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"Benefits of Reading" Infographic | R. LYSANDER

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

382 delicious layers, 12 hours of work dedicated to those who adore reading and book. Feel free to share it, and if you wish to make a print of this for educational purposes, don't hesitate to [...]"

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Network visualization : mapping Shakespeare’s tragedies

Network visualization : mapping Shakespeare’s tragedies | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Are Shakespeare’s tragedies all structured in the same way? Are the characters rather isolated, grouped, all connected? Narration, even fictional, contains a network of interacting characters. Cons…
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"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" read by Sir John Gielgud | openculture.com

"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" read by Sir John Gielgud | openculture.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
I never thought I could love an audio recording of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (technically Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass) more than I love the unabridged version narrated by Christopher Plummer.
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11 popular expressions explained | OxfordWords blog

11 popular expressions explained | OxfordWords blog | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Why do we bury the hatchet? Where does the phrase ‘in a nutshell’ come from? Here are the origins of 11 popular expressions explained.
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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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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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#Edchat : a resource guide | #Twitter for educators / teachers

#Edchat

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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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"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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Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-shakespeare-loved-iambic-pentameter-david-t-freeman-and-gregory-taylor Shakespeare sometimes gets a bad ra
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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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The 100 greatest British novels | BBC

The 100 greatest British novels | BBC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
BBC Culture polled book critics outside the UK, to give an outsider’s perspective on the best in British literature.
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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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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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"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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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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