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EF English Proficiency Index 3rd Edition

The world's largest ranking of English skills. See how your country ranks on English Proficiency.
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Why isn’t ‘American’ a language?

Why isn’t ‘American’ a language? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
As districts across the country purchase technology at a feverish pace, they must ensure they have a solid implementation plan.
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This dance group made Sligo look incredible with a video to celebrate International Dance Day

This dance group made Sligo look incredible with a video to celebrate International Dance Day | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A dance group from Sligo have created a video incorporating their skills and the stunning scenery of Strandhill.
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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
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Why teachers need to know the wrong answers

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What Today Means for our Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change

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Today, on Earth Day, nearly 170 countries will sign the Paris Agreement, reinforcing their commitment to the historic cl…
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A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

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This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs? Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host. 1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, ban
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Inference: Reading and Writing Ideas as Well as Words

Much of what we understand, whether when listening or reading, we understand indirectly, by inference.
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13 Items Labeled “American” in Other Countries

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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

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By understanding the level of learning and intentionality in our mistakes, we can identify what helps us grow as learners.
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The Top 5 Faculty Morale Killers

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A good midlevel manager can make all the difference in determining whether faculty life is satisfying or unbearable.
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A List of Scholarships for Women Over 40 - ScholarshipsandGrants.us

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Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life - Social Science blog

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life - Social Science blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The British Library and University of Nottingham are presenting a free online course, Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life, starting on 16th May 2016
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The way we use language in politics matters | Will Hutton

The way we use language in politics matters | Will Hutton | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson’s disregard for the truth is evidence of the depths to which Eurosceptics will sink
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English has taken over academia: but the real culprit is not linguistic

English has taken over academia: but the real culprit is not linguistic | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
With English dominating university life around the world, what are we losing?
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‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.
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CELTA, the native-speaker bias and possible paths forward

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Last week at IATEFL, Silvana Richardson delivered a rousing, righteous plenary tracing the historical roots of - and critiquing - the institutionalised mec
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