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BILINGUAL-CHILDREN-SpanglishBaby — Raising Bilingual & Bi-Cultural Children English Speaking PODCAST-BIBLIOTECA-INGLES UVa Text Collection UVa Text Collection Search the University of Virginia’s collection of thousands of ebooks. Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts ArmenianHouse.org ArmenianHouse.org A dynamic collection of documents relating to Armenian literature, history, religion, etc. Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Middle Eastern History; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Legends And Myths eReader Resources – ipl Special Collection eReader Resources – ipl Special Collection A place where you can explore the world of eReaders and eBooks. Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts; Computers & Internet–Desktop & Electronic Publishing ibiblio ibiblio “Home to one of the largest ‘collections of collections’ on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.” Fiction: The EServer Collection Kwani? Kwani? Kwani?

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Learner autonomy and second/foreign language learning | Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies Author: David Little © David Little Abstract This article defines the autonomous learner; summarises arguments in favour of helping language learners to become autonomous; briefly considers the process of 'autonomisation' in language classrooms and self-access learning schemes; identifies some principal lines of research; and concludes by suggesting that the Council of Europe's European Language Portfolio may bring 'autonomisation' to much larger numbers of learners than hitherto and in doing so may provide an important focus for research. Table of contents Definitions Learner autonomy is a problematic term because it is widely confused with self-instruction. Why learner autonomy? There are two general arguments in favour of trying to make learners autonomous. In the particular case of second and foreign languages there is a third argument. Helping language learners to become autonomous Research Current developments and future trends Bibliography Aoki, N. and R. Benson, P. (2001).

BBC/OU Open2.net - Family & Child Development - The Family David Edmonds: This is Ethics Bites, with me David Edmonds Nigel Warburton: And me Nigel Warburton David: Ethics Bites is a series of interviews on applied ethics, produced in association with The Open University. Nigel: For more information about Ethics Bites, and about the Open University, go to Open2.net David: In western countries at least, the traditional family unit, married man and woman, living with their offspring, is breaking down. Brenda Almond has written a book about the family, and is a member of the Human Genetics Commission. Nigel Warburton: Brenda Almond, welcome to Ethics Bites. Brenda Almond: Pleased to be here, thanks for inviting me. Nigel: The topic we want to focus on today is the family. Brenda: Well that’s the key question these days. Nigel: Can you just explain precisely what you mean by the de-gendering of the family? Nigel: So could you explain why this is a philosophical issue. Nigel: Even if that is true, does anything moral or political follow from that?

speakingactivities - Welcome to Miguel Prieto's Website These are some speaking activities I’ve been doing with my students at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Burgos for some years now. They are intended for students to practice for their speaking performances at their level tests for Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas. They are topic related and based on New English File Elementary, English File Pre-intermediate and Intermediate That’s English! I have included some useful Internet links for students and Thingies I've recently come across in the Net. If you want more useful links for English as a Foreign Language, click for the English Department of the Official Language School in Burgos and Professor Ana Mercado's Web Site Estudiantes: Actividades orales para preparar los exámenes orales de la EOI de Burgos en los niveles que se señalan. Algunas actividades tienen un vínculo de internet para que conozcas un poco más sobre el tema. Profesores: Si quieres saber cómo preparamos estas actividades en clase, haz click aquí: profesores:

WIKISOURCE FILMS IN THE CLASSROOM 0Google + Students really enjoy watching movies and TV for a variety of reasons. For one, they get exposure to natural language in a non-threatening setting. Secondly, movies and video provide common ground to students of any international background. Below you'll find both general teaching resources as well as fully-developed lessons on various films and videos. Ideas for Using Movie Previews Rent any video, and you're bound to get at least three or four previews before the feature film. Movie Lessons Each movie featured in this section includes both classroom worksheets and links to specific materials about the movie. VertigoAlfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense classic. Bonnie and ClydeArthur Penn Warren's 1967 masterpiece.Classroom handouts for this movie include: For plot summaries, reviews, images and more great material to use with this movie, visit the International Movie Database's page on Bonnie and Clyde. All the President's MenAlan J. Video Lessons East of Krakatoa Classroom Handouts

Bloggin’ away Photo by Rick Diana Frances Spencer was born into British aristocracy at Park House, Sandringham in Norfolk, England on 1st July 1961. I think that I first knew about her when I was only a child and I´m pretty sure that almost everybody has heard of Lady Di for her charity work, public scandals or for the media pressure around her fashionable image. But the truth is that she was the first British citizen to marry an heir to the British throne in almost 300 years. Their sons, Princess William and Harry are second and third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. When Diana was 16, she met Prince Charles for the first time when he was dating her eldest sister, Lady Sarah. They soon began to have big problems like Charles’ long standing affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, Diana´s suicide attempts and bulimia. Among the charities she worked with, were homeless, youth, drug addicts and elderly organizations.

ROLEPLAYS-ESL speaking activities: communicative activities for oral fluency These speaking activities include ESL role-plays (roleplays), Find someone who... speaking activities, information gap activities, examination rubrics for ESL oral tests, and discussion questions. Most of these are ESL speaking activities that I've created, used, and liked. Brazilian & American cultural difference - a roleplay in which a cultural misunderstanding must be overcome in order for the speakers' relationship to move forward. Intercultural communication conflict resolution - a roleplay for introducing and practicing the 4 cross cultural conflict resolution steps. Personal questions - students practice conflict resolution when one asks questions that are considered personal in the other's culture. Eating in Korea - an American is surprised to find that in Korea people share one bowl of soup. First date - A Canadian man and a Korean woman face some cultural differences about who should pay for he first date. vacations like you! is continuously progressing!

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