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

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Visualising the origins of Indo-European languages.

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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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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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"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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Krashen's theory on 2nd language acquisition | Learning

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION SONIA ALBERTAZZI MILAGRO AZOFEIFA GABRIELA SERRANO Material created by Sonia Albertazzi, Milagro Azofeifa y Gabriela Serrano for ... (Krashen´s theory on second language acquisition....

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Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech

Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Find out which top education blogs you should be watching closely in 2014 and which rising stars are catching up with the big fish. Read more here.

 

 


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eLearning Industry &its sister websites and resources (eLearning Tags, eLearning Infographic etc.) into one of the largest elearning networks, primarily due to the vast amount of quality information provided. [...]*** Cool Cat Teacher Blog : [...] If you’re interested in the latest trends in education – Cool Cat teacher is unmissable !*** Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Discover Larry’s thoughts on education issues with useful posts including an aggregation of useful links on a trending topics in education [...]Kleinspiration : Erin Klein is a parent, teacher, author and award-winning EduTech blogger who recommends education technology which herself and other teachers have been adopting in the classroom. [...]Teach Thought : With the Teach Thought blog, Terry Heick  [...] features tips and advice on how to transform and innovate in a learning setting.  [...] *** TeachBytes : TeachBytes was created to help educators discover interesting tech tools to use in their classroom  [...]*** Free Technology for Teacher : If you’re interested in discovering new education technology, Richard Byrne’s impressive library of recommended tools and advice will help you navigate the best of what’s new. [...]*** 21st Century Educational Technology & Learning : Michael Gorman regularly publishes fresh ed tech content. [...]MindShift : MindShift explores the future of learning in all dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, ground-breaking research and more. [...]Hack Education : In her blog, Audrey Watters covers a lot of different content relating to education technology, not just discussing the tools but the also the wider implications of them. [...]*** Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : This blog is described as a “free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.” [...]EdTechSandyK : Sandy Kendall shares her journey as an educator and perpetual learner in this inspirational, story-telling blog.[...]

Bonus: Up and Coming Education Blogs : [...] rising stars in the education blogger realm :

Packwoman’s Tech in Progress : [...]Jessica Packs  [... a] hard-working 6th grade teacher  [...]*** EduTechGeek : Ron Houtman [...] knows the importance of content curation for teachers describing it as a ‘critical element to teaching and learning’. [...]Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog : Simply put, this blog is “About apps and web tools, and being a teacher…”. [...]Rafranz Davis : Rafranz is making waves in education technology circles as she shares her expertise as a Tech Specialist [...]The Education Blog : [...] a resource you should direct your students to rather than to help enhance your teaching. It provides direct and helpful information on how students can learn particular subjects, approach an exam and other creative and positive ideas.  

*** = blogs I've already been exploring and using. Among these, Larry Ferlazzo's a must to me...

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More Intelligent Life | The Economist

More Intelligent Life | The Economist | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Life. Culture. Style. Intelligent Life is an award-winning magazine from The Economist. With its spirited writing and evocative photography, Intelligent Life is food for the brain and a feast for the eyes.
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Thanks to A. de Barbuat, a fellow list member, I've discovered this bi-monthly from "The Economist" : beyond politics and economy, loads of interesting articles and smart pictures that have us feel... more intelligent ;-) And provide with possible ELT resources as well !

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Comic Strips For Students & Teachers

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From Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day


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nice and funny =9
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World's languages are dying | UNESCO Languages of the world

World's languages are dying | UNESCO Languages of the world | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Experts say half of the world's 7,000 languages may be extinct by the end of this century. People lose the ability to speak their local language, as well as the cultural knowledge these languages hold, when they switch to global languages, such as English. "

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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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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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Mind your language ! Swearing around the world

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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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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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Indo-European Languages—Centum Branch

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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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"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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"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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Where ideas come from & the fragmentary nature of creativity (David LYNCH)

Where ideas come from & the fragmentary nature of creativity (David LYNCH) | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"How to throw bait in the river of ideation. - "As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of [...]"

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How the English language is, like, changing

How the English language is, like, changing | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"British children say 'like' five times more than their grandparents according to a 20-year language study, while 'love' is all around us.[...] The word ‘love’ is used more than six times as often as ‘hate’, while ‘save’ is used with ‘money’ twice as often as the word ‘spend’."

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Not to be outdone, as for "like", French youths also use it much more often than the older English speaking Froggies used to ;o)

I had never really pondered the matter, but to me such a  'likemania' might have been determined by an increasing listening to American English sounds on air, more than to British English ones  -mind you, nothing scientifically grounded here, only a mere personal feeling...

Not to mention the (unconscious ? but likely !) influence of FBook's successful takeover bid on the word.

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DocsTeach : bring HISTORY to life | ELT resources

DocsTeach :  bring HISTORY to life | ELT resources | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Historical primary resources from the National Archives : documents and relevant material to build your lessons upon and create your own activities.

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Halloween's getting closer | 13 Common (But Silly) Superstitions

Halloween's getting closer | 13 Common (But Silly) Superstitions | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 13 strange superstitions and beliefs for Friday the 13th. "Many superstitions stem from the same human trait that causes us to believe in monsters and ghosts [...]"

 

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