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Quick cup of COCA - quantifier/determiner + preposition + relative pronoun

Quick cup of COCA - quantifier/determiner + preposition + relative pronoun | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
As part of teaching relative clauses, getting good examples of a structure such as  one of which, many of which, some of whom, i.e. quantifier/determiner + preposition + relative pronoun had always...
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L is for Language arts

L is for Language arts | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
At the very end of an intensive summer of methodology and language analysis, one of my MA TESOL students, who I will call Alice, confessed that it had taken her until that point to realize that TESOL is ‘different’. “You need to understand that I come from a language arts teaching background,” she told me.…
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Speaking English and the Loss of Heritage Language

February 2015 – Volume 18, Number 4 James Cohen Northern Illinois University, USA <jcohen2niu.edu> Corrine M. Wickens Northern Illinois University, USA <cwickensniu.edu> Abstract In this qualitative study, we explored the perspectives of three adolescent immigrants regarding learning English in an...
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The CIA is Wrong: It Doesn’t Take 1,000 Hours to Learn a Language - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

The CIA is Wrong: It Doesn’t Take 1,000 Hours to Learn a Language - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Does it really take 4,400 hours to learn a language? According to the US Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, that’s how long it should take.
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Applications are opening soon... | Chevening

Applications are opening soon... | Chevening | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships will open at 12:00pm BST (midday UK time) on 7 August 2017. Please read the information on this page carefully prior to applying and subscribe to our newsletter for tips and updates on how to prepare and how to apply.
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Tempus fugit – Four strategies to maximise MFL curriculum time

Tempus fugit – Four strategies to maximise MFL curriculum time | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
1.Introduction In view of the small amount of curriculum time allocated to MFL/EFL teaching in many schools, finding ways to maximise teaching and learning time is crucial in order to ensure retention is long-lasting and horizontal progression (the accurate routinization of the target items) happens. In this pos, I set out to discuss a set of strategies…
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From decks to moats: the complete guide to modern office jargon

From decks to moats: the complete guide to modern office jargon | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Ready to get on all fours and become a change agent? Pivot to this snackable guide for a transformative experience
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'Chalk and talk' teaching might be the best way after all

'Chalk and talk' teaching might be the best way after all | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, the teachers reported that much of China’s success…
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IMETS - International Maritime English Testing System

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IMETS - International Maritime English Testing System
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Metaphor and Meaning

Everyday metaphors are invisible because we understand them immediately, and therefore have no need to pay attention to their metaphorical character. Metaphors by and large are conceived and grasped with the same facility as our ordinary literal vocabulary. There is no problem in understanding metaphors: the problem is to explain how we understand them.


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The value and benefits of Intercultural Fluency | British Council

The value and benefits of Intercultural Fluency | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Intercultural skills are now some of the most highly valued skills amongst employers globally. Find out more and discover some of the key benefits for a range of sectors and audiences.
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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
"The political parties come and go but the values of the regional cultures are always at play."
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Linguistic corpora and the evolving study of language and meaning

In the introductory chapter to their excellent corpus linguistics textbook, “The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics,” Anne O’Keeffe and Michael McCarthy give a brief account of Cardinal Hugo of St. Caro, who is credited with creating the first concordance of the Vulgate Bible. (A concordance is an index of every occurrence of a word in a given text, often including the word’s textual environment.) Recognizing the scope of his task and lacking any modern form of data processing (it was the year 1230), Cardinal Hugo....

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Why English lessons are not the answer to radicalisation

Why English lessons are not the answer to radicalisation | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
David Cameron used an article in The Times and an interview on Radio 4’s Today show to announce £20m of extra funding to provide English lessons for Muslim women in the UK to prevent them from becoming “second-class citizens”.
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The Difference Between the Every Student Succeeds Act and No Child Left Behind

The Difference Between the Every Student Succeeds Act and No Child Left Behind | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This chart shows key differences between the two laws.
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The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues

The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
How we narrate one another matters.
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Digital minimalism ― being deliberate about digital identity

Digital minimalism ― being deliberate about digital identity | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Minimalist lifestyle seems to be the latest craze. Minimalism is not just a genre of music or a visual aesthetic, or even an interior design scheme anymore. People are finding ways to cut back on the…
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Pilots' poor English skills putting passengers at risk 

Pilots' poor English skills putting passengers at risk  | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
poor standard of 
English among foreign pilots
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Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel

Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A blog about the use of educational technology in language learning and teaching
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English at Work: global analysis of language skills in the workplace

English at Work: global analysis of language skills in the workplace | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Discover the English at Work survey, created by Cambridge English and QS. Learn more about English language skills in the workplace and what this means for your company
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Rating the English Proficiency of Countries and Industries Around the World

Rating the English Proficiency of Countries and Industries Around the World | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
According to a survey of over 500,000 professionals in 40 nations.
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Why are citations important in research writing?

Why are citations important in research writing? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Yet the significance of citations goes far beyond energizing and rewarding scientific and academic competition, and for PhDers and early career researchers it is worth briefly enumerating these…
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A Map of Lexical Distances Between Europe's Languages

A Map of Lexical Distances Between Europe's Languages | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A Finn and a Spaniard walk into
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