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Film Links - Some great sites for using films in ELT

I guess you've heard of most of these sites.. but just in case!
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Farideh M

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Hi my name is Farideh,I want to improve my English with native English speakers,I can help you with persian, it's my native language.
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Jackie Bolen

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Classes that just won't talk? How do you handle it?
There are always some classes that refuse to talk, for whatever reasons. Here's how to handle the deadly quiet ESL class
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David E Garcia

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Great resources to learn another language.
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New interview!

Shayna from Espresso English talks about how she built her popular site while having other jobs.

We also discuss the different products she has for English learners and how she markets them.

If you're an online teacher or online teacher to be, you won't want to miss this!
 
New Interview!

If you have thought about building your online teaching business on the side while continuing with your current job, you won't want to miss this!
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Kevin Stein

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Why don't students listen to my directions? A possible answer and a new blog post:

https://theotherthingsmatter.wordpress.com/…/directions-ar…/ …

#‎iTDi‬ ‪#‎isitreallyuseful‬
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Chris Clayton

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Although it is easy to teach English vocabulary to our students, what is the best way that they can actually remember it?

Does it depend on how we teach it to them or on how the students use it after learning it?

I'd appreciate to hear what you guys think.
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Hi +Chris Clayton well, it's easy to do any job badly and the same applies to teaching vocab I guess ;)

"Does it depend on how we teach it to them or on how the students use it after learning it?"
I would say it has to be both, of course, but in my experience teachers tend to overestimate the importance of the former (teaching) and underestimate the significance of the latter (using). Part of that is probably because teachers can't really control what happens outside the classroom.

If you're interested in the issue of retention, there's a huge amount of literature on this but a good place to start is finding articles by Paul Nation, who is one of the leading authorities on what actually works in vocab acquisition/instruction.

Another way to think about it is to turn the problem around and say "What are the things which teachers/educators/etc generally think are true about vocab acquisition/instruction but in fact have no foundation in practice?"
An excellent book which addresses this exact topic is Vocabulary Myths by Keith Folse. 
There's a very useful precis of the book available here: http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/folse.htm
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Tyson Seburn

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Is Academic Reading Circles for you?
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Speaking arguably is the most important skill compared to listening, reading and writing. It is hard to figure out how to teach speaking.
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Have and has #esl
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How to teach listening? Your students need to comprehend what is being said in real life situations so as to be able to respond.
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There is a common belief that children learn languages easier and faster. However you will see it is not always true when you teach English to children.
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Hi! Many of use spend much time on Facebook. But have you ever considered using it to learn languages? Here is a simple strategy that will help you do it! :)
You use Facebook everyday, don't you? Then learn how to use it in a more effective way and turn it into the language learning machine!
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Once again another great way to assess the English language by using #googleforms  A great way to get results back to students is to use the Flubaroo add on for Google Forms. Here is a great tutorial on how to sue Flubaroo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06W3H_iDho

 Please assess your skills in using "they're, their, and there". I know it would be beneficial to get your own results but I do this exercise for practice, Try your best! 
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"They're, Their, and There"The word they're is a contraction for THEY ARE. Examples: A. They're our very best friends! B. Ask them if they're coming over tomorrow. The word their shows OWNERSHIP. Examples: A. Their dog is friendly. B. It's their bicycle. The word THERE shows place or direction. Examples: A. Look over there. B. There it is. Directions: Select they're, their, or there to complete the sentences correctly.
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Saying awesome in varied ways Happy Wednesday +TLTalk Right back at you!
 
How to say "Awesome" in different ways. Happy Wednesday everyone. #vocabulary #englishlanguage   #learnenglish  
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Thank +TLTalk for these awesome resources I just share them out. 
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David E Garcia

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Expand your vocabulary by using words with similar meanings! #esl
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Jason R Levine share his story in my latest interview. 

We talk about why he started making music for English learners, what he loves most about touring the world and performing, and his thoughts on connecting through social media.
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