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In this series, we will talk about the main developments in the discipline that was later called Linguistics, which lead us to our current understanding of the properties of language, the relationship between language and our social world and the creation of meaning itself. In this brief history we will encounter, among others, the likes […]

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There are many emotions you may feel during the long process of learning a language: glee for successfully remembering new words, frustration at not comprehending one or other grammatical structure, or accomplishment for when you are finally able to converse in the language of your choosing, to name but a few. As highly emotional creatures, […]

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It’s time to restructure your thinking and help you realize how important bilingualism is. English is indeed beautiful but learning a second language can do no harm; in fact, it will help you more than you think, believe me or not. So, here are 13 myths about foreign language that you should forget. 1. Learning […]

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When we see our children or our students heading in the wrong direction, our first instinct is to stop and correct them. It’s natural. We want to protect them from pain, disappointment, and frustration. However, by letting children experience natural consequences of their choices (especially the upsetting consequences), we help them to become more competent, […]

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Cover image: The only three class attendants in Dingxi. Source: South China Morning Post The Gansu province in China is a thriving region. Home to the striking Great Wall and other super popular tourism sights, it hosts millions of visitors in addition to an impressive economy. Gabsu has some of the world’s most beautiful Qilian […]

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In the introductory article to this series, we covered the state our current education systems are in. From failing to provide literacy skills to match the society’s needs to a rampant lack of trained teachers, the traditional way of providing schooling seems to be going through a rough patch. Facing a growing population and a […]

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Much has been talked about the impending technological revolution for the education sector. Some even say teaching is the next profession where robots replace humans. Depending on which side of the debate you’re standing, technology is either seen as a magic bullet that will provide every student with a personalised curriculum or as the dystopian […]

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Proofreading is an essential skill that everyone should master. Even if your job has nothing to do with writing reports or any kind of paperwork, we interact with people regularly and having poor punctuation and orthography can often make us look pretty unprofessional — something we have to avoid at all costs. But what happens […]

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