  Go FULL SCREEN    See our Video+ page for all our video pages. Also our Video in the...

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Gif Lingua Gets Going ….

I’m working hard with developers and content editors to build Gif Lingua –  a platform harnessing the enormous power of gif images as a “learning object”. Sign up for private beta access. Teachers will be able to instantly make gif books and download as powerpoints to...

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EFL Classroom Community Updates

I hope all teachers are enjoying their classes and “back in the saddle”! It’s conference season (today I’m heading to TESOL Panama – if any members are going, please say hello and lets get a coffee and talk shop) and I hope members will share...

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Recent Community Discussions

We have a dynamic, busy and very professional discussion group on LinkedIn – ELT Professionals. If you haven’t joined, please consider doing so. Here you can get resources but on our discussion threads, you’ll get valuable advice and info. constantly. The community is well moderated...

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30 things at 30 lesson

This is a lesson that practices the skill of “watching’.  Read more about this 5th skill here. It’s simple to do and makes a nice video based lesson.  Get the video on the EFL Classroom teaching community and also see the 100s of video based...

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In Praise of Teaching

What would the world be like without someone teaching another? You make the world a better place. Let’s pat ourselves on the back and be happy that we make a difference. This video is for YOU. Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0...

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50 Best Practices For Language Teachers

                     50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers                     “It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”                              – Arnold Palmer Through practice and experience...

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I’m a curator.

I am a proud curator. Very proud. Making music from the noise out there. to cure: to make better. curator: someone who makes things better. So yep, I’m pleased to call myself a curator. Really will begin calling myself this rather than “aggregator” (sounds too...