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Spotlight on the CEFR & the European Commission on Languages & Language Teaching

“One of the CEFR’s objectives is to encourage modern language teaching professionals to think about their practices.” “The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is now regularly mentioned when the subject of modern languages crops … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education by Tom Whitby

Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education June 12, 2012 by tomwhitby http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/hypocrisy-in-the-profession-of-education/ Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar. It has always been apparent to me that if one is to be an effective teacher, … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Jay Walker on the world’s English mania

Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English — “the world’s second language” — by the thousands.

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Jon Stewart Debates Bill O’Reilly (Fake Outrage): Why Bono and Bob Dylan Can’t Go To The White House

The Red Herring. The argument that really isn’t an argument, but only a diversion. Meant to take your attention away from the true issue. What’s the true issue? Common is only being used to take cheap shots at the President … Continue reading

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Common Performs Poetry at the White House – **UPDATED with full text of Common’s poem**

Common came under attack from conservative media outlets this week after he was booked to perform at the White House. Fox News and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin criticized First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to include him in a poetry … Continue reading

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