• References – M-learning – MICELT, Kuala Lumpur Posted by Pete on 21 October, 2014

    10680119_10152636768601855_568698068530256069_o[1]Finally! My References for the session on ‘Smartphones and tablets’ at the MICELT conference in Kuala Lumpur last month!

    Mobile learning

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  • Reviews in brief – EL Gazette Posted by Pete on 1 October, 2014

    platform1Just published – the EL Gazette, with Pete’s usual Reviews in Brief page….

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  • Handout – MICELT: 22 apps for for language learning and teaching Posted by Pete on 29 September, 2014

    Here is the one-page app handout following my workshop at MICELT earlier this month.


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  • MICELT Conference, Kuala Lumpur Posted by Pete on 25 September, 2014










    I loved the MICELT conference in Kuala Lumpur, for many reasons. Chatting and networking – it was great to talk to Ivor Timms; to attend Alan Maley’s session on theory and practice, and to speak to B. Kumaravadivelu despite a pathological inability to pronounce his name…there were some hairy moments when it came to setting up the tech but nothing the sound crew couldn’t overcome. I cannot bring myself to mention the food – apart from saying it was awe-inducing.

    I’ll be posting up a Handout soon of the 22 apps we looked at in the workshop (I counted them) and the References for the plenary on Apps and tablets, but it won’t be imminently – life is rather full post KL.

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  • Launching the Vocabulary Organizer Posted by Pete on 27 August, 2014








    It was a great last Friday in the first week of the pre-sessionals here at the Centre of Applied Linguistics, Warwick University. At long last, I could GIVE my students a Vocabulary Organizer, as opposed to describing one, or giving a pilot version. Am encouraging students to use it, now, and hope it benefits them as they continue their studies on their Masters Courses next academic year.

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  • IATEFL BESIG 2013 Prague Conference Selections Posted by Pete on 10 August, 2014

    photo (21)IATEFL BESIG 2013 Prague Conference Selections is now available on the BESIG website for members.

    Great to see ‘More apps in Business English’ (left) published in this eBook. It can be downloaded in .epub  and .mobi formats, or viewed online as a flipbook.


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  • Macmillan hosts one-week sale of bestselling apps Posted by Byron on 23 July, 2014

    This week (Mon-Fri inclusive) Macmillan are running a sale on all of their MacEd mobile apps. This includes the premium version

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    of the Sounds app, all 5 IELTS Skills apps, and the Macmillan Diccionario Pocket. Apple and Android versions are included. All apps are available for a fixed price of £1.99/$2.99/EUR 2.69, via the usual app stores. Worth knowing about and passing on!

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  • Online dictionaries – Modern English Teacher Vol. 23/3 Posted by Pete on 23 June, 2014

    UntitledI love dictionaries. What’s more, my students love dictionaries. I remember when I first saw a CD-ROM dictionary. The presenter demonstrated, “If you don’t know a word in the definition, double-click on it, and you are taken immediately to a definition of that word!” This was my introduction to hyperlinks, and I was hooked. Since that memorable moment, I have used both print and electronic dictionaries with my learners, moving from CD-ROM to DVD-ROM, to online dictionaries and apps, deftly sidestepping the ubiquitous electronic dictionaries so beloved of my students.

    For the complete article, please see “Using online dictionaries in English Language Courses’ (Pete Sharma) in the latest edition of Modern English Teacher Vol. 23/3

    It’s a cracking issue with articles on augmented reality, designing mobile-based learning experiences, teaching through Skype and Blended Learning.

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  • Cancun conference – apps workshop: Handout Posted by Pete on 11 June, 2014

    photo (17)Fantastic conference in Cancun last week! Here is the promised Handout from my workshop session on apps.


    Here is a 10-page .pdf version of my Keynote


    I hope to see many of the attendees again! Huge thanks to Richmond for organising this great event!

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  • Innovate in ELT conference, Canterbury – Handout Posted by Pete on 10 May, 2014

    Great day in Canterbury! Enjoyed giving my presentation on apps.

    Here’s a .pdf version of the PPT:


    Here’s my one-page Handout listing Apps:

    Canterbury – handout


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