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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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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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Raising a Hacker: Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

Raising a Hacker: Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Programming is the new literacy -- and your kids need to master it.
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#EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes

#EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 Harvey Chanoup’s blog comment regarding the challenge of teaching a...
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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...
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You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong. | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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? | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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 | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | 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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Arne Duncan: School Expectations Are Too Low in the United States

Arne Duncan: School Expectations Are Too Low in the United States | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Education leaders urged parents to become more involved and help close achievement gaps.
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Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.
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