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How Sugata Mitra Annoyed English Teachers (& why I care) | Learn Languages Better

How Sugata Mitra Annoyed English Teachers (& why I care) | Learn Languages Better | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What is the role of good teaching? Why does learning sometimes happen on its own? Is there something children cannot learn independently? These were some...
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This 3 Minute Video Made Me Cry, And I Never Cry. Must See For Everyone.

This 3 Minute Video Made Me Cry, And I Never Cry.  Must See For Everyone. | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
This is really worthwhile to watch for everyone, and I hope that you SHARE it after watching. The message in this video is extremely powerful. If only more people acted this way, the world would be a much better place. Thanks for watching and please remember to SHARE.
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ELT - Ten Things I Hate About You

ELT - Ten Things I Hate About You | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Sometimes a title just hits the spot. Today, I woke up, inexplicably, at 02:30. Yesterday it was at 04:30. The day before it was 04:00. I feel like a character in a Stephen King novel - so much so ...
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Academic ideals are being crushed to suit private-sector style management

Academic ideals are being crushed to suit private-sector style management | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
If universities continue to heed the call of corporatisation, the role of the academic – as we know it – will become extinct
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8 Irritating Speaking Habits That Hurt Your Credibility

8 Irritating Speaking Habits That Hurt Your Credibility | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Let's, um, discuss how to, like, hit it out of the park.
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Better understand how to improve your language learning

Better understand how to improve your language learning | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Gain a better understanding of learning languages by having it dissected for you
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The critical role of intensive English programmes in the US

In the US, as in all English-speaking destination countries, Intensive English Progammes (IEPs) are often the first point of entry for international students...
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How to teach

A bit of a polemic today, to mark the fact that I have woken up at some sort of ridiculous hour and now need to keep my brain occupied while waiting for the rest of the family to stir. The backstor...
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Government unveils Year of Code campaign and £500,000 teacher training fund

Government unveils Year of Code campaign and £500,000 teacher training fund | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
UK government makes 2014 the Year of Code to prepare teachers for the ICT curriculum launch and encourage children to learn computer science
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Go UK!!!

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
My goal is for all of us to be happy, successful and grow together.. you can find more much daily motivational material like this here: My InstaGram page: @DameLuthas Twitter: @DameLuthas Enjoy the...
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#EFLproblems – Teaching the over 50s

#EFLproblems – Teaching the over 50s | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. This week's blog is in response to Simone's blog comment requesting extra hints for teaching the over ...
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Colligation - from Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers

Colligation - from Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | 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.
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Leoxicon: Horizontal alternatives to vertical lists - vocab learning

Leoxicon: Horizontal alternatives to vertical lists - vocab learning | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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What is a foreign language worth?

What is a foreign language worth? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it

"The cost of assuming that foreign customers will learn your language, and never bothering to learn theirs, is certainly a lot greater than zero.  The world isn’t learning English as fast as some people think. One optimistic estimate is that half the world’s people might speak English by 2050. That leaves billions who will not, and billions of others who remain happier (and more willing to spend money) in their own language."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 14, 2014 12:35 PM

Learn another language...it will expand your mental capacities and (according to this article in the Economist) fatten your wallet. 

The Crew's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:16 AM

As highlighted by this article, I strongly believe that learning a second language such as Arabic or Mandarin would be extremely beneficial to an adolescent. These languages are profitable to learn due to the fact that we are having increasing business dealings with China and the fact that there is a high demand for people who speak these languages and a short supply.- Hannah

Nadine Woodley's curator insight, April 30, 2014 7:56 PM

Yay for this article.... it is important to have another language!

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You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong. | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
You went to school and think you know. But you don't.
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The misuse of silence

The misuse of silence | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
In her blog this week, Chia Suan Chong listens out for the sound of silence...
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Who ordered the McNuggets?

Who ordered the McNuggets? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The first of a two-part series, by Scott Thornbury
Learning linguistic items is not a linear process - learners do not master one item and then move on to another. In fact, the learning curve for ...
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Study in the States - SEVIS by the Numbers Provides Comprehensive Data on International Students

Study in the States - SEVIS by the Numbers Provides Comprehensive Data on International Students | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Did you know that there are more international students in the United States from Asia than any other continent? Or that China alone, excluding the rest of Asia, sends more students to the United States than the rest of the world combined? If findings like these interest you, read the latest SEVIS by the Numbers report from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for more international education insights.
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Some thoughts (and stories) about "native speakers" in South Korea

After some vague and cryptic comments in this blog about my thoughts on “native speakers” a few people asked me what I really meant or think about this  and wondered what the situation is in Korea....
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Favorite Forgotten Words

Favorite Forgotten Words | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Last year my mother gave me a desk calendar that had an obsolete English word for each day. It was geeky-cool to be greeted with an example of "Forgotten English" each day at work.
Some of the word...
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Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.
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You've Got to Reach Before You Teach

You've Got to Reach Before You Teach | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
"Whether at the start of the school year, the re-start of school after the New Year, or at any time when we want to strengthen our students' engagement in school and learning, it is valuable to have
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