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Summoning the Spirit of the Dodo

Summoning the Spirit of the Dodo | English for work | Scoop.it
© Chris Franek, 2013
Chris Franek returns with a word of warning to teachers about getting caught up in the speed of technological change.
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Language and words in the news – 15th March, 2013

Language and words in the news – 15th March, 2013 | English for work | Scoop.it
This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news.
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English dropped from Chinese university exams - Hindu Business Line

English dropped from Chinese university exams - Hindu Business Line | English for work | Scoop.it
English dropped from Chinese university exams
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China's top universities began their annual independent entrance exams today, with English no longer included among the compulsory subjects.
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Do English skills impact a bureaucrat's work? IndiaVision Latest ...

Do English skills impact a bureaucrat's work? IndiaVision Latest ... | English for work | Scoop.it
Do English skills of bureaucrats impact their work? The UPSC notification giving more weight to English in the civil services examination and government's decision to put the move on hold has triggered a furious debate.
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'Not being German was a big plus in my case' - Jobs in Germany ...

'Not being German was a big plus in my case' - Jobs in Germany ... | English for work | Scoop.it
Jobs in Germany in English - hundreds of employment opportunities at international and German companies for foreign professionals living and working in Germany.
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Mainstream: The Language Revolution: Images of the Future in the Words of the ... - my.hsj.org

Mainstream: The Language Revolution: Images of the Future in the Words of the ...
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Now, this photography is all well and good, but such simplified means of communication can have unintentional results on our usage of the English language.
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Language tip of the week: American and British English differences

Language tip of the week: American and British English differences | English for work | Scoop.it
In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.
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“I’m in love. I’m all shook up.” Metaphors of love and relationships

“I’m in love. I’m all shook up.” Metaphors of love and relationships | English for work | Scoop.it
Many of you would have watched James Geary‘s popular TED talk about metaphor from a few years back.
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A preposition problem

A preposition problem | English for work | Scoop.it
To begin, and so that you won’t feel you have yet another language problem on your plate, the preposition problem here is not a problem for you; it’s a problem for computers.
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WebSwami Launches BBC Business English Express - WebSwami ...

WebSwami Launches BBC Business English Express - WebSwami ... | English for work | Scoop.it
WebSwami has partnered with the BBC Language Services department to offer an e-learning course that allows your staff to learn and practise essential oral business English skills online. Using our proprietary and globally ...
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Language tip of the week: progress

Language tip of the week: progress | English for work | Scoop.it
In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.
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Average earnings rise to £26,500

Average earnings rise to £26,500 | English for work | Scoop.it
The average annual earnings of full-time workers in the UK rose by 1.4% to £26,500 in the year to April 2012.
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Is a second language an advantage, or is one enough? - Financial Times

Is a second language an advantage, or is one enough? - Financial Times | English for work | Scoop.it
Is a second language an advantage, or is one enough?
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“Come in and find out”: a view from Germany on the dominance of English

“Come in and find out”: a view from Germany on the dominance of English | English for work | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post comes from Martina Bredenbröcker, Assistant Lecturer at the University of Paderborn, Germany.
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Power of English – my story - The Island.lk (subscription)

Power of English – my story - The Island.lk (subscription) | English for work | Scoop.it
Power of English – my story The Island.lk (subscription) This was my stepping stone to a long career in English and I spent almost the whole day delving into the offbeat recesses of the language with the help of the Oxford Advanced Learner's...
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i dun unerstan u lah!: An exposé of Singapore and Singporean ...

i dun unerstan u lah!: An exposé of Singapore and Singporean ... | English for work | Scoop.it
Also, please remember that Singapore claims to be an English speaking country, but as you will soon find out, that is a very unsubstantiated claim. Singaporean Golddiggerism. An advertisement at a shopping mall that really ...
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Travel More, Work Less – Here's How - International Living

Travel More, Work Less – Here's How - International Living | English for work | Scoop.it
International Living
Travel More, Work Less – Here's How
International Living
I teach English my way, on my terms. I set my schedule, my own work flow, even my job location.
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Touchous, honeyfuggle, and whoopensocker

Touchous, honeyfuggle, and whoopensocker | English for work | Scoop.it
We’ve looked before at dialectal vocabulary – those regional words and phrases peculiar to, or characteristic of, particular geographic areas.
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Words for World events: what’s on the A(-Z)-list?

Words for World events: what’s on the A(-Z)-list? | English for work | Scoop.it
Judith Willis, former Publishing Manager for bilingual dictionaries in ELT at Oxford University Press, looks at some of the World events that prompted the most searched-for words on OALD8.com in 2012.
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Language tip of the week: reason

Language tip of the week: reason | English for work | Scoop.it
In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.
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VIDEO: CBI conference coverage

VIDEO: CBI conference coverage | English for work | Scoop.it
The CBI, the employers' organisation, is holding its annual conference in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
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Commonly misused words in English

Commonly misused words in English | English for work | Scoop.it
The English language can be complex at times. Apart from sentence structure and tenses, the proper use of words can also get tricky.
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Business English - Tip of the week: Cleft sentences, Part 2

Business English - Tip of the week: Cleft sentences, Part 2 | English for work | Scoop.it
Listen to the phrases and grammatical rules and learn how to speak correct English.
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BoE boss: 'Bank culture changed'

BoE boss: 'Bank culture changed' | English for work | Scoop.it
The head of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, has told MPs the culture at the big investment banks has changed.
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Language tip of the week: every

Language tip of the week: every | English for work | Scoop.it
In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English (e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc) which learners often find difficult.
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