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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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Language : Coding Toil and Trouble with Shakespeare | Motherboard

Language : Coding Toil and Trouble with Shakespeare | Motherboard | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
 A programming language that forces coders to write like the bard.
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Coding : considering it "the" future language or not, the article makes yummy food for thought :)

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Coding : considering it "the" future language or not, the article makes yummy food for thought :)

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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.

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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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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"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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Language and Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

Language and Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages. We take a look at the mysteries of language and the brain in this infographic."

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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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"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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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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'Omnishambles' : among new words added to Oxford Dictionaries online

'Omnishambles' : among new words added to Oxford Dictionaries online | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Other entries include selfie, phablet and a host of other terms from the digital world - read on for Fomo (fear of missing out)
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