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The Three Similarities in Conversations Around the World

The Three Similarities in Conversations Around the World | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A new study shows that people everywhere navigate potential misunderstandings in roughly the same three ways.
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Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A look at language policies in other countries, which demonstrate how much the United States is missing out on by living in a monolingual bubble.
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A few minutes with ... a linguist who loves to LOL - Detroit Free Press

A few minutes with ... a linguist who loves to LOL - Detroit Free Press | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Anne Curzan is a very credentialed linguist. Yale grad, University of Michigan professor, member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary.
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Test your vocabulary: would you pass A-level English?

Test your vocabulary: would you pass A-level English? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A-level students finally receive their results today for the exams they took earlier in the year.
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Try Speaking The Language When You Travel

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Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more than a year.
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“Your name” In Japanese : japanese translator

Want to know how your name is written in Japanese? Here's an online dictionary that shows you how.
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Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill

Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
MultiBrief: Cultural competence in the classroom: A key 21st-century skill http://t.co/2nTQ005gAC #elt #education
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What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens

What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.
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The technology that’s making us irrelevant…and more relevant

The technology that’s making us irrelevant…and more relevant | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it

Google Translate stinks… right?

Ever since I started blogging, and #langchat started, and as I went to conferences, and as I got more involved in Twitter, I’ve seen them and you’ve seen them – post after post, tweet after tweet, videos on YouTube, of how bad Google Translate is.  How inaccurate.  How unhelpful.

 

There’s just one problem, and we’re not talking about it, because we’re afraid.  We’re afraid we’re wrong.  And we are.  Because somewhere along the line, somehow, Google Translate got good.  Like, really good.  Like, you-can-use-it-to-communicate .....

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Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration | TESOL Blog

Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ESL teachers have a responsibility to know the facts on immigration in order to combat the possibility of anti-immigration sentiment directed toward ELs.
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Blended Learning in Higher Education: The SAMR Model in TESOL

Blended Learning in Higher Education: The SAMR Model in TESOL | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Attracting international students to NZ

Attracting international students to NZ | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Four regions share how they're getting more scholars from across the sea.
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Advice for New ESOL Teachers: Whose Holiday and Why?

Advice for New ESOL Teachers: Whose Holiday and Why? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ESOL teachers are often in the position of go-between for their students and the larger culture, which can be a little awkward when the holidays come around.
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MOOC watch: Students prep for English test online

MOOC watch: Students prep for English test online | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Two MOOC providers are promoting massive open online courses to prepare students for IELTS, one of the world's most popular English language tests and a common requirement for immigration and student visas in English-speaking countries.
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Negotiated objectives

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This tends to have a de-motivating effect on the students and can lead to students losing interest in the learning process.
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Language experts discuss new techniques at KAU

JEDDAH: The English Language Institute (ELI) at King Abdulaziz University with campuses in Sharafia and Al-Salama in Jeddah held the ELI Annual Training Day at King Faisal Convention Center with more
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Are you smart enough to pass India’s civil servant exam? (No.) | Toronto Star

Are you smart enough to pass India’s civil servant exam? (No.) | Toronto Star | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Nearly 500,000 people wrote "the mother of all written exams in India" for a chance to get a government job. Only 1,100 will succeed.
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How to sneeze in Japanese. LOL (or, as they say in Indonesia, wkwkwk)

How to sneeze in Japanese. LOL (or, as they say in Indonesia, wkwkwk) | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A new book aims to illustrate all the eccentricities of international onomatopoeia
“I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.”
Joan Rivers’ parting shot was one of her finest. Continue reading...

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Reading emotions in a second language - Medical Xpress

Reading emotions in a second language - Medical Xpress | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
If we read about someone who is smiling and happy, without realizing it, we smile as well, and a similar reaction also occurs for the other emotions.
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7 Ways Being An Expat Changed My Life

7 Ways Being An Expat Changed My Life | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
When I moved to South Korea to be an ESL teacher, I only intended to stay one year. Three years later I returned to the United States, soon realizing that my time as an ex-pat would forever divide my life into two categories: ‘before Korea’ and ‘after Korea.’ Living overseas created a huge shift in my perception, far beyond the culture I experienced, the amazing things I saw and the great people I met. 1. Tourist vs. Expat
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What teachers need to know about Snapchat — Verses Education

What teachers need to know about Snapchat - Verses Education - Medium
I’m hearing and reading a lot of warnings about the popular messaging app Snapchat, most based on the misperception that…
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Why so little Chinese in English?

Why so little Chinese in English? | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
ON TWITTER, a friend asked "Twenty years from now, how many Chinese words will be common parlance in English?" I replied that we've already had 35 years since Deng...
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Teaching mathematics to ESOL learners | ESOL Nexus

Teaching mathematics to ESOL learners | ESOL Nexus | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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North American Names: Just Joking

North American Names: Just Joking | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I was talking with two Californians, Warner Henson and
Praveen Shanbhag. We were discussing ways to teach people to respect the
names of others, especially names that are hard to pronounce. This is a
daily conversation for those two, who are co-founders of NameCoach.I had
interviewed Praveen eaerlier in the year, and he shared stories about
growing up as an immigrant kid and his family’s struggle with names.  You
can listen to his interview here.If you’re curious how to
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