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Social media is teaching the world English

Social media is teaching the world English | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
"Luggage language," the top of the Australia Plus learn English Facebook reads.
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How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Mastering English requires abilities that most children don’t develop until they're pre-teens.
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Great ideas about how young learners learn. Do check it!

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How to make the most of your time abroad as an English language assistant | British Council Voices

How to make the most of your time abroad as an English language assistant | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
How should we prepare for life in a new country? Every year around 2,500 language assistants from the UK support the teaching of English in 14 countries around the world. Sarah Phillips, who worked as a language assistant in Mexico, imagines what advice she would give herself if she went back and did it all again.
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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Edudemic

3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Edudemic | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain …
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The article scratches the surface but it's a good beginning for those who want to try it.

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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes) | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker
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Is it ok? 

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Does being bilingual make you smarter? | British Council Voices

Does being bilingual make you smarter? | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Language teacher and researcher Miguel Angel Muñoz explains the latest research on how being bilingual affects your brain, ahead of a British Council seminar in Cardiff on whether learning a foreign language makes you smarter.
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Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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Are you joking? Why English language learners should prepare to laugh in university seminars

Are you joking? Why English language learners should prepare to laugh in university seminars | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Can English language students be trained in humour? Ahead of her British Council seminar on 26 February, Emma Greenhalgh tells us why humour should be incorporated into language learning.
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Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul.
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No American Author Should Win the Nobel Prize | TIME.com

No American Author Should Win the Nobel Prize | TIME.com | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. has claimed the world’s top book prize. With apologies to Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates and even Bob Dylan, we should hope the shutout continues
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Not sure I agree.

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8 Great Tools to Protect your Online Data and Privacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Tools to Protect your Online Data and Privacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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The city of 2050

The city of 2050 | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three quarters of the world's population will live in cities.

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Future continuous practice

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Gamification Is On Track To Take Over Your Classroom

Gamification Is On Track To Take Over Your Classroom | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
It is one of the key emerging trends in learning, but according to experts the next few years could see gamification move from the periphery to become the cornerstone of our classrooms.
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It may well be true.

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How can language teachers introduce culture and politics in the classroom? | British Council Voices

How can language teachers introduce culture and politics in the classroom? | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
What happens when you combine language, culture and politics in the classroom? Melissa Kennedy and Jon Green, teachers on a two-year project aimed at raising the awareness of language, culture and politics of the European Union for 300 young Belarusians, explain.
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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Edudemic

3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Edudemic | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain …
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How to help learners of English understand prepositions | British Council Voices

How to help learners of English understand prepositions | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Why are words like ‘on’, ‘at’, ‘for’ and ‘about’ so tricky for learners of English and how can teachers help? Adam Simpson, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his infographic on prepositions, explains.
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Always a problem. Worth checking.

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World Cup 2014: how to get drunk, flirt and apologise in Portuguese

World Cup 2014: how to get drunk, flirt and apologise in Portuguese | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
If you're heading to Brazil for the World Cup, you'll need this handy list of vital phrases – from how to apologise for making a mess of the country to dengue fever-themed chat-up lines, writes Stuart Heritage
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Useful, in case you wanna get toasted :) !

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Is our higher education leadership diverse enough? | British Council Voices

Is our higher education leadership diverse enough? | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
More women and ethnic minorities enrol in higher education in the UK, US, Australia and Canada than ever. But do universities there mirror this change when recruiting for leadership positions?
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Excellent question!

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Which languages the UK needs and why | British Council Voices

Which languages the UK needs and why | British Council Voices | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
When it comes to foreign languages, the UK’s reputation is not exactly the strongest.
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Bilingualism in the UK?

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Where Is the Great American Novel by a Woman?

Where Is the Great American Novel by a Woman? | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Jennifer Szalai and Mohsin Hamid challenge notions of what makes certain literature “great.”
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If you find her, let me know!

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How To Get A Job Teaching English Abroad

How To Get A Job Teaching English Abroad | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Teaching English abroad can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. Here are some tips for getting your journey started.
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Poll: Most Americans unfamiliar with new Common Core teaching standards

Poll: Most Americans unfamiliar with new Common Core teaching standards | Global Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Poll results have educators saying they must boost efforts to relay the importance of the rigorous approach.
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