First I want to thank Steve Cornwell and all of the staff, guest speakers, and all the wonderful people I met at the Osaka ACLL/ACTC 2014! I look forward to next years event and I strongly recommend this conference in order to get a broader view of languge teaching practice and research across Asia!
Regarding my presentation, if you would like references to the literature I mentioned please click here.
Also since there has been a lot of interest in what we do with our writing program… here is the pdf of my powerpoint. Enjoy!
In addition, there will be a video coming up soon on how to make an example-driven style of feedback for writing, so please stay tuned….
See on Scoop.it – vocabulary learning
QuizBean is the easiest way to create and share online quizzes with your friends. It’s totally free, so what are you waiting for? Make your first quiz!
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See on Scoop.it – Computer Aided Language Learning
why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.
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5 Ways to be a Calmer More Effective Teacher by Michael Linsin
Five, all you need is five bits of advice to have to teach students in a calm, collected manner. Interesting advice is here for teaching language, and for teachers in general.
See on Scoop.it – Fluency development in Foreign Languages
First, stop expecting kids to pay attention. They don’t owe you anything. They’re only in school because it’s the law and their friends are there. There are two solution types. The first is a workaround. Here are some examples of short-term solutions for attention-building…
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