22nd EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival

EFL Classroom 2.0 will host the 22nd EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival April 1st.

Submit your entry in our handy Blog Carnival Submission Form.
There will be special prizes to all entrants and the entries will get special attention on FB – Facebook.

You can blog about anything ELT but I’ll be presenting the carnival in a creative way on Facebook – so you’ll get lots of attention!  Here’s the crazy thing we did last time…
I hope many will support the blog carnival and keep it growing!

David

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ddeubel

Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

2 Responses

  1. Greg McCall says:

    David- amazing job on this site and resource! You are already doing so much with Karafun and subtitling.

    I am working in a school system that is under the “No Child Left Behind” restructuring program.

    Over the last three years we have transitioned to grade level curriculum plans, common reading assignments -common assessments, proscribed instructional plans (Scholastic Read180, Achieve3000), RTI & Myaccess.com(writing instruction), common collaborations, and a continuous line of inspection teams. Mostly it sounds as if this is a good thing.
    Students have double English, double Math -they lost Art, PE and Music. I no longer have time for group reading –besides what we ‘can’ cover is well out of their range. Harry Potter is no longer acceptable. I have a hard time even doing 15 minutes of ‘Musicals’ (not part of proscribed curriculum -see http://sls4reading.com/MyClassroomUsage.aspx for explanation)

    I am still teaching my students how to make SLS videos -www.sls4reading.com – however – the only thing saving my little bit of autonomy is that my students are progressing.

    I am so happy to see another teacher out there working so hard to promote the benifits of SLS, Karafun and music. Thanks again!

  2. ddeubel says:

    Greg,

    thanks for dropping in. I got you about teachers being left behind by the “no child left behind” reform. I’m continually boggled by how we can’t just focus on getting passionate and good educators in the classroom and then leave them to produce the goods! Always so much b.s. imposed from above or the outside.

    I got into karaoke for reading, like you. But since my kids at that time were mostly ESL, it continued as I went into teacher training. Andrew Finch, a prof in Korea is one of a number who are using karafun with preservice teachers. There are others out there!

    You have the right approach – student made content/curriculum is powerful stuff. On many counts, even just the skill of making the video – beyond language.

    Check out gosing too, have you heard of it? It’s fun for parties etc… Find it through my main karaoke post here.
    http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/2010/05/12/karaoke-to-teach-english/

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