The Many Effects of Bilingual Books

12/11/2018

A very interesting reading for educators and families. Excerpt:

As a sociolinguist, I am interested in the representation of languages in bilingual picturebooks. This not only reflects existing attitudes towards languages, but it can also be powerful in shaping future societal attitudes.

As well as telling a story or giving information, the presence of a minority language in a picturebook can serve a symbolic function. The way in which languages are presented in bilingual children’s books may encourage readers to value a language, or perhaps use this language more frequently, thus positively affecting its vitality.

Read the entire piece How children’s picture books can disrupt existing language hierarchies at https://theconversation.com/how-childrens-picturebooks-can-disrupt-existing-language-hierarchies-96275

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Spicing Up English Writing: 9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

03/11/2018

Great tips at http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2018/05/21/ezinecreators/


6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom

02/11/2018

REblogged from Nik Peachy at https://quickshout.blogspot.com/2017/08/6-useful-resources-for-exploiting-news.html?m=1


English Writing: The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing

28/10/2018

I am sure that many of us English learners have pondered this questions a time or two. Now, there is a publication addressing one of the big struggles of aspiring academic writers. Find it at https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/complex-academic-writing/412255/?utm_source=atlfb


The hardest question for a third culture kid: Where is home?

25/10/2018

Many of us, our children, and our students are faced with this question. Read more about this issue at https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-05-16/where-home-hardest-question-third-culture-kid?amp


Article Cultural Shock and Adaptation

14/10/2018

Learn more about this topic at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232455059_Cultural_Shock_and_Adaptation


Listening Corner: Tons of Authentic Listening Materials

01/10/2018

at https://nathanghall.wordpress.com/elt-listening-material/ and https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish

 


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