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Position Papers - Inclusive practices in language teaching | Oxford University Press

Position Papers - Inclusive practices in language teaching | Oxford University Press | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Discover our Expert Panel’s advice on how to identify and support learners with additional educational needs. Pick up practical solutions for creating inclusive language classrooms. Join professional development events on inclusive practices in language teaching.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 1:04 AM

This looks worth downloading.

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Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed

Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed is a free professional learning community that focuses on supporting ELL/ESL students to improve their academic achievement.
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How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language

How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Against all odds, 28 percent of Scottish people still use it.
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What's it Called When You Only Speak One Language?

What's it Called When You Only Speak One Language? | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Warren J. Blumenfeld on how laws divide and demean.
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It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English

It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Why do we persist in thinking that standard English is right, when it is spoken by only 15% of the British population? Linguistics-loving Harry Ritchie blames Noam Chomsky

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ghoehn's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:42 AM

While the title is quite promising, how the author manages to put Chomsky in the mixture remains a mystery

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While the title is quite promising, how the author manages to put Chomsky in the mixture remains a mystery

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Penn to offer Ivy League's first online bachelor's degree

Penn to offer Ivy League's first online bachelor's degree | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
The liberal arts program is aimed at adult and other nontraditional learners, reflecting the growing trend of colleges expanding their footprint online. 
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Free Online Resources for ELT - Word Search Games

Free Online Resources for ELT - Word Search Games | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Online English word search games for adult ESL students and young learners at all levels of English. We have a giant collection of word search puzzles on topics of general interest and educational subjects. Includes easy, medium difficulty, and hard word search games to practise your English spelling and improve your vocabulary. Suitable for classroom use, self study, or just general entertainment and fun!

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New Study Examines Educational Experiences of DLLs in Kindergarten

New Study Examines Educational Experiences of DLLs in Kindergarten | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
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Online news personalised to your English language level - KnowbleReader

Online news personalised to your English language level - KnowbleReader | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Want to improve your English? KnowbleReader helps you learn by reading English news articles and take customized tests. It’s a free Chrome extension, download it now!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 12:45 AM

This is a great tool that helps you to find reading texts that match your level and interests and generates interactive activities to help embed learning and develop your vocabulary and pronunciation. Well worth recommending to students.

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WordBooster - For Creating Learning Around Authentic Text

WordBooster - For Creating Learning Around Authentic Text | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
WordBooster is the ideal tool if you want to use authentic materials to build your students’ reading skills and vocabulary. It enables you to quickly generate a glossary and some vocabulary building activities based around your choice of words from the text.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 31, 4:13 AM

This is a really great tool for creating vocabulary worksheets around authentic text or any text you upload. Have you tried it yet?

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Looks interesting.
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The Notting Hill Carnival

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A reading and vocabulary lesson for English language students about The Notting Hill Carnival, a popular London event which is held in the United Kingdom every year over the August bank holiday weekend. Learn about London's famous multicultural Notting Hill Carnival and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of online lessons for English students about Life in the UK and British people, places and events.

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Countable and uncountable nouns explained with examples

Countable and uncountable nouns explained with examples | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Countable and uncountable nouns list with examples

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Giving and asking directions in English PDF

Giving and asking directions in English PDF | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Asking and giving directions in English 

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"You can't just rely on what you know now": Community teachers’ perspectives on language education in a revitalisation context | Ahmar Mahboob and kitty jean - Academia.edu

"You can't just rely on what you know now": Community teachers’ perspectives on language education in a revitalisation context | Ahmar Mahboob and kitty jean - Academia.edu | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
This paper presents and discusses the findings of ten semi-structured interviews with community language teachers (primarily of Gumbaynggirr) regarding their approaches to, and perceptions of their language education practice, including their
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A modern day "Pedagogy of the Oppressed?" (Freire)
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American's Foreign Language Learning Lag -- Is It a Problem?  Is a monolingual America at a disadvantage?

American's Foreign Language Learning Lag -- Is It a Problem?  Is a monolingual America at a disadvantage? | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
I find it hard to believe that foreign-language instruction is an economic imperative, especially since so many people around the world learn English.
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National Review executive editor Reihan Salam writes, "Learning a foreign language can be enormously enriching. But when we consider how many U.S. adults are functionally illiterate, it is not obvious to me that foreign-language learning should be our highest priority. I’ll settle for English-language learning, which is woefully inadequate."  While Salam doesn't rule out the importance of learning a foreign language, he maintains that it should not be "at the expense of the teaching of basic literacy and numeracy skills."
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Being bilingual 'slows brain ageing'

Being bilingual 'slows brain ageing' | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it

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The benefits of L2 acquisition

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29 Cool Language Learning Apps That Make Studying Fun | FluentU Language Learning Blog

29 Cool Language Learning Apps That Make Studying Fun | FluentU Language Learning Blog | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Keep the language learning fun going by incorporating more apps in your study routine. Here are 29 of the best language-learning apps for the serious learner!

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A comprehensive list.
 
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CARLA Update, Fall 2018

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The CARLA Update gives second language teachers timely information on practical resources and professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota.
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Video: “A bilingual brain solves problems faster” via @LarryFerlazzo

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  I’m adding this new Newsy video to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual:

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Keeping Mohawk language alive

Keeping Mohawk language alive | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Jordan Brant wants to help make Mohawk the first language of his people again.

The 25-year-old grew up on Tyendinaga First Nation east of Belleville but, as is the case with most of Canada's aboriginal families, there were few words spoken in Mohawk at home.

Of the more than 60 distinct languages across the country that were registered in the 2011 census, only a handful, including Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Dene, remain strong and viable, numbers from Statistics Canada indicate.

Mohawk is among the aboriginal tongues in Canada in danger of disappearing.

That's why Brant was eager to help out on Monday at a March Break camp designed to help aboriginal youth reconnect with their ancestral language, culture and songs.

"I want to learn more about my culture and language," said Kali Martin, 14, of Ohsweken. "Almost nobody knows it anymore."

Kali was one of 14 participants in a Mohawk language and culture camp called Tehotikahrathe:tha (Their Eyes Sparkle), hosted by Laurier Brantford's office of Aboriginal Initiatives.

The program is being offered in partnership with Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa, a community-based organization that teaches the Mohawk language to adults on Six Nations.

Brant is a student there and will graduate from the intensive two-year program in June. He also has a degree in First Nations studies from Western University.

"I feel the most important thing to do to keep your culture alive is to learn the language."

Brant said there is a lot of focus on powwows and other "beads, leathers and feathers" occasions, but little attention paid to aboriginal language.

"For most native people, saying thank you and hello and goodbye is the extent of their language knowledge."

Bonnie Whitlow, aboriginal student support co-ordinator at Laurier, designed the March Break camp after local educators identified indigenous language and culture as a missing piece of the curriculum.

Students at the camp will spend the week learning -- in Mohawk -- Iroquoian social songs, and an abbreviated version of the Thanksgiving Address, the central prayer and invocation for the Haudenosaunee.

The children will learn about Mohawk cultural traditions and how to introduce themselves and their families using the language.

On Monday, they each made Condolence Canes, a pictographic record of the Grand Council confederacy chiefs from clans in the Six Nations.

On the final day of camp, the students will showcase what they've learned and invite friends and family to join them at a social they are hosting.

Whitlow said her March Break camp has attracted attention from universities across Ontario and beyond.

"We're hoping (the participants) will want to continue learning their language," she said. "It's also about putting their feet on campus. We want them to be able to see themselves in a university."

Whitlow, who grew up on Six Nations and went to school in Brantford, said no one in her home spoke Mohawk.

"I always wanted to learn but there was no avenue for it."

She was finally able to take some classes at university and, later, spent a year studying at Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa.

Founded by Brian and Audrey Maracle in 1998, the program has 85 graduates, many of whom have gone on to teach the Mohawk language at the pre-school, elementary, secondary, university and community level.

Whitlow said the loss of language, in large part, results from Canada's residential school system where students were prohibited from speaking their native tongues. She said there's still reluctance among many to speak.

"That's why we have to have programs like this that make it cool and fun."

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HelloTalk - Chat with Locals

HelloTalk - Chat with Locals | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it

HelloTalk acts a sandbox that language learners need to practice their skills outside of the classroom. It's a place to test grammar and knowledge acquired from a structured curriculum enabling students see how the language performs its communication functions. With HelloTalk students connect with native speakers and use their language skills to chat about their specific personal interests — topics that there may not be time for during group classroom interactions


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Billy Brick's curator insight, July 9, 4:44 AM
A useful tool for practice outside the classroom.
 
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HelloTalk: Learn a new language with native speakers! Connectivism is an effective method to learning a new language since one must practice to better get the grasp of the spoken language.  
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Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom

Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 31, 12:44 AM

The book I co-edited with Alan Maley. You can download a free copy from here.

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Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant

Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant | Bilingually Enriched Learners | Scoop.it
Google's virtual assistant can now listen for, and respond in, two languages. It could make the service more popular in multilingual households.
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