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How Happy Are You at Work?

How Happy Are You at Work? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The iOpener Institute has designed a questionnaire for Wall Street Journal readers which upon completion returns a personalized and confidential assessment of your happiness and fulfillment at work.
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How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
"Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time."

"The repetition itself
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Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum

Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

 

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We…
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Report: Role of English in skills development in South Asia | British Council

Report: Role of English in skills development in South Asia | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
English language education, if part of skills development, should build on first language literacy and numeracy, and support also the development of generic employability skills.
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There Have Been 74 U.S. School Shootings Since Sandy Hook

There Have Been 74 U.S. School Shootings Since Sandy Hook | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The gun safety organization Everytown said Tuesday's incident was the 74th shooting in a U.S. school since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Meet the 37 Senators Who Voted for Millionaires Over Students | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Meet the 37 Senators Who Voted for Millionaires Over Students | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it

These legislators voted against helping over 40 million Americans with student debt so millionaire lenders could earn more interest.

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Warning on English language test for 457 workers

Warning on English language test for 457 workers | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
WORKERS on 457 visas with lower English language requirements die in workplace accidents at double the rate of other workers.
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U.S. Online Degrees Pose Challenges for International Students - US News

U.S. Online Degrees Pose Challenges for International Students - US News | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
International students may face cultural or linguistic barriers when it comes to studying online.
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How I became a UN interpreter

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From an early interest in French sparked at an after-school club to a chance to learn Russian, Helen Reynolds-Brown talks about her career as a UN interpreter
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5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
  Diplomats like to point out all the difficulties they face in their jobs, even as they lounge about on their million dollar yachts flitting from one wonderful destination to another. Their main concerns are which outrageously expensive tuxedo/dress they will wear to tonight’s gala. They comment that the weather isn’t just right, even as …
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.
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How Studying Or Working Abroad Changes The Way You Think « Annie Murphy Paul

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The Language of Dude Feminism

The Language of Dude Feminism | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The sort of language used to assert men’s dominance over women has a pretty recognizable pattern across the cultural landscape. Men, we are told, are in charge of things because they have something...
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The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish

The Most Common Language Spoken in Your State, Besides English and Spanish | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
America is far more diverse than you thought.
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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Welcome: Our website is now open to the world

BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Welcome: Our website is now open to the world | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The BBC College of Journalism website is now available worldwide, no longer behind a subscription paywall. The editor of the website, Matthew Eltingham welcomes the new global audience, and gives a taster of what's to be found on the site, much of it by the BBC's top journalists.    
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3 ways to speak English

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Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
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Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia . Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet.
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The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

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The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others -- and these ten are the most significant.
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The invisible killer threatening birds

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BBC.  Every year, hundreds of millions of birds are killed or injured when they fly into windows. Volunteers who document the collisions are now calling for architects and landlords to make their buildings more bird friendly to reduce the number of deaths.

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Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes

Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A new study adds to the evidence that longhand writing makes for better learning than pounding on a laptop.
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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap an
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33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.
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Cecily McMillan's guilty verdict reveals our mass acceptance of police violence

Cecily McMillan's guilty verdict reveals our mass acceptance of police violence | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Molly Knefel: The hyper-selective retelling of events mirrors the popular narrative of Occupy Wall Street – and how one woman may serve seven years while the NYPD goes free
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Spring 2014 Volume 4(1)

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Spring 2014 Volume 4 Number 1:  (Print & Online Edition) Table of Contents [PDF Book] [Individual Subscription] [Institutional Subscription] [Donate to the Journal] [Advertise in the Journal] C...
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