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The case for language learning | Education | The Guardian

The case for language learning | Education | The Guardian | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Join the national debate on the importance of language learning and help us put languages back on the agenda. All content in this series is editorially independent and paid for by the British Academy.
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A 6 point plan for using any song in a language lesson | Teach them English

A 6 point plan for using any song in a language lesson | Teach them English | ESL collection | Scoop.it
This post provides you with a template that you can use for designing a lesson around any song of your (or your learner’s) choosing.
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The Interesting Origins Of 7 Common English Idioms

The Interesting Origins Of 7 Common English Idioms | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Ever wondered where ever-present idioms originated from in the English language? A fascinating look at the interesting origins of common English idioms!
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Hear the Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Read by Author A.A. Milne in 1929

Hear the Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Read by Author A.A. Milne in 1929 | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Here's a rare recording from 1929 of the British author A.A. Milne reading a chapter of his beloved children's book, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Stephen Fry - All about I [SUBTITLED] (What I wish I knew when I was 18)

Interesting interview with Stephen Fry. Done for Splash Life. Turn on the captions to read along with Mr. Fry. Talk about kindness, social media, human-being...

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog, Maria Valdes
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Roselink's curator insight, March 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I've always liked Mr. Fry. Peter's Friends is still one of my favourite films.

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Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis. Like his friend J.R.R.

Via rosa garmendia, Pilar Pamblanco, Maria Valdes
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Rene Meijer's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:17 AM

Because information and culture should be free

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Breaking News English Lessons: ESL Plans Teaching Current Events

Breaking News English Lessons: ESL Plans Teaching Current Events | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Breaking News Lessons - News English lesson plans: 1,637 FREE EFL/ESL lessons, online activities, podcasts for teaching current events.
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Do You Really Need to Say Thank You?

Do You Really Need to Say Thank You? | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Is writing a quick "thank you" email a proper form of business etiquette, or just another frivolous piece of inbox clutter we could do without?
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AudioViator, Free Audio tours

AudioViator, Free Audio tours | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Free Audio Tours to download, create and share.

Via Eva María Suárez Guillén, Maria Valdes
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Wu Yan's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:59 PM

Great site for tourists, as well as anyone who likes travel.

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English Through Stories: Missing Person - Episode #1

LISTENING FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS OF ENGLISH


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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | ESL collection | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …
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Oral presentation

Oral presentation | ESL collection | Scoop.it
It’s not easy to give a good oral presentation but these tips will help you. Here are our top tips for oral presentations.
Do:

Use the planning time to prepare what you’re going to sa
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Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning

Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Language Difficulty Ranking The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has created a list to show the approximate time you need to learn a specific language as an
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Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It's fun, easy, and scientifically proven.
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KaraokeParty.com - Free Online Karaoke Party Game

KaraokeParty.com - Free Online Karaoke Party Game | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Free Online Karaoke Party Game

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Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
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elllo

Learn real English language from English speakers around the world on elllo with free listening, reading, and vocabulary activities and downloads.
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Intermediate English - How To Host a Christmas Dinner

Multiple choice lesson activity, for ESL students. Watch a short instructional video about how to Christmas Dinner, and then complete a multiple choice listening comprehension test.
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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT and GRE vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!
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Easy English news, short news, English story, reading skills for you

Easy English news, short news, English story, reading skills for you | ESL collection | Scoop.it
Easy English news and each short English story are written to improve your reading skills. Short news are easy English news. Read one English story a day for reading skills.

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