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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

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Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

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John Dalziel's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:18 PM

Professor Word is a service that can help learners learn new vocabulary. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
When users are reading any webpage they can just click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage.

To get a definition just highlight the word and a small dialogue box containing the definition will appear.

CarolGarriga's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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List of Scholarships

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You only have until 23rd July to apply for most of these scholarships but the deadline for the Cambridge ones is the 13 August. Great opportunity to attend a fantastic conference! Well worth the effort!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Great resource for teachers or learners and the rest of us.
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Bringing pronunciation to the fore: teaching pronunciation for new teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Bringing pronunciation to the fore: teaching pronunciation for new teachers | EnglishAgenda | British Council | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
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Vote for your favourite website about the English language

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Vote for your favourite website about the English language
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Fantastic list of websites to support you in your learning. 

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nicolaperry's curator insight, January 17, 10:49 AM

Take a look at this for it's great list of websites, even if you're not interested in voting. 

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10 Habits for successful English language learning

10 Habits for successful English language learning | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

Here are some tips to help you build good learning habits and make your lessons more productive and to make English language learning part of your life.


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Not rocket science but good basic sound advice.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, January 9, 7:14 AM

Not rocket science but good sound advice.

ITTC_TEFL's curator insight, January 21, 11:41 AM

Useful habits to help any language learner

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 8, 2:44 PM

Good summary

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Vocabulary Exercise Index

In Writing for a Purpose you can find information and exercises on the following language areas:  Adjectives: personal feelings about a topicCollecting dataDefining termsDescribing location, structure, procedure
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This is list of words and expressions useful in writing academic style assignments and tests. A good link to bookmark for any of us to extend or usage and make our writing more varied. Based on a project at Coventry University.

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IELTS Writing: Checklists for Task 1 (2nd half)

IELTS Writing: Checklists for Task 1 (2nd half) | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Hello everyone, Here is the second section of the post that I did recently on checklists for IELTS Writing Task 1. I hope you find this useful. We will do checklists for task 2 at another time. Tha...
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A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study — University of Reading — FutureLearn

A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study — University of Reading — FutureLearn | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
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You guys probably have enough to do already but this IS a useful course and it's free.

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IELTS Writing: Checklists for Task 1

IELTS Writing: Checklists for Task 1 | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Hello everyone, Here is our latest podcast on IELTS Writing Task 1. This time I discuss Task Achievement and in the following post, I'm going to discuss the other assessment criteria. If you'd like...
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IELTS Writing: Grammar - improve your English and IELTS writing - YouTube

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Brief video outlining key points related to grammar in the written test.

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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language
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Keep learning those languages!

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 18, 2014 6:17 PM

I support Evernote for the 21st century students and the learning environment.

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From "why" to "how" this infographic explains note taking with a tech twist. 

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Freek Kraak's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:06 AM

Ook iets voor in het Nederlands?

Connie Baques 's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:53 AM

This website is really cool, especially for Beginners and Elementary students. Check it out!

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:14 PM

Un site intéressant pour les professeurs d'anglais.

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Great practise activities for your... - Teaching English – British Council | Facebook

Great practise activities for your students to use at home or in class!
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A little bit of practice every day really helps with retention.
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Definition of Free-from, BuzzWord from Macmillan Dictionary

Free-from, BuzzWord by Macmillan Dictionary. Find the latest, popular new words in English.
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Buzzwords - an easy way to grow your vocabulary.

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40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally

40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake. You can't put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? Idioms are those phrases that mean more than the sum of their words. As our O...
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Exploring English: Language and Culture — British Council — FutureLearn

Exploring English: Language and Culture — British Council — FutureLearn | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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New course starts on Feb 2. Give it a try!

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Writing exams

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Writing exams can sometimes be scary. You’re sitting down, the exam has started and you have the exam paper. Now what? The first thing is not to worry! The tips and advice in this section will h
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Magazine

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A selection of recorded articles covering a wide range of topics of interest. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners.

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Regular and extensive reading will improve your English far more than studying grammar.

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IELTS Vocabulary: Contrast & comparison

IELTS Vocabulary: Contrast & comparison | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication
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This site has some good vocabulary practice activities.

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Infographic: Quirky facts about English

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What do you know?

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IELTS Writing: Task 1 Assessment criteria and its implications for teaching

IELTS Writing: Task 1 Assessment criteria and its implications for teaching | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
I often get students who need to, for example, improve from 5.5 to 6.5 in writing, but only have a week or two before their exam.  At first it sounds a bit like mission impossible, because in such ...
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This is written for teachers but students should find it useful as they can apply most of it themselves.

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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Defining relative clauses - ENGAMES

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defining relative clauses, relative clauses games, games to learn English, defining relative clauses mind map, grammar games, learning English, mind maps

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