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Presentation given at the ETA-S SIG day conference, Baden, Switzerland, September 2008

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  • Connect! Communicate! Collaborate! Social networking for language students and teachers http://sociallearningspaces.wikispaces.com/
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  • Popular Sites for Social Networking http://www.facebook.com/ http://www.classmates.com/ http://www.orkut.com/ http://www.myspace.com/ http://www.youtube.com/ http://www.twitter.com
  • Specialist Sites for Social Networking http://www.bookcrossing.com http://www.kroonos.com http://www.teachertube.com/ http://del.icio.us.com http://www.flickr.com http://www.communitywalk.com
  • Connecting! Communicating Collaborating! ...with other Teachers
  • Language Teachers & Social Networking http://www.webheadsinaction.org http://www.englisheducation.ning.com http://metamexico.ning.com http://teachingenglish.org.uk
    • This website brings together everything busy teachers need for the classroom and the staffroom:
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    • Teaching tips
    • Weblinks
    • Teaching articles
    TeachingEnglish Your Global Home
    • Try
    • this collection of resources for the classroom.
    • A vast storehouse of lesson plans, worksheets and other teaching materials from the British Council, the BBC and other major UK publishers.
    • Think
    • about the way you teach and the principles which underpin your teaching.
    • Articles on methodology, teaching ideas and tips, an ELT glossary and much more.
    The site is organised into four main areas: Try, Think, Talk, Transform
    • Talk
    • about your teaching and the issues that concern you.
    • Discuss areas of interest, get advice, keep you own blog and link up with groups of teachers around the globe.
    • Transform
    • your teaching career.
    • Access training materials, a range of personal development tools, information on UK ELT courses
    • and qualifications and get an in-depth look at
    • specialist teaching areas such as learning
    • technologies, CLIL and Young Learners.
    • Your Global Home
    The TeachingEnglish – Your Global Home website is a central point of reference for information about English language teaching products and services from the UK. www.teachingenglish.org.uk
  • Connecting! Communicating! Collaborating! ...with other Learners
    • 73% of learners of English say they want to learn using a computer
    • 69% say socialising is a main motivation in their learning and that they want to have fun
    • 92% think it's important to develop their problem-solving skills
    • (British Council global research conducted by IPSOS MORI in 2007. The results were gathered from 4000 learners around the world)‏
    Learning English & Social Networking
  • Language Learners & Social Networking http://www.ning.com http://bcmadridylning.com http://ritamz.ning.com http://maryglasgowmagazines.com http://www.wiziq.com http://secondlife4teens.pbwiki.com
  • The Future of social networking...now!
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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/britishcouncil4teens
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  • Connect! Communicate! Collaborate! Social networking for language students and teachers http://sociallearningspaces.wikispaces.com/