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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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NGO Jobs | Facilitate Virtual Exchange with Soliya! Join our Training this Spring!

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Supporting English Language Learners in NZ

This explores the ESOL resources that are available to support teachers in NZ. This presentation has been developed by Dan Haddock and Janis Maidment who work …
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Bill Gates on The Verge: Can online classrooms help the developing world catch up?

In 2012, a 15-year-old named Battushig Myanganbayar aced a circuits and electronics course designed for sophomores at MIT – from his school in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Myanganbayar had watched...

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OU History of English in 10 mins - YouTube

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- A look at the history of the English lan...
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100 Random Facts About The English Language

100 Random Facts About The English Language | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
GIF stands for "graphics interchange format." According to its inventor, it should be pronounced "jiff" not "giff."...
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English Phrases Used Only By Indians Which The World Knows Nothing About | who we are | Indiatimes Mobile

English Phrases Used Only By Indians Which The World Knows Nothing About | who we are | Indiatimes Mobile | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English, because English is such a funny language. Indiatimes Mobile
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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
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Best University Workplace Survey: unease at inadequate language skills

Best University Workplace Survey: unease at inadequate language skills | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
31 per cent of scholars think international students’ English skills are not up to scratch
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How to Say Thank You in 30 Languages - YouTube

'Tis the season for being thankful. But you know what sounds a whole lot cooler than "thank you"? Merci, gracias, or takk. Spread a little multicultural grat...
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Mark's vowel chart explained on video | Hancock McDonald ELT

Mark's vowel chart explained on video | Hancock McDonald ELT | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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What is 'The Fair List'? | The Fair List

What is 'The Fair List'? | The Fair List | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
What is 'The Fair List'?   So what is this list about? There are many kinds of excellence in ELT. Some of these are rewarded. For innovation in ELT, for
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Language isn’t the problem

Language isn’t the problem | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The debate about inadequate English language proficiency often focuses on the wrong issues
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PechaKucha: San Antonio's Passionate Chit-Chat

PechaKucha: San Antonio's Passionate Chit-Chat | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It’s a once-every-three-months gathering that really gets San Antonians thinking. And it’s got a funny little name: PechaKucha San Antonio. Vicki Yuan is
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9 Fail-proof Tips to Get Shy ESL Students Out of Their Shells

9 Fail-proof Tips to Get Shy ESL Students Out of Their Shells | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Have a shy student in ESL class who doesn't want to participate? Use these great tactics to help them adjust and build confidence in the classroom!
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Happy Words Dominate Most Languages

Happy Words Dominate Most Languages | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
From the idealistic prose of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" to the crisis-ridden pages of daily newspapers, most human language tends to take a happy view on life, a new study suggests.
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British Council Film: History of the English Language

British Council Film: History of the English Language | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Acting as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, 'History
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Why Some People Find Language Learning Harder Than Others - Lingholic

Why Some People Find Language Learning Harder Than Others  - Lingholic | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Why is it that some people see language learning as much harder than others? Is it all about talent, in the end? And what if it's not?
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Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.
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Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
UB researcher's findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain...
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kramsch.pdf The challenge of globalization for the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures

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The Benefits of Attending Conferences | Simon Borg

I'm writing this month’s blog to accompany the publication of an article that has just appeared in ELT Journal. The full text of the advance access version of
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Complexity in ELT: what it is and what it isn't

Complexity in ELT: what it is and what it isn't | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
“The last time I did this lesson, the students loved it. I tried it again today, with another class that was just like the first one, and it was an absolute disaster”. “They’ve been learning Englis...
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