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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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A quand remontent les notes sur 20 à l'école?

A quand remontent les notes sur 20 à l'école? | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Pourquoi pas des lettres comme chez les Anglo-Saxons? Des notes sur 100 comme au Japon? Ou de 1 à 6 comme en Allemagne? Difficile de le savoir avec précision.
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Benefits of Reading Infographic

Benefits of Reading Infographic | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"82 delicious layers, 12 hours of work dedicated to those who adore reading and book. Feel free to share it, and [...]"

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"About Words" - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog | English LANGUAGE

"About Words" - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog | English LANGUAGE | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Commenting on developments in the English language
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I've been using Cambridge Dictionaries Online for years now : their plain definitions are quite usefl in defining new English words in class -and it's quite a pleasant toy to any language lover :)

Here is their blog, "About words" : for teachers, for EFL students, or just to read & learn some more about the English language... in a nutshell : for fun !

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Le cerveau garde la mémoire des langues entendues dans les premiers mois de la vie

Le cerveau garde la mémoire des langues entendues dans les premiers mois de la vie | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Une équipe de neurologues et de psychologues vient de publier une étude aux résultats surprenants. Les chercheurs du Neurological Institute and Hospital de Montréal et du département de psychologie de l’université McGill ont comparé des IRM du cerveau de jeunes filles âgées de 9 ans...
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Psychological tricks to help you learn better - InformED - Open Colleges

Psychological tricks to help you learn better - InformED - Open Colleges | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Sarah Briggs explains proven psychological phenomena that affect teachers and students everyday -most interesting !

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Le bac 2015 en chiffres... & en tweets | Le Monde

Le bac 2015 en chiffres... & en tweets | Le Monde | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Ils seront 684 734 candidats à plancher, près de 4 millions de copies seront corrigées dans 87 pays pour un coût de plus de 83 euros par candidats… Tous les chiffres du baccalauréat.
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Le Monde a aussi compilé une série de tweets qui pourraient bien contribuer à vous détendre entre une copie et l'autre ;)

"Les meilleurs tweets du bac 2015" :

>>> http://bit.ly/1SRPhCd

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Mia Mac Meekin's INFOGRAPHIC on what 21st century teachers (may) do

Mia Mac Meekin's INFOGRAPHIC on what 21st century teachers (may) do | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"I am a Digital Citizen" | Laura Conley

"I am a Digital Citizen" | Laura Conley | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Marquage d'images développé par ThingLink

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This interactive poster helps learners to discover digital citizenship.

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Mind your language ! Swearing around the world

Mind your language ! Swearing around the world | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.

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Noreen L's curator insight, August 17, 4:20 PM

As a language learner, I've come across swear words in other languages that to me, as an English speaker, sound horrifying! But to the native speakers of said language, it's nothing out of the ordinary....

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Misconceptions about English | Mental Floss

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Mental Floss  debunks common misconceptions in weekly video shows.

This one discusses some misconceptions about English.

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Did you know all this?

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Languages of America (INFOGRAPHIC) | Business Language Services

Languages of America (INFOGRAPHIC) | Business Language Services | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Languages of America - An infographic by the team at Business Language Services. Some useful facts on the languages of America, you may be surprised...
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Actually "Languages of the U.S.A." -still most interesting ! :)

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English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish etc. Indo-European languages Treef

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Visualising the origins of Indo-European languages.

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Teaching : 12 Rules

Teaching : 12 Rules | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I've been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don't always start…
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Engaging students after the holidays -use brain science | LEARNING

Engaging students after the holidays -use brain science | LEARNING | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Neurologist and former teacher Judy Willis explains how techniques such as walking backwards and changing the furniture in your classroom can motivate students on the first day back of term
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... it does work.

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How to learn 30 languages | BBC Future

How to learn 30 languages | BBC Future | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?
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"[...] consider the challenges for the brain, it’s no wonder most of us find learning a language so demanding. We have many different memory systems, and mastering a different tongue requires all of them. [...]"

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"[...] consider the challenges for the brain, it’s no wonder most of us find learning a language so demanding. We have many different memory systems, and mastering a different tongue requires all of them. [...]"

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https://twitter.com/tweetingaddress/status/626664329979555840

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Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful

Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Headteacher Tricia Kelleher reflects on how tablets and digital technology are revolutionising the way her students work outside the classroom
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Strategies for Accelerated Learning - Open Colleges

Strategies for Accelerated Learning - Open Colleges | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Explore the Open College's interactive brain map to learn about how your brain functions and ways to improve your learning.
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A webography on learning strategies.

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Highly trained, respected and free : why Finland's teachers are different | the Guardian

Highly trained, respected and free : why Finland's teachers are different | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Welcome to a countrywhere teaching is a highly prized profession

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Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells

Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education
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"Language as a window into human nature" - RSA Animate

For Steven Pinker, the brilliance of the mind lies in the way it uses just two processes to turn the finite building blocks of our language into infinite mea...
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"Experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings." (from the RSA's free public events programme)

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http://www.thersa.org/events/video/ar...

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8 concepts pour une pédagogie ouverte et hybride

8 concepts pour une pédagogie ouverte et hybride | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Au travers de mes nombreuses lectures sur la pensée et l'apprentissage à l'heure du numérique, 8 concepts semblent revenir : Cognition : avec les avancées de l'imagerie cérébrale, impossible aujour...
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8 concepts pour une pédagogie ouverte et hybride, à l'heure du numérique


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#Apprenance Une façon efficace de mettre en ordre toutes les facettes de l'apprentissage tout au long de la vie aujourd'hui ?

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8 concepts pour une pédagogie ouverte et hybride

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Indo-European Languages—Centum Branch

Indo-European Languages—Centum Branch | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
This page presents the Centum side of the Indo-European language tree
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Same topic, alternative visual...

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