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Virtual Field Trips for ELT

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are numerous ways to use technology today to take virtual field trips. These activities can be designed in many different ways. I tend to think of them as an extension of simulations or role-playing activities that have been popular … Continue reading

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Basics of Using Corpora

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

A corpus is a collection, or body, of language. Though usually text-based, corpora (the plural of corpus) can include collections of spoken language as well. In fact, some of the most popular examples of corpora include TV news and U.S. … Continue reading

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Gamifying the Classroom, Part III: Gamification Tools

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Greetings everyone, to this month’s TESOL games and learning blog. This month, we will wrap up our long look at gamification by highlighting tools for the classroom. Following is a list of tools to get you started—or to keep you … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality for Language Learning

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

Augmented reality (AR) presents us with so many opportunities for language teaching and learning. If you are not familiar with this concept, perhaps the best example is Pokémon Go! This cultural phenomenon continues to be so compelling that it has … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Comprehension Checks 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For as long as I have been teaching, I have witnessed a similar pattern occurring time and time again in my various classrooms. Regardless of whether it was 40 Japanese high school students, 20 Chinese university students, or even just 5 ESL students … Continue reading

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4 Fast Fun Fillers: Games for ELL Break Time

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Breaks are important, but that does not mean you have to waste them. Choose any of the four activities below to engage students in a fun way without taking up a lot of time either in class or at home. … Continue reading

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Grammarly: 1 Easy Step to Improved Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Writing is one area where students tend to lack confidence, so I am always on the lookout for resources that can help them. Previously, I shared Quill and NoRedInk, which both guide students through independent practice of writing and grammar … Continue reading

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360° Photos for ELT

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Every innovation in tech has the potential to be or become an advancement in ed tech. So, every time we hear about a new technology, we ought to pause and ask ourselves, what could this mean for my classroom and … Continue reading

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