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Geoff Jordan
Associate tutor in MA in A.L. & TESOL, Leicester University, UK. Member of SLB Cooperative. I live near Girona, Spain.
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Geoff Jordan 4h
Replying to @Allen__ELT
Ridiculuous! You need uni access or a contact who has it. Send me your email if you want a copy.
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Geoff Jordan 4h
Solidarity with Scottish university workers! ✊✊✊
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The Boar News 11h
Replying to @WarwickUCU
“We are so angry to be here but so happy to be here with you” - Myka Tucker-Abramson addresses the growing crowd of picketers.
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Richard Smith with #UCUstrikesback 10h
This is long but worth it for academics to read till the end - the strike is a good opportunity for more solidarity / to realise we're all in it together! Glad to have got to know you and , last strike!
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Geoff Jordan 9h
Replying to @MatsSupport @JanersElt
Good luck!
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Geoff Jordan 9h
I was sitting beside her as she overtook the guy on a short straight. Could I have said "Go off, Queen!" at that moment? Just trying to understand; I'm unlikely to ever say it 😀
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Geoff Jordan 9h
Corpus Perspectives on the Spoken Models used by EFL Teachers by Angela Farrell. Looks good. Glowing review by Thomas Farrell. No relation, surely?
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Geoff Jordan 9h
New issue of SLAJ: Contextual word learning in the first and second language: definition placement and inference error effects on declarative and nondeclarative knowledge. Irina Elgort, Natalia Beliaeva, Frank Boers
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Geoff Jordan 9h
Just out: THE LINGUISTIC IMPERIALISM OF NEOLIBERAL EMPIRE 1 Robert Phillipson You'd think that Phillipson would make more effort to provide open access to this. 30 days to view or download: EUR 170.00!!!
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Geoff Jordan 9h
Introduction of Methods Showcase Articles in Language Learning Scott Crossley, Emma Marsden, Nick Ellis, Judit Kormos, Kara Morgan‐Short, Guillaume Thierry
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Geoff Jordan 10h
Replying to @JanersElt @MatsSupport
Boiling water kills vit. C and nutrients in honey & tumeric. You should use warm water, or hot - max. 60 degrees C. Drinking freshly squeezed juice from a lemon & warm water every morning is v. good way to start the day.
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Geoff Jordan 11h
I assume that "Go off, Queen" signals enthusiastic approval of what this woman said. Would it be OK for me to say "Go off, Queen" to my wife when, on our way home, she overtakes a bloke trying to drive his Ferrari fast thru the country lanes?
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
I subscribe to a weak interface position. IMO, learners benefit from focus on form, but not from form-focused teaching. Coursebook-driven ELT spends too much time talking about the L2, too little time on getting students to talk in the L2.
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
Replying to @SarahP_ELT
I'm going to a business meeting. I'm going to sell some dummy lots of pencil cases. I stole them from a pub.
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
It's not black or white, but it's predominantly one thing or another. Either the CB provides the syllabus or it doesn't. Which is it?
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
I was certainly wrong to say what I did in my recent stupid tweet, now deleted. I apologise again for it. My more measured criticisms of Dellar can be found in 3 blog posts, starting with this one:
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
You follow the CB, unit by unit, do most of the activities, you skip this and that, & introduce your own stuff to ameliorate / supplement it. So it's the syllabus. Otherwise, it's a bank of materials, and you determine the syllabus. Which is it?
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
Replying to @Tia4go @neil_mcm
Implicit learning concentrates on doing thing in the L2 where the focus is on meaning. Students work thru tasks which involve them using the L2 for relevant, communicative purposes. Teachers scaffold the tasks, providing input and reactive "focus on form" feedback.
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Geoff Jordan Feb 17
Replying to @Tia4go @jimscriv and 3 others
Using "Coursebook X" in a General English course means all students buy the book and then follow the syllabus it implements. The coursebook largely determines content and activities. If not, then the coursebook becomes a materials bank. Which is it?
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