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Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' | BBC News

Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' | BBC News | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

An online entrepreneur says that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.
Charles Duncombe says an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.
Mr Duncombe says when recruiting staff he has been "shocked at the poor quality of written English".


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Building independent thinking -beyond the comfort zone ! | Learning neurology - Judy WILLIS

Building independent thinking -beyond the comfort zone ! | Learning neurology - Judy WILLIS | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis offers six suggestions for pushing students beyond their comfort zone, exercising their brains' executive functions, and developing healthy habits of independent thinking.
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Also see

>> http://www.radteach.com/

her "Reach and Discover" blog - "when a Neurologist becomes a classroom teacher, Brain Learning Research promotes teaching strategies."

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Divided by a common language: why an American won’t call you a ‘bloody arse’

Divided by a common language: why an American won’t call you a ‘bloody arse’ | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Maraithe Thomas: ‘It was quite crowded, actually’ and even ‘taking the piss’ are fine. But there are some British words Americans just can’t say
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"Comma story" by Terisa Folaron | PUNCTUATION ~ edTED Talk

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Full lesson on http://ed.ted.com/lessons/comma-story-terisa-folaron "It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate) [...]"

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Finement réalisé, aussi bien sur le plan visuel que sur le plan didactique. Les images animées illustrent l'exposé avec justesse, clarté etbeaucoup d'humour : A1 !

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Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.

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"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian

"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners – they do have some advantages
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"[...] Despite the difficulties, Black regards learning foreign languages as FUN, and treats the endeavour like A PUZZLE that has TO BE SOLVED [...].

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Pupils creating travel journals that make bright textbooks ! | Normal Park Museum Magnet School

Pupils creating travel journals that make bright textbooks !  | Normal Park Museum Magnet School | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Normal Park Museum Magnet School GRADES K-8 | CHATTANOOGA, TN Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore t...
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Inspirational !

There are many ICT tools to help achieve such textbooks but I guess paper, glue, scissors, pencils & hands might as well be enough to create nice objects/books :-)

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"How visuals help us learn" | EDUDEMIC

"How visuals help us learn" | EDUDEMIC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Since we talked yesterday about the plethora of different types of visuals available to present information, we thought it might be useful to take a look at why visuals are useful as classroom tools, and some do-s and don’t-s of using visuals. Enter the handy infographic below. While this particular visual isn’t necessarily geared towards teachers, …"

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Most interesting & useful... for language teachers as well ;o)

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The Literature Network/ Periods, Movements & Authors - a VISUAL TIMELINE

The Literature Network/ Periods, Movements & Authors - a VISUAL TIMELINE | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
July 1, 2014
Here is a wonderful infographic that has been making rounds online during this week.This visual which is created by online-literature captures some of the major literary periods and...

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E-CLIL Resource Centre

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ECLIL is a European funded education project to build much needed resources for the language classroom. It includes a games engine, resources centre and CLIL story platform

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Useful links & resources for content & language integrated learning.

Of some help to English teachers in French High Schools STI2D sections (technological subjects in foreign languages).

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Links to resources, tools, journals in CLIL

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How did English evolve ? | K. GARDOQUI

 

"What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"?..."

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Full TED-Ed lesson :

>> http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-did-english-evolve-kate-gardoqui

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Julia Gillard >> Fostering creativity in education - YouTube

Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, answers the question "What is creativity?" in the context of education. For her, it is "the art of imagini...
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The Wilds of Education | The NY Times

The Wilds of Education | The NY Times | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The landscape that students romp across shouldn’t be too tame.
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"[...] Isn’t education supposed to provoke, disrupt, challenge the paradigms that young people have consciously embraced and attack the prejudices that they have unconsciously absorbed ?

Isn’t upset a necessary part of that equation ? And if children are lucky enough to be ignorant of the world’s ugliness, aren’t books the rightful engines of enlightenment, and aren’t classrooms the perfect theaters for it ? [...]"

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PUNCTUATION nerds stopped by Obama slogan, 'Forward.' | Wall Street Journal

PUNCTUATION nerds stopped by Obama slogan, 'Forward.' | Wall Street Journal | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The. Obama. Campaign. Slogan. Is. Causing. Grammarians. Whiplash. Even for some in the president's orbit, the final punctuation slams the brakes on a word supposed to convey momentum.
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Today is National Punctuation Day -this article might well interest B2 & above students.

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"Children must learn to love reading, not just... | The Guardian

"Children must learn to love reading, not just...  | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

... learn to read"

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"[...] but unequal society can also be galvanised to radically reverse the trend to ever-greater levels of economic inequality, which correlate so clearly with children’s unequal reading levels."

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People speaking English in the EU by country : % MAP

People speaking English in the EU by country : % MAP | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Some native English speakers' attitude towards learning foreign languages can be summarized as "why should I learn a foreign language if
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"South Africa : Sign Language Approved As First Language" | FIRST LANGUAGE

"South Africa : Sign Language Approved As First Language" | FIRST LANGUAGE | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language.
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Mentally prepare for a new school year | the Guardian

Mentally prepare for a new school year | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The stress of school life might seem like a distant memory but with a new term approaching psychologist Gail Kinman offers her advice on how to prepare for the melee
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Setting small and achievable goals, listening to one's body, doing a bit of work... among others, realistic and efficient ways to prepare the new school year.

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Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’ | Washington Post

Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’ | Washington Post | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Diane Ravitch writes about the teacher Robin Williams portrayed in 'Dead Poet's Society.'

 

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Film teaser trailer :

>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mc-j01j1nU

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The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching : What works ? What doesn’t ? | Calico Spanish

The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching : What works ? What doesn’t ? | Calico Spanish | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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How to Teach English | e-Learning Infographics

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500 English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers from around the world were asked about what tools they use to enhance their lessons. The How to Teach English Infographic presents the methods ESL teachers have ...

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"Pas de notes au collège : ça change quoi ?" | Letudiant.fr

"Pas de notes au collège : ça change quoi ?" | Letudiant.fr | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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L'idée, c'est que l'élève prenne conscience de là où il en est, de ce qu'il doit faire pour progresser et des points sur lesquels il peut s'appuyer. L'évaluation n'est pas une sanction mais un moyen de se situer et l'occasion de mesurer ses progrès", explique l'enseignante d'anglais. [...]"

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"Les collégiens de 6e et 5e que l'Etudiant a rencontrés se disent moins stressés au moment des évaluations. [...] N'allez pas en conclure pour autant qu'ils ne fournissent pas d'efforts. "L'idée selon laquelle les élèves ne travaillent que pour la note est fausse", insiste Pascal Delhom. Tous les jeunes ont envie de réussir et d'apprendre. Ici, on part de ce que l'élève a réussi plutôt que de ses échecs. Ce qui est très motivant. Nos collégiens nous démontrent chaque jour qu'ils savent travailler pour eux-mêmes.""

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"Maya Angelou : a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow" | the Guardian

"Maya Angelou : a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow" | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Gary Younge: America has not just lost a talented Renaissance woman and a gifted raconteur– it has lost a connection to its recent past
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A few quotes from the 15 reminded in the US Guardian online article (May 19, 2014) :>> http://bit.ly/1kZ0jGg

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- "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

- "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

- "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

- "I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."

- "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

- "Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud."

- "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

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