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« La liberté d’information souffre, il faut réagir » - Ecrans Libé

« La liberté d’information souffre, il faut réagir » - Ecrans Libé | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"L’Américain David Talbot lancera à l’automne Open America, site dont l’ambition est de créer une passerelle entre journalistes d’investigation et lanceurs d’alerte.

A 61 ans, David Talbot, pionnier du journalisme web aux Etats-Unis et fondateur en 1995 du site politique Salon.com, se lance dans une nouvelle aventure consacrée à l’investigation qui, avec l’affaire d’espionnage par la NSA révélée par Edward Snowden, prend tout son sens."


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Aulde de Barbuat's comment, July 16, 2013 7:23 PM
Also check http://www.icij.org/ , The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists " an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories" Among other things, they have published the secret files about tax havens.
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American Indian tribes turn to technology in race to save endangered languages

American Indian tribes turn to technology in race to save endangered languages | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "Today, most tribes across the country are making some type of effort toward a language comeback, according to Leanne Hinton, a Berkeley linguistics professor and board member of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival.

 

Those efforts include everything from apprenticeship programs that pair a fluent elder with a student, to immersion school programs. Many also incorporate technology such as YouTube videos of native speakers or Google Hangout video chats for live, long-distance conversations."


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sarspri's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:59 PM

See also Steve Thorne's grant-funded projects to work with Alaskans, integrating technology into language learning.

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BBC Learning English: Weekly Video "Words in the News": Today:A delicate job for hard men (22nd May 2013)

BBC Learning English: Weekly Video "Words in the News": Today:A delicate job for hard men (22nd May 2013) | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Needles and wool give Brazilian prisoners a new future. In this this week's video Prisoners in Brazil learn a craft usually associated with grannies. Find out ..."

 

"Watch our weekly news video."

Very short news videos + transcript, vocabulary. Exercises. Excellent

 

More  BBC Learning English VIDEO "Words in the news":

 

Examples Print your own gun (8th May 2013) Eating insects (15th May 2013) news stories (19 from January to May  2013).

Also Check the video news stories archives  in 2011 and 2012 .


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/

The 3 last videos are on Youtube . The others are downloadable with  videodownloader for example.


And also the well-known weeklyAUDIO:"Words in the News": downloadable AUDIO +  transcripts, vocabulary,

 



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EnglishNewsLessons.com

EnglishNewsLessons.com | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

READING To use news in a lesson, a fantastic blog EnglishNewsLessons.com recommended by 

" free discussion lessons for EFL teachers / learners based on news stories from around the globe. Lesson texts are graded and designed to be easier to read so that learners can focus on discussion activities and develop speaking skills.

 

EnglishNewsLessons.com is an online resource for FREE downloadable news lesson plans. Lessons are updated daily from Monday - Friday. All lessons are in high-quality, full-colour pdf format. Lessons include pre-reading activities, article text, vocabulary exercise, comprehension questions, dicussion questions and writing topics. The lessons are suitable for lower-intermediate and upper-intermediate students whose native language is one other than English. The lessons are primarily designed to encourage students to develop speaking skills and are perfect to complement your existing textbooks and lessons.

 

 New lessons are added throughout the week and are always based on the most recent news stories the lessons come in a downloadable pdf format, and can be easily reproduced for the classroom or personal study."

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http://englishnewslessons.com/

 

 A pity there are no recording as there are on "Breaking news English".

 

Perhaps teachers could record the news..The studentslisten to  their voices all the time anyway,..

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