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Tyson Seburn
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While this G+ community will remain open but largely unmanned and unmoderated in 2016, feel free to continue posting to it as you like.

Otherwise, we're moving main discussion posts to FB. Please read more here: http://bit.do/tleap 

If you'd like to just quickly join the FB group instead, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tleap/
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David Read

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My latest blog post on digital storytelling in EAP
What is digital storytelling? Digital Storytelling is the creation of personal or factual narratives using a range of multi-media and using some form of online webtool or app to make it available f…
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Yes, the content history course I support has had a digital assignment that requires research skills to back up their stories about an historical event. This is in addition to a paper they have to write: best of both worlds.
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Tyson Seburn
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"A heightened sense of empathy has emerged for me in the classroom and it has changed the way I approach certain aspects of how I teach EAP writing to postgraduates." ~ Jen MacDonald
A reflection by Jennifer MacDonald on a welcome consequence of writing. Empathy—to my knowledge it doesn’t appear as an outcome in any framework of qualifications for doctoral level studies. But fo...
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I put my response actually on the post itself, but yes, I do get this.
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Emma Gore-Lloyd

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Hello everyone! I'm new here, and new to EAP. Thank you, Tyson Seburn, for the ARC idea! Our course is only four weeks with only 2 classes dedicated to reading, so I adapted the idea somewhat. Here's my blog post about what we did and how it went. 
https://hiveofactivities.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/adapting-academic-reading-circles-for-a-short-pre-sessional-course/
This has been Week 2, or the first full week (minus the bank holiday) of the pre-sessional course. The students have been learning about thesis statements and how to organise their ideas in their e...
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Thanks everyone! You all inspire me. Btw, I'll have a feature article on ARC coming out in ELTAS magazine in the not-so-distant future.
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In case anyone's interested, I've just updated my book on how to write a term paper: http://bilwrite.bilkent.edu.tr/term.pdf
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Tyson Seburn
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AUGUST 2015: UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS
How do you deal with awkward moments with students? Do we do so differently in EAP than in General ESL? 

For example, +Jennifer MacDonald here talks about student-chosen names in her EAP program. I think we've all been faced with this conundrum at one point. I've had a Jelly (who liked to nickname her nickname: SexyJelly), Milk, Nutty....
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Absolutely. I have to admit that beyond a little inference here and there, I haven't tackled this issue head on with my students. I probably should.
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David Read

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My new blog post on using Quizlet to help students revise vocabulary 
Quizlet is a very popular website for creating flashcards for self or class study. To see what it can do, go to this page where I created a list of academic English terms. Along the top you can cli...
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This is the first item in my new Flipboard magazine, 'EAP Tech', please join me to collect and share stories together: http://flip.it/lCEYx
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Tyson Seburn
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JULY 2015 DISCUSSION: FAMILIARITY WITH STUDENTS AS PEOPLE
How familiar are you with your students? Do you know much about them personally? Is there a line you of familiarity you don't cross?

Attached is some fodder for consideration.
We need to treat students like the adults they are and have normal social relationships with them
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Yes, definitely age is a factor.
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#tleap is an extension community of EAP professionals to discuss issues and share ideas regarding English for academic purposes. Biweekly discussion posts take place on FB. Read more here: bit.do/tleap
 
Can people help me out with a web design question? I'm working on the website for our upcoming ELT conference and just need some feedback on which design looks better - there's only one question in the poll so it'll take literally a few seconds.
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Thanks!
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Tyson Seburn
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I'd like to also open a discussion about how this #tleap  community can best work for you. Suggestions welcome. 
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Thanks for the feedback. It's the only reason I come on to G+ too. I'm a little sad because it's getting more visually appealing (new design option), but I get it. I'm working with a colleague for new #tleap in January, so we're going to move to FB for the main community.
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Tyson Seburn
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NOV 2015: GAMIFICATION & GAME-BASED LEARNING IN EAP
I just watched the webinar below about using games in language learning contexts. I have to admit that to a large degree, I abandoned any sort of games in my classes some time ago, but it lately has piqued my interest. I guess my questions for our discussion here this month are:
a) What is the distinction between these two terms from your understanding?
b) How do you feel either fits within the EAP context?
c) What research have you come across regarding either?
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By the way, has anyone here tried Classcraft or other attempts to make the course as a whole into a game? I had a quick look and was thinking of doing something like this for my next Freshman EAP course, since it's a CBI course and the topic is "The Philosophy and Psychology of Games". Most of these things look more geared to primary/secondary education, though.
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Tyson Seburn
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OCT 2015: HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY ACCOMMODATE VARYING STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES IN EAP?
Background: As the program i teach in matures, we have been encountering different student accessibility issues and are learning through experience what to do. For example, this year, we have a student who is legally deaf. This presents many challenges with regards to listening practice, in particular. While he has excellent coping mechanisms for face to face situations, lectures can be challenging, not to mention recorded video excerpts, which we use heavily. The university, of course, has accessibility services for the general population, but they aren't exactly intended for intensive EAP courses like ours.

Have you had students with accessibility issues? How have you accommodated them? 
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Cheers Tyson. I set up a (very small) G+ community SEN in ELT just as a repository of stuff people might find useful when they get learners with special needs, be trey auditory, visual or mobility based or whatever.

Cheers.
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Tyson Seburn
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Upcoming EAP-related webinar this Friday.
ELTons webinars: 2015 winner of the Eltons Award for Innovation in Learner ResourcesWe are proud to bring you a series of webinars showcasing ideas from the 2015 ELTons winning innovations. Here
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I came across this conference, which looks to mix academics and classroom pedagogy.
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SEP 2015: WHAT ARE NEW GOALS FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR?
A new academic year quickly approaches, it's got me thinking about challenges I'll face, ways I'll aim to circumvent those challenges from the previous year, and new goals I'm setting for myself this year (e.g. formalising a research project on how academic reading circles address deeper comprehension). Are you going into this year with any new inspiration, goals, projects, challenges to face? Can we help as a #tleap  community?

PS - Have a great return to school, for everyone on a similar academic schedule!
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Drawing in the EFL class is something many teachers do in order to explain something like a grammar point or to have some fun like getting your learners to make a picture composition. I usually dra...
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An interesting technique I've never quite seen before!
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Anthony Ash

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+Angelos Bollas raises some interesting questions in EAP pre-sessional teaching

http://angelosbollastefl.com/2015/07/31/eap-overqualification-and-professional-boredom/


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I mean, I guess the idea is to maintain/control what is being taught and how well it is being taught in a very short and sprecific time period. 
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Looking for opportunities for students to connect with others outside the classroom in some sort of language exchange (Sept. -Dec. of 2015), if anyone is interested in discussing possibilities.
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Sure. Maybe you could give me some idea what you're thinking beforehand though.
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Hi thanks for welcomming me and greetings from köln in Germany. I hope I can contribute from my blog http://www.cpesamplewritings.blogspot.com 
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Feel free to share posts relevant to EAP under the appropriate category.
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