Presented at The 9th Annual LIBERLIT Conference, February 19th, 2018 ABSTRACT “Grade the task, not the text”, will be a familiar axiom to many language teachers. As Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) gained mainstream acceptance in many (although by no means all) teaching contexts, the use of authentic materials became commonplace - a trend only accelerated … Continue reading Task vs. Text: Language Teaching Approaches To Teaching Literature
UPDATE: (6th November, 2014) This is a developing presentation / workshop which I first gave at the JALT National Conference on October 14th, 2012. I will add further information from time to time, but for a selection of useful links and readings you can check this list at diigo. I very much enjoyed presenting a … Continue reading Creating and Using Digital Video with Learners
Presented at EUROCALL 2015, University of Padua, August 27th, 2015 The Background When the university I was working at bought a set of small video cameras, I was intrigued. I started playing around with them in class, first I had the learners record and transcribe conversations, then I guided them to make skits and instructional … Continue reading Beyond Television: Critically examining and creating new video genres with language learners
a class with no teacher from darren elliott on Vimeo. I don't blog about my classroom practice as often as I used to, but I still have a great interest in reflective practice. One difficulty in maintaining meaningful reflection is that your reflective needs change over time. A worthwhile exercise, then, is to revisit past … Continue reading A Class with No Teacher Revisited
A presentation at the Japan Association of Language Teachers conference in Shizuoka, 21/11/2009. Choosing the technology that works for you! from darren elliott on Vimeo. You can download a copy of the handout here. I'd love to hear your feedback on the presentation itself or, better, any of the technology you are using. How do you … Continue reading Choosing the Technology which works for YOU!
Personal Learning Networks - the what, why and how from darren elliott on Vimeo. A presentation at the 4th International Wireless Ready Symposium, Nagoya, February 19th 2010. A good starting point for twitter. I've made a list of ELT professionals and educational technologists worth following... there are many more out there too, but these might … Continue reading Personal Learning Networks – the what, why and how
I have recently started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the University of Florida. It's free, open access, and for me non-credit. The first 'assignment' is to write about why you are taking the course and what you expect to gain from it. One simple and practical answer is that I want to find … Continue reading Personal Learning Networks – the what, why and how (existential crisis remix)