Do *you* use a global coursebook? If so, please read on…

I’m sure many of us find ourselves in this situation, so here’s a chance to help out some colleagues and share our ideas.

Lizzie Pinard

When it comes to global coursebooks, everyone has an opinion regarding their qualities and flaws, and everyone has their own special ways of using them when required to do so…

Heather Buchanan (Leeds Metropolitan University) and Julie Norton (University of Leicester) are doing some research on this topic and are interested in finding out about your views and uses. They will share the results of this research as part of a presentation at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate next month.

Participation in this project is completely voluntary and anonymous. If you would like to help, by sharing your views on global coursebooks and your uses of them, please visit the following link:

Global coursebook questionnaire

When you click on this link, you will be taken to a page which provides you with more information about the project and will then be given a choice of…

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Preparing

In this post Nathan Hall explores the advantages for students of pre-listening activities. This post is part of the 1st ELT Research Blog Carnival.

ELT Reflections

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Note: This post is my submission for the 1st ELT Research Blog Carnival. If you are interested in knowing more about writing one yourself, please go to the ELT Research Blog Carnival website.

I was barely 16 and has just moved to the ‘big city’ when I started looking for my first job. With a fist full of resumes and a dress shirt and tie on, I wandered up and down the shopping mall looking for help wanted signs when I spotted a notice in the photo store window. Having grown up around photographers and my dad having a photo shop and studio when I was younger, I thought this would make a great fit. I strode up to the counter and asked for the manager. She came out and I politely introduced myself and handed her my resume. She took a minute to look…

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Beginners’ guide to using technology in language lessons

Here is a link to another great article from The Guardian, which examines different ways of incorporating technology into the language classroom. It is simple and clear, ideal for teachers just beginning to explore the possibilities that technology offers for enhancing the experience of our language learners.

http://gu.com/p/3fqb5

TESOL Greece Summer Event in Nafplio

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This year TESOL Greece supports Greece and its wonderful destinations and it is proud to announce a day trip to Nafplio with Christina Bakopoulou as a speaker. Find more info at our flyer https://smore.com/jgdm

Join the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/140941819427215/

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Learning English – News English Extra – News Words: News jargon

Deutsch: Logo des Fernsehsenders BBC World News.

Here is a listening lesson from the BBC’s classic learning English website on the use of jargon in the news. Both the listening text and the worksheets are downloadable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/newsextra/2010/03/100325_nw_news_jargon.shtml

Ben Goldstein

BRAZTESOL and IATEFL LTSIG

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Ben Goldstein talks about his closing plenary session at The Image Conference in Barcelona on Saturday 8th June.

You can read more about Ben and his session here.

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The Moving Image: A history of video in ELT

Closing plenary

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19-00 – 20.00

From the BBC’s series Follow Me in the 1970s to the YouTube Generation and the Decentralized Classroom, how has the role of video changed in the last 40 years? This talk will look at how the moving image has moved on and analyse what may happen in the future.

Ben Goldstein has taught English for over twenty years and currently works on The New School’s MATESOL program (New York). He is lead author of the adult coursebook series New Framework and The Big Picture (Richmond). He has also published Working with Images and English Unlimited Advanced (Cambridge). His interests in ELT include images, intercultural…

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