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Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it

Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. They will be telling more stories and sharing their journeys as they personalize learning. Learners will be using mobile devices for learning in and out of school. We will be seeing learners involved in more global collaborative projects in 2013.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:26 PM

The future outlined here would seem to be achievable but can students really be trusted to "own" their learning?

Arlene Salyards's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:26 PM

I like this statement "It is time to bring back inquiry and encourage questions that have no right answers."

EDUCTO's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:59 PM

We're halfway through the year, how well did we do on these predictions so far?

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Can Michael Jackson make the Quechua language cool? - BBC News

Can Michael Jackson make the Quechua language cool? - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A Michael Jackson song in the indigenous language of the Incas has gone viral in South America.
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Why North Koreans are developing an appetite for foreign languages

Why North Koreans are developing an appetite for foreign languages | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
With trade overtaking the traditional party-cadre route to riches, language lessons are in demand. And it’s not just about ambition, reports Daily NK
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Red ink: Colombian cultural institute sets out to correct tattoo typos

Red ink: Colombian cultural institute sets out to correct tattoo typos | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Instituto Caro y Cuervo launched a social media campaign to find and fix the worst inked affronts to the Spanish language to promote literacy among youth
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Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad' - BBC News

Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad' - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A quarter of British holidaymakers feel nervous at the thought of having to speak the local language abroad, a poll for the British Council suggests.
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The French Scrabble champion who doesn't speak French

The French Scrabble champion who doesn't speak French | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
New Zealander Nigel Richards racks up remarkable victory after reportedly memorising francophone Scrabble dictionary in nine weeks
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Forget French and Mandarin - Arabic is the language to learn

Forget French and Mandarin - Arabic is the language to learn | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
The 10-year-old was looking at the card in front of him which showed an image of a fish. “Samak,” he said decisively.
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Study abroad rankings ‘will encourage student mobility’

Study abroad rankings ‘will encourage student mobility’ | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Additional internationalisation measurement would increase participation in studying overseas, says Erasmus+ director
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Foreign language learning 'declining rapidly' in Wales - BBC News

Foreign language learning 'declining rapidly' in Wales - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Modern foreign language learning in secondary schools in Wales is "declining rapidly" according to a major study.
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Phablets and fauxhawks: the linguistic secrets of a good blended word

Phablets and fauxhawks: the linguistic secrets of a good blended word | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A brilliant word like omnishambles makes blending look easy, but there’s more to it than just jamming words together and cutting off the bits that stick out
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Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph?

Breaking point: is the writing on the wall for the paragraph? | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
If paragraphs continue to shrink at their current rate, they’ll soon cease to exist altogether. Should we care?
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Lost for words to dreaming in French - one week of language immersion in Lyon

Lost for words to dreaming in French - one week of language immersion in Lyon | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Despite many attempts, I had never quite got to grips with French. But by the end of a week-long immersion I learned more than in 15 years of false starts
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Languages may be passport to Oxbridge, data suggests - BBC News

Languages may be passport to Oxbridge, data suggests - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Bright students are more likely to win a place at Oxbridge to study languages than in recent years, analysis suggests.
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University modern language courses easier to get on than five years ago

University modern language courses easier to get on than five years ago | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
In 2010, students had a 15.9% chance of winning a place at one of the 24 Russell Group universities, rising to 17.4% in 2014 due to dwindling interest
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Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad' - BBC News

Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad' - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A quarter of British holidaymakers feel nervous at the thought of having to speak the local language abroad, a poll for the British Council suggests.
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‘I can’t speak properly. I am different’: do you need to speak English to be a good citizen?

‘I can’t speak properly. I am different’: do you need to speak English to be a good citizen? | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
New requirements for public service workers to be fluent in English echo David Cameron’s suggestion that good language skills are part of the fight against extremism. But at the same time, courses to train non-native speakers are being cut across England
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The rise of Singlish - BBC News

The rise of Singlish - BBC News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Singapore tried to make its multi-racial population speak English. They responded by making a hybrid language - Singlish - now 50 years old.
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Foreign Language Apps for Traveling Abroad

Foreign Language Apps for Traveling Abroad | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when tourists wander around clutching guidebooks with an index of handy phrases. Today there are more convenient ways to facilitate communication.
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These are the 10 most important languages of the future for British people

These are the 10 most important languages of the future for British people | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
The top 10 languages for the future, according to a British Council report, are predicted as being:

1 Spanish

2 Arabic

3 French

4 Mandarin Chinese

5 German

6 Portuguese

7 Italian

8 Russian

9 Turkish

10 Japanese

French has consistently dominated the language scene in UK schools, showing the greatest take-up at GCSE and A level.
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The case for foreign languages as an aspiring lawyer

The case for foreign languages as an aspiring lawyer | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
If you want to work in the competitive legal profession, having foreign language skills can help to set you apart
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A Spectacular Pie Chart of the World's Most Spoken Languages

A Spectacular Pie Chart of the World's Most Spoken Languages | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
“A world of languages” is a fascinating infographic created by Alberto Lucas Lopéz for the South China Morning Post. It highlights the most spoken language
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Bringing up bilingual children: The best ways of passing on cultural identity

Bringing up bilingual children: The best ways of passing on cultural identity | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
"How did you learn such good English?" asked the woman in the chemist. Her question threw me, though in truth it is not the first time strangers have questioned my accent. I was born here, like many Londoners, to foreign parents, in my case, an Austrian father and an Italian mother. I was educated in the UK; and in spite of my name, was never taken for anything but British as I was growing up.
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Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see? | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
HUMAN beings are not born with the knowledge that others possess minds with different contents. Children develop such a “theory of mind” gradually, and even...
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10 idioms that can't be translated

10 idioms that can't be translated | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
We use idioms to pepper our speech and writing, often without even realising we’re doing it.
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The new Scrabble words make you fear for the English language

The new Scrabble words make you fear for the English language | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Lolz, shizzle and cakehole - just three of 6,500 new words to have made it into the Scrabble lexicon.
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Languages decline ‘puts Oxbridge success rate up’

Languages decline ‘puts Oxbridge success rate up’ | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A shortage of students taking languages at A level means that some have a 50 per cent chance of getting a place to study at Oxbridge, it has emerged
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