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English language requirement

It is essential for public safety that all licensed drivers can communicate in English at an appropriate level. Communicating with passengers to discuss a route, or fare, as well as reading, understanding and being able to respond to important regulatory, safety and travel information sent by TfL is crucial to a driver's role in transporting the public.
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If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

Stop avoiding what scares you.
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You don’t have to be stupid to work here, but it helps – André Spicer | Aeon Essays

How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door
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The Boren Awards: A Report of Oral Language Proficiency Gains During Academic Study Abroad (2015)

The Boren Awards: A Report of Oral Language Proficiency Gains During Academic Study Abroad (2015) | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The Boren Awards: A Report of Oral Language Proficiency Gains during Academic Study Abroad explores the language gains made by U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for language study overseas between 1996 and 2011.
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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned
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Know Your Dashes - Infographic 

Know Your Dashes - Infographic  | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
This infographic covers the basic use of hyphens, en-dashes and em-dashes. It also provides a quick reference for mac and pc keyboard shortcuts.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jess Chalmers
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George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - English Enhancement Course Strengthens Marshall Center’s Network

George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies - English Enhancement Course Strengthens Marshall Center’s Network | 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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Replace the Word 'Very' with One of These 128 Modifiers. The importance of adverbs

Replace the Word 'Very' with One of These 128 Modifiers. The importance of adverbs | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Want to know more how learners use adverbs such as very: Adverb use and language proficiency in young learners’ writing URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262580566_Adverb_use_and_language_proficiency_in_young_learners%27_writing

Via Pascual Pérez-Paredes
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The BFG reminds us that wordplay is part of learning and mastering language

The BFG reminds us that wordplay is part of learning and mastering language | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
From Jabberwocky to the BFG's gobblefunking, playing with words is the first step to mastering them – not something to be ironed out of teaching.
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English language requirement for public sector workers: impact assessment - Publications - GOV.UK

English language requirement for public sector workers: impact assessment - Publications - GOV.UK | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Impact assessment on legislation to ensure that every public sector worker in a customer-facing role speaks fluent English.
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Scola.org

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,SCOLA is a nonprofit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 200 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign television programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website.
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English language could be dropped from European Union after Brexit

English language could be dropped from European Union after Brexit | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
English could be banned as an official language of the EU after Brexit despite being the most spoken in Europe, an official has admitted.
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Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1 - EFL Magazine

Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1 - EFL Magazine | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking And English Language Teaching Pt. 1.Critical thinking has been a buzzword for some time now. In fact, judging by the research, it has been
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EL Asia Pacific: The virtues of Vietnam - EL Gazette

EL Asia Pacific: The virtues of Vietnam - EL Gazette | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
International monthly newspaper for the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry and international English-medium education.
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Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
When students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater sense of their life experiences and start achieving at higher levels.
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Can You Pass This Basic German Test?

Can You Pass This Basic German Test? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Scottish kids take exams like this all the time. Are you better at German than them?..
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Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.
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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
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The Great Language Game |

The Great Language Game | | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
RT @OneThirdStories: Got that #FridayFeeling? Test your skills with this language game! https://t.co/n8DPSamscs #mfltwitterati #langchat ht…
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International Military Testing Association Presentations Page

International Military Testing Association Presentations Page | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Presentations from International Military Testing Association
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NATO Language Leadership Passes from Marshall Center’s PLTCE to Bulgaria Ministry of Defense

NATO Language Leadership Passes from Marshall Center’s PLTCE to Bulgaria Ministry of Defense | 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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We Uncovered the Hidden Patterns in Clinton and Trump's Most Common Phrases

We Uncovered the Hidden Patterns in Clinton and Trump's Most Common Phrases | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Linguists dissected over 100,000 words from their speeches.
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How to reform a university’s English language department | British Council

How to reform a university’s English language department | British Council | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What problems are common to English language departments at universities in developing countries, and how can they be tackled? The British Council's Ben Gray looks at the issues.
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The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
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The impact of BREXIT on ELT

The impact of BREXIT on ELT | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Like many people in the world of ELT I was shocked and disappointed by the results of the EU referendum this morning.  Like many people in our position, my wife and I have been sitting on the sofa in our house in central Portugal,  in a state of bleak disbelief struggling to understand both how…
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