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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

Lesson Planning – Week 2

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m a bit behind in with my participation in the TESOL’s Electronic Village Online. With moving, I’m just now catching up. I’ve joined the lesson planning discussion. I’ve found the daily email digests a bit overwhelming, but the wiki seems pretty useful. For week two, we watched a video and read a handful of articles […]

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Tags: blog · TESOL EVO 2008 · theory · video

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

US Peace Corps EFL/ESL Training Manuals

December 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The US Peace Corps has two very practical manuals on teaching English. Because volunteers are usually not ESL professionals, the manuals are very accessible. In addition to practical teaching advice, they also feature a bunch of lesson plan ideas. One deals with TEFL / TESL in general, while the other is aimed specifically at teaching […]

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Tags: blog · ESL resources · lesson plans · 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

The Logic of Spoken English – and How to Teach it

December 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Dave Willis just posted a paper on teaching spoken English on his website. I haven’t given it a close reading, but it looks like a good read for anyone interested in how the grammar of spoken English differs from that of written English. He also offers a lot of practical teaching advice. Spoken English is […]

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Tags: blog · ESL resources · speaking · 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

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