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8 New Punctuation Marks We Desperately Need

8 New Punctuation Marks We Desperately Need | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Because you're typing all the time and emoticons are dumb. Read "8 New Punctuation Marks We Desperately Need" and more funny articles on CollegeHumor
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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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Arabic Words Illustrated Based On Their Literal Meaning

Arabic Words Illustrated Based On Their Literal Meaning | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
I have always been fascinated by word manipulation, so I started this project as a personal challenge. I manipulate Arabic words and transform them into their
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Translations of I love you in many languages

How to express your love and affection in many different languages with recordings for some of them.
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10 Must-Watch TED Talks for Language Learners

10 Must-Watch TED Talks for Language Learners | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Be informed and inspired by these TED Talks from biologists, communication specialists, and of course language learners.
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Why universities’ ‘academic English’ courses should be valued, not vilified

Why universities’ ‘academic English’ courses should be valued, not vilified | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In South Africa there's a value judgment attached to students who take part in universities’ English for Academic Purposes programmes. This shouldn't be the case.
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Literal translations of normal German words

Literal translations of normal German words | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
To be fair, I'm sure most Germans would find it equally funny translating certain English words literally. Heh . . . "Lichtkloß.
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Are we the same person when we speak another language?

Are we the same person when we speak another language? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Multiple language personality disorder? Yup! Linguistic schizophrenia? Sounds about right! Why does it feel different to speak another language?
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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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Migrants to UK are told they must learn English. But when they come, it's a 3-year wait for lessons

Migrants to UK are told they must learn English. But when they come, it's a 3-year wait for lessons | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Migrants in parts of the UK are waiting up to three years for Government-funded English classes, despite Parliament saying new arrivals should learn the language upon entering the country.
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The Phobia List

Phobia List is an alphabetical list of phobias and fears indexed by both the name of the phobia, and the fear itself. We are the original Phobia List on the web!
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The Glossary of Happiness

The Glossary of Happiness | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Emily Anthes reports on the Positive Lexicography Project, an attempt by the positive psychologist Tim Lomas to catalogue foreign terms for happiness.
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A Survival Guide to Teens' Digital Lingo

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Decode teens' shorthand with our Digital Glossary.
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How learning a new language improves tolerance

How learning a new language improves tolerance | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
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