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#ELTchat Summaries Index

#ELTchat Summaries Index | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Here is a list of all of the ELTchats which have ever taken place, including links to the transcripts and summaries where available. Please let us know if you would like to write a summary for chat...
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Labor and English Language Teaching | Dissident Voice

Labor and English Language Teaching | Dissident Voice | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The state of English Language Teaching (ELT) (and teaching content, electives overall) is going through a serious, almost radical, transformation. Long gone
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Teaching English as a Second Language: Positives and Negatives of Being Able to Speak your Students' First Language

Teaching English as a Second Language: Positives and Negatives of Being Able to Speak your Students' First Language | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
As an English teacher in a different country, you may or may not be able to speak your students' first language. Here are some good and bad sides to being able to do so.
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These Amazon Reviews Of "Mr Men" Books Are A Triumph Of Literary Criticism

These Amazon Reviews Of "Mr Men" Books Are A Triumph Of Literary Criticism | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Amazon reviewer Hamilton Richardson will make you see the Roger Hargreaves classics in a whole new light.
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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
My knowledge of Google Docs has been more limited than it should be, and I've been getting up to speed. I thought readers might find the resources I've been using helpful, too (let me know if you h...
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23 maps and charts on language

Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary

How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Today's ELTChat session at noon was all about vocabulary and how to activate it with students, in order for them to assimilate it and make use of it. Several interesting ideas circulated the Twitte...

Via Teacher Flo , BilingualStudyGuides
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How is this ok? Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

How is this ok?  Malala and Nabila: worlds apart | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC.

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LOL if you must, but the internet is actually making English better

English is only becoming more amazeballs.
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Gardens: why we need to protect Kazakhstan’s wild apples

Gardens: why we need to protect Kazakhstan’s wild apples | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The wild apples of Kazakhstan are one of the world’s great food sources. Saving them is vital to the future of the fruit, says Alys Fowler
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The Art of Not Working at Work

The Art of Not Working at Work | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.
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When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen

Now this picture is something else...
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How did English become the language of science?

How did English become the language of science? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It's Nobel Prize season. While scientists throughout the world will be awarded this prestigious prize, there's a good chance all of their research was written up in English. Michael Gordin, a professor of the history of science at Princeton, wrote a new book, "Scientific Babel" that explores the intersection of the history of language and science.
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2014 in words: ‘Culture’ joins ‘vape’ and ‘exposure’ as words of the year

2014 in words: ‘Culture’ joins ‘vape’ and ‘exposure’ as words of the year | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
"Culture" is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2014. The dictionary landed on culture by figuring out which of their most popular words experienced the biggest spike in lookups this year compared to last year. "Culture is a word that we seem to be relying on more and more. It allows us to identify and isolate an idea, issue, or group with seriousness," Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster, said in a statement. "And it's efficient: we talk about the 'culture' of a group rath
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Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures

Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The cat is out of the bag: proverbs sound odd when they’re translated. Writer Matt Lindley and artist Marcus Oakley have turned them into illustrations, writes Kathryn Bromwich
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Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up?

Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Josephine Livingstone: English is an uncommonly tricky language to spell. Is this why we put it on such a pedestal?
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English Language And Applied Linguistics | Just another blogs.reading.ac.uk site

English Language And Applied Linguistics | Just another blogs.reading.ac.uk site | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish?

Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It’s not just pigs, the onomatopoeia we apply to most animal sounds varies delightfully across different tongues. What does this reveal about our relationship with language?
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Current Issue | CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education

Current Issue | CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality

Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
President Obama’s action is his most direct effort to keep cable and telephone companies from providing special access to some content providers.
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How to Take Your Pet Everywhere

How to Take Your Pet Everywhere | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Patricia Marx finds out what a turtle, a turkey, and an alpaca can get away with if they have the right credentials.
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Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes)

Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes) | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Drunk-dialing exes, picking fights with bouncers—alcohol's tongue-loosening properties are all too familiar. But it turns out that alcohol's ability to lower your inhibitions is also good for speaking a foreign language.
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The slavery of teaching English - Telegraph

The slavery of teaching English - Telegraph | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The job is tedious, the salary appalling and the prospects nil. Sebastian Cresswell-Turner laments that 'no one with a scrap of ambition' would choose to teach English as a foreign language
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