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The Best Online Guide to ESL Reference Materials

The Best Online Guide to ESL Reference Materials | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
ESL is the abbreviation for �English as a Second Language�. It refers to the teaching of the English language to individuals whose native language is not English.

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Olivia Solis Casso's comment, January 4, 2013 8:52 AM
VERY USEFUL! THANK YOU. :)
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:25 PM

This is a good resource but I do not know if it is the "Best". I would add so much more to the list...

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33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die. I Can't Believe These Actually Exist On Earth...

33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die. I Can't Believe These Actually Exist On Earth... | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
This is not a painting - it's a real place right on our planet.
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Infographics for Students

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happy relationships
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TED talks don't work, says TED talker

TED talks don't work, says TED talker | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
TED talks, in which different experts speak to audiences about serious problems and bold ideas that may solve them, are a love 'em or hate 'em thing. Some find them inspirational.
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How I Get By: Mary-Faith Cerasoli

How I Get By: Mary-Faith Cerasoli | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
Meet a New York City adjunct who is, for all intents and purposes, homeless: "Today I'm a professor and I don't have a mailing address."
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OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year?

OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year? | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
Do you know which words entered the English language around the same time you entered the world? Use our OED birthday word generator to find out! We've sco
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Microsoft Office Powerpoint Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net

Microsoft Office Powerpoint Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
The most popular Microsoft Office Powerpoint alternatives are Prezi, LibreOffice - Impress, iWork - Keynote and Google Drive - Slides. You'll find them and 35 other apps like Microsoft Office Powerpoint at AlternativeTo.net.
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14 Common Words That Didn't Exist 20 Years Ago

If you want proof of how fast our world is changing, you only have to look at our language. Our everyday vocabulary is full of neologisms, expressing ideas that we wouldn't even have understood not long ago.
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Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:24 AM

Muggle: It's become a blanket term for someone who isn't conversant with a particular set of skills, or a particular activity... and other examples of new vocab emerging from the woordworks of our society,

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Better Motor Skills Linked to Higher Academic Scores

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Children with poor motor skills score lower on reading and arithmetic tests.
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10 British Slang Expressions You Will Hear When Visiting London

10 British Slang Expressions You Will Hear When Visiting London | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British. They will be very us...
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Stop smoking, stay good-looking

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A public health agency in Finland is using an interesting approach to shock teens into not smoking
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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best
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Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit

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33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

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We've all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements.
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English Skills: 7 ways of saying “I don’t know” | English with a Twist

English Skills: 7 ways of saying “I don’t know” | English with a Twist | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
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Sochi 2014: Russia's numbers game

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When Russia bid to host its first Winter Olympics back in 2007, the document quoted an expected cost of around $12 billion.

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Susan's curator insight, February 5, 2:32 AM

Sochi Winter Olymics Infogram.  Interesting, esp. how much Borsch they will be serving!

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Google vs. Dropbox: Which Is Better for Hosting and Sharing Photos?

Google vs. Dropbox: Which Is Better for Hosting and Sharing Photos? | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
It used to be a pain to get photos off of our phones and to the web where we could share them with others, but both Dropbox and Google make it really easy thanks to auto-uploading.
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Russians told to mind their language – especially when it comes to English

Russians told to mind their language – especially when it comes to English | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
After 'Squirrel Institute' slip-up, the government says 20% of Russian officials must speak a foreign language by 2020
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16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here

16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what they've heard from families and friends. But the...
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Basic English Grammar

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Symptoms and Signs of Depression: 7 Strategies For Recovery | Wendy Keller

Symptoms and Signs of Depression: 7 Strategies For Recovery | Wendy Keller | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
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Here's why all freelancers are idiots - Freelance Advisor

Here's why all freelancers are idiots - Freelance Advisor | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
What on earth are you doing? Did no one tell you freelancing isn’t a real job? Look at you, desperately snatching at your rapidly evaporating youth as you refuse to join the adult world like the rest of us.
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70 useful sentences for academic writing

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This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.
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David Snow's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:18 AM

I can see this list of sentence stems in academic writing becoming a little project of its own.

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Technology in language learning | British Council Voices

Technology in language learning | British Council Voices | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
Gary Motteram, editor of Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching, explains how the arrival of digital technologies in the classroom has helped learning.
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When to use prepositions IN - ON - AT - Help2Say

When to use prepositions IN - ON - AT - Help2Say | ELT Resources | Scoop.it
Please share some simple rules of using prepositions IN - ON - AT.
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10 Magnificent European Museums

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We previously looked at beautiful libraries from across the globe, but if you’re looking to expand your travels to educational locales with beautiful architecture, you may also consider traveling to these lovely museums, starting with those in...
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