Genre and Curriculum: Language and Learning

27/03/2017

Interesting reading:  http://www.lexised.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/genre-and-curriculum.pdf


ELT: List of Misused Words in English

03/01/2017

Read The Most Commonly Misused English Words at http://www.attn.com/stories/13782/most-commonly-misused-english-words?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=direct-share&utm_campaign=shares


Why is English so hard to learn?

26/12/2016

Who of you can relate?  I sure can.  Read at https://theconversation.com/why-is-english-so-hard-to-learn-53336


Obama Launches English for All

26/12/2016

With impact on English studies abroad.  Read more here:  http://languagemagazine.com/?p=126119


India: This Indian Startup Shows You Don’t Need Textbooks To Learn Languages

16/12/2016

Interesting story about a teaching method connecting to local culture.  Great reading at http://www.forbes.com/sites/abehal/2016/12/15/this-indian-startup-shows-you-dont-need-textbooks-to-learn-language/#3690d931f037

Excerpt:

This led to a year’s worth of work in which Viswanath says the team came up with several basic principles that reconstructed the natural language-speaking process for the classroom. “We will never teach a word or grammar, teaching must be joyful – there should be no instruction,” he says. “All language should be learned through a discovery process.”

When there is a need for engagement, the urgency to realize fluency kicks in, says Viswanath.

Validating the product through tests in the field, including in the original Dharavi school that had sparked the idea, they quickly realized that the children were picking up English quickly through learning through music and audio – using the Karadi Tales titles as a backbone.


ELT: 10 modern English words and slang terms you should know

14/10/2016

Find them here:  https://www.english.com/blog/10-modern-english-words-slang-terms-know


Brain Patterns Predict How Fast Adults Learn New Languages

05/06/2016

Read Neuroscience News:  http://neurosciencenews.com/language-learning-eeg-4198/


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