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Exposure to Authentic Language in Use can help you speed up the process of acquiring languages. Here's a collection of authentic resources for your self-access time.

Activities for Learners.

Mr Bean for English Language Teaching

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit. New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed. Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles.

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential. The new research involves larger, more rigorous field trials that provide some of the first evidence that the social psychology strategy can be effective when implemented in schools on a wide scale. The Trouble With Bright Girls. Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness. The Internet in 1969. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Free ESL Video Quizzes for Students. Free Quiz Builder for Teachers. Google Books - Google Slides. 20 Quotes From Children's Books Every Adult Should... Posted on July 7, 2014 It’s interesting how some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature.

20 Quotes From Children's Books Every Adult Should...

And chances are that we did not realize this back when we were kids. Sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully appreciate and understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment. Here’s some of the best quotes from books we used to read. 136. Πώς να κάνετε καλύτερα μωρά: η ασταμάτητη άνοδος της Νεοευγονικής. Aristotle's Lagoon - Lesvos island - Greece. The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented science by Armand Marie Leroi – review. Consider the story of a famous natural scientist.

The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented science by Armand Marie Leroi – review

A young man with a keen eye and an inquiring mind, the son of a doctor, was sent away to study in a city of culture. He took his studies with him on a voyage to islands overseas, whose wealth of animal and plant life immensely enriched his thought. A scholarly jackdaw, he took the lore of fishermen, stockmen and animal breeders, combining it with his own insight to produce a body of work whose influence resounds to this day. It can fairly be said that natural history, science as a whole, would be immeasurably the poorer without it.

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630 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators. Geniushourguidelines.pdf. Athena - Engage Your Mind. JM Learning - Michel Thomas, Teach Yourself, Chambers. 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns. Free Comedy & Dramas 175 Paramount Films on Paramount’s Official YouTube Channel – Free – The Paramount Vault now streams on its official YouTube channel 175 free feature films.

700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns

Includes 1987’s Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Hamlet (1990) with Glenn Close and Mel Gibson. They’re limited to a US audience.125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Matter of Life and Death – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War. Gender & Discourse. Deborah Tannen New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 203 pp., $19.95 Wesley N.

Gender & Discourse

Shellen Communication Studies University of Montana-Missoula Gender & Discourse is Deborah Tannen's fifteenth book published during a prolific career as Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. BBC Learning - English: Free resources and online courses. British Accents and Dialects.

Wikimedia The United Kingdom is probably the most dialect-obsessed nation in the world.

British Accents and Dialects

Education For Whom and For What? Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity, Learning & the Curriculum. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English. SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language.

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English

The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. The Difference Between ESL and EFL: Teaching English. Differing Strategies For starters, an ESL classroom is far more likely to have students from many different countries, all with different native languages, whereas an EFL classroom isn’t.

The Difference Between ESL and EFL: Teaching English

In this instance, the teacher needs to be prepared for different cultures and different linguistic mistakes along the way. Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education. Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self. Image by Lucas Barroso Félix, via Wikimedia Commons Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, medicine, the prison system, and the function of sexuality in social organizations.

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self

He spent some time during the last years of his life at UC Berkeley, delivering several lectures in English. Radio Theatre Series - Listen Online. Shakespeare's Theatre - Essential Information on Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Blackfriars theater. Quote in Context Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy, This wide and universal theatre Presents more woeful pageants than the scene Wherein we play in.

Shakespeare's Theatre - Essential Information on Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Blackfriars theater

(As You Like It, 2.7.138) "The general meaning of this word is simply a kind of dumb-show procession. Education. Listen to a Wall of Music. Listen live all UK and Irish Radios online in London, Manchester and Internet Radios. Critical Thinking Index Page. iPlayer Radio. UK News, World News and Opinion.

Jeremy Paxman's top five moments. The Guardian app for iOS and Android. Quodb.