Jan 06

What it’s like to love someone in a second language by Lauren COCKING

“So, do you speak to each other in English or Spanish?” is up there as one of the questions I’m most frequently asked about my bilingual relationship — typically by curious strangers, although sometimes by friends who clearly haven’t been paying that much attention. While slightly bizarre, I can understand the curiosity factor about romance …

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Jan 06

English Plus University Graduates….

Babel Academy of English recognise that many students wish to improve their English for very specific career goals. English + Pharmacy is an intensive programme specifically designed for pharmacy graduates from non-English speaking countries who would like to work as professionals in Ireland. A joint venture with their partners, Clarity Locums and Excellent Pharmacist Academy …

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Jan 06

Use pop songs to learn connected speech and sound more fluent in English By Colm Boyd

Modern record player seen from above on a turquoise surface ‘Because they are repetitive, songs provide a great opportunity to notice links between words.’ Colm Boyd, a materials writer and British Council teacher in Barcelona shows how attention to connected speech in pop music can help improve fluency in spoken English. What is connected speech? …

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Jan 04

4 ways to use augmented and virtual reality apps in the classroom BY EMILY MAJOR

November 1st, 2017 Check out these teacher-approved apps and lesson plans for teaching with AR and VR. Are you curious about using augmented or virtual reality in your classroom? If you’ve already tried it out, are you looking for more app and lesson plan ideas? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Start with the Google …

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Jan 04

Educators/Teachers & Power by michael mcknight

The Nine Types of Power we can choose from……… Our goal with the young people we serve is to influence them. To assist them to make decisions that will have a positive effect on their lives. 1. Authority Power- this power is based on the adults position or title in the organization. In schools it …

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Jan 03

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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Jan 02

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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Jan 02

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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Jan 02

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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Jan 02

‘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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