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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ARCS Model Aids in Designing for Motivation : Learning Solutions Magazine

ARCS Model Aids in Designing for Motivation : Learning Solutions Magazine

Compleat Lexical Tutor

Compleat Lexical Tutor

Website with concordancer, vocabulary profiler, exercise maker, interactive exercises, and much more
Learners learn vocabulary by recycling. Keith Folse (2004) writes of the importance of providing learners with multiple exposures to new words, so that the words will move from short-term to long-term memory. This view is also supported by Tom Cobb (1999), whose research demonstrates that when learners encounter words in a variety of contexts they are able to retain and use them flexibly. The Compleat Lexical Tutor offers a means of doing just that. With its focus on academic vocabulary, the site will perhaps be of greatest interest to those working with English for Academic Purposes (EAP) learners.
This website contains a vast range of resources for both teaching and learning vocabulary and grammar. As can be seen from the entry page, the site focuses not only on English but also French and Spanish; however, this review will focus on English resources. Since this is quite a large site, with some sections more "finished" than others, it requires some trial and error exploration on the part of the instructor before employment in the classroom. However, the majority of the programs have been "validated empirically in peer-reviewed papers that are fully and freely available.

Tutorial:
http://tesl-ej.org/ej31/m2.html

[bnc] British National Corpus

[bnc] British National Corpus



The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written. The latest edition is the BNC XML Edition, released in 2007.

Friday, October 20, 2017

1 minute news BBC

https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/radio-bulletin-bbc-minute-expanded-its-news-service-to-young-audiences-around-the-globe-with-60-second-videos/s2/a711937/

Pragmatic Competence

What Is Pragmatic Competence? http://flip.it/8VqLzx