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After the circus

After the circus | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
“HAS the circus left town? Can I please return to Colombo now?” asked a Twitter user, the morning after leaders of the Commonwealth ended their meeting in the...
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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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Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people.
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Who Is Afraid of Knowledge?

Who Is Afraid of Knowledge? | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."  There. I said it. And yes, I know, “progressive” educators will quickly dismiss this as being an “elitist”, “traditionalist” or whatever you want to call...
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Leoxicon: Learners' use of collocations: insights from research

Leoxicon: Learners' use of collocations: insights from research | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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The Messy and Unpredictable Classroom

The Messy and Unpredictable Classroom | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
How do we make learning messy and unpredictable for our students—and why? I posed this question to the members of the Teaching Professor group on LinkedIn in July, and a lively and insightful discussion immediately began.
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Translation Techniques: How to Translate Idioms

Translation Techniques: How to Translate Idioms | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Translation Techniques: How to Translate Idioms   Idioms are popular expressions that explain something by using examples and figures of speech. I like them because it’s something that Google ...
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7 Shortcuts You Will Regret Taking in Life

7 Shortcuts You Will Regret Taking in Life | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Giving less weight to English tests is a positive first step in reform - People's Daily Online

Giving less weight to English tests is a positive first step in reform - People's Daily Online | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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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 Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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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Formulae for success?

Formulae for success? | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
I am compulsively devouring phrases. I gobble up expressions like me da pena (it upsets me) and qué buen rollo tiene (how nice he is).  It’s not just my reading of the literature on phraseology tha...
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10 Things You Should Know Before Learning A New Language

10 Things You Should Know Before Learning A New Language | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Language learners are a brave bunch who take on one of the most daunting intellectual challenges in life. I have experience of both learning languages and helping people learn languages as well as ...
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» ELT teachers shouldn’t prefer blondes! Centre for English Learning and Teaching

» ELT teachers shouldn’t prefer blondes! Centre for English Learning and Teaching | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

... teachers (and students) are not very good at recognising frequency of words ...

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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
These are amazing for studying etymology.
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Mobile Learning for Languages: Can the Past Speak to the Future? | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

Mobile Learning for Languages: Can the Past Speak to the Future? | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
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Think Alouds | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org

AdLit.org offers resources (articles, research, teaching strategies, book recommendations) for parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
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Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated) | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully?
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It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Language

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First- and second-generation Americans are reconnecting with their ethnic identity through language.
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NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview

Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards.
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Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language

Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Using advanced imaging to visualize brain areas used for understanding language in native Japanese speakers, a new study finds that the pitch-accent in words pronounced in standard Japanese activates different brain hemispheres depending on whether...
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David Sedaris: A Big Family, at the Beach

David Sedaris: A Big Family, at the Beach | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
In late May of this year, a few weeks shy of her fiftieth birthday, my youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide.
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Cyber Surf - Games & Activities for Safe Online Surfing from FBI

Cyber Surf - Games & Activities for Safe Online Surfing from FBI | ELT Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

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For kids through 8th grade

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:39 AM

Completely brilliant serious games to raise awareness about good netzinship! 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:44 AM

This game has analytics so it might be helpful for a formative assessment.  Also the reading required can be helpful in measuring content and comprehension skills.  Worth a look!