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Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News

Beyond 'he' and 'she': The rise of non-binary pronouns - BBC News | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
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Competence and Performance #6 - Contextual Knowledge

Competence and Performance #6 - Contextual Knowledge | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it

In the sixth post in a series on what distinguishes the very best language teachers, Interchange author Jack C. Richards explores the part played by contextual knowledge.

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Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’ | Mind your language

Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’ | Mind your language | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Jessica Brown: It’s an exciting time for grammar, according to the experts. But there’s a need for fresh thinking and the word itself can be misleading
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14 of the Longest Words in English

14 of the Longest Words in English | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Yes, this article is about some of the longest English words on record. No, you will not find the very longest word in English in …
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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? — John McWhorter — Aeon Essays

No, English isn’t uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language
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Is Email Evil? - The Atlantic

Is Email Evil? - The Atlantic | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Overflowing inboxes are wrecking productivity and making people feel guilty. Is the technology to blame, or are we?
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Global English with David Crystal

Global English with Professor David Crystal. Another innovative feature of Global - Macmillan's new course for adult learners of English. Visit the website w...
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East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different
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Here's How Big the Classroom-Tech Market Has Grown

Here's How Big the Classroom-Tech Market Has Grown | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The industry is worth more than $8 billion—even though skeptics question whether the new products improve learning.
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Time to Listen - Language Magazine

Time to Listen - Language Magazine | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Monica Brady-Myerov suggests scaffolding listening in the English learner classroom
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Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves

Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Here's a handy guide to help avoid buying Halloween treats produced by child slaves.
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100 Things Ridiculously Unprofessional People Can't Stop Saying

100 Things Ridiculously Unprofessional People Can't Stop Saying | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Others judge you by what you say -- even when you don't realize it. Here's the definitive list of the words and phrases you need to banish from your vocabulary.
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7 Principles of Written Feedback | TESOL Blog

7 Principles of Written Feedback | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Use these seven tips to ensure your feedback for your students' writing assignments is effective and worthwhile.
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The Paris Agreement: Turning Point for a Climate Solution | World Resources Institute

The Paris Agreement: Turning Point for a Climate Solution | World Resources Institute | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
The Paris Agreement is an historic turning point in global action on climate change. This universal pact sets the world on a course to a zero-carbon, resilient, prosperous and fair future. While the Agreement is not enough by itself to solve the problem. it places us clearly on the path to a truly global solution.
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Opinion: ‘Why England is crying out for a national Esol policy’

Opinion: ‘Why England is crying out for a national Esol policy’ | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
If we are to meet the government’s stated aims on integration, we really need an English language policy for England. The language of a country is the unifying voice that supports assimilation into the country’s way of life. There are English for speakers of other languages (Esol) policies in Scotland and Wales, but here in England we work in a very confused and uncertain adult skills education landscape, without any guidance on what should be recognised and no agreed national position on what s
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Comprehensible Input via Infographics | TESOL Blog

Comprehensible Input via Infographics | TESOL Blog | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Try infographics as a visual and fun way to add comprehensible input to classroom content for your English language students and teachers in training.
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How to charge a phone with a mud oven BBC World Service | Facebook

How to charge a phone with a mud oven BBC World Service | Facebook | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
This is how to charge your phone with a mud oven. Examining the science, politics and solutions of climate change. http://bbc.in/1IadGSl
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The Looming Gamification of Higher Ed - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

The Looming Gamification of Higher Ed - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
What do we stand to lose by transforming learning into a quest for points?
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ELL Programs Often Focus on Basic Skills, Not Higher-Order Thinking, Study Finds

ELL Programs Often Focus on Basic Skills, Not Higher-Order Thinking, Study Finds | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.
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Solar Roadways Are The Future, And This Is The Mind-Blowing Evidence

Solar Roadways Are The Future, And This Is The Mind-Blowing Evidence | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Imagine no power lines exist. It’s easy if you try: no pavement below us, above us only sky. If the above sounds like an altered version of the world John Lennon helped us all imagine, that’s because it is. It’s also the world that Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sagel, Idaho, envision unfolding if their [...]
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CCSSO Offers Guidance on Reclassification of English-Language Learners

CCSSO Offers Guidance on Reclassification of English-Language Learners | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.
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Be an Astronaut: NASA Seeks Explorers for Future Space Missions

In anticipation of returning human spaceflight launches to American soil, and in preparation for the agency’s Journey to Mars, NASA announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates. With more human spacecraft in development in the United States today than at any other time in history, future astronauts
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Immersivities

Immersivities | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Ideas for creating immersive learning experiences: ELT, business & intercultural skills, innovation & design (by Adi Rajan)
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15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute [Infographic]

15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute [Infographic] | ELT (mostly) Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed trying to keep up with the data tsunami? You aren't alone.
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