The Connection Between English Language Learning and Student Approach to Learning

03/05/2018

According to this publication, the following are essential factors for success: a growth mindset, competence, control, and connectedness, which should not come as a surprise for teachers. Read more at https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2018/03/27/psychology-language-learning/

 

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Foreign Language in the USA: Sharp Dropping Enrollment

14/04/2018

Sadly, the numbers are dropping and what is the reason? Find some ideas at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/07/study-finds-sharp-decline-foreign-language-enrollments?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f7c2633e08-DNU20180111&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f7c2633e08-223167133&mc_cid=f7c2633e08&mc_eid=ed054a5cba


New and FREE English Learning Resource

13/04/2018

Take back your nights! en.news is a partnership between WeSpeke and CNN designed for you that automatically generates free English lessons daily that are leveled, pedagogically-structured and gamified from CNN news, information and entertainment stories and videos. We’ll generate your lessons and your students will be more motivated to learn. en.news is like having a new textbook every day, for free. If you will be in Chicago later this month, stop by our booth (#457) at TESOL 2018.
To quickly summarize en.news:

  • en.news is always FREE for both teachers and learners.
  • en.news complements English teaching pedagogy and curriculum.
  • en.news aligns vocabulary with relevant and meaningful local, national and international news. English learning activities include support for English reading, listening and pronunciation.
  • en.news supports preparation for English certification tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.

Language and the Brain

20/03/2018

Interesting new research about language learning and the brain at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201801/language-utilizes-ancient-brain-circuits-predate-humans


Share With Your Learners: Strategies for Successful English Studies

18/03/2018

Reposted from Nik Peachy at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-habits-successful-english-nik-peachey/


Languages get simpler when more people speak them

17/03/2018

An interesting linguistic discussion at https://cosmosmagazine.com/social-sciences/languages-get-simpler-when-more-people-speak-them

 


How the Brain Processes Language

15/03/2018

Very interesting research findings for language instructors at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201801/language-utilizes-ancient-brain-circuits-predate-humans


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