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Helping out with research into primary school age ELT

Just completed the questionnaire for primary school ELT for Aston University researchers, giving details of my experience in teaching 7-11 year olds last year. Should be interesting to see the results. Follow the link for more information:http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/focus-groups/teachingandlearningres...

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Non native speaker teachers of English and EIL

Hi, I' m currently writing a dissertation about non native English teachers, I want to discover if students' preferences of a teacher have changed (seemed to prefer NS according to previous research), and what they think about learning British/ American culture and accent, is it important for them? The Non native teachers are still discriminated in some areas, even though setting them as role models for learners became popular.

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Semantic clusters hinder adult beginners

Further to my post yesterday re semantic clusters hindering learning, I found an interesting bit of research from the ELTJ March 2009. The research concludes that....

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L1 Language Acquisition for ADULTS

Does anyone know if there's been any real research into first language acquisition in normal adult speakers?I've seen lots of research into L1 acquisition in children and comparisons between that and L2 learning, but surely L1 acquisition in adults has a lot in common with L2 acquisition in adults as well.  Possibly more, because when you think about it:L2 acquisition in adults vs L1 acquisition in children:    L2   Adult                                                                            L1   Children    (no common ground in age or language)Contrast that w

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Subject resource networks

The subject resource networks (SRNs) provide ITT trainers with information on current thinking, research, materials and professional networks within their subject area, both within the UK and internationally. 

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Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves

Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity

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FIVE QUESTIONS...For George Siemens

The changed context that we face has not been exclusively created by the Internet.

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ICT Test Bed Evaluation

The ICT Test Bed Project was set up by the Department for Education and Skills to explore how ICT can be used to support the Government's wider agenda for education reform. 

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