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Whatdoestheinternetthink.net - What does the internet think?

Ever wondered what the internet thinks about.. let's say.. Barack Obama? The Financial Crisis? Global Warming? Now you can search and get the answers to your questions from this global inquiry tool!
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Although this is not directly related to language learning, it could possibly give some insight into the connotations (or other aspects of semantics) of words at a given time. For example I looked up slender to see its connotation. I found that it was 65% positive. I think the meaning of this word is changing from positive to negative because of the creepy "slender man" that is scaring children everywhere. When compared to "thin", "slender" is less popular by a lot: 85% to only 14.5%. An interesting tool that has its limitations but might help build meaning with some of the words and show language change.

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A New General Service List 1.01

A New General Service List 1.01 | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
The New General Service List (NGSL) is an updated and expanded version of
the GSL by Michael West, the most important list of vocabulary words for
learners of English as a second language.
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The new word list that replaces the original GSL. There are some great resources on this website including definitions of the words using other words from the NGSL so the definitions include words that the should already be known. Dr. Browne & associates have done a great job.

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EFL Theatre Club - Bringing theatre into the classroom

EFL Theatre Club - Bringing theatre into the classroom | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
EFL plays, phrasal verb stories, and other EFL speaking activities designed to get your learners speaking English. Dominic Streames also gives tips on getting children acting, putting on a show and much more.
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I especially like the phrasal verb stories.

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Douglas Biber, teacher and author of Real Grammar

Douglas Biber spent a little time with the Street Team after his book signing of Real Grammar

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Meet Dr. Douglas Biber, a gigantic scholar and also a humble person. Proud to be his student again.

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Corpus Linguistics Tutorial 1

Tutorium zu Korpussuchen und dem Bearbeiten von Korpusdaten. Benötigte Programme: MonoConcPro 2.2 Windows Excel TextPad5

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Icebreakers & New Year's resolution teaching ideas & worksheets : Eslflow webguide

icebreakers,theatre games, warm ups
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English verb form generator | Grammaring - A guide to English grammar

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The History of English in Ten Minutes - OpenLearn - Open University

The History of English in Ten Minutes - OpenLearn - Open University | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts?
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how-to-cite-something-you-found-on-a-website-in-apa-style---table-1.pdf

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APA citation for unconventional items (like a PowerPoint)

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elllo

Learn real English language from English speakers around the world on elllo with free listening, reading, and vocabulary activities and downloads.
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The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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RSA - RSA Animate

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ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study

ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
ESL, English as a second language, teaching materials and resources for speaking, study and learning. TESOL teachers, schools, and programs.
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Glen Penrod from Georgetown University and friends have created a great website with some remarkable resources. Unlike the backpacker-teaching resource sites, this site looks like it has some good quality and backed by some actual theory and not just a way to pass time in class. I saw a presentation from Glen Penrod at KOTESOL about verb pairs with status/action verbs and showing how teaching verb lexis with grammatical aspect/time is not only necessary but useful to help students understand verb meaning and grammar.

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EnglishCentral.com

EnglishCentral allows you to take a course and speak and learn English online with a speech recognition system, vocabulary and pronunciation tools.
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Listening & Pronunciation pracitce

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Teaching Vocabulary through Technology

BPW 1.9, full edition available at http://bestpracticesweekly.com/?page_id=215

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Corpus Linguistics Tutorial 2 - excel scatter plot

In this short tutorial I want to exemplify how to create a scatter plot and howto edit it in microsoft excel.

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Crossword: British Slang

Crossword: British Slang | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know what a plonker is? And how would you react if someone said they wanted to snog you? Improve your knowledge of British slang with this crossword. It's ace!

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Make Business Video | Animated Video Production | GoAnimate.com

Make Business Video | Animated Video Production | GoAnimate.com | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
Make a video online for free with GoAnimate! Make videos for YouTube and Facebook, create business and educational videos, make animated e-cards and more!
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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language

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This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
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APA Style Blog: How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style

APA Style Blog: How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
by Chelsea Lee Perhaps the most common question we get about APA Style is “How do I cite a website?” or “How do I cite something I found on a website?” First, to cite a website in general, but not...
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Citing stuff you found on a website

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PhoTransEdit

English Phonetic Transcription Editor
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Modern Manners Guy :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Modern Manners Guy :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
Get answers to your etiquette questions and learn the current etiquette rules from a manners and etiquette expert.
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Learning Speech Acts: Lesson 1 - Making Requests

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This is a lesson by Seyla Chek who has been kind enough to share the materials with me. 

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What is Linguistics? - All About Linguistics

What is Linguistics? - All About Linguistics | TESOL Language Learning | Scoop.it
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