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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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60 Second Word Challenge | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

60 Second Word Challenge is the latest British Council app for learners of English, and is now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It's a fun vocabulary quiz with 10 topics, three difficulty levels and 600 questions.

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We English - free downloadable magazine

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From the English Academy - an online network of tutors with one common goal: bringing the world the highest quality of English education possible. We believe strongly that learning a foreign language is a long-term process that requires not only a student’s dedication, but the teacher’s as well.

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English For Students : The best site to learn English online.

English For Students : The best site to learn English online. | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

A MASSIVE sitewith lots and lots of useful stuff.

 

This site provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Browse all the pages and find useful links and plenty of information.

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The Interesting Origins Of 7 Common English Idioms | All That Is Interesting

The Interesting Origins Of 7 Common English Idioms | All That Is Interesting | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

Ever wondered where some ever-present idioms originated from in the English language? We’ve researched some of the most commonly used sayings and traced back their fascinating and sometimes bizarre history.

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The Global Language Monitor » No. of Words

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The number of words in the English language is : 1,013,913. This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor for January 1, 2012.

The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT). The Millionth Word was the controversial ‘Web 2.0′. Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.

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100 Fantastic Blogs for Language Lovers

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You don’t have to speak several languages to love it. Whether you just want to brush up on your main language, learn another, or even choose which to learn, there is tons of help on the internet, especially in blog form. To make the most of it, check out these 100 fantastic blogs for language lovers who enjoy vocabulary, grammar, linguistics, and much more. They are written by professors, students, and language lovers alike.

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Corpora for Language Learning and Teaching

This page offers information about some common corpus tools and links to resources on the web.
Online search in corpora

Online full-text search in books

Text and media archives

Online text/corpus analysis tools

Offline text/corpus analysis tools (concordancers)

Further resources

Corpus linguistics websites

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it

Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year?

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Top 10 most common idioms in English

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You’re talking to your native English-speaking friend about your recent breakup and how depressed you are when suddenly he turns toward you and says “Don’t worry about it man, girls like that are a dime a dozen!” You then stare at your friend in confusion. You simply don’t understand why your good friend is comparing the girl that was once the love of your life to $1.20.

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Learn English

Learn English Online Free,learn grammar,find free resources and exercises.Learning English made easy-Join the largest English speaking community...

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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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BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The words in the mental cupboard

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The words in the mental cupboard | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
Do people know more words than they actually use? And is having a large vocabulary something you learn or have a natural ability for?
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Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)

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Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.
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Language and Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC] Lesson

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For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages. We take a look at the mysteries of language and the brain in the infographic below.

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Transcribe - free online tool to help with transcription of interviews or audio recording

Trascribe is a free online tool to help you with transcription of interviews or other audio files easily.

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Transcribe is a very helpful tool for musicians and artist. This allows them to transcribe songs or audio recordings.

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Is English or Mandarin the language of the future?

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English has been the dominant global language for a century, but is it the language of the future? Jennifer Pak finds that for some in South East Asia, Mandarin Chinese is becoming increasingly important.
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Online Search -- OXFORD Collocations Dictionary for Students of English

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English


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RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings

RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings | The Learning Lounge | Scoop.it
The world's leading website for copyright-free English classics and audio clips! Thousands of famous texts and recordings (memorable quotes, poems, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, drama, nursery rhymes, stories from around the world).
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Learning at Voxy Blog - Learn a language from life

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Study techniques, memorization exercises, context, common mistakes, and more at Voxy Blog....

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Compleat Lexical Tutor

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A complete website for learning and learning about English words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at the level where you are weak.
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35 Great Posts from 2011 for Language Learners and a Bit More

from the Everyday Language Learner...

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