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November Birthdays | Jimi Hendrix

November Birthdays | Jimi Hendrix | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

Intermediate listening comprehension for English language students about the iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).


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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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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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#Edchat : a resource guide | #Twitter for educators / teachers

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Beyond a mere guide, also a toolbox full of digital tracks and trails to practice & improve teaching skills.

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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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"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 ?

D'fis's curator insight, May 18, 2:31 AM

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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"Why the world still loves Charles Dickens" | British Literature

"Why the world still loves Charles Dickens" | British Literature | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland. What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death?
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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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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, August 19, 2014 11:48 AM

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