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How English sounds to non-English speakers

How English sounds to non-English speakers

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Teaching EFL Learners Shadowing for Listening: Developing learners' bottom-up skills (Hardback) About the Book Shadowing, an active and highly cognitive technique for EFL listening skill development, in which learners track heard speech and vocalize it simultaneously, is gradually becoming recognized. However, there remain a lot of mysteries and misunderstandings about it. This book uncovers shadowing in terms of theory and practice.

Ideas to Create a Welcoming, Engaging and Inclusive Classroom – CELT The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Throughout the learning process students interact with the instructor, their peers and the course content, often simultaneously in a classroom setting. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course.

Teaching English in Korea – the big guide Are you thinking of coming to Korea to teach English? This page aims to tell you everything you could want to know about teaching English in Korea. This article is updated regularly. If you think there is a resource I should have included, or a question I haven’t answered, then please let me know in the comments. Most recent update: March 9th, 2014. Watching the detectorists – About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another in their enthusiasms. This has generated a crop of new words, some of which are now making their first appearance in the Cambridge dictionary.

33 Eye-Wateringly Funny Dutch Phrases and Idioms [Infographic] If you ain’t dutch you ain’t much! They say roughly 30% of our everyday speech is made up of expressions. Well, the Dutch probably use closer to 90%! Here are 33 eye-wateringly funny Dutch phrases and idioms to get you started. There are 16.99 million Dutchies across the globe and a further 28 millions of Dutch descent. Despite the longest word in the Dutch dictionary ‘Meervroudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornissen‘ (meaning ‘multiple personality disorder’) weighing in at 38 letters, they don’t speak ‘double Dutch’.

Teaching listening – example lesson and reflection This post was inspired by a listening lesson I did twice with two different elementary level 1-1 students last week. It is based on the listening from Breaking News English which you can find here. I decided to do something different from what the lesson plan on the website suggested, and devise my own procedure, taking into account the 15 listening tips I wrote about last month: “Planning a listening lesson – 15 tips”, which try to take you beyond the standard CELTA approach. First, please read through the lesson plan below and identify which of the 15 listening tips I used when designing the lesson procedure. Afterwards, you can check with my comments and reflections below the lesson plan.

Collaborating with Parents This PD resource is intended for all those involved with engaging parents as partners in supporting student learning. An inclusive education system provides all students with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities to realize their potential. This goes beyond the classroom and into the home. Recognizing parents as an integral part of their child's education and welcoming their involvement in the learning community can lead to innovative solutions and open communication between parents and teachers.

The game Almin taught me One of my best friends, Almin, taught me this game when I was about 11 years old. He’s from Bosnia, so he didn’t know the English name for it. I’m not sure we ever gave it a real name. About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog by Colin McIntosh​ Footballers have a lot to answer for when it comes to men’s hairstyles. That’s soccer players, not American football players, who at least have the advantage of wearing a helmet. Gone are the days when all footballers, or at least all British footballers had the same barnet (hair or hairstyle, in informal British English): a poodle-like curly perm, often accompanied by a tash (a moustache). Similarly departed is the comb-over, sported by all football managers to hide their bald patch. When David Beckham cut off his floppy blond fringe and appeared on the pitch with a moody skinhead, millions of boys copied him, and other footballers realized the psychological importance of hair in gaining an advantage over your opponent – by scaring him.

Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Time While people may view inscriptions in Greek or Latin as pretty, they still recognize their merit as text. Indeed, writings from ancient Greece and Rome are revered and considered classics of Western literature. Egyptian hieroglyphics, however, are often seen as mere decoration. Sometimes, the characters are literally used as wallpaper. One reason is that schoolchildren and classicists alike have read Greek and Latin widely for centuries.