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British Council Webinar: Learner Autonomy – Tools and Tips

Watch this webinar to get some useful tips and advice about promoting learner autonomy in the language classroom: via British Council Webinar: Learner Autonomy – Tools and Tips   Advertisements

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Why big groups produce simple grammar

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/linguistic-bots-explain-why-big-groups-produce-simple-grammar/

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A word expedition

Originally posted on How I see it now:
In this post, I’d like to share a method of helping your students become more independent learners, especially in terms of exploring vocabulary. The visual on the left shows a classic example…

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Half a Crossword

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It’s been a long time since I discovered the benefits of the Half a Crossword activity. I first came across the idea in the Teacher’s Bank of the coursebook I was using.…

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The Role of Wikipedia in EAP – Take Two

Originally posted on Clare's ELT Compendium:
I realised after publishing my previous post, and turning on my critical thinking brain a little too late, that I had actually written about using Wikipedia in university/academic essays – and had (*embarrassed cough*)…

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What Postgraduates Appreciate in Online Feedback on Academic Writing #researchbites

Originally posted on Clare's ELT Compendium:
In this article, Northcott, Gillies and Coutlon explore their students’ perceptions of how effective online formative feedback was for improving their postgraduate academic writing, and aim to highlight best practices for online writing feedback.…

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Coursebook activities and SLA theory – do they match?

Very useful information to take into account when planning your lessons Source: Coursebook activities and SLA theory – do they match?

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