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The Best Dictionary Apps All Language Learners and Wordsmiths Must Have on their iPhone

It is often said that in today’s day and age, lifelong learning is more important than ever due to the constantly and rapidly changing trends and …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

The Thirty-Seven “All-Time” Best Lists

I have nearly 1,700 regularly updated “Best” lists, and that number – combined with all the other resources on this blog – can sometimes be …

A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

<b>Later this month, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Last August, I re-started a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look</b> …

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

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“SuperTeacherTools” Is An Excellent Site For ELL Beginners To Create & Play Games

I’ve been doing a series of posts this week about tools my English Language Beginners have been using to create online content. This process has …

The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students

I’ve written a lot about the value of scaffolded writing frames for students – English Language Learners and those who are proficient in English – to …

Avocado Carbonara Recipe by Tasty

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Watch: This orangutan is uprooting what we previously knew about language

At first glance, this video of an orangutan imitating a trainer’s grunts may not seem incredibly significant. But primate researchers say Rocky, the 11-year-old orangutan in the video, could fundamentally alter how we think about spoken language.<p>“We don’t know exactly how human language emerged, …

It's not bad grammar

Reactions to last week’s post on the “me and someone” construction have been various but predictable, one commenter stoutly refusing to countenance …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative

Do you find that by the afternoon you are getting weary and losing focus? You may even find yourself starting to nod off. Chances are you need a good …

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

It's cheap and easy to make double-strength cold brew coffee at home

1/<p>There are lots of great cold brew coffee options out there, but many of these bottles were expensive considering the amount of cold brew you'd …

Thinking is hard work and asking tough questions can make you unpopular. So it’s no wonder that even clever people don’t always use their brains<p>We all know smart people who do stupid things. At work we see people with brilliant minds make the most simple mistakes. At home we might live with someone …

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40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

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'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

How to cook vegetables in the slow cooker: Try these 6

When it's hot out, who wants to have their oven blasting for an hour or more just to roast vegetables? Using a slow cooker means that the kitchen can stay cool, and you can leave the veggies to cook on their own. Just make sure the vegetables are around the same size to ensure even …

Top 64 Mindfulness And Inspiring Confucius Quotes

Confucius ( born on September 28, 551 BC in Qufu, died in 479 BC, in Qufu, Lu ) was a Chinese politician, teacher, editor, philosopher.<p>In Confucius …

Scans Show The Brain Groups Words By Meaning

Scientists say they have made an atlas of where words' meanings are located in the brain. The map shows that words are represented in different regions throughout the brain's outer layer.<p>Moreover, the brains of different people map language in the same way. "These maps are remarkably consistent …

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10 Reasons Why This Slice of Paradise Should Be Your Next Vacation

Whenever I talk to someone who has visited Asia or wants to visit Asia, I often hear the same countries come up in conversation: Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and so on. And while I have either visited or want to visit all of these countries and see no problem with them being …

A Useful Guide on Backpacking in Cambodia

There is one tourist attraction in Cambodia that is a “must-see place before you die” and it’s called Angkor Wat. Almost every traveler you meet on …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

6 of Thailand's most beautiful beaches

There are certain things that characterize a Thai beach experience — clear waters, white sand, and the iconic longtail boats that dot the shore. No matter where you go, you'll find vendor peddling food, drink, souvenirs, or massages. There will be plenty of ice-cold beverages (frozen mixed …

Koh Lipe Is Thailand's Tiny, Gorgeous Island You Haven't Heard Of Yet

An island so beautiful, some travelers are nicknaming it the "Maldives of Thailand."<p>Thailand is known for the tiny island paradises off its coast, and while tourists flock to places like the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Samui, there are other, less traveled gems worth the trip.<p>Case in point: Koh Lipe, …

Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked

Of the 3 million students identified as gifted in the U.S., English Language Learners are by far the most underrepresented. And nobody knows that better than 17-year-old Alejandra Galindo.<p>"It's just kind of hard to not see people who look like me in my classes," she says. "I'm a minority in the …

How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

Beyond powerpoint: tools for novice language teachers

My colleague in our technology in language education course, Bianka Fuchs<p>What kind of digital tools appeal to student teachers of foreign languages? …