ETpedia™ 500 ideas for Business English teachers John Hughes and Robert McLarty Pavilion Publishers and Media Ltd 978-1-911028-20-8 The appearance of ‘500 ideas for Business English teachers’ is good news both for teachers starting out in business English and for more experienced teachers. It is packed with tips, ideas and activities. For the rest of … Continue reading Review – 500 Ideas for Business English Teachers in ETP
Delighted that the latest edition of the Newsletter on Blended Learning is going out overnight tonight....there's still time to subscribe by visiting http://www.psa.eu.com/resources/newsletter/ It includes a full review of the Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning in language learning and a lovely quote from participants of the BL course at Bells, Cambridge, pictured above....
From Whiteboards to Web 2.0: Activating language skills with new technologies Martín Helbling Languages Implementing and Researching Technological Innovation in Language Teaching: The case of Interactive Whiteboards for EFL in French schools Whyte Palgrave Macmillan Few educational technologies are as controversial as the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB). (The rest of the review can be found in … Continue reading Review of two books on Interactive Whiteboards in ELTJ
REVIEWS in brief Book of the month Going Mobile – Teaching with hand-held devices Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney, Delta Publishing; 978-1-9097-8306-5 Many students today bring their mobiles and tablets to class. For the rest of this review, please visit: http://www.elgazette.com/
This month's Book of the month is the rather exciting Language Learning with Digital Video from Ben Goldstein and Paul Driver. Part one looks at video exploitation, part two at video creation. The Reviews in brief are Speaking English for Life B2+ Upper Intermediate from Nicola Prentis (Collins) and Spotlight on First (FCE) Student’s Book Second Edition from John … Continue reading EL Gazette – Reviews in brief (January 2015)
My review copy of Going Mobile has just arrived! Thanks to Cengage and to Delta Publishing. Woo hoo - been waiting for this for a while. Congrats to the authors (Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney). That takes care of tomorrow, then - the review should be coming to an EL Gazette near you, April 2015.....
Review Title: Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms Paul Gruba and Don Hinkelman [ Palgrave Macmillan] Published 2012 pp 181 ISBN 978-0-230-23261-7 Much has been written about Blended Learning (BL). The term and the practice is much discussed in the world of English language teaching. Much of the literature on BL is from areas outside language teaching, including the … Continue reading Book review: Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms
Just published - the EL Gazette, with Pete's usual Reviews in Brief page.... http://www.elgazette.com/ Titles reviewed this month are: English for Life Listening B2+ Ian Badger (Collins) Focus on Oral Interaction Rhonda Oliver and Jenefer Philp (OUP) and Vocabulary Builder B2 Elizabeth Walter & Kate Woodford (Richmond) Enjoy!
Just published - the EL Gazette, with Pete's usual Reviews in Brief page.... http://www.elgazette.com/
We rarely write about software on this blog, but I am currently in the process of creating some screencasts for online training material. I tried several free applications, such as Jing, to produce the videos, but they were all so restricted in some way, or difficult to use, that I was starting to wonder how … Continue reading Creating screencasts