Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? Two years ago, I sat in the back seat of a Toyota Prius in a rooftop car park in California and gripped the door handle as the car roared away from the kerb, headed straight towards the roof's edge and then at the last second sped around a corner without slowing down.
There was no one in the driver's seat. It was the prototype of Google's self-driving car and it felt a bit like being Buck Rogers and catapulted into another century. Later, I listened to Sebastian Thrun, a German-born professor of artificial intelligence at Stanford University, explain how he'd built it, how it had already clocked up 200,000 miles driving around California, and how one day he believed it would mean that there would be no traffic accidents.
A few months later, the New York Times revealed that Thrun was the head of Google's top-secret experimental laboratory Google X, and was developing, among other things, Google Glasses – augmented reality spectacles. "It's going to change. But they're not alone.
Task types for assessing reading. Blackpool rock manufacturers give seaside treat a wacky new makeover. Farewell Paddy: tributes paid to donkey sanctuary favourite - Horse & Hound. A much-loved veteran donkey and sanctuary favourite has died.
Paddy, who lived at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, passed away on 2 January due to ongoing health issues. The Wroxall sanctuary favourite was a long-term member of the charity’s equine herd and was believed to be well into his 30s. Paddy arrived at the sanctuary 15 years ago with another donkey, Murphy (pictured top with Paddy). Morrisons' new £1 wonky veg box could feed you for days - CoventryLive. Coventry families aiming to eat healthier will be able to do so for less money, it has been revealed, with the launch of the Morrisons "wonky veg" box.
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With her are pupils from left, Hektoras Gvildys, seven; Lornia Njoroge, six; Krzysztof Jozwa, seven; Lauren Beckwith, seven; Grace Courtney, seven; and Charlie Churchill, six. Lollipop lady 'banned' from high-fiving school pupils. A row has broken out after a lollipop lady was asked to stop high-fiving children on the school run.
The crossing assistant, known as Sheila, at St Illtyd Primary School in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, was asked to stop earlier this week. Parents have reacted with outrage at the move which is said to have come following two complaints. Vale of Glamorgan council said there were guidelines crossing patrol staff needed to follow. Grandparent Victoria Dixon told BBC Wales: "It just seems so unfair.
There's a special needs unit in St Illtyd's primary school and a lot of the children are very shy. School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. English Profile - English Grammar Profile. The English Grammar Profile allows us to see how learners develop competence in grammatical form and meaning, as well as pragmatic appropriateness, as they move up the CEFR levels.
This provides us with typical, world-wide grammar profiles for each level. Like vocabulary, grammatical forms often have more than one meaning. For example, the modal verb 'may' can be used with various meanings at different levels. The EGP teases apart these meanings, and tells us at which level we see learners of English using them correctly and appropriately - here's a sample of the results for 'may': Weak possibility: "The weather may be hot. " English Profile - Home. Text Inspector. CEFTrain Project. Bank of supplementary descriptors. This page contains links to a variety of documents presenting CEFR-related descriptors that have been produced for other purposes such as European Language Portfolios' models (ELP).
Collated representative samples of descriptors of language competences developed for young learners (aged 7-10 and 11-15 years) by Tim Goodier and Tunde Szabo, Eurocentres Foundation. The objective of this document is to provide an overview of how existing descriptors of language competence for young learners relate in content and focus to the calibrated CEFR illustrative descriptors, as a first step towards the possible future development and/or calibration of young learner illustrative descriptors: Updated versions (2018): Collated Representative Samples of Descriptors of Language Competences Developed for Young Learners – Volume 1: Ages 7-10. Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues.
Extensive reading. Skip to content.
Intensive reading. Intensive reading involves learners reading in detail with specific learning aims and tasks.
It can be compared with extensive reading, which involves learners reading texts for enjoyment and to develop general reading skills. Example The learners read a short text and put events from it into chronological order. In the classroom Intensive reading activities include skimming a text for specific information to answer true or false statements or filling gaps in a summary, scanning a text to match headings to paragraphs, and scanning jumbled paragraphs and then reading them carefully to put them into the correct order. Further links: Scanning. Skip to content Scanning is reading a text quickly in order to find specific information, e.g. figures or names.
It can be contrasted with skimming, which is reading quickly to get a general idea of meaning. ExampleA learner taking a reading test needs to scan a text on population rates quickly to find out if a series of statements about the population figures are true or false. In the classroomAs the above example shows, scanning is a specific reading skill which is often used in combination with others such as skimming and intensive reading. Skimming. Skip to content Skimming is reading a text quickly to get a general idea of meaning. It can be contrasted with scanning, which is reading in order to find specific information, e.g. figures or names.
ExampleA learner taking a reading exam decides to approach text by looking at the title, introductions, and any diagrams and sub-headings, then skim reading to get a clear general idea of what the text is about. In the classroomSkimming is a specific reading skill which is common in reading newspapers, messages and e-mails. It is important that learners understand that there is no need to read every word when skimming, so often teachers set this as a timed task to encourage speed. Ielts task 1 writing band descriptors. Writing Aptis test. What is the Aptis writing test like? In this part of the test you will be able to demonstrate your ability to use written English in real-life situations. There are four parts to the Writing test, all linked by a common topic. International language standards. Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues. CEFR and Language Assessment. How Language Assessment Works. The How Language Assessment Works project provides information, materials and training for anyone who is interested in learning more about language assessment.
Language Assessment in the Classroom MOOC. 19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons. Thanks to everyone who contributed! I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I do and what I use might not work for you and your learners. However, there are some common practices and amazing resources that you can use in your online lessons. And as a way of celebrating the incredible teachers who create their own content so that we can use it with our students, I have put together this super post. How to get started as an online teacher of English.
Have you thought about teaching English online? Emma Segev gives some practical tips and useful websites for getting started in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. When I first started teaching in 2004, I was sceptical about the effectiveness of online teaching, but since then I have accumulated a lot of experience. I'd like to share with you a few things I've learned along the way. Getting started. How to Teach English Online and One-on-One Like a Pro – The Busy Teacher Store. Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield. Teaching English Online Professional Development Poll - Réponses. Free Online Survey Software by SurveyMonkey: Survey Taken.
Education - CopyrightUser. Welcome to the Copyright Licensing Agency. Exceptions to copyright. Overview As well as owning copyright works yourself, you may wish to make use of someone else’s copyright protected works. Self assessment grid. Fun > Self-evaluate your language skills! Az bg bs ca cs cy da de el en es et eu fi fr fy ga gl hr hu hy it ka lb lt lv mk nl nn pl pt ro ru sk sl sq sr sv tr About What is it? Test your English. Quiz your English. Key features: Kahoot. How to play Kahoot! Flipping your online classroom. Flipping your online classroom. Flipping your online classroom. Flipping your online classroom. Gateway 2nd Edition: Flipping the Classroom.
English Prepositions: BELOW & UNDER. Week 3 Step - Flipping your online classroom - Flipped classroom video made by the teacher. Week 3 Step - Flipping your online classroom - Flipped classroom screencast. Inside the flipped classroom with Gateway 2nd Edition: Part 1. Moodle. Dyslexia affects 10-15% of the population. Dyslexic students are often either exempted from the study of additional languages or they underperform in foreign language classes.
This free online course is designed for current and trainee teachers of additional languages. It offers you practical tools, as well as theoretical insights, to best accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign or second language classes. The course gives an up-to-date overview of current theoretical knowledge about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You will learn about a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools, which you can take into your classroom, to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Practical guidance and advice is also provided on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. Substitution. In speaking and in writing, we try to avoid repeating words, phrases or clauses.
Cohesion. Cohesion is one of the two qualities that give a written or spoken text unity and purpose, the other being coherence. It refers to the use of linguistic devices to join sentences together, including conjunctions, reference words, substitution and lexical devices such as repetition of words, collocations and lexical groups. ExampleThe second sentence above has cohesive devices such as conjunctions (and, such as, including), articles (the), references (it), and collocations (join _____ together, lexical groups).
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