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by Karenne
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Globality of English
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

No, we can do that and we can provide positive messages as well. There are more than enough people walking around saying how crap everything is but doing jack about it. http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/teaching/tefl/karenne-on-tefl/ At the end of the day our destinies are in our own hands and I, for one...
by Karenne
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Globality of English
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Really..? Not quite what the comments would read or the twitterites... If you don't need to be prompted into accepting a bit of professionalism about your profession but instead hide behind initials waiting to criticize those who enjoy this sort of thing... well horses for courses. In the meantime, ...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: The ELT Blogosphere
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Blogosphere Oct 09

You can find all the postings I mention below on this page: http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/09/working-on-my-appetite-for-learning.html I really enjoyed A passion for warcraft by Gavin Dudeney and Marisa Constantinides' with or without you - both related to teaching with or without technology, the...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: The ELT Blogosphere
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

The ELT Blogosphere

List some recent blog postings on or about teaching English here...

your own, great stuff you found while surfing...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Globality of English
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

The Globality of English

I attended a David Graddol presentation back in July and wrote up a posting on the stats he presented on the world learning English: http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/10/globality-of-english.html Also-- our role as TEFL Teachers in globalization: http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/09/whats-tefl-teach...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: The Power of 2.0
Replies: 14
Views: 3244

If every blogging dictator out there would discuss things here or similar places as an equal then the level of conversation would improve a lot. Oh dear ;-( WC you really don't like us bloggers do you? It's just that there aren't that many people actually posting or talking in here at times... Asid...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: How to use Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 4169

How to use Twitter

Hi ya,

For those curiously exploring the world of Twitter and wondering how this might be useful for TEFL teachers, here's a guide I wrote up:

http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/08/en ... de-to.html

Enjoy and see you there!


K
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: How can I create my own homepage/website?
Replies: 10
Views: 7670

Hi, the best thing would be a blog - for something simple you can use blogger and wordpress which are both free or you can check out Edublogger - which have a fee but provide lots of features. Alternatively look into creating a Ning which will give you many, many features and students can write thei...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Why I don't like most textbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Why I don't like most textbooks

I don't like most textbooks I come across? I can use bits of one and bits of the other. But sometimes I completely dislike them... 1. Too much information on the page 2. Lack of cultural sensitivity 3. Replicas of each other Here's the series I've started on my blog - let me know what you think (the...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: conversational approach
Replies: 6
Views: 4911

I agree with Chris, pretty much if you don't want to be told what to do - you've got to become the boss (or you don't tell your bosses what you're doing)... Referring to Fluffy Hamster's dogme - in orange - here are two links which might help explain what this approach to teaching is: http://kalinag...
by Karenne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: She-in-ELT (call out for articles)
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

Current articles include: Sandy McManus on Melanie Butler (ELGazette) http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/10/sandy-mcmanus-on-melanie-butler.html Jeremy Day on Vicki Hollett (Business Opportunites & Objectives) http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/10/jeremy-day-on-vicki-holletts.html Shelly Terrell on Si...
by Karenne
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Business and ESP conversation materials
Replies: 7
Views: 9333

More lessons/ lesson tips

Recent posts on the Kalinago English blog: Smartphone meetings (getting your students to use their computers in their back pockets, in class!) http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/07/business-english-lesson-smart-phones.html The God in Marketing (aimed at ESP:marketing students, using Seth Godin's blog...
by Karenne
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Web 2.0 tools, sites
Replies: 3
Views: 4844

Web 2.0 tools, sites

Wrote a couple of postings that may be interesting to those with an interest in the web2.0... In the space of 140 characters (on twitter identities): http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-space-of-140-characters.html Alert, it's feeding time at the zoo (on using google alerts): http://kalinago.blo...
by Karenne
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: She-in-ELT (call out for articles)
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

She-in-ELT (call out for articles)

Hey ya, Am currently inviting guest-pieces for a series focusing in on Women in the field of English Language Teachers. If you'd like to submit a piece on a fantastic teacher-trainer, methodology writer, association leader - to published on the Kalinago English blog, I would welcome your contributio...
by Karenne
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Blogging advice
Replies: 0
Views: 2080

Blogging advice

If you're interested in setting up a blog, either for other ESL teachers, for/with your students, here's a comprehensive posting offering much advice on how to do this:

http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/08/bl ... -tech.html

Enjoy!
Karenne