Indie Adventure Games Find Games by Category Indie Adventure Games Filter the games below Charts Show Influential Languages Many of most-spoken languages in the world — like Mandarin, Hindi, and Arabic — are far from being the most influential. As new MIT-led research suggests, those languages live in relative isolation, while a few tiny tongues are hugely influential. "A language like Dutch — spoken by 27 million people — can be a disproportionately large conduit, compared with a language like Arabic, which has a whopping 530 million native and second-language speakers," Science reports. "This is because the Dutch are very multilingual and very online." To find out which languages are the most influential around the world, MIT researchers Shahar Ronen, César Hidalgo, and their co-authors tracked book translations, multiple language editions of Wikipedia, and multilingual Twitter users to see how languages interact with one another.
26 Fresh ESL Conversation Starters to Get Students Talking! 10 Oct I love teaching conversation in the ESL classroom. Part of it must be that because the students able to “converse” in English are better able to demonstrate their personalities, preferences, thoughts… and therefore, I get to know them better. Often it is simply hilarious to see the range of answers students feel free to share in a comfortable environment. If you’re a conversation teacher in an English as a Second Language classroom, there may be times when you feel as though you want fresh ideas, a change in routine or some way to remain slightly unpredictable so your students remain curious as to what tricks you have up your sleeves.
How To Be A Nigger 1) Lie about how big your dick is all the time, and about how many white women you fucked while their husbands were away at work. This way, you feel wanted by someone other than law enforcement. 2) Bounce as much as you can, bobble your head up & down and back & forth, and hold your crotch when you walk. Don't forget to lick your lips as much as possible. 3) Wear the largest clothes you can find. Wear you cap backwards or sideways.
Podcasts I believe that podcasts (done properly) are a great way to learn English. One of my favourite podcasts was EnglishPod and I was disappointed when it went offline a few months ago. The good news is that it's back in a revamped form. The bad news is that they're starting from scratch and the old episodes are no longer available. Currently there are just three lessons at Elementary level on offer but 3 other channels are listed: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced and I imagine more lessons will be added soon.
Fantasy par MysticShadowpaw sur We Heart It We Heart It Fantasy by L̴i̴l̴l̴y̴ R̴u̴t̴ Kick Ass ESL Game: Sentence Showdown - Monkey Abroad The best part about being an English teacher is creating and implementing ESL games to use in the classroom. That’s why I’m going to post a new Kick Ass ESL Game every week as a resource for other English teachers abroad. I’m so confident your students will love these games that I’m giving you my Kick Ass ESL Seal of Approval. Sentence Showdown
27 Proven ESL Games for Large Classes (40-50 students) - Monkey Abroad I work at a high school in Thailand and my job is to teach obscenely large classes. One thing I’ve learned: handling a hoard of 40-50 students in a single classroom requires games. A whole mess of games. Unless you’ve got a few activities in your back pocket at all times, the classroom might turn into a scene from Lord of the Flies. Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Page 2(I-TESL-J) Games and Activities for the English as a Second Language Classroom Page 2 Return to iteslj.org/games. Word Grab with Songs Level: Any Level This is a wonderful activity if you think your class needs waking up a little. 30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to capture the essence of a word’s meaning in another language. [Read more...] This conflict is the idea behind New Zealand-based designer Anjana Iyer’s “Found in Translation” series of images, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English. There’s no word for the German schadenfreude or the Inuit iktsuarpok in English, so the best we can hope for is to approximate or explain these words’ meanings. Iyer created the images as part of the “100 Days Project,” a website that invited and encourages artists to spend 100 days straight doing and creating what they love.
Seven Wacky Words Born in the USA by Dictionary.com Slideshow Seven Wacky Words Born in the USA [lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh] The US may have won independence from Britain, but the English can gloat that Americans still speak a language named after them. American English, however, has spawned more than a few amazing words including lollapalooza, "an extraordinary thing, person, or event." Our next term has a history as unusual as it is tragic. Seven Wacky Words Born in the USA by Dictionary.com Slideshow Seven Wacky Words Born in the USA [lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh]