Friday, 8 November 2013

Resources for Research in ELT - English Language Teaching

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Resources for Research in ELT - English Language Teaching

Dear Friends,
These days, the teachers & research scholars are more interested in Research in ELT. Here is the list of some important resources for those who are interested in English Language Teaching & Research.
I found these videos quite interesting. The entire workshop by Prof Simon Borg is in four parts. You will find all four parts embedded here under: Doing Good Quality ELT Research - Prof Simon Borg (3rd ELT Malta Conference ReSIG Supported Pre-conference Event)














I request readers to contribute thier best resouces for ELT by posting comments under this Note.
Cautionary: This is 'not' the best and the final list of 'Top 10' ELT resources.

ELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. The Journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from related academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.

The Asian EFL Journal is published monthly and presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language learning. An academic Second Language Acquisition Research Journal.The Asian EFL Journal is one of the world's leading refereed and indexed journals for second language research.

The TeachingEnglish website
TeachingEnglish is produced by the British Council with content and editorial support from the British Broadcasting Corporation. Both organisations receive funding from the UK government for their work in promoting English, supporting English language teaching (ELT) and providing information and access to ELT products, services and expertise from the UK. All teaching material on the site is free to access.

This resource aims:
  • to promote quality online English courses that offer personal tuition 
  • to provide an organised database of links to quality learning resources for students 
  • to provide a database of links to quality web resources for teachers and researchers 
  • to provide a database for consultancy services in academic English online

    5. http://www.educationaldevelopment.net/elt2/journals.htm
    A very good resource with links of ELT related journals.

    6. http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-english-elt.htm7.
    If you are an English student or a teacher, this site can help you develop your skills and experience through English courses, teacher training courses, exams, online courses, information resources and networks.

    8. http://www.eltworld.net/journal/journal.html
    Published every three months,Horizons is the free journal of David’s English Teaching World. Available to download in PDF format, Horizons is a true reflection of what’s happening in the world of English teaching today.

    9. http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
    A blog worth following for those who are interested in technology and ELT.

    10. http://www.cambridgeindia.org/
    Visit this site to get updates on latest books published by Cambridge University Press in India.

    11. http://www.scoop.it/t/elt-research
    Generally related to ELT and language learning, but also to the wider world of education as well.
    Curated by Richard Whiteside

  • Research Articles:

  1. Research Engagement in English Language Teaching. Simon Borg
Despite the substantial amount of work which has been conducted into teachers’ research engagement in mainstream education, this topic has been awarded scant attention in the field of English language teaching. This paper presents the results of a survey representing the first stage of multi-method investigation of research engagement in ELT. Moderate levels of reading and doing research were reported by the sample studied here, and this level of research engagement is analysed in relation to two key factors also examined in the survey: teacher’s conceptions of research and their perceptions of the institutional research culture.