ELT blogs and bloggers

25-Jun-2007

MEC Training Manager, Mike Green, writes:

Mike Green

 

‘So how big is the ELT blogosphere? Well, a quick google of “ELT blog” returns over 800,000 results …

We can obviously only list a few, but here (in no particular order) are some blogs, wikis and podcast pointers we have come across during our own trawl through the blogosphere, which may be of interest to you:

1.  Loadsalinks! Mr Stout’s Blog, written by a teacher in Japan, has loads of nice video clips for students and links out to other useful language learning sites, blogs and podcasts.

2.  Teaching an FCE class? Check out this great blog by an Argentinian teacher, Claudia Ceraso.  

3.  Interested in making your own animated movies with your classes, or ways of exploiting YouTube (amongst lots of other nice techie tips)? Check out Nik Peachey’s blog.

4.  How about getting your learners to set a class blog or even their own blogs?

5.  What is blogging? Some thought-provoking reflections from an existing ELT blogger.  

6.  Now this is intriguing. A daily video podcast (or Vodcast) produced by a teacher from New Zealand, working in Japan.

7.  Want some ideas/tips/pointers on doing your own podcasting? Try the ELT Podcasting wiki or Englishcaster.

8.  And finally, if you haven't done so already, check out our own blogroll on the left of this page!’

What are you favourite blogs and how do you use them?

 

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Comments(3)

  • Dear Mike,

    Thank you so much for the mention of my two blogs, (2)The FCE Blog for students and (5)ELT Notes, where I reflect as a teacher of English.

    Stephanie pointed me to this great blog. I wish you every success with it.

    I’ll keep coming back to read your posts!

    All best,

    Claudia Ceraso
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Posted by Claudia Ceraso on June 27th 2007
  • Dear Mike,
    Thank you for mentioning my blog. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to thank you. I’ve added a link to this site on the blog. Thank you also for pointing out the other blogs too. They are a great resource.
    Best regards,
    Michael Stout
    Tokyo, Japan

    Posted by Michael Stout on July 25th 2007
  • Hi Mike,

    Thanks for using my class blog and one of my students’ blog as examples. I have also got two other blogs where I publish podcasts:
    Sydney’s People Podcast: http://rosaspodcast.blogspot.com/
    has interviews with fluent speakers of English, to give my students more litening practice. I try to provide worksheets as well.

    Let’s Talk: http://rosao.podomatic.com/

    where I publish podcasts created by my students to practise their spoken English.

    Thanks again,

    Rosa

    Posted by rosa ochoa on September 25th 2007

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