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5 best iPad apps for team collaboration and brainstorming

5 best iPad apps for team collaboration and brainstorming | Languages | Scoop.it
The whiteboard has long been the testing ground for new ideas. The tablet era creates new opportunities for a more collaborative process by moving the blank space and colored ink from the wall to an iPad.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 3:59 PM

List of a few useful apps for teams.  Talkboard there as well as Syncspace, Conojo & Note anytime

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Localizing Harry Potter

Localizing Harry Potter | Languages | Scoop.it
Harry Potter is an excellent case study for global marketers to evaluate when designing a localization implementation plan.

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Compare with the translation of Asterix

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Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure

Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure | Languages | Scoop.it
Number of universities offering modern languages degrees plunges from 105 in 2000 to 62 at start of this academic year
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Some very good comments on the Observer front page piece on which I was quoted predicting that 40% of languages departments could close in the next ten years, since 40% have closed in the last 13 years.
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Sigmo Device Lets You 'Talk' in 25 Languages - Mashable

Sigmo Device Lets You 'Talk' in 25 Languages - Mashable | Languages | Scoop.it
Sigmo Device Lets You 'Talk' in 25 Languages
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If learning a new language through Rosetta Stone proved too difficult, a new gadget offers an easier solution for real-time language translation.
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'Intercultural communication through English as a lingua franca: the role of intercultural awareness'. : Events : News and events : School of English : University of Sussex

'Intercultural communication through English as a lingua franca: the role of intercultural awareness'. : Events : News and events : School of English : University of Sussex | Languages | Scoop.it

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'Intercultural communication through English as a lingua franca: the role of intercultural awareness'.
NOV
28
2012
Wednesday 28 November
14:30 until 16:00
Language Learning Centre, Arts A.
Speaker: Dr Will Baker, University of Southampton, UK.
Part of the series: Research on ELT
'Intercultural communication through English as a lingua franca: the role of intercultural awareness'.

The use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) has raised important issues concerning how we interpret culture in intercultural communication. If ELF is not associated with any particular community, least of all native speakers of English, is culture still a relevant concept in the study of ELF communication? In this presentation it will be argued that culture is still a valuable concept but that it needs to be approached in a non-essentialist manner. Culture should be viewed as a resource that is made use of in emergent, fluid and hybrid ways with users drawing on and across, individual, local, national, and global references. Intercultural awareness will be presented as a way of modelling how participants in ELF communication are able to do this. Given the increasing role of the socio-cultural dimension in ELT such changes to our understanding of culture have significant implications for teaching. These implications will be investigated through data from an exploratory course in intercultural communication for English language learners that translated insights from ELF studies and intercultural awareness into pedagogic practice.

Dr Will Baker, University of Southampton, UK.


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How important are languages for diplomacy and national security? – Live chat

How important are languages for diplomacy and national security? – Live chat | Languages | Scoop.it
Join us on November 28 between 10AM-12PM GMT for an online discussion about the importance of languages in diplomacy (Join us for our live Q&A: How important are languages for diplomacy and national security?

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Connects with the very good  British Academy report on this topic.

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GCSE results: ministers hail 'revival' of foreign languages - Telegraph

GCSE results: ministers hail 'revival' of foreign languages - Telegraph | Languages | Scoop.it
The number of pupils taking GCSEs in foreign languages increased for the first time in more than a decade this year amid a huge shift towards traditional subjects.

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A very welcome recovery, but likely to be one-off rather than a trend, I suspect.

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Learn a language for free: the five best websites - Telegraph.co.uk

Learn a language for free: the five best websites - Telegraph.co.uk | Languages | Scoop.it
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Learn a language for free: the five best websites
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Websites, apps, e-books, online study communities, and translators can be great assets for language learning.
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15 Language Learning Tips For Self-Study - Return Of Kings

15 Language Learning Tips For Self-Study - Return Of Kings | Languages | Scoop.it
Most of the language courses on the market today are simply too easy. You need something that is going to make serious demands on your cognitive abilities if you want to improve. I have found that the resources offered by ...
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Hidden iPad features that could improve your life - Telegraph

Hidden iPad features that could improve your life - Telegraph | Languages | Scoop.it
Apple's iPads are designed to be easy to use, but many owners are not getting the best out of the tablet – here are some hidden features that may transform the way you use your iPad.

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Tamsyn Smith's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:41 AM

This article gives lots of little hints and tips that are invaluable for someone who has just started using an iPad.