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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning

Presenting language in small fragments hoping that they will one day automatically transform into fluent near-native talk may not be enough. My talk at TESOL Greece highlighted some ways in which skilled performers achieve excellence and focused on practical activities promoting holistic language learning using a variety of free online tools. Fragments of knowledge The…
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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Our Nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2012 – #eddies 2012

Here are our nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2012. Best individual blog Tony Gurr’s Blog All Things Learning – because he worries about his posts and I like the way he thinks about teaching and learning  Best individual tweeter Shellt Terrell @ShellTerrell because she always tweets great content and is a great educator besides Best…
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Παληά αναγνωστικά: ένας θησαυρός στην οθόνη σας

Μπορεί σ’αυτές τις σελίδες να δημοσιεύω σχόλια που έχουν να κάνουν με την ξενόγλωσση παιδεία, αλλά, νοσταλγικά, αναδημοσιεύω τα παρακάτω, με πολλές ευχαριστίες στον ΟΔΕΓ για την τακτική και πλούσια ενημέρωση Παληά αναγνωστικά: ένας θησαυρός στην οθόνη σας Μια τεράστια δουλειά του blog gnoseis ολοκληρώθηκε. 22 παλιά αναγνωστικά, από το 1936, έχουν ψηφιοποιηθεί και εκδοθεί ηλεκτρονικά με τη…
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Great write-up of my talk at the aPLaNet Project Launch Conference by Aslı Sağlam Many thanks Aslı!

Online Teacher Development Works Best – 15 Reasons Why

This post was originally written for Nik Peachey’s Learning Technology Blog and it has been reproduced here with his kind permission.  I’ve started this article with quite a bold statement, but it’s a conclusion that I have been coming too over the course of quite a few years now. I should really put this into…
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#ELTchat: the loss of eltchat.com – Plan B

For the last – well, almost two years now, since September 15 2010, #ELTchat has kept us on our toes and forged hundreds of professional and personal relationships amongst its followers who turn up on Twitter every Wednesday to talk about topics they have suggested and voted on – a community of peers which was…
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Why do I Blog?

I am a teacher educator from Athens, Greece. I train English language teachers and help them become better teachers in the classroom. I started blogging in late 2009 my first blog,  Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters (in English), was followed by this blog which was originally intended to include topic areas more focused on the Greek teaching and…
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My Learning English journey

For the May #ELTchat challenge, I am handing over our blog to one of my Business English students, Adrian, who has managed to develop a host of helpful learning strategies to use outside the classroom, independently of his teacher. Adrian has travelled a long distance from studying in a fairly traditional learning environment to turning…
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#ELTchat at the ELTons Awards

ELTons Awards Nomination News May 23, 2012 Innovation in Teacher Resources We are very proud, pleased and honoured to be shortlisted in the nominations for an ELTons award, “the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching (ELT).” For a whole week my blogs will be celebrating the ELTons  award nomination and shortlisting of the #ELTchat  website  and #ELTchat, a weekly online discussion on Twitter…
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