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Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism

Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
Not everyone can become a polyglot, so we still need translators -- but the two treat the fact that all humans don't speak the same language very differently.

Via Athanasios Karavasilis, Sylvia Rogers
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Pourquoi varier les approches pédagogiques?

Pourquoi varier les approches pédagogiques? | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

1. La rétention de l’information augmente considérablement lorsque l’enseignant varie ses méthodes pédagogiques.

2. Varier ses approches permet de respecter les différentes caractéristiques des étudiants et de solliciter le développement de leurs différents potentiels.

3. Lorsque les étudiants se sentent interpellés, il y a un impact direct sur leur motivation et sur l’effort fourni pour leur apprentissage.

4. Avec la globalisation des universités, il devient important de rejoindre les gens des différentes cultures et disciplines.

5. Les professions demandent différents types d’intelligence, caractéristiques et traits de personnalité et les enseignants peuvent guider l’étudiant dans le développement de ceux-ci.


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La BD pour enseigner en langue étrangère | Emilangues

La BD pour enseigner en langue étrangère | Emilangues | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

Emilangues vous propose un dossier pour enseigner les langues ou les disciplines en langue étrangère en utilisant la bande-dessinée, avec des outils, des méthodes et des ressources, mais aussi des exemples de projets intégrant ce type de support.


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Create Authentic Text Based Lessons

Create Authentic Text Based Lessons | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

I think we all know how potentially motivating authentic materials can be for our students, especially if those materials deal with something current and of direct relevance to our students' interests. The web is abundantly rich in these kinds of materials, but creating lessons based around authentic online materials can be time consuming and complex. There are issues of copyright to deal with, as well as the fact that once we have created our lessons, the text we build them on may disappear. If this is a problem you regularly face, then Lingle could be the answer to your prayers.


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New Teaching Theme – Olympics | Teaching News

New Teaching Theme – Olympics | Teaching News | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
Find over 100 free lesson ideas, teaching resources, display posters, jokes, games and links... all to help you use the Olympics as part of learning in your classroom!
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Welcome to Language Box - Language Box

Welcome to Language Box - Language Box | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

"The Language Box is a new way of storing, managing and publishing your Language teaching resources on the web. Share handouts, exercises, podcasts, videos and anything else you can imagine!

Sign up for a free account, or take a look at what's already inside."


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Language Teacher's Toolbox: Language teaching (ESL)

Language Teacher's Toolbox: Language teaching (ESL) | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

The Language Teacher's Toolbox: portal for teaching tips, activities, research, including links to teaching resources and videos on language research.

 

Contenus en français, allemand et d'autres langues étrangères également.


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Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
Scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.

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Mentira is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game for language learning

Mentira is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game for language learning | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

Mentira, a project launched in July 2009, is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game explicitly oriented towards the development of language skills in Spanish. It is set in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM and plays out much like a historical novel in which fact and fiction combine to set the context and social conditions for meaningful interaction (in Spanish) with simulated characters, other players, and local citizens. While playing Mentira, learners must investigate clues and talk to various non-player characters (NPCs) in order to absolve their own family, proving they are not responsible for a murder in a local neighborhood.


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Can you really use Twitter in your Classroom?

Can you really use Twitter in your Classroom? | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

Twitter was one of those things that I just ignored. I thought it was a little bit indulgent and frivolous, that was until I got shown how teachers are using it for Professional Development. It is interesting how often it is now my first port of call if I am looking for a new Web 2 tool or an App that does a specific task. So how can you use twitter in the classroom?


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Captioning and Subtitling: Undervalued Language Learning Strategies

Audiovisual material enhanced with captions or interlingual subtitles is a particularly powerful pedagogical tool which can help improve the listening comprehension skills of second-language learners. Captioning facilitates language learning by helping students visualize what they hear, especially if the input is not too far beyond their linguistic ability.


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Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock

Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

If you have other iPad apps you would like to recommend that meet the same criteria, please fill out the Google Survey at the bottom of this page. The results will be public so we can all benefit from each other's expertise.


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Language testing: looking back and looking forward

Language testing: looking back and looking forward | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers where testing might be going in the future.

 


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learn french grammar listen to free text about french culture and practice with exercise - Let's speak french !

learn french grammar listen to free text about french culture and practice with exercise - Let's speak french ! | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

Great library of short native french speaking situation podcasts to help learn to speak French.


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5 claves de los entornos personales de aprendizaje (PLE) en la práctica docente

5 claves de los entornos personales de aprendizaje (PLE) en la práctica docente | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

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Maria Marcela Rinessi's comment, May 5, 2013 6:19 PM
Hola y disculpen pero no entiendo nada cual es el problema incurrí en algún error???'
Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:24 AM

PLE para docentes en el aula

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, February 2, 8:42 AM

Interesante representación de los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje en la práctica docente.

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Laura Candler's Teaching Resources - Free Printables and Lesson Ideas for Teachers!

Laura Candler's Teaching Resources - Free Printables and Lesson Ideas for Teachers! | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
Your virtual File Cabinet of free teaching resources! Loads of free printables for teachers, including cooperative learning lessons and active engagement strategies.
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How did this man learn 11 languages?

How did this man learn 11 languages? | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
Twenty-year-old Alex Rawlings has won a national competition to find the UK's most multi-lingual student, he explains how he became fluent in so many languages.
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Tumblecloud | About

Tumblecloud | About | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
TumbleCloud is a place for collaborative digital storytelling, where users can easily arrange, display, co-create, share and manipulate multimedia content.
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Facebook for (language) learning. (LLAS workshop at UCL language centre)

Facebook for (language) learning. (LLAS workshop at UCL language centre) | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

"In London, at the UCL Language Centre, the participants of the workshop "Using Facebook for (language) learning" worked all day ( 12-5) on producing practical language immersion techniques to include as activities within FaceBook" says Julien Hamilton-Hart, who maintains a blog called Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning (http://iltl.wordpress.com).

 

He describes activities including:

- Creating a fictitious character’s profile

- Describing a family outing using YouTube videos

- Creating sub-pages to act as content repository pages to a course

- Using polled questions to promote inquisitive learning

- Using Dropbox to create links to activity filesUsing shared Google documents for activity preparation

- Creating a commented video from photos downloaded from the internet using Windows Movie Maker 2.6.


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Phonetics: for Students of Modern Languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Phonetics: for Students of Modern Languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

A textbook on phonetics by Rodney Ball of the University of Southampton.  6 chapters giving overviews and exercises on the vocal tract, vowels, consonants, transcription, and an answer key. 

 

You can download the entire PDF without sound, or individual sections with sound files.  It's all free.

 

Aimed at students of French, Spanish and German, it also seems eminently suited to teachers of EFL, with examples in English.


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The Benefits of Multilingualism | Multilingual Living

The Benefits of Multilingualism | Multilingual Living | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it
By Michał B.Paradowski Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw Photo Credit: Anthony Kelley To have another language is to possess a...

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Social media & learning – Note taking on steroids

Social media & learning – Note taking on steroids | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

I’m a note taker, whether it’s at talks, conferences, in margins of books or thoughts captured in my notebook. On top of this I write the equivalent of notes on Twitter, Facebook and longer blog posts. It’s a lifelong habit. I’m therefore astonished, when giving keynotes and talks at learning conferences, to see learning professionals sit there and NOT take notes and worse have no means to take notes.


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Great work Deanna!
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Create your own E-Book for your iPad

Step by step instructions for how to create an E-Book and add it to iTunes.


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Age no excuse for failing to learn a new language - life - 22 July 2011 - New Scientist

Age no excuse for failing to learn a new language - life - 22 July 2011 - New Scientist | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

It is widely believed that children younger than 7 are good at picking up new languages because their brains rewire themselves more easily, and because they use what is called procedural, or implicit, memory to learn - meaning they pick up a new language without giving it conscious thought. Adults are thought to rely on explicit memory, whereby they actively learn the rules of a language.


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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? | Languages in the UK | Scoop.it

SINCE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE that any language forbids its speakers to think anything, we must look in an entirely different direction to discover how our mother tongue really does shape our experience of the world. Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.” This maxim offers us the key to unlocking the real force of the mother tongue: if different languages influence our minds in different ways, this is not because of what our language allows us to think but rather because of what it habitually obliges us to think about.


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