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EastEnders Effect: Watching TV Can Change Your Accent | Linguistics | Sci-News.com

EastEnders Effect: Watching TV Can Change Your Accent | Linguistics | Sci-News.com | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ A new study provides the first empirical evidence to prove that television viewing does help to accelerate language change.”
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7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical

7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ This Grammar Day, let's not look at grammar as a cold, harsh mistress. She can also be a fun, kooky aunt. Here are some tricks you can do to make crazy sounding sentences that are still grammatical.”
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Un idioma condenado

Un idioma condenado | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ Por esta vía, el español dejará de servir para temas de investigación y pensamiento”
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231 actividades gramaticales para estudiantes

231 actividades gramaticales para estudiantes | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
Este post incluye 231 actividades con las cuales los estudiantes pueden aprender mas de la gramática en nuestro idioma.
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10 marketing slogans - lost in translation

10 marketing slogans - lost in translation | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave.” It is hard to believe that this translated slogan has been used in China to promote the famous cola. The soda selling giant translated the origina...”
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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot...”
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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online | Interesting articles | Scoop.it

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Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit - Telegraph

Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit - Telegraph | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ The British trait of being too polite to speak one's mind has led to a table translating numerous hollow English phrases becoming an internet hit.”
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Los modismos argentinos llegan al Vaticano con Francisco

La llegada de Jorge Mario Bergoglio al papado ha supuesto la entrada en el lenguaje del Vaticano de numerosas frases y palabras que normalmente sólo se usan en Argentina, la patria de Francisco, quien no duda en decir "balconear" y "armar lío" o...

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Doce palabras tan insólitas que carecen de equivalente en español

Doce palabras tan insólitas que carecen de equivalente en español | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
Doce palabras tan insólitas que carecen de equivalente en español Las lenguas son como cajas de herramientas que nos proporcionan los instrumentos para expresar cualquier cosa, como un Lego con el que, según combinemos las piezas,...

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Tomahto - Tomayto: British and American Pronunciation

Tomahto - Tomayto: British and American Pronunciation | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
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Susan's curator insight, September 2, 2013 6:21 AM

Great video where you can listen to the different pronunications in American or British English.  Not sure where Canadian pronunication fits in though quite frankly.  I think we've taken a good mix of both of them and use it as we see fit!  

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 2, 2013 6:26 AM

Good resource, Sue!!

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Palabra de cani: ¿PoR kE eScRiVeS aShi, mOrEniKaH?

Palabra de cani: ¿PoR kE eScRiVeS aShi, mOrEniKaH? | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
Según la norma académica, en español escribiríamos ‘Mañana me acuesto pronto’. Un cani lo haría así: ‘mAñaNaa maKuEshto to pRoNtiiKoOo’. ¿Empeora por esto la lengua española?

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Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers

Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers | Interesting articles | Scoop.it

Enhance and streamline your curriculum. 50 apps for teachers to help them carry out a better performance as professionals.


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A History of Ten Common English Phrases

A History of Ten Common English Phrases | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ Every culture has a selection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. The English language is littered with these idioms and many of them are used by thousands of English speakers daily.”
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Coca-Cola Cancels Campaign Due to Translation Blunder

Coca-Cola Cancels Campaign Due to Translation Blunder | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola has been forced to cancel a Canadian advertising campaign that combined randomly generated English and French words and displayed them on the inside of bottle tops after an woman in Edmonton received one that said “You Retard."
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Las diferencias entre el español de América Latina y el español de España

Las diferencias entre el español de América Latina y el español de España | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ Con frecuencia nos preguntan sobre las diferencias entre el español hablado en España y el español de América Latina. Si bien hay diferencias entre las”
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Anglitaliano: English Words in Everyday Italian | Cooking and Touring in Italy

Anglitaliano: English Words in Everyday Italian | Cooking and Touring in Italy | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ A collection of English words that are commonly used in Italian language”
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Ten quotations to make you think | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Ten quotations to make you think | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Interesting articles | Scoop.it

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ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary

ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ Vocabulary games for kids and ESL students: Hangman, Memory matching games, Drag and Drop games, Hidden object games...”
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PD Anytime -10 Education Podcasts from EdReach

PD Anytime -10 Education Podcasts from EdReach | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ Because you don’t need anything more than a computer, a mic and internet access, more and more stakeholders in education are finding the value in not only listening, but recording great podcasts.”
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Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit - Telegraph

Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit - Telegraph | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
“ The British trait of being too polite to speak one's mind has led to a table translating numerous hollow English phrases becoming an internet hit.”
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"La gramática descomplicada" (Álex Grijelmo). Primeras páginas del libro.

"(...) Este libro no está pensado para memorizar la gramática

sino a pensar en ella y con ella. El lenguaje es el pensamiento; y conocer la estructura de nuestro lenguaje equivale a conocer cómo se han estructurado nuestras razones. La gramática trocea, pues, lo que pensamos (...)"


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La gramática española, para empezar desde el principio. Un placer de descubrimiento.

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International body language: a language with no words - Telegraph

International body language: a language with no words - Telegraph | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
When studying foreign speech, don’t forget about body language, says Anne Merritt.

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Turismo idiomático: Argentina, el país más elegido para aprender español

Turismo idiomático: Argentina, el país más elegido para aprender español | Interesting articles | Scoop.it
Cada año llegan más de 50.000 jóvenes para estudiar el idioma.

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Rosetta Stone Is No Replacement for In-Class Learning, Study Finds

Rosetta Stone, the popular commercial language-instruction system, is no replacement for trained teachers and in-class learning, a new study has found. The company that makes the system says it has no interest in replacing teachers, though it has recently made deals with colleges to use its product as a teaching tool.


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