Monthly Archives: August 2016

TEDTalks


DO follow the Transparent Language blog! Here is one very useful post: 10 Must-Watch TED Talks for Language Learners

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The daily bit of linguistics


http://daily.jstor.org/in-which-we-science-why-nouns-become-verbs-because-language/

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Why this journalist is learning Cherokee


Where there’s a methodology, second language learners can just fly! someone says. We believe that too! http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2016/08/01/why-m-learning-cherokee-first-language-our-landscape/87885016/

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A podcast on language entrenching disadvantage


For those interested in Sociolinguistics, the following podcast from a master focuses on how language entrenches disadvantage. Good for ELT too!   Ingrid Piller, “Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics” (Oxford UP, 2016)

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August – “Latino” outreach month


We have a special offer for all Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking learners of English this month: 30 min intensive grammar and conversation slots at US$5 each. On Skype or Google Hangouts The slots will run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday GMT … Continue reading

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Fantastic lesson plans from BBC English!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/shakespeare/unit-1/

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A fun resource on movies featuring language


http://www.languagecrawler.com/2016/07/25-must-see-movies-featuring-linguists.html

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