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Anxious dad awaits Arabic dyslexia test for daughter - The National

Anxious dad awaits Arabic dyslexia test for daughter - The National | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Dyslexia in children goes largely unnoticed in the UAE as no standardised Arabic tests are available. Those with the disorder have problems reading, spelling and recognising words.
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Riding the waves of culture: Fons Trompenaars at TEDxAmsterdam - YouTube

Produced by: http://www.fellermedia.com Camera & Crew: http://www.hoens.tv Why do we have so many crises? Fons Trompenaars uses his knowledge and experience ...
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CEO Slashes $1 Million Salary To Give Lowest-Paid Workers A Raise

CEO Slashes $1 Million Salary To Give Lowest-Paid Workers A Raise | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, Dan Price took a $930,000 pay cut.

Growing income inequality had been on his mind for months. But as he went for a hike with a friend one afternoon and listened to her describe her struggle with rising rent prices, he realized he ...
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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

How does the U.S. compare to the world in terms of language diversity?
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Journal of International Students 2015 Volume 5(3)

Journal of International Students 2015 Volume 5(3) | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
July/August 2015 Volume 5 Number 3:  (Print & Online)  Founder & Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe) Contents  • Cover Page • Call for Papers  • Editorial...
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What Not To Mark? by @TeacherToolkit

What Not To Mark? by @TeacherToolkit | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
This is a blog about UnMarking - reducing the marking burden placed upon teachers, so that effective and targeted marking can have deeper impact. Is it time to tie a noose around those bad marking ...
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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

"You have to learn to recognize your own depth."

In 1985, mythologist and writer Joseph John Campbell ...

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12 Remedies for Fatigue & When You're Feeling Tired

12 Remedies for Fatigue & When You're Feeling Tired | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Our existences are anything but simple, and most of us will find ourselves overworked and exhausted from time to time-or all the time. Fatigue, true fatigue, is much more than feeling overworked and just being sleepy, although it can make you want to curl up in bed and forget the rest of the...
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#IATEFL - Pronunciation to Go: learning to learn from the dictionary

#IATEFL - Pronunciation to Go: learning to learn from the dictionary | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Mark Hancock, co-author of the English Result series introduces his forthcoming IATEFL talk on the keys to developing students’ use of dictionaries and important features that can support independe...
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ESL in-home programs can help both students and parents

ESL in-home programs can help both students and parents | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada works to improve literacy and the community.
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Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English)

Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English) | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The way we type now is more complex than you might think.
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7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education

7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students....
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You’re More Ignorant Than You Think You Are | Big Think

You’re More Ignorant Than You Think You Are | Big Think | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Quick: Are you at all familiar with ultralipids, cholarine, or plates of parallax? All of them? One of them? None? Read on, and in a couple of paragraphs you’ll see what your answer means for your personal level of ignorance.  
“The trouble with the world,” Bertrand Russell quipped, “is that ...
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Game - Which Is English?

Out of two English phrases, can you choose the one that is most natural or correct to a native speaker? See how well you score!
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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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Linguistic maps of Europe

Linguistic maps of Europe | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Various linguistic maps of Europe depicting the idioms spoken in each European country based on different data from different sources.
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Mach and mascarpone: testing how vocabulary is gendered

Mach and mascarpone: testing how vocabulary is gendered | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: A survey has shown an 'awesomely sexist' discrepancy between the English words understood by different genders
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This Is What a World Without Language Barriers Would Look Like

This Is What a World Without Language Barriers Would Look Like | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
On the present imperfections and compelling potential of Skype's real-time translation

Via Charles Tiayon
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MaWSIG blog guest post: Rules for rookie writers

MaWSIG blog guest post: Rules for rookie writers | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
We're posting our fourth article early, so that you can read it on your way to the IATEFL Conference! Written by Tamzin Berridge, it looks at things to keep in mind when you start out on a writing career. Do you have any tips to add? The MaWSIG blog features guest posts by members - get…
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Subject Matter Experts: The Heroes of The Training World

Subject Matter Experts: The Heroes of The Training World | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Subject matter experts come in many different varieties. You will encounter many different personalities in your career as a Training professional. Don't be fooled into thinking that you can master one process for engaging and interacting with them. The instructional design industry will tell you that the needs of the learner must always come first. And …
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Teaching language and cross-cultural communication with avatars and robots

Teaching language and cross-cultural communication with avatars and robots | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Communication skills are critical in a global economy.
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Thai schools adopt European framework to boost English language proficiency | Asian Correspondent

Thai schools adopt European framework to boost English language proficiency | Asian Correspondent | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
When Thailand’s new school year begins in May, teachers and schools across the country will begin the process of aligning their English language teaching with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). This alignment with internationally recognised language standards is a positive step towards raising the standards of English in Thailand but it is going to take strategic planning and hard work to realise these admirable goals.
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Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
When students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater sense of their life experiences and start achieving at higher levels.
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How Does Consuming Glucose Affect Your Memory? | Big Think

How Does Consuming Glucose Affect Your Memory? | Big Think | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
While many people believe sugar makes kids hyperactive, this theory has long been debunked by research. However researchers are only just beginning to understand the complex relationship between glucose and learning.
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