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Portus, once-mighty port that served ancient Rome, yields its secrets

Portus, once-mighty port that served ancient Rome, yields its secrets | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
British archaeologists say a dig in Italy has uncovered new secrets of Portus, a once-mighty port that served as a gateway to Rome.
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Modern Languages' Alessia Plutino recognised in Excellence in Teaching Awards

Modern Languages' Alessia Plutino recognised in Excellence in Teaching Awards | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
Alessia Plutino, an Italian tutor from Modern Languages at Southampton, was recognised for her work this week at the Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs), hosted by the University’s Student Union. ...
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Language learning: what motivates us?

Language learning: what motivates us? | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science
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Interesting thoughts on motivation> those most likely to stick with it were the ones who developed a social bond within a group," Trenkic explains. "For them, learning Italian became part of their social identity: social participation was the driving force for sustaining motivation.
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SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning

SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it

Use free tools and activities with your language learners on the SpeakApps Moodle platform, or integrate them into your own learning platform (Moodle, Mahara, Blackboard).


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:25 AM

Presentation at EuroCALL in Evora, Portugal by Christine Appel.  This project has additional funding for the further development and exploitation of the language learning/teaching tools created in the project.

marinella47's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:24 AM

Moodle platform for oral communication and tools

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Bring your own vocab'

Bring your own vocab' | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
Hi! - Thanks for reading! Apologies for being so quiet over the past few months. This first year in my new job (well, not so new anymore) has been keeping me very busy. That's something I should re...
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Reading in a second language | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

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Useful summary on reading skills in L2
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The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching: What Works? What Doesn’t? | Calico Spanish

The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching: What Works? What Doesn’t? | Calico Spanish | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
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Italian Pronunciation Basics

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Useful tips on pronunciation of Italian sounds for singers, but I would add for everybody really...

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Tweeting the Words Away: Rethinking the Use of Twitter in Vocabulary Learning

Tweeting the Words Away: Rethinking the Use of Twitter in Vocabulary Learning | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it

In the area of second and foreign language studies, researchers have revealed how extensive repertoire of vocabulary is capable of expanding learners’ language competence or mastery.

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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs | Italian (not only) language learning & teaching using technology | Scoop.it
One of my favorite aspects of integrating technology into instruction is the availability of resources to support students with different learning needs. Students who are struggling can benefit from
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