Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Stephen Krashen, an interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqVhgSvwWYk

Stephen Krashen on Language Acquisition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh6Hy6El86Q

Exercise and the brain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBSVZdTQmDs While exercise in good for the body, Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, argues it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in the classroom. Citing scientific studies and real world examples, this internationally recognized expert in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores, lower behavioral problems, […]

British Council Video: Critical thinking in language learning

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/tips/critical-thinking

Creating Effective Language Lessons – Jack Richards

http://interchange4.com/teacher-development/

‘Some things that matter in grammar teaching, and some that don’t’. Michael Swan

What matters in grammar teaching  ‘Some things that matter in grammar teaching, and some that don’t’. Michael Swan looks at the theory and practice of grammar, and its role in the classroom. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminars/what-matters-grammar-teaching

Language testing: looking back and looking forward

Teaching English Language testing: looking back and looking forward Barry O’Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers where testing might be going in the future. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminars/language-testing-looking-back-looking-forward

Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes Thought

http://fora.tv/2010/10/26/Lera_Boroditsky_How_Language_Shapes_Thought