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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
Reblogged from aPLaNet – Autonomous 'Personal Learning Networks' for Language Teachers: Marisa Constantinides is one of project partners of aPLaNet and she gave a concurrent keynote entitled “Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home”. In this session, Marisa outlined ample opportunities that could be found on the internet for professional development of teachers and discussed various […]
I was very happy to discover a research report on the potential of using Facebook as a learning management system. Facebook popularity and the ease with which most teachers and learners can create an account these days was, after all, one of the reasons our aPLaNet project team decided to include Facebook as one of […]
The #ELT chat topic on Wednesday, 15th February was on Monitoring, Feedback and Debriefing: when and how to do it. These issues in teaching are of equal importance just as practising any other skill in class. As this could be a sensitive issue, the teacher has to be really careful how she approaches the students […]
What steps are part of the process of designing a syllabus? What knowledge & skills do teachers need?
Summary of #ELTchat on January 25th 2012, 21.00 P.M. GMT By Toula Sklavou/@toulasklavou I recently completed and passed my Delta Module 3 assignment which involved designing a syllabus for a one-to-one exam prep course, so I felt that I would be able to contribute to this #ELTchat in a positive way and share my research […]
Warning!!!! This post may upset you but it is based on fact, not fiction. It first appeared in a local ELT publication and it is based on the evidence of a *notesbook and the learner’s testimony about the methods this teacher used to get him through to the First Certificate. Three failed attempts later, this teacher decided her schedule (at about 30 […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]
Here is a short animated Christmas card I made for all readers, friends, trainees and PLN! Wishing you all the happiest of Christmases, peace, good health and prosperity in the year to come! This has been an incredible year which has made my life richer through wonderful connections with colleagues around the world and for […]
This post originally appeared in my TEFL Matters Blog Dear PLN, Many of you are aware that since earlier this year, I have been involved in an EU funded project – aPLaNet – whose aim is to help Foreign Language Teachers develop and maintain their own PLN in an autonomous way. Creating one’s PLN takes […]
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s. In […]