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Picture quiz – Do you know your world cities?

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Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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Guess where it is !

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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 7:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:41 PM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 8:36 PM

is this ularu ?

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It's good to be bilingual !

It's good to be bilingual ! | Study abroad | Scoop.it
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How Not To Piss People Off While Abroad

How Not To Piss People Off While Abroad | Study abroad | Scoop.it
In general, we tend to think it's best not to insult your host country when traveling abroad. It's just not nice.

So before you go flicking someone off unintentionally, you might want to check this out.

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Classement du Times des meilleures universités dans le monde : la France de moins en moins représentée

Classement du Times des meilleures universités dans le monde : la France de moins en moins représentée | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Le mensuel britannique Times Higher Education a publié son classement annuel des meilleures universités et une étude complémentaire sur la réputation des plus grands établissements de formation dans le monde.
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Les États-Unis, première destination anglophone mondiale pour les séjours linguistiques !

Les États-Unis, première destination anglophone mondiale pour les séjours linguistiques ! | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Pour la première fois, les États-Unis ont détrôné le Royaume-Uni à la tête du marché mondial des séjours linguistiques qui représentait en valeur plus de 8 milliards d’euros en 2012.
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Top 20 Earth Images

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With five satellites scanning the globe, DigitalGlobe has collected impressive imagery of planet Earth this year. Check out their top 20 images here.

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Alex Schaerer's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:50 AM

Incredible images of Mother Earth. It is all of our responsibility to look past our short term existence here to ensure that she flourishes for millenia for our future generations. 

Joy Kinley's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:49 AM

The views of Earth from Space are fascinating.  Mountains, deserts, volcanoes, islands all seen from above.  My favorite is the city of Aleppo. What is yours?

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 11:31 PM
Five satellites have taken some of the most amazing photos of amazing places all over the world. The photos show the beauty of each place some places i never even knew existed.
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All the Countries of the World

Full album & lyrics: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats-2 Music by Renald Francoeur, Drawing by Craighton Berman, Video by Don Markus "Tour the ...

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Marina Costanzo's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:42 AM

Geograficamente parlando!!

Emma Boyle's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:28 AM

The chorus gets a little old, but I dare you not to like this video.

Debriez22's curator insight, July 24, 10:57 PM

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The Great Language Game

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Challenge yourself to identify some seventy languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.

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Shelby Porter's comment, September 19, 2013 2:21 PM
This certainly was interesting! It was challenging to identify some languages, and others you could figure out right away. Some of them I had never even heard of! Being exposed to a few languages growing up I thought I would be better at this, but I was very wrong. It is a little disappointing knowing that many people are not exposed to the many languages our world has to offer. It is also disheartening to hear many people get offended when people do not speak English here, when really America has no national dialect. I know that many schools require students to take a different language in high school, but it only the more common ones that are becoming popular in the U.S. (Spanish, French, Portuguese, etc.). Maybe some day children will become more exposed to the many different languages that have grown across the globe.
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 11:59 AM

A game where you can test your knowledge of global tongues only by sound.

The knowledge of languages is important in movement especially for migrants and immigrants and participators in global trade.

Debi Ray Kidd's curator insight, July 21, 4:52 PM

Make sure you look up the languages that you don't know to determine where they're spoken.

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Linguistic diversity at home

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"Counties where at least 10 percent of people speak a language other than English at home."


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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:48 AM

While this is ostensibly a map that would be great for a cultural geography unit, I'm also thinking about the spatial patterns that created this map.  What current or historical migrations account for some of the patterns visible here?  What would a map like this look like it it were produced 50 years ago?  Why are Vermont and West Virginia the only states without a county with over 10% of the population that speak another language at home? 

 

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:34 PM

The presence of large numbers of people that speak languages other than English at home occurs on the east and west coasts of the U.S., but largely in the south and western areas of the U.S..  In high school we used to have discussions about how there were many immigrants coming into the U.S. from or through Mexico.  With migration comes cultural diffusion, as the people coming into the United States bring their language and many other cultural elements of their country of origin with them.  I know there are certain neighborhoods in cities in Rhode Island where most people that I see on the street are speaking Spanish.  I have a relative that has married an immigrant from Guatemala, and she learned that the North East coast of the U.S. Is where many people from Central America move to- often in groups that settle as communities to help each other.  I can understand that it is essential to live near people that speak your language, and it makes sense that their strength and comfort in numbers is also a way of having a "home away from home."  Being the area of the world on the southern land border of the U.S., and that Central America consists mainly of Spanish speakers, it fills in the Southern areas of the U.S. with people that speak a language other than English.  The coasts overall can be explained as being populated by people that speak languages other than English at home because they contain ports of travel and trade, and are points where many flights from other countries would land and drop off travelers and migrants.  That and beautiful ocean views make the coasts a great place for foreigners to settle and live.  These pull factors are likely influential reasons for people to relocate to the areas on the map.

Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:02 PM

This map does not bring many surprises.  Places where there are a lot of Spanish speaking families are present in places where many Spanish people immigrate to, along the Mexican border and the southern tip of Florida, where Cuba is close by.  One interesting thing about the French areas seen in Louisiana is that their version of French is a regional dialect. Not only is their a cluster of French speaking families, but they are all speaking a language native to the region.  It is very surprising that there are not as many French speaking families along the Canadien border.

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Can learning a new language boost your creativity?

Can learning a new language boost your creativity? | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Did Hemmingway's foreign language abilities help him write books like The Sun Also Rises and win a Nobel Prize in literature? Research suggests it certainly didn't hurt. Creativity, though, is ultimately what you make of it....
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Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever

Seeing These Famous Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them Forever | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...
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Infographic - The Truth of Studying a Foreign Language

Infographic - The Truth of Studying a Foreign Language | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Check out this visual explanation of language learning factors, facts and statistics. Find out which language is easiest to learn.

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BBC News Is South Korean education best in world

News for BBC News Is South Korean education best ... Is South Korean education 'best in world'? BBC News ‎- 1 day ago The BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti reports on ...
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Get Out, Get Active

Get Out, Get Active | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Bring geography to life inside the classroom and out.

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Sue Blough's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:20 PM

There are 10 practical ideas for incoprotating this subject into other lessons. They appeal to the Visual/Spatial learners in particular.

Mrs. B's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:37 PM

#fieldtripDec3

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Cindy Powell's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:41 PM

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Lots of interactive geography here.

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6 Must-Know Tips for Giving a Presentation in a Foreign Language

Speaking in a foreign language can be a challenge in and of itself—giving a presentation in a foreign language makes that challenge even more…. well, challenging...


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Great presentation to help you when you have to give a presentation in a foreign language !

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Eneida Soares Coaracy's comment, October 27, 2013 9:42 PM
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thansk!!
Tony Gough's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:49 AM

Helpful tips for the English language learner giving presentations in English.

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Picture quiz – Do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – Do you know your world cities? | Study abroad | Scoop.it
Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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Guess where it is !

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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 7:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:41 PM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 8:36 PM

is this ularu ?