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If the U.S. Won't Pay Its Teachers, China Will

If the U.S. Won't Pay Its Teachers, China Will | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

VIPKid recruits teachers through referrals and social media and gets 10,000 to 20,000 applications a month. Prospective hires are tested and screened and about one out of every 10 applicants are approved, Mi says. Successful ones take VIPKid's training courses for about a week and need to pass a final test before starting work. They're not required to have degrees in education, but do need a bachelor's degree and some teaching experience.

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This could be a game changer for freelance teachers looking to supplement their incomes. Video based online synchronous language instruction USA to China (and back)! 

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 23, 2016 6:38 AM
China as well as other countries are offering educators across the board an opportunity to earn $1000s per month teaching students how to speak English. 

This might be an ideal way to supplement a mediocre income. 
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Skype Translator Will Let You Speak To Anyone -- Even If They Speak Another Language

Skype Translator Will Let You Speak To Anyone -- Even If They Speak Another Language | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Language barriers are about to be broken way down.

Microsoft showed off its Skype Translator feature at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday.

Skype Translator allows users speak to into the video chatting...
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I recall the concept of the Babel Fish introduced by Douglas Adams in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Universe.  Stick the fish in your ear and it became a intergalactic translator.  


Skype is a far cry from the Babel Fish, but it does promise to increase communication between people (at least for those in range of an Internet connection.

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Pablo Alén Feal's curator insight, June 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Hablar en Skype en diferentes idiomas

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 15, 2014 12:35 PM

So cool!

Da Rajib's comment, March 28, 2015 6:46 AM
Hello! Thank you for your article. I’d like to try to compare it to my previous experience of learning polish through Skype on online classes. I did around 10 conversations over Skype with a native speaker from http://preply.com/en/polish-by-skype. And I was pretty satisfied with their Quality. I think they have a strong teaching quality, practicing their course curriculum now I can speak polish like a native but i don't need to go any school, but I Want to try another option.
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ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online

ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ESOL Courses - English language lessons for students of English as a foreign language and young learners. Practise your English skills using our free listening activities, video quizzes, reading exercises and games.

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GLASGOW ESOL FORUM's curator insight, August 4, 2016 3:53 AM
For those who like independent and interactive learning. Free online ESOL course at various levels. Enjoy:)
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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.

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Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 2014 2:13 PM

You will definitely like this....

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

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Video animations made easy?  Sounds very interesting.  I know I have no ability to create animations from scratch. This tool might just be enough to get me going. 

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marydimonaco's curator insight, March 31, 2013 8:51 AM

Tool for making videos that looks quite easy to use.

Ruth Bass's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:20 AM

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Kathy Lenard's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:21 PM

Love videos and looking forward to using this tool.