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How to create official exam practices for your language students - Adhoc Language

How to create official exam practices for your language students - Adhoc Language | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
We can define five patterns addressed to different school needs. Maybe the most useful and easy to implement is the Intensive Assessment. It is aimed to increase the students practice for the official test. There are some benefits for the school that worth remind: It increases the classroom value time. The teachers can use the …
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Why Moodle

Why Moodle | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
The Adhoc Language Online Campus is based on Moodle, which is probably the most widespread management system for online training (Learning Management System, LMS ) in the world.
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LanguageTool Style and Grammar Check

LanguageTool Style and Grammar Check | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it

Paste your own text here and click the 'Check Text' button. Click the colored phrases for details on potential errors.


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Help language learners improve their writing skill.

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Interessante strumento di controllo grammaticale online

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당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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If You Have a Bad Teacher, Skip Class

If You Have a Bad Teacher, Skip Class | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
«Bad teachers should retrain and develop other tasks. If that is not happening yet, it's not due to lack of logic, but to the resistance to change of the university system»
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The Advantages of Learning a Language Online

The Advantages of Learning a Language Online | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
If you're thinking of learning a language, you might want to know the advantages of online language courses.
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International Education News l The PIE News l Mobile to propel boom in digital English language learning revenues

International Education News l The PIE News l Mobile to propel boom in digital English language learning revenues | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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7 top tips for implementing a new online learning program

7 top tips for implementing a new online learning program | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Although every online learning program is different and no two implementations are the same, there are certain elements of best practice that we can consider to make implementing a new program a more efficient and effective process.
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Free Online English Learning For Kids | Pumkin Online English

Free Online English Learning For Kids | Pumkin Online English | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Pumkin teaches five key areas of English study. Vocabulary, Sentences and Grammar, Dialogues, Phonics and Reading, Typing and Writing.
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Duolingo creator: 'I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free'

Duolingo creator: 'I wanted to create a way to learn languages for free' | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Luis von Ahn, chief executive of language learning app Duolingo, talks to Lottie O'Conor about the democratisation of education, gamification and the importance of listening to users
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How I Got Back Into Language Learning

How I Got Back Into Language Learning | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Today our regular writer Angel Armstead is back - she's gone through a busy
time and had to take a break from language learning. Busy being the key
word - this lady is rocking so many projects! Like I have found myself,
sometimes we need to cut to progress. Ouch. So how did Angel get back on
the wagon?

Always Good Intentions

I started my language learning like most people with good intentions. I had
good intentions of learning multiple languages and traveling to those
countries and meeting the people. I could imagine myself speaking multiple
languages and traveling to multiple destinations. I have not let go of that
dream but good intentions can only take us so far.

Never Enough Time

When I first decided on Japanese, Russian and Mandarin at the same time I
had what seemed like limitless time. Ideas kept flooding in: I decided I
would get back to work on my novel after becoming great at my languages.
Then I found a way to create my very own video game. During all of that I
decided to sell coffee in my own home business. And I went ahead and worked
on these projects! Before all these projects, spending time in three
languages seemed easy. My time is going to be even shorter when I go back
out to college. But of course I need to be able to fund that dream somehow
if I'd like to live it.

Sometimes You Have To Let a Few Things Go

I am not giving up learning Russian or Mandarin Chinese. For now I shall
focus on Japanese and the blog that I'm working on to help people in
Japanese. I will re-add Mandarin and Russian to my currently studying
languages in time, but I will not add them at the same time when I do.
There are a few things I still need to learn in Japanese before I can move
on to another language. I did make it to the Intermediate stage in Japanese
in college. Intermediate level can sometimes feel like the worst level to
be at. I understand a lot and there's still a lot that confuses me. I want
to move on to Mandarin or Russian only after I take a trip to Japan. I plan
on doing the same for any later language I work on learning. Letting things
go to focus on a specific subject can also help with interests outside of
language learning.

Intermediate level can feel like the worst level to be at - I
understand a lot and still get confused!

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Failure Can Be A Learning Experience

I don't really consider having to focus on one language a failure in my
language learning. It does show me that time can be one of the biggest
factors in how many languages you can learn. Some people do have the time
and motivation to learn three or more at a time and that's great for them.

How I Got Back Into Language Learning

For some people language learning is a fun activity and it is for me too.
But I think at times I don't take it seriously enough. I thought of other
things that I have been able to learn and realized one of the things I
could utilize to keep me going.

1. Set Aside a Time to Learn/Listen to Your Target Language

This one is probably very obvious to most experienced language learners and
it's what helped me with other things I learned. I now set aside time at
midnight to either listen to a language lesson or watch a Japanese
film/anime. I picked that time because I'm not the partying type and it's
the time for the least amount of interruptions. It works very well because
of that. Anytime the clock hits midnight I should be doing something in my
target language. You have to be strict at times with your own self and
maybe even friends and family. Maybe tell a close friend or family member
so they can encourage you to stick to your goal. Remind yourself on why you
wanted to learn that language in the first place and then get serious about
and figure out when is the best time to work on it.

1. Rediscover Sources You Love

There are a few other things that I used to do a lot that I've just gotten
back into again. I've re-added using YouTube. There is a lot of bad stuff
on YouTube but it's also a good resource for free language lessons. I've
gone back to playing my games in Japanese and posting on my Japanese blog.
I try to listen to Japanese music any chance I get. I also take flashcards
everywhere I go. Since my language learning is done so late I have a lot of
time during the day to glance at flashcards. YouTube is also a good
resource for music from other countries.

Conclusion

I wrote this post for myself and because I've met many people who have
started learning a language, then found that their career or education
limited their time to learn. The problem was that they never got back to
learning the language they wanted.

Sometimes when you get back to your language learning it means starting
over to give yourself a quick refresher. I think many dislike that but it
is sometimes the same in real relationships to feel that you have to start
over if time has passed between the two of you. I will try to blog once a
week my progress on getting back up to speed in Japanese, even though my
blog was quiet while I focused on other things.

But even if you've procrastinated for years you still have time to make
that decision to pursue that interest whether it's language, music or
anything else you have an interest in learning.

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Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic

Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …
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Infographic: “Why Language Learning Is Important”

Infographic: “Why Language Learning Is Important” | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve got a few issues with this infographic but, in general, it offers decent advice.
I’m not quite sure why it shows up so small but, if you click on it, a bigger version appears…..

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5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom - Edudemic | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Integrating video into our classrooms can be a great way not only to get students more engaged in the material you’re presenting to them, but to get them using technology, giving and getting feedback, and tapping all parts of their brain while they learn. Some Video Factoids You Should Know YouTube is the #2 search …
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How to deal with the 3 main issues in adult language teaching - Adhoc Language

How to deal with the 3 main issues in adult language teaching - Adhoc Language | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In the last weeks I have had the opportunity to discuss with several customers about their main challenges in language teaching for adults. They point to three main ones:  the diversity, the schedule and the loss of motivation. In the open courses you receive different students with different backgrounds, different interests and even different mother …
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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Language Learning in 500 Words

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Language Learning in 500 Words | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Longtime readers might know that in my day job–the one I go to when I’m not blogging or fighting crime in Gotham–I develop documentation and training. Lately, I’ve been creating classroom curriculum for technical trainers.
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools
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Si tienes un mal profesor, no vayas a clase

Si tienes un mal profesor, no vayas a clase | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
«Los profesores malos deberían reciclarse y hacer otras tareas. Y si eso no está pasando aún, no es por falta de lógica sino por la resistencia al cambio del sistema universitario»
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What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges

What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
online learning trends (online learning trends http://t.co/FrSbWREX5f http://t.co/scfUNnzSXK)

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What is new in Online Campus for Language Teaching - Adhoc Language

What is new in Online Campus for Language Teaching - Adhoc Language | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In this 45 min online free webinar on Tuesday, 30th September at 2:00pm SGT (8:00am CET), we will perform a quick overview of the new features of the Online Campus for Language Teaching. The campus is now based on Moodle 2.7.1 that brings a lot of new interesting functions and we have also included new powerful and plenty of fun plugins.
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Top 5 Tips For A Blended Classrooms | Edudemic

Top 5 Tips For A Blended Classrooms | Edudemic | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
What is a blended classroom? The blended classroom learning model combines face-to-face teaching with technology enhanced instruction. This includes having students use Apps, QR codes, websites, surveys, and videos integrated into the lesson. Effectively and efficiently blending the classroom with these technologies can increase student engagement, motivation and build a sense of community as students …
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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.
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What does math teaching look like in 2020?

With every new iteration of technology, we create generations of students whose primary media "language" for learning and interacting with the world is differe…
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Tools for learning Chinese

Tools for learning Chinese | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Learning Chinese is not an easy task, but in this modern age it can be a little easier with many online resources, mobile phone applications and language CDs. Of course there are no short cuts. To be...
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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic | Online Tools for Language Teaching | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …
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