Netflix and learn – six ways to teach English language skills with television

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With over thirty-seven percent of the world’s internet users using Netflix, many teenage learners of English placed Netflix as the top place to encounter this language online. Melissa Thomson, who’s a British Council teacher and trainer in Bilbao, describes how she approaches teaching English using Netflix, which works very well. “I was surprised to discover …

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International TEFL Academy’s Teach Abroad Film Festival

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Every English teacher loves the smiles of youngsters in places like South Korea, Portugal, Vietnam, Spain and Peru.  A series of short films takes the audience round the world to experience this international joy. With nearly two billion people wanting to learn English, it’s no surprise that approximately a quarter of a million native English …

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Thanks to Teachers: Surprise recognition for Henderson Co. teacher leads to shock, tears

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Some teachers have it sweet, some have it rough, and some end up in shock and tears. But, this time, these emotions were the product of a wonderful surprise for Henderson Co. teacher, Alicia Lyda, after her nomination by a parent for News 13’s Thanks to Teachers segment. Principal Peggy Marshall told News 13 that …

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English Corner helping immigrants ‘excited to learn another language’ Social Sharing

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Known as the English Corner, people gather on Wednesdays at the Credit Union Place to work on their English. The group, created by Theresa Charbonneau, is not only helping immigrants learn English but helping them create community too. Many immigrants, forced to flee their country because of civil unrest, find themselves in an English-speaking country, …

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Learning English is an overrated ‘trash skill,’ says Chinese writer

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Many Chinese say that learning English, memorizing vocabulary and practicing writing skills, has wasted countless manpower and money, and deprived children of their childhood. For Hua Qianfang, a nationalistic writer, English is a trash skill and not worth the investment. Yet, English is a mandatory subject in China and spans the education spectrum from primary …

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