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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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You need to go back to school to relearn English

You need to go back to school to relearn English | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
With non-native English speakers outnumbering native speakers, it’s up to Anglophones to learn how to speak their language within a global community
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The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and help the process feel more genuine. In other words, it instantly solves two core issues many people stress about when told to network.

 

That said, as with anything else, you know there’s a difference between being straightforward and being overly blunt. For example, you know to write, "I was thinking of approaching the project from a different angle" over "I hate all of your ideas."

 

Aspiring to find this balance, many people begin networking emails with "Remember me?" or even, "You probably don’t remember me..." After all, why not begin with an honest admission so the other person knows you aren’t being fake? Well, unfortunately, this approach often backfires. While you’re coming from a sincere place, it’s pretty audacious to ask for something from someone whom you’re blatantly admitting you barely know.

 


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, December 5, 2016 3:53 PM

I think this title should be about reaching out to contacts.

As the article implies networking can be scary, and might scare away readers but a good article overall.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 5, 2016 9:43 PM
It certainly helps to be upfront, honest and straightforward in writing Networking Emails. We have come a long way from times when it was perhaps expected that letters should run into pages, filled with flowery expression and long sentences. I found the examples in the article really helpful, and am sharing the same for others to read!
Emma Urbanek's curator insight, December 6, 2016 1:46 PM
Writing about yourself can seem nearly impossible, not anymore! 
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What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?

What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving? | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

The history of the holiday meal tells us that turkey was always the centerpiece, but other courses have since disappeared

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What's the Difference Between TEFL, TESOL & CELTA?

TEFL? TESOL? CELTA? What are the differences and what type of certification do you need to teach English abroad?
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How India changed the English language

How India changed the English language | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.

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 How to Use Voki in the Classroom

 How to Use Voki in the Classroom | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Voki speaking avatars are great tools for the classroom. Teachers and students alike can create avatars and use them in a number of ways to make learning fun and more accessible. Not sure how Voki can help you or your students? Here are a few fun ideas for how you can incorporate Voki speaking avatars…
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Le genre particulier de certains noms - masculin ou féminin ?

Le genre particulier de certains noms - masculin ou féminin ?

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Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English

Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
podcast website for people to learn and teach English
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Duolingo’s new chatbots help you brush up on your foreign language conversation skills

Duolingo’s new chatbots help you brush up on your foreign language conversation skills | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
A lot of startups are talking about the possibilities of chatbots, but Duolingo recently launched one of the most interesting uses so far — practicing a new..

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Poner un Voki en Blogger

Videotutorial para crear un avatar animado con voz en Voki y publicarlo en el blog.

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Top destinos para fazer intercâmbio 

Top destinos para fazer intercâmbio  | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
O blog do AlugueTemporada. Dicas de destinos e de imóveis perfeitos para viagens com amigos ou com a família.
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The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Nautlius - Pocket

The Strange Persistence of First Languages - Nautlius - Pocket | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Several years ago, my father died as he had done most things throughout his life: without preparation and without consulting anyone. He simply went to bed one night, yielded his brain to a monstrous blood clot, and was found the next morning lying amidst the sheets like his own stone monument.
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Some People's Brains Are Wired for Languages

Some People's Brains Are Wired for Languages | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Brain scans may offer clues to a person’s natural aptitude—and help those less gifted learn how to study better 
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Games For Language

Games For Language | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Games for Language Learning of German, French, Spanish, Italian, Inglés for FREE online, with travel-stories and fun games; Quick Language Games, Podcasts and language learning blog.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Always Be Thankful For Thanks!

Always Be Thankful For Thanks! | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Because this is the time of the year when I reflect on being thankful, I'd like to share a simple thing you can do that will help yo

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Do you already do this? What are the ways that you save, savor, & share the thanks?

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Google AI creates ‘Interlingua’

Google AI creates ‘Interlingua’ | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Using AI to translate across three languages has led to the observation that the AI has created – without direct help – an interlingua: an artificial language that – this case – is constructed to make translation easier, based on richer and broader semantics than are found in any of the natural languages.

Matt Burgess, Google’s AI just created its own universal ‘language

However, the most remarkable feat of the research paper isn’t that an AI can learn to translate languages without being shown examples of them first; it was the fact it used this skill to create its own 'language’. “Visual interpretation of the results shows that these models learn a form of interlingua representation for the multilingual model between all involved language pairs,” the researchers wrote in the paper.

An interlingua is a type of artificial language, which is used to fulfil a purpose. In this case, the interlingua was used within the AI to explain how unseen material could be translated.

“Using a 3-dimensional representation of internal network data, we were able to take a peek into the system as it translated a set of sentences between all possible pairs of the Japanese, Korean, and English languages,” the team’s blogpost continued. The data within the network allowed the team to interpret that the neural network was “encoding something” about the semantics of a sentence rather than comparing phrase-to-phrase translations.

“We interpret this as a sign of existence of an interlingua in the network,” the team said. As a result of the work, the Multilingual Google Neural Machine Translation is now being used across all of Google Translate and the firm said multilingual systems are involved in the translation of 10 of the 16 newest language pairs.

Soon, we may be speaking an interlingua that encompasses English, Swahili, Mandarin, and a hundred other languages. Perhaps we could wire it in such a way that people would innately find more kinship with others, and intuitively follow the golden rule. I propose we call it ‘Ish’, and start teaching the kindergartners.

(Source: wired.co.uk)

#language #linguistics #AI

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Apps para mejorar y aprender inglés - Educación 3.0

Apps para mejorar y aprender inglés - Educación 3.0 | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Para no descuidarse de practicar inglés durante el verano, o aprovechar las vacaciones para mejorar el vocabulario o la gramática del idioma, podemos ayudarnos de nuestro tablet o smartphone. Os mostramos las aplicaciones más populares para hacerlo.

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Parts of the House in English

Parts of the House in English | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
English Vocabulary about Parts of the House in English with games to learn the new words
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Voki - Speaking Avatars as a learning tool

Voki - Speaking Avatars as a learning tool | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Voki - Speaking Avatars What is Voki? Voki is a simple to use tool, which can be accessed through your internet browser
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Pronunciation: How fluent speakers pronounce plosives

Tim's back in his pronunciation workshop. This time he's finding out about plosives in natural spoken English - and he's wondering which country he'd lik
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Where does Canada’s accent come from?

Where does Canada’s accent come from? | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
The way Canadian English is pronounced is close to the US accent – but it’s still utterly unique and the product of singular forces, writes Thomas Rogers.
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In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking

In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
We have gotten it wrong, really wrong, in the language classroom. Historically, the teacher stood at the front of the classroom spouting details of grammar. Students sat at desks placed in straight rows directed toward the teacher and madly took notes. They later filled out worksheets and tried to memorize the content presented by the all-knowing educator. And this is still often the scenario today.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 14, 2016 5:38 AM

I feel like this is a bit of a "Der!" moment. But does this really still happen in the language classroom?

Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 14, 2016 12:39 PM
Student talk:  the most underused and understood literacy skill that provides one of the quickest and most salient language acquisition methods.  Earlier research conducted by the Juniper Gardens Children's Project in conjunction with the KU Scheifelbusch Institute of Life Span Studies and the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools revealed that oral language responding during a typical classroom day totaled only 7%. The students were engaged in Academic Talk only 5% of the day and 2% of the time in Social Talk. 
 
“The students spent 76% of the day neither initiating nor responding to language (verbal or written), 21% responding to language initiated by the teacher or the material, and only 45% initiating any verbal or written language. The highest coded student activity was passive attention (i.e., Attending: looking at the teacher or material) at 38% and the most used language for instruction was English at 58%. Although students spent the highest percentage of the day in academic activities (i.e., Math 20%, Reading 18%, and Language 16%), their academic engagement time totaled only 44%.”
 
Serge G Laurens's curator insight, October 28, 2016 3:35 PM
In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking
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Top 50 PopularText & Chat Acronyms & IM Shorthand - NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-)

Top 50 PopularText & Chat Acronyms & IM Shorthand - NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-) | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Top 50 Popular Text & Chat Acronyms & IM Shorthand - NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-) NetLingo is an online dictionary of thousands of computer and Internet terms. The NetLingo Internet Dictionary contains every kind of online slang, text messaging, acronyms and smileys ;-) A great resource for computer users of all levels, including students, teachers, and parents trying to make sense of Internet jargon.
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