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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms...


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National Culture - Geert Hofstede

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Kathleen Orr's curator insight, November 4, 2014 6:47 PM

This is a link to Hofstede's website where you can compare different countries and their ratings according to different dimensions.  It's very interesting to look at different countries and compare them to each other. It's a very useful tool! Check out how the U.S. compares to other countries!

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LINGUIST List 26.2969: TOC: ELT Journal 69/3 (2015)

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The LINGUIST List issue 26.2969, topic: TOC, title: TOC: ELT Journal 69/3 (2015)
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Ace the Assessment

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More employers are using tests as part of the hiring process. Here’s how to prepare for them.
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ELT Conference Logos: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

ELT Conference Logos: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Mike says: It all started when I shared a link to the KOTESOL RPSIG August 22nd Day of Reflection on a social network that allows more than 140 characters. My friend and fellow ELT professional com...
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Cutting to the Common Core: Constructive Conversations - Language Magazine

Cutting to the Common Core: Constructive Conversations - Language Magazine | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Constance Dziombak finds that quality academic conversations help ELLs to clarify and express their arguments Interest in the link between oral skills and literacy and my observations that students write the way they speak inspired me to enroll in the fall 2013 pilot MOOC, Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering Language for the Common Core State Standards, …
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Bilingual All-Level Academic Vocabulary: A Focus on Cognates

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Utilize the Spanish & English glossaries in Texas secondary textbooks for ESOL students. The NCTE declares ESOL students should have the chance to use their 1st language to learn English--cognates!
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Second Language Listening: Where Are We?

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The past twenty years has seen a big shift in the way in which second language listening is viewed, and in how it is practiced in the classroom. This article reviews some of these developments.
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24 Brilliant Portmanteaus You Should Add To Your Vocabulary

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The most brilliant portmanteaus perfectly represent today's fast-changing world.
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Pros and Cons of Open Source LMSs Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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he Pros and Cons of Open Source LMSs Infographic explores the advantages and disadvantages of open source LMSs compared to commercial systems.
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The Ultimate Guide to ESL Grammar Games

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Do games and English grammar really mix in the ESL classroom? Create an effective English language lesson plan with these awesome games.
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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

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Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.
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Secret Teacher: we help students to cheat, but how long before it's exposed?

Secret Teacher: we help students to cheat, but how long before it's exposed? | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Teachers who break the rules will have nowhere to hide when exam-only syllabi come in, leaving us easy prey for our critics
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What it takes to be a real American, according to real Americans

Survey researchers finally figured it out.
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How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe's Security Strategy

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COPENHAGEN -- The most revolutionary idea of modern Europe has been to purse the safety of its citizens by opening borders, not erecting barriers. A new European security strategy must make the case that the nexus of security and integration still amount to the formula of European peace. That is a battle that Europe cannot afford to lose.
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Teens Make Film In Broken English To Explain Why They'll Fail English

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Three high schoolers in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film tackling a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher instruct in English or the mother tongue?
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Saudi students learning English, tech skills at Sheppard

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Members of the Royal Saudi Air Force are going through a rigorous English-learning program at Sheppard.
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English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos

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A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.
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On privilege - The Pencilsword: On a plate

A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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12 Things Language Learners Like | Language News

We've talked about the problems all language learners face, but what about the joys of learning a language? There’s a reason—or 12—that we all love it so much.
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‘Biggest-ever Mooc’ starts on FutureLearn

‘Biggest-ever Mooc’ starts on FutureLearn | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
FutureLearn, the UK massive open online course platform, has this week commenced what it believes is the biggest-ever Mooc.
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ESL Teachers Ask: How Can I Increase Student Engagement?

ESL Teachers Ask: How Can I Increase Student Engagement? | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
I have a group of very nice, polite adult learners, who meet the basic requirements for the course, but I would love it if they would participate more actively and with greater enthus
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