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Real Business - How cultural sensibilities in the English language can affect business negotiations

Real Business - How cultural sensibilities in the English language can affect business negotiations | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Organisations working across cultures often adopt a corporate language in the belief that it makes business easier if their global employees speak the same language.
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English language requirement for public sector workers: impact assessment - Publications - GOV.UK

English language requirement for public sector workers: impact assessment - Publications - GOV.UK | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Impact assessment on legislation to ensure that every public sector worker in a customer-facing role speaks fluent English.
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Scola.org

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,SCOLA is a nonprofit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 200 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign television programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website.
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English language could be dropped from European Union after Brexit

English language could be dropped from European Union after Brexit | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
English could be banned as an official language of the EU after Brexit despite being the most spoken in Europe, an official has admitted.
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Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1 - EFL Magazine

Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1 - EFL Magazine | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1.Critical thinking has been a buzzword for some time now. In fact, judging by the research, it has been
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Call Me Professor Jolie Pitt: The Buzz About Her New Job

Call Me Professor Jolie Pitt: The Buzz About Her New Job | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Angelina Jolie was just appointed a professor for the coming semester at the London School of Economics. The development world is having a pro-con debate.
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How international students are changing the 'rich Asian' narrative

How international students are changing the 'rich Asian' narrative | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Ultra-rich families – mostly from mainland China – continue to send their children to college in the US. But the latest waves of international students are younger, less wealthy, and from more diverse backgrounds.
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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research - InformED

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research - InformED | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general. 1. Learn slightly differently each time. When acquiring a new skill, make slight changes during each... Read More
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Peace Corps launches English-language program in Vietnam

Peace Corps launches English-language program in Vietnam | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The Peace Corps and the Vietnamese government announced Tuesday that the worldwide volunteer travel program will be established in Vietnam for the first time in history.
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13 Items Labeled “American” in Other Countries

13 Items Labeled “American” in Other Countries | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
America is a worldwide brand of sorts, but it doesn’t carry the same connotations everywhere.
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International Education News l The PIE News l ELT leaders criticise the role of corporations in the sector

International Education News l The PIE News l ELT leaders criticise the role of corporations in the sector | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - Public Web - Kosovo Diplomats Hone Their English Language Skills at Marshall Center Workshop

George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - Public Web - Kosovo Diplomats Hone Their English Language Skills at Marshall Center Workshop | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies: Our mission is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships.
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I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
How a simplistic, unworkable, and ultimately stifling conception of social justice took over the American college campus.
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Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
By understanding the level of learning and intentionality in our mistakes, we can identify what helps us grow as learners.
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How to reform a university’s English language department | British Council

How to reform a university’s English language department | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What problems are common to English language departments at universities in developing countries, and how can they be tackled? The British Council's Ben Gray looks at the issues.
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The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
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The impact of BREXIT on ELT

The impact of BREXIT on ELT | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Like many people in the world of ELT I was shocked and disappointed by the results of the EU referendum this morning.  Like many people in our position, my wife and I have been sitting on the sofa in our house in central Portugal,  in a state of bleak disbelief struggling to understand both how…
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Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools

Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In this new publication, Getting Smart provides an overview of tools to support English Language Learners and identifies 10 Elements of Next-Gen Language Learning.
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NS and NNS identity: issues of self-confidence, language ownership and authority.

NS and NNS identity: issues of self-confidence, language ownership and authority. | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Two days after Silvana Richardson's brilliant plenary: The Native factor (read more about it here), there was an equally fascinating Q&A session. However, since it was impossible to address all the questions posed by the audience then and there, Silvana and I decided we would continue the discussion on this blog. We gathered all the…
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7 more ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally

7 more ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In the final part of her blog series on communicating internationally, Chia looks at seven more tips for native speakers including the use of humour, accommodation and adaptation skills, and cultural awareness.
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Dear stranger who disciplined my kiddo at the playground

Dear stranger who disciplined my kiddo at the playground | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
My kid was misbehaving at the playground and this random stranger woman decided to discipline my child, and here's what I want to say to her.
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Why isn’t ‘American’ a language?

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Britain and the US share a common language – but English is spoken and spelled very differently on either side of the Atlantic. James Harbeck finds out why.
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Why Language Matters for the U.S. Military | Language News

Why Language Matters for the U.S. Military | Language News | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The U.S. is notoriously less language-capable than our allies and adversaries. This gap in training—which can’t adequately be filled by contract interpreters or
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Gavin Dudeney: Digital Literacy Primer

Gavin Dudeney: Digital Literacy Primer | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Take a quick tour around the education systems of the world and you’ll increasingly hear talk of ‘21st century skills’ (the USA and the UK), ‘new media literacies’ (the USA), ‘digital literacy skil
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5 (out of 12) ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally

5 (out of 12) ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In her blogpost this week, Chia Suan Chong provides a handful of strategies that native speakers can use to facilitate more effective international communication with non-native speakers.
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George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - Public Web - PLTCE Language Standards and Assessment Seminar Readies International Instructors

George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - Public Web - PLTCE Language Standards and Assessment Seminar Readies International Instructors | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies: Our mission is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships.
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