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Shakespeare around the world | First News for Schools Did you know that children in every continent of the world study Shakespeare? From pupils in Denmark studying Hamlet, to 15-year-olds in China learning scenes from The Merchant of Venice, millions of students are introduced to his stories every year. Shakespeare’s Globe Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London welcomes school groups throughout the year to find out more about Shakespeare and why his plays remain so popular. among many others. But Globe Education doesn’t just work in the UK. What do students themselves make of the world’s best-known playwright? to them. Maisie Golding, UK “I honestly used to dislike studying Shakespeare at school. This prompted me to join the Globe Youth Theatre and learn more. “The Youth Theatre practitioners and the summer school tutors have been amazing mentors and have transformed my acting skills for the better. Niccolo Porcedda, Italy “The first day of the summer school was really tough for me. Words by Maisie Golding and Niccolo Porcedda Picture credits

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Classroom 2.0 School Children Around the World School under the bridge in India School under the bridge in India (SOURCE: Every day is happening in the world of strange and curious things, but in India are becoming more common events that were amazing and very strange. India is one of the strangest schools in the world at this school is unusual its location it is located under a big bridge. Photographer Altaf Qadri Associated Press found unusual school in New Delhi, India. School under the bridge in india (SOURCE: Class In A Cave Class In A Cave (SOURCE: In a remote Miao village in the Guizhou province of southwest China, children attend a class inside a huge cave. Learning in villages such as this is seen as an opportunity, not a requirement, for many children. Primary School in a Cave (SOURCE: Testing in China Exam Time In China (SOURCE: Testing in China is a serious ordeal, especially when it comes time for the nine-hour college entrance exams. SOURCE:

The Future Classroom In iTEC (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms, 2010-2014), European Schoolnet worked with education ministries, technology providers and research organisations to transform the way that technology is used in schools. Over the course of the project, educational tools and resources were piloted in over 2,500 classrooms across 20 European countries, with the goal of providing a sustainable model for fundamentally redesigning teaching and learning. The project involved 26 project partners, including 14 Ministries of Education, and funding of €9.45 million from the European Commission’s FP7 programme. The project ended in August 2014. Read more: Project summary | Evaluation results

Mondo's ESL/EFL World Sharifian - Ten Conversation Lessons with Stories, Vocabulary Practice, Questions and Activities The Internet TESL Journal Farzad Sharifianf.sharifian [at] Cowan University (Western Australia) Suggestions for Using the Lessons The Story Depending on the main objective(s) of the course, the teacher may choose to read the story aloud asking the students not to look at it or ask the students to read the story to themselves silently and as quickly as possible. Vocabulary Practice The teacher may ask the students to answer the vocabulary questions as soon as they are through with the story. Questions for Discussion The questions posed under this section are meant to stimulate spontaneous speech and class discussion. Activities Here the teacher may ask students to pair up and tell each other the story in their own words and he himself may act as a co-communicator or a counselor. Miscellany A variety of statements such as proverbs and quotes can be found under this section. Lesson 1 - A Soldier's Lie Mark the best choice.' Why did the soldier tell the officer a lie? A Saying

lepidascuola How To Talk To People: Better Communication Skills (Communication Skills) Most of us have situations where we find it difficult to communicate. Improving your communication technique, and being comfortable speaking to people is extremely important. Watch our top tips for being a better communicator. Step 1: Use open-ended questions For conversation to flow well, it's important to ask open questions, these often start with ‘how', ‘when', ‘why' etc. Step 2: Active Listening People speak at 100 to 175 words per minute (WPM), but they can listen intelligently at up to 300 words per minute. Step 3: Create a 'cocoon' If you're finding it particularly difficult to concentrate on what someone is saying, try to imagine a “cocoon” around you and the person you're listening to. Step 4: Engage with the other person When someone is trying to get your attention, or engage you in conversation don't turn your back on them, or answer over your shoulder. Step 5: Assumptions Don't assume you know the other person's thoughts and feelings. Step 6: Antagonistic sentences

Seven Things I Learned in Seven Years This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Maria Popova and her reflections on what she has learned since she set up her wonderful website Brain Pickings titled Seven Things I Have Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing and Living. Students speculate on a photo, read a short article, watch a short film, talk about the points made in the film, and read the transcript of the film. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speculating on an image, reading an article, watching a short film, speaking and reading a transcript Topic: Leading a creative life Language: Abstract nouns Materials: Article, short film and transcript Downloadable materials: seven things lesson instructions maria popova article seven things transcript Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 What type of person do you think she might be?

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