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It's a theory which is bound to put the cat among the pigeons.  The british are proud of the idiomatic humour of their language. But an academic has argued that they are actually falling behind because they insist on using phrases that the rest of the world does not understand.  Professor Jennifer Jenkins, chair of Global Englishes at the University of...

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    Cambridge/Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) becomes Michigan Language Assessment. The new brand better reflects Michigan’s 65-year history as developers of outstanding American English language tests. The Michigan brand is one that is recognized across the world as a beacon of excellence and is associated with one of the top public universities...

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Express Publishing 30 Years Anniversary Contest with ‘Ideas Central’: The Resource Book by Teachers for Teachers all around the world!    As part of its 30th birthday celebrations, Express Publishing is giving an opportunity to its newest author – you!   We are looking for teachers with great ideas that they are willing to share with colleagues around...

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    ‘Language Assessment Literacy: Theory and Practice’ Date of the conference: 12th May 2018   Keynote Speakers: Prof. Glenn Fulcher, Univ. of Leicester, UK Prof. Guoxing Yu, Univ. of Bristol, UK   Venue: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus     Scientific Board: Prof. Dina Tsagari, OsloMet, Norway Prof. Dr. Karin Vogt, University of...

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The Cambridge English: Young Learners exams - Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers & A2 Flyers are fun, colourful and activity based, motivating children to learn in a fun way. They help younger children take their first steps towards learning English, build their confidence and lay the foundations for the next steps in English language learning. The tests are...

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Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not as popular as restaurants, or we would all be ‘Going...

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English Language Games for the Classroom

By Jet Hiensch, Portugal Jet Hiensch, Dutch teacher of English as a foreign language, living in Portugal, develops English language games for in the classroom. All her games are focused on the oral skills. Her slogan is: Let’s get those kids...

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Common Sentence Mistakes in English

Some mistakes are common when writing sentences in English. Each of these 10 common sentence mistakes provides correction information as well as links to more detailed information.  By Kenneth Beare* Incomplete Sentence - Sentence Fragment One common mistake many students make is the use of...

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Implementing Differentiated Instruction: READING - ‘COMICS’ & ‘FISHBOWL’

Everything started with four short reading passages in a B2 level Student’s book which I am working on this year. The topic of the short texts was ‘Globalisation’ and my 13-year-old students in their first year of junior high school, did...

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