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10 holiday gift ideas for educators

10 holiday gift ideas for educators | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Looking for something more thoughtful than scented lotions, tea candles, or baked goods? Here are some of our favorite suggestions.
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Hear Classic Readings of Poe’s “The Raven” by Vincent Price, James Earl Jones, Christopher Walken, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee & More


It can seem that the writing of literature and the theory of literature occupy separate great houses, Game of Thrones-style, or even separate countries held apart by a great sea.
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Scarpe e borse per un’estate glam

Scarpe e borse per un’estate glam | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Le sneaker sfoggiate con disinvoltura da Brigitte Macron hanno fatto il giro del mondo, celebrando degnamente il centenario della creazione di queste calzature che ricorre proprio quest'anno. Utilissimi complementi di outfit sempre meno casual e sempre più formali, riproposte anche in versione espadrillas per non farsi mancare proprio nulla, le sneaker sono state addirittura scelte…
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Shmoop Releases Side-by-Side Translations of Shakespeare's Plays

Shmoop Releases Side-by-Side Translations of Shakespeare's Plays | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Reading a modern English version of Shakespeare just isn't the same. But, uh, not understanding what on earth he's saying? Not so great either. Shmoop
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A Great Tool for Generating Word Clouds from Tweets and Hashtags

A Great Tool for Generating Word Clouds from Tweets and Hashtags | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Last fluent Sto:lo speaker's language 'lives within her'

Last fluent Sto:lo speaker's language 'lives within her' | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
The last speaker of Up River Halkomelem, Phillips is working with UBC and SFU linguists to preserve the language of the Sto:lo First Nations
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Translation fails get you laughing as well as scratching your head

Translation fails get you laughing as well as scratching your head | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
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Lost in translation at the G-7: ‘Let's Drink. Get Drunk!’

Lost in translation at the G-7: ‘Let's Drink. Get Drunk!’ | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Should a developed nation such as Japan, the third-largest economy in the world, be doing more when it comes to learning English?
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Globalization or Localization? How these Fortune 500 Companies are Boosting Growth via 'Localization'

Globalization or Localization? How these Fortune 500 Companies are Boosting Growth via 'Localization' | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Even though the benefits of localization and translation are proven time and time again, traditional companies and developers are not taking localization seriously.
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10 Hilariously Terrible Translations Of Famous Movie Titles

10 Hilariously Terrible Translations Of Famous Movie Titles | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Who can forget classics like Action Skyscraper, Captain Supermarket and 1995: Fantastic?
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11 Quick Translation Tips for the Successful Entrepreneur

11 Quick Translation Tips for the Successful Entrepreneur | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
If you are an entrepreneur, you might be thinking about going abroad with your company. Expanding your company abroad offers many business opportunities. In order to speak to the new target audience…
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View on Migration: Translation tools for refugees

View on Migration: Translation tools for refugees | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Data apps and online translation engines help inform and protect vulnerable migrants, says Rebecca Petras.
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The Magic Number is EUR 0.15: Translator Rate Survey Released in Germany | Slator

Median price per word for translators approx. EUR 0.15, daily rates for conference interpreters approx. EUR 730, German survey finds
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Lost in translation: 13 iPhone emojis that look way different on other phones

Lost in translation: 13 iPhone emojis that look way different on other phones | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
If emoji is indeed the fastest growing language in the world, then we may have a vocabulary problem. We all know the Unicode Consortium is the international body that defines the symbols which are included in today’s high-tech hieroglyphics. In fact, some emojis look so different on one handset compared to another, it’s hard to be sure that an Android phone person will always know what an iPhone person is trying to say, or vice versa.
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Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom

Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it

The phone gives us a lot but it takes away three key elements of discovery: loneliness, uncertainty and boredom.
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6 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe - InformED

6 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe - InformED | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Each spring the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative release a list of emerging technologies forecast to have a significant impact on higher education in the next one-to-five years. The NMC Horizon Report, now in its 14th edition, aims to “identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning,... Read More
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Attention Learning and Development professionals – Check out the difference between SCORM & cmi5 standards

Attention Learning and Development professionals – Check out the difference between SCORM & cmi5 standards | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Source: Attention Learning and Development professionals - Check out the difference between SCORM & cmi5 standards #elearning #moodle - Moodle World Just like human beings needs language for speaking to each other, eLearning courses and systems needs a language to send the information back to the LMS. To accomplish this, the eLearning industry came up…
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Il bilinguismo protegge il cervello dall'Alzheimer

Il bilinguismo protegge il cervello dall'Alzheimer | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
L'esordio della malattia può ritardare fino a 5 anni
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Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?

Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics? | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?
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What is “Text Expansion” and How Does it Impact Translation and Localization?

What is “Text Expansion” and How Does it Impact Translation and Localization? | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
The short answer is, some languages require more space than others to express the same thing. When translating from English into Korean, you should expect the Korean written result to take up 10-15%…
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Teacher Writes Uplifting Notes On Students' Desks To Boost Confidence Before Exam

Teacher Writes Uplifting Notes On Students' Desks To Boost Confidence Before Exam | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
She says she believes they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
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How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
It's easy to find free and low-cost graphics. But it's not always easy to edit them. This post explains how to customize illustrations in PowerPoint.
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Top 10 Misconceptions About Being a Translator

Top 10 Misconceptions About Being a Translator | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
“Traduttore, traditore” (translator, traitor) perhaps; but if the translator sometimes acts like a traitor, it is because, too often, he or she is betrayed by preconceived ideas about translation.  So, here we present the first installment in a series aimed at debunking some of these: ten misconceptions about being a translator. 1. “Anyone who speaks two …
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9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems

9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate.
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The biggest lost-in-translation mistakes made by western brands in China

The biggest lost-in-translation mistakes made by western brands in China | Foreign Languages and Cultures - E-learning. | Scoop.it
Five of the worst lost-in-translation faux pas from western brands in China.
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Backbreaking: 80% of Freelance Translators Suffer From Neck Pain, Survey Finds | Slator

Survey of nearly 2,000 translators on ergonomics reveals: 75% to be in good health, more than 50% use multiple CAT tools...and freelancers prefer laptops.
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