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U.S. Online Degrees Pose Challenges for International Students - US News

U.S. Online Degrees Pose Challenges for International Students - US News | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
International students may face cultural or linguistic barriers when it comes to studying online.
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The EFL to EAP transition: Four things every teacher should know - Cambridge Conversations

The EFL to EAP transition: Four things every teacher should know - Cambridge Conversations | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
I had the privilege of attending the British Association of Lecturers in EAP Professional Issues meeting on November 29th in Sheffield. It was a brilliant opportunity to catch up with some current thinking and trends in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and talk with dozens of teachers. The theme of the conference was teacher research. …
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A Look At The Things Introverts Say On Facebook - DesignTAXI.com

A Look At The Things Introverts Say On Facebook - DesignTAXI.com | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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According to a new study published in the Journal of Personality and...
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7 Ways to Memorize a Language and Understand It | Language News

7 Ways to Memorize a Language and Understand It | Language News | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans – Aeon

There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans – Aeon | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong
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Translation activities in the language classroom

Translation activities in the language classroom | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It does not consider the role of the L1 as a teaching tool, for example for classroom management, setting up activities, or for explaining new vocabulary.
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How did English become the language of science?

How did English become the language of science? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It's Nobel Prize season. While scientists throughout the world will be awarded this prestigious prize, there's a good chance all of their research was written up in English. Michael Gordin, a professor of the history of science at Princeton, wrote a new book, "Scientific Babel" that explores the intersection of the history of language and science.
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2014 in words: ‘Culture’ joins ‘vape’ and ‘exposure’ as words of the year

2014 in words: ‘Culture’ joins ‘vape’ and ‘exposure’ as words of the year | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
"Culture" is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2014. The dictionary landed on culture by figuring out which of their most popular words experienced the biggest spike in lookups this year compared to last year. "Culture is a word that we seem to be relying on more and more. It allows us to identify and isolate an idea, issue, or group with seriousness," Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster, said in a statement. "And it's efficient: we talk about the 'culture' of a group rath
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Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures

Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The cat is out of the bag: proverbs sound odd when they’re translated. Writer Matt Lindley and artist Marcus Oakley have turned them into illustrations, writes Kathryn Bromwich
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Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up?

Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Josephine Livingstone: English is an uncommonly tricky language to spell. Is this why we put it on such a pedestal?
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English Language And Applied Linguistics | Just another blogs.reading.ac.uk site

English Language And Applied Linguistics | Just another blogs.reading.ac.uk site | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish?

Why do pigs oink in English, boo boo in Japanese, and nöff-nöff in Swedish? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
It’s not just pigs, the onomatopoeia we apply to most animal sounds varies delightfully across different tongues. What does this reveal about our relationship with language?
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Current Issue | CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education

Current Issue | CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality

Obama Urges F.C.C. to Adopt Strict Rules on Net Neutrality | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
President Obama’s action is his most direct effort to keep cable and telephone companies from providing special access to some content providers.
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22 Fun Foreign Words That Monolinguals Are Missing Out On | Language News

22 Fun Foreign Words That Monolinguals Are Missing Out On | Language News | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
An introduction to some of our favorite foreign words, from the hilarious, to the practical, to the downright bizarre.
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Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016

Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The recruitment of the 70,000 volunteers required to stage a successful Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 is well under way. More than 240,000 applicants are now taking part in the first phase of the selection process, which includes an online exercise and language assessment. Interviews with successful candidates will then begin next year.
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An inspiring way to learn English? By watching TED Talks

An inspiring way to learn English? By watching TED Talks | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
“The world has a new mania — a mania for learning English,” said Jay Walker on the TED stage in 2009. English is accepted as a shared language of science, a language of global business and the lang...
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#ELTchat Summaries Index

#ELTchat Summaries Index | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Here is a list of all of the ELTchats which have ever taken place, including links to the transcripts and summaries where available. Please let us know if you would like to write a summary for chat...
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Labor and English Language Teaching | Dissident Voice

Labor and English Language Teaching | Dissident Voice | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The state of English Language Teaching (ELT) (and teaching content, electives overall) is going through a serious, almost radical, transformation. Long gone
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Teaching English as a Second Language: Positives and Negatives of Being Able to Speak your Students' First Language

Teaching English as a Second Language: Positives and Negatives of Being Able to Speak your Students' First Language | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
As an English teacher in a different country, you may or may not be able to speak your students' first language. Here are some good and bad sides to being able to do so.
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These Amazon Reviews Of "Mr Men" Books Are A Triumph Of Literary Criticism

These Amazon Reviews Of "Mr Men" Books Are A Triumph Of Literary Criticism | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Amazon reviewer Hamilton Richardson will make you see the Roger Hargreaves classics in a whole new light.
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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
My knowledge of Google Docs has been more limited than it should be, and I've been getting up to speed. I thought readers might find the resources I've been using helpful, too (let me know if you h...
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23 maps and charts on language

Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish?
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How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary

How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? - ELTChat Summary | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Today's ELTChat session at noon was all about vocabulary and how to activate it with students, in order for them to assimilate it and make use of it. Several interesting ideas circulated the Twitte...

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