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12 from 12 Blog challenge from @yearinthelifeof

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    FIRST OFF, a warm congratulations to Vicky Loras on her 3rd year of blogging!!!  Wild how the time flies by, eh.  I’m 1/2 way there and this is actually my 150th post, and I feel like taking up a challenge by Adam Simpson asking us to highlight our favorite posts from 2012 as he did in 2011. Would love to hear what your top 12 from 12 are as well (hint, hint “challenge”), and without further ado…   1) This year I started venturing more into online teaching and this post I asked for 100 words of wisdom (…)

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What folks are saying about @EnglishAddicts

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Feedback is precious. Just as it is for teachers, publishers like my team at Edulang sincerely do care how their materials are being enjoyed (or not).  Thankfully, I get mostly GREAT feedback from not only online and offline teachers, but students, trainers, schools and so I can’t help but share a bit of what I’m hearing with you.   STUDENTS I went on Englishaddicts and tried a free lesson, then I instantly fell in love with it, and therefore I decided to subscribe to it. -Donzen, china   I just purchased a Test Simulator and English Addicts access and both tools (…)

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Freebies for #ELT professionals

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    Every Saturday I go to the local market and I know very well why I go… 1) The produce is better and a cook like me knows how important that is. 2) The folks that sell it depend on their direct clients and there’s a more colorful relationship than with the supermarket around the corner.   Also, one my favorite thing about these local markets relationship is the “freebies“, or the age-old offer of a taste of watermelon, ya know that “try these new strawberries I got in”, or the, “well you’ve bought so much fish, I’m going (…)

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Update on the Edulang Certificate of English: new features

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  One of the beautiful things about being in web development these days is the collaboration between users and developers.  At Edulang, I get to be the go-to-guy when teachers or students have ideas for how we could add new features or take our materials in new directions. Since we launched the Edulang Certificate of English, our 100% online English assessment, a number of teachers and schools have asked for a few tweaks and I’m happy to announce that we’ve put them in place within our very unique “pay what you want” offer. 1) Some European institutions are more interested (…)

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What is the cost of Knowledge and what should it be?

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  Seen the hot news in Higher Education recently? 11531 International Researchers are taking a stand AND Harvard is behind them, but  what are they so upset about?   Courtesy of Giulia Forsythe via Creative Commons   Unfair commerce.  Publishing monopolies. Sound familiar?  Know anyone protesting in a similar way in the ELT context?   These kinds of issues are so much more visible today, and even governments are making strides to change the flow of information and commerce towards fairer practices and more open source approaches.  This month the Guardian reported that England has brought on Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, (…)

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