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No New Posts Introduce Yourself Here

Make a quick self introduction post. Write if you are a teacher, a student, or someone interested in TESOL or ESL learning. You can list personal intormation if you wish, including business information as long as it is transparent and reliable.

1 1 Social Media and Group Chats
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Oct 3, 2019 23:31:49 GMT

TESOL Training

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No New Posts Lesson Planning

This is the step by step guide to lesson planning. You will want to check out the Session Plan Template Explanation while viewing this board.

25 33 A Framework for Planning a Listening Skills Lesson
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Jan 29, 2020 0:18:35 GMT
No New Posts TESOL Club Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University TESOL Club

3 3 Introduce Yourself
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Dec 31, 2019 23:28:56 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Pronunciation

Pronunciation involves far more than individual sounds. Word stress, sentence stress, intonation, and word linking all influence the sound of spoken English, not to mention the way we often slur words and phrases together in casual speech.

13 14 Phonetic Symbols for English
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Jan 20, 2020 22:39:51 GMT
No New Posts Genre Analysis

Genre analysis is the study of how language is used within a particular context. Genres differ in that each has a different goal and they are structured differently to achieve these goals.

21 34 Genre Analysis Top Links
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Jan 30, 2020 5:22:49 GMT
No New Posts Practice Teaching

Practice Teaching, or practicum, refers to experiences that teacher trainees have in the classroom before they take on the full range of responsibilities required for student teaching. Practicum teachers partner with a professional teacher who directs their activities and gives them feedback on any work they do.

2 2 Practice Teaching in Japan
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Dec 30, 2019 1:53:48 GMT
No New Posts English for Academic Purposes

English for academic purposes (EAP), commonly known as Academic English, entails training students, usually in a higher education setting, to use language appropriately for study. It is one of the most common forms of English for specific purposes (ESP).

9 9 How to Write a Good Task Description
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Dec 30, 2019 23:18:55 GMT
No New Posts English for Specific Purposes

English for specific purposes (ESP) is a subset of English as a second or foreign language. It usually refers to teaching the English language to university students or people already in employment, with reference to the particular vocabulary and skills they need.

5 7 What is an Authentic Text?
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Jan 18, 2020 0:19:30 GMT
No New Posts ESL Syllabus Teaching

ESL Syllabus Design. If you are an instructor of second language learners at the college level, ESL syllabus design will be a key component of your course preparation. The effectiveness of your class will greatly depend on how the lessons unfold over time.

7 7 The Role and Design of Instructional Materials
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Dec 29, 2019 23:54:35 GMT
No New Posts TESOL Methodology

This forum is designed to provide participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. Participants will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

13 15 How is Experiential Learning Applied in the Classroom
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Dec 29, 2019 23:02:59 GMT
No New Posts Assess ESL Learning

Traditional approaches to assessment are generally based on assessment of learning. Assessment of learning is generally carried out by the teacher to collect information about attainment. It is usually done at the end of a course or school year and takes the form of an exam or test which is used to assign grades and report achievement or failure.

9 10 Examples of Generalised Assessment Criteria
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Jan 5, 2020 2:03:11 GMT
No New Posts Resource Design and Management

This forum highlights the variety of English-learning resource design ideas available and provides resources to help students and teachers get the most out of ESL.

3 3 A list of excellent EAL/D resources from Australia
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Dec 29, 2019 10:36:03 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Writing to ESL Students

Writing is often overlooked in ESL teaching and learning. At a beginning level, it may be seen as a task for the intermediate and advanced stages.

10 12 The Importance of Modelling and Deconstructing Texts
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Jan 22, 2020 4:39:20 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Reading to ESL Students

Reading Mastery is very systematic. It starts by teaching word sounds and what the corresponding letters and words look like. Next, kids learn to read passages. Then they build vocabulary while increasing their understanding of what they read.

12 12 Making Reading Communicative
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Jan 22, 2020 2:58:11 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Listening to ESL Students

Teaching listening skills presents a series of challenges. It is perhaps the most ephemeral of language skills, hard to understand, teach, and assess.

10 13 Listening matters: Tasks for listening
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Jan 18, 2020 0:00:35 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Speaking to ESL Students

Teaching Speaking uses word and sentence stress, intonation patterns and the rhythm of the second language. Teachers need to select appropriate words and sentences according to the proper social setting, audience, situation and subject matter.

12 14 Developing Oracy Skills: Speaking and Listening
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Jan 14, 2020 23:50:17 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Spelling to ESL Students

Spelling will only improve with writing practice but poor spellers are often reluctant to write. When working on spelling, the emphasis should always be on ‘having a go’, rather than on the correct spelling of every word

10 10 Commonly Confused Suffixes: -ic vs. -ical
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Jan 11, 2020 2:08:29 GMT
No New Posts Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

The deductive method of teaching grammar is an approach that focuses on instruction before practice. A teacher gives students an in-depth explanation of a grammatical concept before they encounter the same grammatical concept in their own writing.

28 32 Infinitive Verbs
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Jan 20, 2020 1:06:15 GMT
No New Posts Culture in the ESL Classroom

Classroom culture involves creating an environment where students feel safe and free to be involved. It's a space where everyone should feel accepted and included in everything. Students should be comfortable with sharing how they feel, and teachers should be willing to take it in to help improve learning.

18 21 A Culturally Inclusive Environment
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Jan 21, 2020 0:46:54 GMT

OET Occupational English Test

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No New Posts OET Test Training Lesson - For Teachers

There will be a regular OET test training lesson uploaded to this forum.
Teachers interested in OET test training will contribute to the lesson plan.

7 8 OET Weekly #5: Preparing Students for a Practice Test
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Oct 29, 2019 21:58:02 GMT
No New Posts About OET

Please join our OET Training Messenger Group: https://m.me/join/AbYmFJnh5j6l9dyx

2 2 Resources for OET
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Sept 16, 2019 0:06:54 GMT
No New Posts OET 2.0 Speaking

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IELTS Test Training

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No New Posts IELTS Academic Test Training Lesson - For Teachers

There will be regular IELTS training lesson uploaded here.
Teachers interested in IELTS training will contribute to the lesson plan.
Template we shall use: http://bit.ly/2UtOv9c
Explanation: http://bit.ly/2P1s2Oi

7 8 IELTS Weekly Test Training #5
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Nov 1, 2019 0:22:47 GMT
No New Posts IELTS Academic Listening

1 1 IELTS Academic Listening
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Sept 17, 2019 23:33:03 GMT
No New Posts IELTS Academic Speaking

1 1 IELTS Academic Speaking
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Sept 17, 2019 23:33:52 GMT
No New Posts IELTS Academic Writing

1 1 Academic Writing
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Sept 17, 2019 23:30:08 GMT
No New Posts IELTS Academic Reading

1 1 Task 1: Multiple Choice
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Sept 17, 2019 23:28:44 GMT
No New Posts About IELTS Test Training

2 3 IELTS Resources
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Oct 3, 2019 23:28:35 GMT

English for Professional Development

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No New Posts About English for PD

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals in your native country.

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Fun Bridge English

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No New Posts Fun Bridge Sample Session Plan

Fun Bridge Sample Session Plan: bit.ly/2z2drau
Check it out, then think of your own lesson plans and ideas, then post it as a new thread.

3 6 Fun Bridge Lesson Plan Development - [Genre Analysis]
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Oct 22, 2019 23:02:58 GMT
No New Posts Fun Bridge Teaching Guide

Fun Bridge Teaching Guide: bit.ly/2zaG5Gw
Please read and provide feedback and ideas on how we can simplify the process.

1 1 Fun Bridge Teaching Guide
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Aug 25, 2019 2:08:25 GMT
No New Posts All about Fun Bridge

Fun Bridge officially started in 2014 after successfully using similar programmes in kindergartens across Japan by its creator, Pieter Van Leuven. The programme was developed to get students to not only sing, but also to understand the context of what they were singing, and get more involved and after some practice, to sing the songs without teacher input.

2 2 About Fun Bridge English
by Admin
Aug 27, 2019 12:16:55 GMT
No New Posts Ask Pieter

Ask Pieter, the founder of Fun Bridge, your questions here.

3 3 About Fun Bridge
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Aug 27, 2019 12:15:03 GMT

English Australia

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No New Posts About ELICOS

English Australia, formerly known as ELICOS Association of Australia, is an industry association of English language schools for students from overseas studying in Australia.

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Admin: A whole-school approach to EAL programming and provision
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Admin: Learning Intentions: bit.ly/2QLzQl3 Jan 5, 2020 12:01:03 GMT
Admin: Effective Feedback
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Admin: List of Suffixes and Suffix Examples [http://bit.ly/35krohW] Jan 6, 2020 0:50:13 GMT
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Admin: Speaking and Listening Across the Curriculum

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Admin: What Are Learning Outcomes?
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Admin: Functions of Speech Exercise:
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Admin: Syntax Phrases and Labels
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Admin: Infinitive Verbs:
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Admin: Help with Infinitive Verbs
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Admin: Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade
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Admin: Reading Foundational Skills
Grades 3-5 Student Center Activities
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
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Admin: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 IPA Symbols: bit.ly/2t87zgG Jan 29, 2020 22:20:12 GMT
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