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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/