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The New Yorker’s Endorsement of Barack Obama

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The choice is clear. President Obama has been progressive, competent, rational, decent, and, at times, visionary.

 

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Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill

Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
MultiBrief: Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill http://t.co/2nTQ005gAC #elt #education
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What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens

What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.
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The technology that’s making us irrelevant…and more relevant

The technology that’s making us irrelevant…and more relevant | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it

Google Translate stinks… right?

Ever since I started blogging, and #langchat started, and as I went to conferences, and as I got more involved in Twitter, I’ve seen them and you’ve seen them – post after post, tweet after tweet, videos on YouTube, of how bad Google Translate is.  How inaccurate.  How unhelpful.

 

There’s just one problem, and we’re not talking about it, because we’re afraid.  We’re afraid we’re wrong.  And we are.  Because somewhere along the line, somehow, Google Translate got good.  Like, really good.  Like, you-can-use-it-to-communicate .....

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Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration | TESOL Blog

Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ESL teachers have a responsibility to know the facts on immigration in order to combat the possibility of anti-immigration sentiment directed toward ELs.
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Blended Learning in Higher Education: The SAMR Model in TESOL

Blended Learning in Higher Education: The SAMR Model in TESOL | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Attracting international students to NZ

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Four regions share how they're getting more scholars from across the sea.
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Advice for New ESOL Teachers: Whose Holiday and Why?

Advice for New ESOL Teachers: Whose Holiday and Why? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ESOL teachers are often in the position of go-between for their students and the larger culture, which can be a little awkward when the holidays come around.
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2016 Norway Quota Scholarship Scheme for 800 Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries | After School Africa

2016 Norway Quota Scholarship Scheme for 800 Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries | After School Africa | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Norwegian Government Quote Scholarship Scheme for Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway 2016
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Master teacher suing New York state over ‘ineffective’ rating is going to court

Master teacher suing New York state over ‘ineffective’ rating is going to court | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Hearing is scheduled in New York for Aug. 12. Here's what's at stake.
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The 30 most expensive cities in the world for expats

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Dennis Green looks at a ranking intended to help companies estimate the costs of employees living abroad on international assignment.
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How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency? - Education Week (blog)

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency? - Education Week (blog) | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
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7 Ways Being An Expat Changed My Life

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When I moved to South Korea to be an ESL teacher, I only intended to stay one year. Three years later I returned to the United States, soon realizing that my time as an ex-pat would forever divide my life into two categories: ‘before Korea’ and ‘after Korea.’ Living overseas created a huge shift in my perception, far beyond the culture I experienced, the amazing things I saw and the great people I met. 1. Tourist vs. Expat
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What teachers need to know about Snapchat — Verses Education

What teachers need to know about Snapchat - Verses Education - Medium
I’m hearing and reading a lot of warnings about the popular messaging app Snapchat, most based on the misperception that…
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Why so little Chinese in English?

Why so little Chinese in English? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ON TWITTER, a friend asked "Twenty years from now, how many Chinese words will be common parlance in English?" I replied that we've already had 35 years since Deng...
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North American Names: Just Joking

North American Names: Just Joking | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I was talking with two Californians, Warner Henson and
Praveen Shanbhag. We were discussing ways to teach people to respect the
names of others, especially names that are hard to pronounce. This is a
daily conversation for those two, who are co-founders of NameCoach.I had
interviewed Praveen eaerlier in the year, and he shared stories about
growing up as an immigrant kid and his family’s struggle with names.  You
can listen to his interview here.If you’re curious how to
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15 Infographics Of Your Favourite TV Shows

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A curation of some of the top TV shows in infographic format!
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Telling Stories - Language Magazine

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Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud
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What happens to your bag after you check in?

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A captivating video follows a suitcase through Amsterdam Schiphol's high-tech baggage handling facility
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8 great ways to welcome & support ELLs in the mainstream classroom

8 great ways to welcome & support ELLs in the mainstream classroom | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
8 Great Ways To Welcome & Support ELL's in the Mainstream Classroom http://t.co/qw0mO6zE7q #ell #esl #tesol #ellchat
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

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Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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‘I can’t speak properly. I am different’: do you need to speak English to be a good citizen?

‘I can’t speak properly. I am different’: do you need to speak English to be a good citizen? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
New requirements for public service workers to be fluent in English echo David Cameron’s suggestion that good language skills are part of the fight against extremism.
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