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A No-Nonsense Guide to Writing Materials

A No-Nonsense Guide to Writing Materials ELT (English language teaching) writing comes in many shapes and sizes. Some authors write or co-write coursebook series. Others produce workbooks to go with those coursebooks. Or perhaps they write language practice books, or graded readers or grammar books. They may write resource books for teachers, or books on aspects of teaching methodology. And increasingly they may write material for online delivery, or as part of mobile-learning Apps.

If you are thinking of writing anything like that (or if you have started writing but don’t know where to place your work), then The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing is for you. As a look at the contents will demonstrate, there is advice here not only about the process of writing, but also on aspects of contracts and adequate remuneration. Other aspects of a writer’s life are covered too, such as who you may collaborate with, and what it’s like to give presentations about your work – and of course about what happens when things go wrong. You can find out, too, who produces and publishes ELT material in today’s changing world – and how to produce a sample to persuade them to take an interest in your work.

And so, for all of you who want to become (or continue to be) writers of ELT material, this collection of articles provides a one-stop resource of information about what you need to be able to do, what to be careful about, and how to enjoy it.

We hope you will find this collection of articles useful.

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How to Teach English Overseas

How to Teach English Overseas We want you to know that teaching English overseas is much easier than you might think. You can find yourself abroad MUCH more quickly than you think, living a new life, exploring new cultures and getting a whole new perspective on the world.
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99 Fast Ways to Improve your English

99 Fast Ways to Improve your English 99 Fast Ways to Improve your English

[This is a student resource book, but also excellent for teachers]
Do you want to improve your English quickly?
Would you like a FAST 100% improvement?
Are you tired of studying things that don’t REALLY HELP?
Tired of memorizing grammar rules?
Stop wasting your time!

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Travel English for Busy Travelers: Level 1

Travel English for Busy Travelers: Level 1 This self-study e-textbook will help you quickly learn travel English. The Level 1 e-book is written for English students who are too busy to take a course in travel English but who still want to learn English they need for world travel. The book focuses on topics, such as going through immigration & customs, checking into a hotel, ordering food, changing money, and shopping.


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Digital Video – A Manual for Language Teachers

Digital Video – A Manual for Language Teachers Digital Video is a 400 page multimedia manual for language teachers to help them build activities, courses and engaging materials for their students. From exploiting mobile apps on handheld devices to building video into blended and task based learning, Digital Video covers it all.

With detailed technical support through a range of 26 tutorial videos, illustrated step-by-step guides and more than forty lesson examples and over 300 images, teachers can use this manual to build their confidence and find some of the best free video applications and resources online.

Whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced trainer looking to develop your tech skills, this manual can help you with plain English explanations and practical online and face to face classroom suggestions.

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Rethink Teaching: Vocabulary & Grammar

Rethink Teaching: Vocabulary & Grammar Transform the way you teach vocabulary & grammar with John F. Fanselow. Examine and rethink current methods and practices. Generate and explore alternatives. Implement changes and track transformation. In this course you'll work closely with John and classmates from around the world to rethink, renew, and transform your teaching.





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A-Z Intercultural Communication PDF – Pre-publication

A-Z Intercultural Communication PDF – Pre-publication All students need intercultural communication skills if they are going to be successful and function effectively in their studies and their careers. The competences they need include knowledge, attitudes and communicative abilities. A-Z of Intercultural Communication is a collection of stimulating and thought-provoking activities for intermediate to advanced learners of English. The material is organised in a photocopiable format with user-friendly trainers’ menus, which outline the language focus, type of activity and timing. Each activity provides hints for follow-up sessions or further consolidation work. Worksheets can be used in any order depending on your needs; for self-study, one-to-one teaching, pairwork and groups.

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Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers This document is intended as simple introduction to some free Web 2.0 type tools that can be used by teachers who are interested in using technology in language teaching. The tools presented here are just the tip of the iceberg and this should not be considered in anyway conclusive or even thebest of Web 2.0 tools. New tools are emerging all thetime, many not originally intended for education, but which can be put to good use by students and teachers alike to extent opportunities, enhance learning potential and develop the level of digital literacy that students will need for the 21st century.

Author: Nik Peachey

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Advanced TEFL Training

Advanced TEFL Training Get the BEST Jobs Teaching English Abroad

You may enjoy teaching “conversation classes” but do you feel you could do more?
Picture yourself teaching classes that pay MORE and earning the respect of your employer and peers by teaching the more advanced courses at your school.

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Something To Write About

Something To Write About Author Bill Zimmerman created this book of writing prompts over the years teaching English language learners and literacy students. Its intent is to help students discover their writers' voices and express the rich thoughts within them as they master the English language. Students are encouraged to write about their family, their friends, their old life and their new life, feelings, dreams and goals.
These writing prompts encourage students of all ages to write about the things in their lives that are meaningful to them—their childhood memories and family stories, the people they love and admire, their hopes for the future, their deepest beliefs. Zimmerman says, "I have always believed that everyone has a story to tell—if only someone would ask, if only someone would listen." This book gives teachers a way to draw out students' stories and help them communicate their thoughts through writing.

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Studying How to Study – Lessons in Digital Literacy

Studying How to Study – Lessons in Digital Literacy In this lesson students will learn about some of the factors that influence successful study. They will evaluate their existing study skills in the light of information from an infographic and do some online research into effective study techniques.

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To develop students’ abilities to study and research effectively using digital tools.
To develop students’ abilities to read and understand visual information.
To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information.
To develop students’ abilities to carry out online research and to represent their findings visually.
To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings.

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Business English Secrets

Business English Secrets Business English Secrets will give you the confidence you need to give a dynamic presentation, shine at your next interview, be comfortable during small talk and write persuasively in English. After a 20-year career in finance before becoming a BE trainer, I know what it takes for you to become an effective and successful communicator in English.




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A-Z Business English

A-Z Business English A-Z Business English is a photocopiable resource book for teachers of business English. The activities are easy to download, print and use on the go. They contain user-friendly trainers’ menus, which outline the language focus, type of activity and timing. Each activity consists of a Trainer's copy and Worksheet and provides hints for follow-up sessions or further consolidation work. In addition, supplementary materials are provided on the Academic Study Kit website. The worksheets can be used in any order depending on your students’ needs; for one-to-one teaching, pairwork and groups. Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of English.

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Vocabulary Building Workbook

Vocabulary Building Workbook The Vocabulary Building Workbook will help you improve your vocabulary and learn
new words commonly used in the Canadian workplace.
The workbook includes 24 lessons with a variety of exercises:
• Matching Meanings
• Using the Right Word
• Relating Meanings
• Analyzing and Comparing Words
• Reading Comprehension
• Crossword Puzzles

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Conquering Business English

Conquering Business English Developing and teaching a good Business English course takes time and hard work.

You know that and that’s why you are here looking for some fresh ideas and help.
Why Teach Business English?
Smaller Classes
Motivated Students
Better Wages
No Discipline Problems
Adult Students
What are you waiting for?!

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MakeBeliefsComix FILL-ins

MakeBeliefsComix FILL-ins You supply the words to complete this book! This do-it-yourself comic e-book provides a place where you can give MakeBeliefsComix characters your own words and thoughts. In this comic book, unlike any others you’ve read, you’ll get to decide what happens and have the final say. All you need to do is just follow the prompts and fill in the talk and thought balloons to determine what characters say and think.
Many of the fill-in pages are funny, and some are also serious. Many are about family and friends or other people you know. Others are about your dreams, the things that give you pleasure and even the things that puzzle or worry you. You see, this is a real-life comic book. This book provides a safe space for you to express many of the feelings and thoughts that are inside you waiting to be revealed and which make you special. You can write silly things, you can write serious thoughts; just write what is in your heart. And as you fill in the pages, you will also learn a lot about yourself, and what makes you YOU.
One thing that the pages share in this book is that they are all incomplete. They need your good thoughts, your personal words to be finished. All you need to enjoy this book is your wonderful imagination.

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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy This e-booklet (105 pages) contains a collection of ten lesson plans. Each plan is based around an authentic infographic from the internet.
The lessons cover a range of topics including:
-Advertising and how it influences us
-Body language and how to understand it
-Introverts and extroverts and how they differ
-Emotional intelligence and how it impacts on our relationships
-Facts about hair
-Happiness and what effects it
-Developing study skills
-The environment and waste caused by clothes manufacturing
-Daily habits of the world's wealthiest people
-The history of marriage and weddings

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English Is Stupid, Students Are Not

English Is Stupid, Students Are Not Nothing in forty years of using English had prepared me for the harsh reality – there is something inherently wrong with this language. It’s stupid! Letters don’t represent sounds.
Speaking English and writing English are not the same, and the alphabet doesn’t connect
them. I realized that my students could not, with any measure of confidence, decipher what
English sounds like by reading it. I proceeded with the class on very shaky ground. It was
four years before I understood the ramifications of that first night and thousands of hours
of teaching before I knew what to do about it.

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Fifty Ways to Teach Young Learners: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Fifty Ways to Teach Young Learners: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students' interest? How do you ensure that they get enough practice to really learn? Teaching young learners--children--presents unique challenges. Teachers are often looking for age- and level-appropriate activities.

This book presents ideas and techniques appropriate for young learners, divided into sections for Vocabulary; TPR, Songs, and Chants; Flashcards; Grammar; Combination Activities; and Holidays. Several of the activities are illustrated with photographs from the instructor's own classroom.

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How To Teach English to Young Learners

How To Teach English to Young Learners This guidebook developed naturally to aid my teachers atour language school but quickly grew into more than a school resource guide for newly qualified or inexperienced young learner teachers. This guidebook has been designed to assist teachers with the teaching of young learners,whether you are teaching in an English speaking country or where English is considered a second or foreign language.
The guidebook is also suitable for those teachers which have limited experience as a young learner teacher or for those teachers which already have some experience. Many of the ideas shared in this guide has been through theresult of direct experience as well as learning the hard way:what was considered successful and what had not been quite so successful in the classroom.

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ESL Worksheets and Activities for Kids

ESL Worksheets and Activities for Kids Save Prep Time: Lots of worksheets and activities to save you time when preparing for your classes!
This incredibly useful resource book has lots of great worksheets, activities, flash cards, mini-books, and handouts for some of the most commonly taught subjects in ESL classes for kids. All non branded, so it looks like your work. All sheets are designed to be easily printed and copied.

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MakeBeliefs to Spark Your Writing

MakeBeliefs to Spark Your Writing When you read this book, let your mind roam to new places and ideas and express all the wonderful things that are within you. All you have to do is fill in your responses to the magical questions asked by the characters from MakeBeliefsComix.com.
For example, make believe someone discovered a note that you placed isparkn a bottle that washed up on the beach. What would it say?
Or, imagine that today you are going to do one heroic deed. What will that be?
To read and write in the book, just click on the cover. By doing so, you will download a PDF that will reveal a book of picture and word prompts to spur your imagination and stimulate your creating writing and thinking.

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A World without Magnets – Lessons in Digital Literacy

A World without Magnets – Lessons in Digital Literacy This lesson is based on an infographic about magnets. The infographics contains a range of facts and statistics as well as some information about magnets and how they are used.

In the lesson students will find out about the different uses of magnets and why they are so important.
The plan also includes a number of research tasks that develop students’ abilities to create and carry out online research, create online questionnaires and share their research by creating infographics, presentations and reports.

The files include a complete step by step lesson plan with printable worksheet and a presentation

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Exploiting Infographics

Exploiting Infographics This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.

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Fifty Ways to Teach Writing: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Fifty Ways to Teach Writing: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers Writing ought to be the easiest of the four skills for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Unlike listening and reading, the students control all the words. Unlike speaking, the students can go back, check their work, revise it, and resubmit it. It should then follow that writing would be one of the most popular courses to teach. Yet teachers never say, “I can’t wait till I get tenure, so I can teach some of those composition classes of 35 students.”

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A 10 minute intro to Business English Courses

A 10 minute intro to Business English Courses This short ebook is for Business English teachers who need to create and run courses. It looks at how the teachers and the students affect the course and how to adapt any BE course. There are also extra ideas for expanding courses and tips.

The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.





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Grammar for EFL Teachers

Grammar for EFL Teachers Fast Track Grammar Review for EFL Teachers

This eBook has been used at the University of California – Irvine in their Education 134 Teaching English Internationally course.

Every teaching job becomes easier when you’ve got the best grammar resource on the web!





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Hummingbird Joy: A Book of All the Things That Make Your Happy

Hummingbird Joy: A Book of All the Things That Make Your Happy Click on the cover to download a PDF that will reveal a new memory book for you to write about all the good things in your life that are worth remembering. With your written words, Hummingbird Joy will become your own treasure chest of personal wonders. Writing prompts will elicit memories of many of the things that have given you joy. Others help you recall the different things in your life for which you are grateful. Writing helps affirm our joy and gratitude.

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Perceptions of Advertising – Lessons in Digital Literacy

Perceptions of Advertising – Lessons in Digital Literacy This lesson plan is based on an infographic that reports on a survey into advertising, people’s attitudes to it and how it influences them.

Aims:
-To develop students’ abilities to think critically and form informed opinions.
-To develop students’ abilities to study and research effectively using digital tools.
-To develop students’ abilities to read and understand visual information.
-To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information.
-To develop students’ abilities to carry out online research and to represent their findings visually.
-To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings.

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Digital Tools for Teachers

Digital Tools for Teachers This book has been written and designed primarily with English language teachers in mind though the majority of the resources and tools contained in the book will have much wider use than just language teaching.

The book contains more than 70 tools and resources and these have been hand picked because they represent a broad cross-section of what is at present available.

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Fifty Ways to Teach Vocabulary: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Fifty Ways to Teach Vocabulary: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers Without grammar, you can't say much; but without vocabulary, you can't say anything.

Vocabulary is the foundation of successful language learning. ESL/EFL learners need to be familiar with a great many words if they want to read, write, listen, or speak with ease. In addition to the sheer number of words and phrases students need to learn, what makes vocabulary acquisition so tricky is that one “pass” is never enough. In order to really “know” a word, learners need to know, among other things, how to spell it, how to pronounce it, what other words it collocates with, what prefixes and suffixes it takes, what grammatical patterns it fits with, and what positive or negative associations it may have.

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A 10 minute intro to Business English Teacher Development Sessions

A 10 minute intro to Business English Teacher Development Sessions This short ebook is for all Business English teachers. It explains the methodology behind running Teacher Development sessions, suitable topics, types of sessions and has a range of tips. There is also a list of questions to help start sessions.

The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.




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Hotel and Resort English

Hotel and Resort English Get the VERY Best Jobs Teaching English Abroad
Why not teach English in the most desirable settings in the TEFL industry?
Imagine yourself teaching in a five-star luxury resort on the beach on a tropical island or in a fabulous destination. Why not!


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Body Language – Lessons in Digital Literacy

Body Language – Lessons in Digital Literacy In this lesson students will find out about body language and its impact on communications. They will have the opportunity to try to use body language and they will carry out online research to find out how well people consciously understand body language.

The materials in this plan can be used in different ways. The first three tasks of the plan can be used independently as a simple reading and discussion class.

The last two research tasks can be used independently as follow up tasks or you could use both. These tasks are likely to take longer and could be set as homework, independent study tasks or as projects. Both of these tasks will require internet access.

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