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The Value of Knowledge Today is on the Decline

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    Yesterday, I was inspired by a great post by Chris Wilson on How to Survive the Teacher Apocalypse.  I thought about it all afternoon especially as it touched upon thoughts I had had on the cost of knowledge.  The interesting turn for me came when I started reflecting more on the Value of Knowledge because realistically the costs of knowledge have and will continue to drop rapidly (despite the efforts of gatekeepers) due to digitalization and other market factors, but something is rising in counter weight…   BEFORE I go further, a quick historical interlude…   2000 years ago, access (…)

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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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Student Spotlight: Surf’s up!

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    This past week I was chatting with Martine, a new English Addicts learner, and very quickly we found a common point: surfing!!! What I thought was really cool was that she was studying with EA so that she could better understand live surfing competitions. I couldn’t resist sharing some of our conversation on the blog, so here’s Martine from near Paris on her recent adventures in English and surfing!!! 1) What is your main motivation for learning English?  Is it for travel, fun, professional reasons? Learning English has always been important for me and I’m still willing to become (…)

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Tesol Greece Blog Challenge

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    Tesol Greece has just launched a blog, and started off the interaction with a challenge: ” During an economic crisis, resources (books, budgets, infrastructure) are limited but high standards and qualifications are required so that learners can survive on the job market. Can the use of technology help learners and teachers overcome this problem? If so, how?”   My answer, without any doubt, is YES, especially if the concerns are budgetary. Technology in and of itself is a tool, and the current tool of the Internet is providing opportunities that very few language-learning tools have ever been able (…)

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Two New Edulang #ESL Applications Now Online

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  What’s the best way to learn English?… “… To see and hear people using it in practice, to understand it… And to use it yourself!”   This is the catch phrase for our new application, Citizen of the World.   Developed by professors at the University of Wolverhampton this application is slightly different from other Edulang resources as Citizen of the World uses a video approach, pinpointing specific vocabulary needs for a wide range of situations.  All the same, it’s still based on the same pedagogical roots of 1) pre-language exposure, 2) focus while listening/viewing 3) confirming understanding, and then 4) (…)

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