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In The Netherlands, Schools Are Letting IPads Do The Teaching

In The Netherlands, Schools Are Letting IPads Do The Teaching | English as Lingua Franca | Scoop.it
iPads are replacing textbooks in several schools in the Netherlands where an education reform organization is looking to change everything we know...

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What is needed, in my opinion, is a valuable balance between technology and actual book using.

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Vera Weber's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:53 PM

I like the quote about preparing our students for the world in 2020.

Ioanna Pastarmatzi's comment, August 23, 2013 3:43 AM
The Netherlands and Los Angeles next. Nevertheless, I believe that a certain balance between technology and actually book using can be beneficial too (depending also on school circumstances).
Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:06 AM

interesting insights, but I still believe that iPads are not the whole answer, there still needs to be the balance of choice of the right tool for the job

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English as lingua franca: A linguistic imperialism? - DAWN.COM

English as lingua franca: A linguistic imperialism?  - DAWN.COM | English as Lingua Franca | Scoop.it
As the fields of education, research and information are rapidly expanding their functions and scope beyond the...

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Chinese readers increasingly prefer English books to translations

Chinese readers increasingly prefer English books to translations | English as Lingua Franca | Scoop.it

Chinese readers increasingly prefer foreign books in English rather than their translated Chinese versions, boosting sales of English language books in China. The growing popularity of English books in China was described as a "surge" by Zhao Wei, publisher at an international publishing house based in Beijing. Zhao was once manager of the China division of Random House, the largest general-interest book publisher in the world.


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A 'surge of English speaking' audiences.

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