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ENGLISH STUDENTS ONLINE STUDYING TOOLS

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www.englishaula.com is the webiste where you will find anything to do with Official English exams and online English learning, exercises, videos, courses, Cambridge First Certificate, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Certificate in Prficiency English, Business English. You can also find Business concepts, grammar, Use Of English, Speaking elements, Street talk. Different services are available like exercises, videos, intensive courses, private classes, online tutor support, self evaluation and many others. You cans also find a blog and a forum where students share english knowledge.

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The Future of Language Teaching - a reply to my critics

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About a week ago, I wrote a piece on “The Future of Language Teaching” for the Teaching English blog.  It seems to have been slightly controversial. In it, I tried to paint a picture of what langua...

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Survey - The English language needs of young adults in Europe - research project - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK

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The English language needs of young adults in Europe - research project University of Northumbria at Newcastle, situated in the North East of England.
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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

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danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 10, 7:06 AM

Social history and reflection on today's connected youth - looks interesting

gawlab's curator insight, March 16, 9:01 PM

a téléchargé la copie libre  du livre de danah boyd. 

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Writing by numbers: The myth of coursebook creativity - eltjam

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Well, you only have to flip through a selection of adult courses and note the way that the same, relatively limited set of topics resurface again and again: friends and family, home and neighbourhood, leisure activities, travel, shopping and...
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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

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Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says

 

Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.

 

“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.

 

“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”

 

The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.

 

But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “

 

Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 10:25 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages

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For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even less is aimed at children who speak foreign languages.
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How To Use Smartphones for Oral Homework in Language Classes

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As a modern language teacher, I often find myself trying to balance the need to know that they 'have it' with the practical realities of a language class.

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Invisible technology: visible benefits in the classroom - Telegraph

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With the prevalence of mobile devices in the classroom, Simon Hay explains that it's only a matter of time before ubiquitous computing becomes a reality in education
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'I'm in Birmingham but my students are global'

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Managing a lesson online for hundreds of apprentices in nine different countries including Russia and China is enough to challenge the best of teachers.

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20 reasons why every EFL learner should have an iPad | TEFL ...

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Mobile technology is changing the face of education, and opening up new opportunities for both teachers and learners. In this post, I give 20 reasons why iPads in particular are becoming indispensable tools for English ...
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David Petrie - The future of language learning: A case study from 2034 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

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Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella)

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Everybody is talking about 21st Century skills and preparing students for a whole different world. The truth is that our students have become digital and there are a whole lot of educators around t...
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Susan's curator insight, March 6, 7:03 AM

A nice read.  Thanks for that!

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Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

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See these amazing collages of well known paintings of cities around the world – Istanbul to Saint Petersburg, Tokyo to New York – superimposed on to Google Street View
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CEMAAI Tijuana: Páginas Recomendadas: Inglés / Recommended EFL websites

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Interesting Things for ESL/EFL students (Fun English Study), This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, ...
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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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Hundreds of Resources for Teaching Using Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Writing - Old Style Newspaper Template

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This is an old style newspaper template for InDesign CS6. It is 11.25×17.25 inches (includes bleed) and in CMYK. It has 10 page designs.


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4 reasons to be happy about the end of teaching | City A.M.

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A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual.
Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:01 AM

Actually this sounds nothing like the work of Sugata Mitra and totally misses the point. Again this looks like the UK government totally failing to understand anything related to education except how to make it cheaper and charge more for it.

Kibet Koskei's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:56 AM

Education is one of the largest indusrties in the World, and With Education Going Online with New web technologies, we must be prepared to equip our Students with knowledge which will help them face the real world. Get more at www.firstandfastcapital.com

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

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Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

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Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.

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