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What’s Your Best Guess? Predicting Answers Leads to Deeper Learning

What’s Your Best Guess? Predicting Answers Leads to Deeper Learning | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Predictions pique our interest. Once we wager that our favorite sports team will win, we want to know the final score. Once we guess the identity of the murde
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Firms offer English language courses for Saudi employees | Arab News

Firms offer English language courses for Saudi employees | Arab News | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it

With the Saudi economy growing, companies in the Kingdom have realized that proficiency in the English language is one of the best ways to communicate with the world.  And with Saudis being hired in various job positions, corporate leaders have stressed the need for them to learn English, although many citizens are yet to realize the importance of the language. The government has made its policy known to international companies that they should employ Saudis and help them improve their English language skills, and even fund such training courses.


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Learning English, But Lost In Translation

Learning English, But Lost In Translation | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Massachusetts is training 30,000 teachers to help students who are not proficient in English.
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10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly

10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
In my nearly 30 years at universities, I have seen a lot of very talented people fail because they couldn't, or didn't, write.
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Latest cleanup of Chinglish long overdue - People's Daily Online

Latest cleanup of Chinglish long overdue - People's Daily Online | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it

Many expats in Shanghai will be pleased about a new campaign to standardize the use ofEnglish and other foreign languages to make the city friendlier to foreigners. This drive is long overdue, though it may be a minor disappointment to lovers of“Chinglish,” the Sinofied version of sometimes comical and often unintelligible English oftenfound at shops, restaurants and other public venues. ... Nearly every foreigner in China has his or her own favorite Chinglish signs, and I’mcertainly no exception. A visiting Singaporean friend and I began laughing uncontrollablywhile at a restaurant whose English menu had comically translated all the dishes literallyfrom their poetic Chinese names. An embarrassed waiter finally came over and took awayour menus. ...


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The next Internet revolution will not be in English

The next Internet revolution will not be in English | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it

Imagine if, every time you wanted to visit a website, you were expected to type in letters from a foreign language, or worse, an entirely foreign script, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, or Chinese. For more than a billion people, this is how they experience the Internet today. The Internet was designed to be global, but it was not designed to be multilingual. For decades, this limitation was most evident in website and email addresses, which permitted only a small set of Latin characters. ...


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New English-language bookstore a 1st in Havana

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HAVANA (AP) — Anglophones, rejoice: Cuba's first English-language bookstore, cafe and literary salon opened in Havana on Friday, offering islanders . . .


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Scientists identify key to learning new words

Scientists identify key to learning new words | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists at King's College London have identified how a pathway in the brain which is unique to humans allows us to learn new words.
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OMG! Survey, like, says digital-savvy students are good at writing!

OMG! Survey, like, says digital-savvy students are good at writing! | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Can kidz rite 2day?
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Singing helps students tune into a foreign language

Singing helps students tune into a foreign language | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
A new study provides the first experimental evidence that a listen-and-repeat singing method can support foreign language learning. Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study.
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Thinking of You (and Here's the Card to Prove It) - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Thinking of You (and Here's the Card to Prove It) - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
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Storytelling a good way to learn English - Education | The Star Online

Storytelling a good way to learn English - Education | The Star Online | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
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How does writing affect your brain?

How does writing affect your brain? | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Most of us write a little something everyday. It might be a grocery list, a poem, or a write-up on the infographic of the day. As we go through this d ...
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10 Memorable Quotes spoken by Nelson Mandela - RIP Madiba

10 Memorable Quotes spoken by Nelson Mandela - RIP Madiba | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
As Johannesburg, South Africa hosts a huge memorial service celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, I want to share with you 10 quotes from this wonderful, inspirational and most humble of men. &nb...
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RI universities cannot compete internationally

Universities in Indonesia are having difficulties matching the world’s prominent universities and even Asia’s best. None of our universities are ...
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MultiBrief: Scaffolding: Helping all students reach academic excellence

MultiBrief: Scaffolding: Helping all students reach academic excellence | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
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It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
How the less "serious" aspects of teaching can make you a more effective instructor.
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If we're going to compete, we need multilingual graduates

If we're going to compete, we need multilingual graduates | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
The big issue: Universities need to address the crisis in language teaching creatively and urgently
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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

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How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
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How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Is it better to exercise before you learn something new? What about during? And should the exercise be vigorous or gentle? Two new studies helpfully tackle those questions.
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In every word, a microhistory

In every word, a microhistory | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
14-year-old Anamika Veeramani won 83rd National Spelling Bee on June 4 by correctly spelling the word stromuhr. It's one of many English words in the contest that sounded decidedly unEnglish. Other...
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How Writing Heals Wounds — Of Both the Mind and Body | TIME.com

How Writing Heals Wounds — Of Both the Mind and Body | TIME.com | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of trauma, but the latest research shows that expressing emotions in words can also speed physical healing.
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Do High Altitudes Shape Languages?

Do High Altitudes Shape Languages? | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
A new study claims that mountains may have influenced a special class of sounds occurring in almost all of the languages of the Caucasus.
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How does writing affect your brain?

How does writing affect your brain? | ELT: Pedagogy, Facts & thoughts | Scoop.it
Most of us write a little something everyday. It might be a grocery list, a poem, or a write-up on the infographic of the day. As we go through this daily ritual, however, we are probably not aware of the effects writing has on our brains.
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