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Common English Expressions with 'make' & 'do'

In this English lesson you will learn about the most common English expressions and phrasal verbs with 'make' & 'do'. To finish off, we will go through a sho...
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EFL and other languages resources for foreign language learners and teachers. Recursos para estudantes e professores de língua inglesa e de outras línguas.
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Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater

Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Grammar & Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...
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Secrets to effective language learning - An interview with Luca Lampariello.

Renowned polyglot and language coach, Luca Lampariello, in an exclusive interview with WizIQ

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Dubsmash: app móvil para grabarte en vídeo haciendo playback de frases y canciones

Dubsmash: app móvil para grabarte en vídeo haciendo playback de frases y canciones | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Dubsmash es una nueva app móvil que está teniendo bastante éxito en los mercados de aplicaciones, contando las instalaciones por cientos de miles.

Via Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Des centaines de films gratuits en ligne grâce à BAnQ | C'est pas trop tôt! | ICI Radio-Canada Première

Des centaines de films gratuits en ligne grâce à BAnQ | C'est pas trop tôt! | ICI Radio-Canada Première | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Des centaines de films gratuits en ligne grâce à BAnQ

Via Patrick Provencher, eric jolie - mediatheque.pasdecalais.fr
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Teaching a foreign language

Teaching a foreign language | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
teaching a foreign language

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Newly qualified high school EFL teacher in France has found time to start her own Scoop.it.  Respect total :-)

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Modern languages show no trace of our African origins

Modern languages show no trace of our African origins | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
The evolution of human culture is often compared to biological evolution, and it’s easy to see why: both involve variation across a population, transmission of units from one generation to the next, and factors that ensure the survival of some variants and the death of others. However, sometimes this comparison fails. Culture, for instance, can be transmitted “horizontally” between members of the same generation, but genes can’t.

“Little is known about whether human demographic history generates patterns in linguistic data that are similar to those found in genetic data,” write the authors of a recent paper in PNAS. Both linguistic and genetic data can be used to draw conclusions about human history, but it's vital to understand how the forces affecting them differ in order to be sure that the conclusions we're drawing are accurate.

By conducting a large-scale analysis on global genetic and linguistic data, the researchers found that languages sometimes behave in ways very unlike genetics. For instance, isolated languages have more, not less, diversity, and languages don't retain the echo of a migration out of Africa—unlike our genomes.

To conduct the analysis, the researchers focused on “phonemes,” which are the smallest linguistic units of sound that can distinguish meaning. For instance, English uses “p” and “b” to distinguish between the words “pat” and “bat,” which means “p” and “b” act as phonemes. Other languages may not use these particular sounds to distinguish words—or they may make finer distinctions, basing meaning differences on subtle changes like whether or not a puff of air follows the “p.”

Every language has a certain number of phonemes, and these phoneme inventories differ in size from language to language. The researchers compared information on global phoneme inventories with data on global genetics and geographic location in order to isolate how phonemic and genetic units track each other.

Some of their results were intuitive. They found that populations with greater geographical distance between them also had larger genetic and phonemic differences. Languages that come from the same family (like French and Italian) could be expected to have similar phoneme inventories, but the finding held true even for geographically close but historically unrelated languages.

However, some of their results were not quite as intuitive. When populations migrate, genetic diversity goes down, because the group that moves takes along only a portion of the gene pool of their original population. Isolated groups of people, who have no opportunity to mingle with other groups, therefore have limited genetic diversity. Language, on the other hand, shows the opposite pattern: languages with lots of close neighbors seem to be influenced by these neighbors, leading to less phonemic diversity over time. Isolated languages, on the other hand, change over the generations to become more diverse.

The most surprising finding was that, unlike genetic data, the human migration out of Africa has not left traces on modern linguistic data. This contradicts previous work in the field suggesting that, as with genetics, language diversity declines with distance from Africa, as a result of populations breaking off and moving farther away. The authors of the new paper suggest that language changes faster than genetics, and it's less determined by the size and characteristics of a migrating population, leading to markedly different patterns in phonemic and genetic data.

“This is a very interesting and important addition to the field, not only because it uses such a large database and introduces (relatively) new methods to the field, but also because of its findings,” says Dr. Dan Dediu, who researches linguistics and genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. “If its main finding survives replication with other databases and methods, then it’s a very powerful confirmation of the idea that demographic processes are one of the main driving forces behind both linguistic and genetic diversity."

“It also highlights the fact that language and genes have different properties, especially when it comes to small, isolated communities and contact between populations,” he adds.

However, Dediu suggests that different assumptions about how sound change works could result in different results. He explains that not all phoneme changes happen with equal ease; for instance, due to their similarity, the sounds “b” and “p” can change into each other much more easily than the sounds “ee” and “k.” If two languages have sounds more similar to each other than to a third language, they are linguistically closer to each other, even if all three languages have the same size phoneme inventories. “I don’t know what the results would look like with a more realistic model of change, but they might look slightly different,” he says.

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Conversation Exchange - Language learning with native speakers

Conversation Exchange - Language learning with native speakers | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Through Conversation Exchange you can have three types of language exchange: face to face conversation by meeting up with native speakers, Correspondence (pen-pal), text and voice chat
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El Conde. fr: S'informer sur l'identité de quelqu'un

El Conde. fr: S'informer sur l'identité de quelqu'un | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Via Elena Pérez, Juergen Wagner
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Adjectifs : Leur place - FLE - YouTube

Comment placer les adjectifs dans la phrase?

Via Catherine Ricoul, Juergen Wagner
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What Are the Fourteen Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?

What Are the Fourteen Punctuation Marks in English Grammar? | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Rules for the most common punctuation marks

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"How The Celts Saved Britain" (part 2of2) Dark ages and the Celts - BBC 2009 - YouTube

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English Grammar Aids for Both Native Speakers and Students

English Grammar Aids for Both Native Speakers and Students | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Everyone can struggle with English grammar’s complexities; these apps can improve your knowledge whatever your level of proficiency.

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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Wordfast tips, webinars, training, news…

Wordfast tips, webinars, training, news… | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Check out the difference highlighting feature in Wordfast Pro.

Via Sergey Rybkin, Estelblau
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La Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
 Et la lumière en toi fait bien voir que la France, Même dans le métal, garde une transparence

Via TICE & FLE, Juergen Wagner
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What job do you want? Learning English lesson

What job do you want? Learning English lesson | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Learning about job and work. Learn the vocabulary and also a brief description of each job

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I Know Something You Don’t: 3 Simple Activities That Challenge Students To Share Information

I Know Something You Don’t: 3 Simple Activities That Challenge Students To Share Information | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Whatever specific reason your students are studying English, they are studying with a purpose in mind. They will use what they know to communicate their thoughts and ideas to other speakers
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Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – "Szoter"

This post is the third (the first one was Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Phrase.It” and Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Padlet”) in a lengthy seri...

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Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage? - The New Yorker | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
MARIA KONNIKOVA

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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Improve Your English Pronunciation

Improve Your English Pronunciation | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Improve your English pronunciation by watching and listening to real people in real situations naturally speaking. Easy and fun to use.

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How the Celts Saved Britain - HD - 1of2 (BBC) - A New Civilisation (2009) - YouTube

If you enjoyed watching please comment or leave a like thank you
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The English Club - Review - Find English Lessons

The English Club - Review - Find English Lessons | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
The English Club is a general English website for learners and teachers of English. There is loads of content but how does it compare to newer websites?

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