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Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure

Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Number of universities offering modern languages degrees plunges from 105 in 2000 to 62 at start of this academic year
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Amid a deepening crisis in language learning – which is causing alarm at the highest levels of government – the number of universities offering degrees in modern languages has already plunged from 105 in 2000 to 62 at the start of this academic year.

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LCR 2015 Call for Papers: deadline 31 January 2015

LCR 2015 Call for Papers: deadline 31 January 2015 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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'Woman bishops' and 'woman presidents'? This careless language makes me mad - Telegraph.co.uk

'Woman bishops' and 'woman presidents'? This careless language makes me mad - Telegraph.co.uk | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
'Woman' is a noun. The adjective you're looking for is 'female'. Why, when we're taking great steps towards gender equality, do we undermine that progress with our choice of words?
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1st international conference: Approaches to digital discourse analysis - ADDA 1 Valencia, 19-20 november 2015

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 8:14 AM

Free PDF ebook from the British Council.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

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Cultura y Líder y otros temas de interés relacionados con Programas de Aprendizaje Profesional y Evaluación...A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | @scoopit via @BethDichter http://sco.lt/...

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Adults toolkit for learning

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US: The languages we speak at home, mapped by county

What's the biggest non-English language in your home county?
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Almost 13 percent of Americans over 5 years of age, a total of 37 million of us, speak Spanish at home.

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This is your brain trying to be funny

This is your brain trying to be funny | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
While comedians think up jokes, activity rises in brain areas involved in reward and making links between opposing ideas Continue reading...
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Seaborn: statistical data visualization (Python)

Seaborn: statistical data visualization
From the introduction:
Seaborn is a library for making attractive and informative statistical graphics in Python.
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Born before 1985? Then youre a digital immigrant

Born before 1985? Then youre a digital immigrant | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Anyone born after 1985 is a digital native and cant imagine a time before the internet, when we werent constantly connected Continue reading...
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CFP | KESA 2015 | April 19 - 24, 2015 - Barcelona Submission deadline November 24, 2015

CFP | KESA 2015 | April 19 - 24, 2015 - Barcelona Submission deadline November 24, 2015 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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So, you need to understand language data? Open-source NLP software can help! | Entopix Consulting

So, you need to understand language data? Open-source NLP software can help! | Entopix Consulting | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Corpora in the English Classroom by Johan Strobbe

Corpora in the English Classroom by Johan Strobbe | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Our next webinar for the blog is "Corpora in the Englis…
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An Analysis of David Cameron’s “Isil poses a direct and deadly threat to Britain” letter in The Telegraph

An Analysis of David Cameron’s “Isil poses a direct and deadly threat to Britain” letter in The Telegraph | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
 
The British Prime Minister David Cameron published a letter concerning Isil in the British newspaper The Telegraph.
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Monkey See, Monkey Speak - Scientific American

Monkey See, Monkey Speak - Scientific American | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.
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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, December 18, 11:25 AM

A helpful graphic for those of us working on personalization as a centerpiece of school design.

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Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Anita Vance's curator insight, December 19, 9:04 AM

insight for planning....


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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

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Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

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Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

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Lecture & presentation: The Semantic Web & Ontologies. Marina Santini.

semantic web, ontologies,
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WinMerge: Windows visual diff and merge for files and directories

WinMerge: Windows visual diff and merge for files and directories | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
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WinMerge is a Windows tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories. Unicode support. Flexible syntax coloring editor. Windows Shell integration. Regexp filtering. Side-by-side line diff and highlights diffs
inside lines.

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Google Ngrams: The highs and the lows | Applied...

Google Ngrams: The highs and the lows | Applied... | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
The other day I was reading James Taylor's blog post about using interesting charts and graphs in classes and it reminded me about Google Ngrams. It has taken place of the article I intended to pos...
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Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures

Jane Austen fashion history 200 years of cover designs in pictures | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Its more than two centuries since Sense and Sensibility was first published, in three austere volumes. Things have grown rather more colourful since, with heaving bosoms, gilt-embossed curlicues appealing to different decades and demographics.
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

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Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

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Week 2 of Corpus Linguistics course - summary

Week 2 of Corpus Linguistics course - summary | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Collocations are systematic co-occurrences of words. We can examine collocations and keywords by frequency lists, but also by mutual information value and dice coefficient. Each measure gives diffe...
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Ethnography as a research-support discipline in ESP teaching, learning and research in the French academic context , by Shaeda Isani

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Learning a language 10 things you need to know

Learning a language  10 things you need to know | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips1. Make realistic, specific goals
You have decided to learn another language.
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