"The findings support a theory of language acquisition that suggests that some parts of language are learned through procedural memory, while others are learned through declarative memory" (Turning off effort, ¶1, 2014.07.25).
The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) GILE SIG "works to promote global awareness, international understanding, social responsibility and action to solve world problems through content-based language teaching drawing on fields such as global education, peace education, environmental education and human rights education" (Main page, Welcome, ¶1, 2014.07.10).
In this post, Burns introduced "a wonderful [28 min.] video that presents a very clear outline of how to write an article that can get published in a magazine like Voices or TESOL Connections" (¶1, 2014.07.14).
"The posting below looks at creating a summer plan to be more productive in your academic writing. It is by Kerry Ann Rockquemore*, PhD, President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity" (Folks, ¶1, 2014.07.14).
In this post, Oli introduces a four-step guide to becoming fluent in additional languages. The first step focuses on sound and writing systems; the second, on basic lexis and syntax; the third, on what is personally relevant; and the fourth, "coming soon," on communication.
Kronenberg, Felix. "This author argues that language centers should not so much be driven by technology, which is difficult to predict and support, but rather focus on pedagogical innovation and development, of which technology may be an integral part. By doing so, language centers may be able to gain more agency and influence and be less prone to technological disruptions, helping to set the stage for a transformed language center" (Conclusion, ¶3, 2014.07.08).
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This page at the College Writing Center at Potsdam, the State University of New York, has links to numerous writing handouts. For example, there's a handout illustrating the use and misuse of apostrophes and commas, and another explaining and illustrating the use of transitions.
This page at the College Writing Center at Potsdam, the State University of New York, has links to numerous writing websites. For example, there's link to the Purdue OWL resource page for students and teachers of English as a second language.
This presentation covered:
Changes in the 6th Edition
General Manuscript Instructions
Common grammar/punctuation mistakes
References IN text
Quotations in text
Bias in language
Helpful tools for writing
"[M]any parents do not read to their children as often as researchers and educators think is crucial to the development of pre-literacy skills that help children succeed once they get to school" (¶5, 2014.06.30).