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Typographical Infographics That'll Make You Go "Wow!"

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We've collected an amazing set of typographical infographics to show how the play of letters and words can be effective and compelling.

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Using Free Internet Resources to Self-Teach Pronunciation

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In the realm of teaching English for academic purposes (EAP), pronunciation is often not part of the curriculum, or perhaps it is only marginally touched upon. This underrepresentation may reflect the capacity of a given EAP program, or it may indicate lack of demand from students.

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Does This Language Make Me Look Fat?

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A new study by a Yale University economist suggests that the language you speak can have an impact on your long-term well-being by affecting how you think about saving money, smoking, exercise, an...
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Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org

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The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Learners of English should see the READING section first. Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training....

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Multimedia-English

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MULTIMEDIA-ENGLISH is a video-tube website designed to help you learn real English while having fun and offers good quality resources for teachers too. It uses authentic material to show you how real English is, mostly videos with transcriptions and explanations. This site offers video pages for all levels, from beginners to advanced, including a section for kids and also for absolute beginners. Don't just sit to study English, get into life through real English and enjoy it all the way.

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Fluency MC and Collolearn - YouTube

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Fluency is all about the 3 Rs:
Relax, Repeat, Remember!

ColloTunes are songs to help students of all ages and cultures learn English language arts, ESL, social studies, science, and mathematics.
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Android for Education resources and apps

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A colleague asked if I could put together a list of some great Android apps for education and some great Android resources for a presentation he is doing on the Kindle Fire.

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Phonetizer

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Add phonetic transcription to any English text - British and American options (plus Cyrillic transliteration)

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History of the English Language (1943)

History of the English Language acts as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet.

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Learn languages for free online | Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese | busuu.com

Learn languages for free online | Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese | busuu.com | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
busuu.com is a free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide. Enhance your language learning with our online languages courses.
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Video: How students are using Second Life for digital learning

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"Second Life is an open-ended online world. Users design their own surroundings, and create avatars as their characters to work there. The avatars can interact with each other; they can cooperate towards a common goal, or make business deals with each other, or sabotage each other. Second Life can facilitate some interesting experiments that might not be possible in real life."


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English for Work - Job Specific Vocab and More

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These are pages for people working in industries or organizations where it is often necessary to speak English. Many of these pages have quizzes for you to test your comprehension and audio for you to listen to sample conversations.

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Varieties of English - Soundmap

English comes in many variants all over the world. The two best known are British and American English, but there are also African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean varieties. English as a widely used language has through its contact with other languages developed regional distinctiveness in many countries. British and American English have also national variations. There are samples of some of these varieties of English in this interactive map.

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How should Shakespeare really sound? - Telegraph

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Audio: The British Library have released the first audio guide to how Shakespeare's plays would have sounded in the original pronunciation.
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The EFL SMARTblog: Why did the mushroom go to the party?

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An interactive on-line lesson about jokes and puns....

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Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics | The Crux | Discover Magazine

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics | The Crux | Discover Magazine | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | dialect | Julie Sedivy is the lead author of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You And What This Says About You.
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5 Presentation Tools To Captivate Every Student

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Creating a presentation that keeps a captive audience engaged is tough. Creating a presentation that keeps distracted students engaged is a much harder task again.


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Lexical notebooks

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In a previous post, I talked about lexical notebooks without really explaining their make-up or meaning to me. I need to admit right at the start of this post that I am no expert in keeping a lexic...

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Dickens 2012 Read-a-thon in 24 Countries

7 February 2012 was the bicentenary of Charles Dickens. The British Council welcomed readings from across the globe in a Dickens 2012 read-a-thon. 24 countri...
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WordStash :: Study and learn with flashcards, a dictionary, and games

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Create your own digital flashcards and study online.
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The Word Detective

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The Word Detective answers reader questions about word and phrase origins, grammar, usage, and the history of the English language. Stories about cats, kittens, dogs, other unusual pets, country living and computer maintenance are also featured.
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Tense and Time | EnglishClub.com

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The difference between tense and time in English. For ESL learners. Yes, technically there are only two tenses in English. We just use lots of names to confuse peaople....

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