Found on Language Log on Wed 19th Jun 13
Sanette Tanaka, "Fancy Real-Estate Listing, Fancier Verbiage", WSJ 6/6/2013:Savvy real-estate agents know it's not just what you say. It's how long it takes you to say it.More-expensive homes go hand-in-hand with longer real-estate agents' remarksthe language
Found on MyEnglishTeacher.eu Blog on Tue 18th Jun 13
This pretty infographic was originally spotted on the OUP ELT Global blog, who in turn found it on the Kaplan Blog. I reproduce it here for your interest and amusement and because it looks pretty.Frankly, I think the title is misleading. It doesn’t tell
Summary of BESIG Online Conference Session Nick Robinson: How (and why) to join a group of materials writers?
Found on English for the workplace on Sun 16th Jun 13
This session was delivered by Nick Robinson, who is one of the coordinators of the Materials Writing SIG (MaW SIG) – at impressively high speed due to technical difficulties taking over the first half of the session!The aim of the session was to give
Found on My That's English! on Sat 15th Jun 13
The best way to introduce We are New York is by letting We are New York introduce itself."We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story highlights important and realistic situations, like
Found on Lizzie Pinard's World of Teaching and EFL: on Fri 14th Jun 13
Rose Senior is the author of many excellent articles on English teaching, as well as a brilliant book, The Experience of Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press). I recently invited her to write the introduction to my latest book, The ELT Daily Journal.
Found on life is a feast on Thu 13th Jun 13
2009 was a singular year in my life. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to stay home during the treatment. As I couldnt be in a real classroom, I moderated an online course for teachers. During my treatment, one of the participants of the course lost