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What the grammar gurus don't get about how we learn - The Conversation

What the grammar gurus don't get about how we learn - The Conversation | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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What the grammar gurus don't get about how we learn
The Conversation
Sticklers beware. marymuses, CC BY-NC-SA. Sticklers beware.
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well now, there are some interesting facts in this little article!

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Tinder: The Best Way to Practice a Language - Bustle

Tinder: The Best Way to Practice a Language
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Duolingo is an ideal tool for learning elementary vocabulary and grammar of a language. Plus, it's Candy-Crush-level fun. But what happens after you've mastered the basics?
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A big boost for anyone who wants to learn a language without school or teachers.  The ideas here are great. Find a language buddy and get going.  You can learn a lot this way.

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If Education Was Really About LEARNing….

If Education Was Really About LEARNing…. | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

I don’t usually do “wholesale re-posts” – but I loved this one soooooooo much (from Krissy), had to get it up on allthingslearning. Krissy you are a “star”     If  education was really about learning...  Scooped via Facebook from Tony Gurr.  Sorry, had to borrow this one.

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Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' - The Guardian

Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' - The Guardian | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' The Guardian Some of the country's most eminent linguists came together for English Grammar Day, presented by UCL and Oxford University in association with the British...
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Using the word “grammar”, she said, can conjure off-putting images of an old-fashioned classroom. It makes it sound like a secret you’re not let in on, and has associations of “right” or “wrong”. On the other hand, “understanding” or “knowledge about language” make it sound more positive.   NB: SPaG test is Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation.  Didn't know about that one before!

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Comics: Free ESL Materials.com | Websites | Lesson Plans

Free ESL Materials.com - Comics: Handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings you need for teaching & learning.
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