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IATEFL Global Issues Social Network

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

IATEFL’s Global Issues special interest group just launched a social network (using Ning). I have found this group’s email list to be a tremendous resource, and I look forward to seeing how this site develops. Thanks to Nik Peachey for setting it up!

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Tags: blog · ESL resources · global issues resources · professional organizations · teacher tools

Greening an Intensive English Programme

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

An article I co-wrote was recently published in IATEFL’s GISIG newsletter. I’m not entirely sure how one gets a copy of the newsletter (joining the email list might be a good place to start) but here is the article. The article details the project we undertook to make an intensive English program more environmentally responsible. […]

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Tags: blog · journals · my articles · professional organizations · the environment · theory

Reminder: TESOL EVO 2008 starts January 14th

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments

I mentioned this before and I wanted to remind you that from January 14 to February 24, TESOL is offering a free, online conference. The session are open to non-TESOL members, and are conducted through Yahoo email groups. The Electronic Village Online is run by TESOL’s computer assisted language learning (CALL) interest section, so the […]

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Tags: blog · CALL · conferences · ESL resources · professional organizations · TESOL EVO 2008 · theory

Global Issues, Everyday Actions

December 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Several months ago I wrote a paper explaining my individual activism project for JALT’s Global Issues in Language Education newsletter. Since the newsletter is mailed to my parents house, I never actually knew if it had been published. Turns out it has!

Here it is as a .doc file, and I’ve posted it below if you’d prefer to read it in your browser. And here’s the bibliographic info:

Royal, D. (2007). Global Issues, Everyday Actions. Global Issues in Language Education, 65, 15-17.

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · journals · lesson plans · my articles · professional organizations · theory

TESOL Electronic Village Online 2008

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

From January 14 to February 24, TESOL is offering a free, online conference. In addition to being free, the session are open to non-TESOL members. The Electronic Village Online is run by TESOL’s computer assisted language learning (CALL) interest section, so the sessions are mostly technology-focused. To participate in a session, you simply join the […]

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Tags: blog · CALL · conferences · ESL resources · listservs · professional organizations · TESOL EVO 2008 · theory

ELT Dogme

October 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

I realize that I’m late to the party on this one, but I just became aware of the dogme approach to English language teaching. It’s a stripped down, learner-centered approach that seems to mirror my own classes in a lot of ways. A few highlights: The content most likely to engage learners and to trigger […]

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Tags: blog · ESL resources · listservs · professional organizations · theory

ESL World News Report / ESL Chatterbox #3

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Larry Ferlazzo posted today about ESL World News Report, a free site offering an “unbiased and objective” 4-page electronic newspaper every Monday of the school year. The paper attempts to help keep adult ESL students informed about important global events, and prepare them for responsible citizenship. I haven’t looked at it in much detail yet, […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · ESL resources · global issues activities · journals · professional organizations · reading

Podcast #20 – K12 Online Conference and Issues in Chinese Education

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 This week, I talk about the K12 Online Conference, primarily giving some of my thoughts on the pre-conference keynote. Keynote speaker David Warlick talks about how Web 2.0-type technology is changing how we should approach our students, and I reflect on how this applies to language teaching. I also make some comments about the […]

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Tags: blog · China · conferences · ESL resources · k12online07 · podcasts · professional organizations · theory

K12 Online Conference

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments

The K12 Online Conference is a free online conference inviting participation from educators around the world interested in using Web 2.0 tools and technologies in their teaching. The 2007 conference began with a pre-conference keynote on October 8. Over the following two weeks (October 15-26) forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog […]

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Tags: audio · blog · computer stuff · conferences · ESL resources · k12online07 · professional organizations · theory

Ning / Global Education / EFL Classroom 2.0

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Ning is a site that allows users to create social networks. Each network is made up of individual pages, along with forums, group blogs and file libraries. I’m new to Ning, but there seems to be a lot of potential here for professional collaboration. I recently joined two networks: EFL Classroom 2.0 and Global Education. […]

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Tags: ESL resources · global issues resources · listservs · professional organizations