January 2018 archive

Give Teachers a Free T-Shirt, and Other Ways to Improve Recertification By Chris Woods

Renewing a teaching certificate is as necessary as going to the dentist. Or paying your taxes. But that doesn’t mean it has to be as dreaded or painful. There are plenty of easy ways to improve the process. Most importantly, teachers should complete the recertification process feeling like a valued and important professional, not like …

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Wanted ! Full time foreign English teachers in Luoding, Guangdong

A College is recruiting full time foreign English teachers. It is located in Luoding,Guangdong. Only 16 teaching hours a week, no office hours. During Winter and summer holiday, the salary is RMB 5500 RMB. Free accommodation. During the semesters,the salary is 8000rmb. Airfare allowance is 8000rmb, 2200rmb as travel allowance once you finish the contract. …

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Dubai, UAE – English speaking female nursery teacher required for an immediate start at a nursery in the Jumeirah area

Dubai, UAE – English speaking female nursery teacher required for an immediate start at a nursery in the Jumeirah area. Applicants already in the UAE and on their own/spousal visa with experience in a similar nursery environment will be considered. Montessori Diploma/Cache Level 3 Diploma or similar required with experience. The nursery offers a salary …

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This Is the Most Beautiful Word in the English Language BY BROOKE NELSON

We all have our favorite words. Some of us like humorous ones, while others prefer words that are confusing or long. (By the way, the most complicated word in the English language is only three letters long.) But only one English word is truly “beautiful,” according to non-native speakers. In 2004, the British Council asked …

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‘In every class, there will be a child who secretly looks forward to seeing you’ by Thomas Rogers

Behaviour Pastoral care and pupil matters You might feel like your class is a tough nut to crack – but you’d probably be surprised if they knew the identities of those students who actually have a deep admiration for what you’re doing, writes one history teacher There will be a child in your class who …

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How the English language has evolved like a living creature By Michael Erard

Some linguists think of language as a living thing: It grows and changes, and every time a child learns it, the language reproduces itself. Now, a team of researchers is using the analogy of evolution to explain language change, arguing that key factors in biological evolution—like natural selection and genetic drift—have parallels in how languages …

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