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"Insults by Shakespeare" (A. Gudenrath) | TED Ed

Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world.
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"You're a fishmonger!"

Shakespeare's words -specifically his insults- get the playwright's works to "transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world."

TED Ed related lesson here :

>>> https://youtu.be/vdCjKH5IKJ8

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What a difference a word can make : How a single word can change your conversation

What a difference a word can make : How a single word can change your conversation | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
British psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how her research can be used to train people to interact more effectively.
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Most interesting !

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Overcoming Speaker's Anxiety | J. NAVARRO

Overcoming Speaker's Anxiety | J. NAVARRO | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Tricks of the trade for dealing with stage fright or social anxiety.

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When a former FBI agent helps our students cope with speaking anxiety :)

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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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Susan Kelly's curator insight, May 15, 2015 11:55 PM

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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Shakespeare 400 | poetryarchive.org

Shakespeare 400 | poetryarchive.org | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
As part of the Shakespeare Lives in 2016 programme, celebrating the work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council has supported The Poetry Archive to enable us to record and present the Shakespeare 400 Collection.
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Global Shakespeare : comment le dramaturge anglais est devenu un auteur mondialisé et numérique

Global Shakespeare : comment le dramaturge anglais est devenu un auteur mondialisé et numérique | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Du Canada au Texas en passant par Broadway, notre chroniqueur est parti à la recherche de Shakespeare, dont on fêtait le 450e anniversaire de la naissance en 2014.
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Tolkien reads from The Hobbit in rare archival audio from his first encounter with a tape recorder

Tolkien reads from The Hobbit in rare archival audio from his first encounter with a tape recorder | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
“He was Gollum — as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes.”
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Ergonomics matter ! | 10 steps to transform your classroom

Ergonomics matter ! | 10 steps to transform your classroom | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Want to create the perfect learning environment? Design expert David Bill offers his advice for revamping your classroom
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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

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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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

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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"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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