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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

15 Weird English Words You Won’t Believe Exist!

Have a look at these weird English words and try them out as you speak with people:<p>1. Kerfuffle (kəˈfʌf(ə)l)<p><i>Kerfuffle</i> (noun) has been around since …

Language

Comparatives ESL Vocabulary Game

This comparatives ESL game uses player cards from EA Sports games to encourage students to practice comparatives using authentic content. The …

EA Sports

Prepositions ESL Vocabulary Game

Are you looking for a new activity to practice prepositions in class?<p>The Prepositions ESL Game is an interactive activity that students attempt to …

Language Learning

‘Better research starts with better questions’

There is a saying: while you can tell a clever person by the answers that they give to questions, a wise person can be identified by the questions …

Teaching

Teaching Language Learners with Digital Games, American #TESOL Webinar

People of all ages love playing games on their computers or mobile devices. Many digital games now let you chat in English and connect with English …

Education Technology

How To Help Improve Your Child's Language Skills In Your Busy Family Lives

If they can’t understand what is being said or articulate their own thoughts, school can be a confusing and isolating place<p>evgenyatamanenko via Getty …

Language Learning

Presenting in English When It Isn’t Your Native Language

If you aren’t a native speaker of English, giving a presentation in the language may be very stressful. Using the right approach can help. Take extra time to prepare your delivery, and practice more than you think you need to. Yes, your PowerPoint slides matter, but rehearsing your presentation out …

Language Learning

50 Awesome Books for Teachers!

Pinterest<p>I love to read! And my professional learning bookshelf is always full as well as my Kindle app! So I decided to put together this HUGE list …

Teaching

Science Says Checking Your Phone In Class Hurts Your Grades In The Long Run & Here's How

How many times have you peeked at your phone during class, or one-handedly drafted a text or email in the pocket of your book-bag — because that’s …

Teaching

How to raise multilingual kids

Parents have many reasons for raising their children with multiple languages. Some hope for better career opportunities for their offspring, while …

Language

The Way You Respond To Music May Be Linked To Success, A New Study Suggests

In today’s world, we see how tech and science has dominated and shaped our lives. There is no doubt that innovation in those disciplines has redefined our understanding of what innovation really means. As we look around us, we see that our world was transformed by computers, gadgets, as well as the …

IQ

How to Create a Headliner Video

Headliner is a free online video editing tool that I started using last week. So far I have been impressed by how easy it is to use. One of the best …

Education Technology

Flipped Learning 2.0: Rethinking the Flipped Classroom Model

<i>By Scott Nadzan</i><p>Flipped learning has been a commonly-used buzzword in education for several years now, and everyone has different feelings about it. …

Education Technology

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Linguistics

Great TED Talks for language practice

Learning another language? A collection of TED Talks to indulge in your linguistic desires. (Pro tip: Select subtitles in your preferred language to …

TED Talks

5 Tips for Teaching English the Fun Way

<b>By Todd Squitieri</b><p>Many реорlе аrоund thе wоrld are looking for unique wауѕ to lеаrn a foreign language, аnd Engliѕh iѕ thе most соmmоnlу learned …

Language Learning

The Ups and Downs of Listening Instruction

Fluent listening involves both the bottom-up process of segmenting the boundaries between words, automatically recognizing morphological endings and …

Language Learning

8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …

Apps

Quiz: Only 1 In 50 People Can Identify These 16 Grammar Mistakes. Can You?

How good are you at grammar? How many grammar mistakes can you spot? How well do you know grammar. Grammar quiz.

Language Learning

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.<p>And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to …

Education Technology

Student Engagement Strategies That Just Don't Work

<i>In the books Battling Boredom and</i> <i>Battling Boredom, Part 2</i> <i>(see our</i> <i>review</i><i>), Bryan Harris and Lisa Bradshaw offer practical strategies to “spark student</i> …

Teaching

For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand

Seventeen students stood around gleaming silver tables in the Culinary Literacy Center, a bright, spacious kitchen and classroom on the fourth floor …

All we need is fun? A review of InnovateELT 2018

When I saw the word “fun” in the title of this year’s Innovate conference, I’ll admit I was skeptical. It reminded me of an article I’d read a few …

Watch Your Mouth

If you're bilingual or multilingual, you may have noticed that the different languages you speak will make you stretch in different ways.<p>Languages like Spanish or French require you to remember the gender assigned to every noun, even inanimate objects. Uttering a sentence as simple as "I read the …

University of California

This Is Exactly How Many Words You Need to Know to Speak a Language

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not that many.<p>If you’re a traveler, you know how frustrating it can be to live in a place and not be able to …

Language Learning

Try Drama and Role Play with English Learners

Reader's theatre helps EL students feel more confident “playing” with English and learning to use fixed expressions, intonation, and gesture, writes …

Teaching and Scaffolding Student Talk

One of the strongest draws towards reading <i>Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners</i> has been the many research-based …

Teaching

How to help struggling young readers

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger …

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.<p>The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers …