ELT: Vocabulary Activities and Materials



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The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be


Did you know?  Read more here:  http://bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/the-sooner-you-expose-a-baby-to-a-second-language-the-smarter-theyll-be?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1488488006

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason


Source:  https://qz.com/927660/people-who-speak-multiple-languages-make-the-best-employees-for-one-big-reason/


But the languages these diverse teams speak might be just as significant as their cultural offerings. According to one school of thought called linguistic determinism, the structure of a language we speak influences the way we see the world around us. This would imply that people from different language backgrounds think, behave, and communicate in different ways. (For an example of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in practice, we can turn to the recent film Arrival, which explores how an alien species’ language altered the speakers’ perception of time—and therefore the universe.) In this sense, speakers of different languages display different mental models and different semantic associations.


Strategies for teaching gifted and talented English learners


Do you know how to plan lessons for gifted English learners?  Find information here:  http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/strategies-for-teaching-gifted-and-talented-english-learners/education

The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases


Get your grammar on, friends!  Read a fun article here:  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/16/520381718/the-oxford-comma-great-for-listing-pontificating-and-winning-court-cases?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170316

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today


Interesting stuff! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/11/pronunciation-errors-english-language

Social Studies: The Entire History of the World In a Single Chart


Find all info here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/08/12/the_1931_histomap_the_entire_history_of_the_world_distilled_into_a_single.html


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