Category Archives: English Language

Academic English Learning Resources

http://www.ucd.ie/englishanddrama/undergraduatestudies/onlineresources/

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Filed under English for Academic Purposes, English Language, Learning, UC CUP, UC Pathways

Close reading can be fun or awful

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_close_reading_can_be_fun_or_awful.html
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_close_reading_is_a_life_skill.html

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_teaching_close_reading_-_part_three.html

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Better English?

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/sep/03/the-sense-of-style-the-thinking-persons-guide-to-writing-in-the-21st-century-steven-pinker-review

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Filed under Books, English for Academic Purposes, English Language, Journals and magazines, Steven Pinker, style, writing

The Everyday Sexism Project

The New Zealand pages : http://newzealand.everydaysexism.com/
Read the book : http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Sexism-Laura-Bates/dp/1471131572

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Filed under English Language, Gender, New Zealand, The Student Experience, Uncategorized

Reggae Shark from the Key of Awesome

Just discovered Reggae Shark and The Key of Awesome (thanks to UCSA)!!

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Filed under "video clips", Advertising & Marketing, English Language, Film and TV, funny, humour, rasta, reggae, Reggae music, Shark, The Student Experience, UCSA

How to own a Hilux and how to remember stuff

I’m a sucker for anything that makes fun of gender stereotyping (there really are no women in this ad.!) and there are so many in the latest Toyota spot I had to watch it over and over to catch them all. Love the ending too.

And an excellent description of the differences between short-term memory, working memory and long-term memory, with teaching hints for all three:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct14/vol72/num02/Which-Strategy-Works-Best%C2%A2.aspx

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Bringing the UN to tears with poetry

Poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking and reciting at the UN Climate Leaders Summit 2014

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Filed under "video clips", English Language, Poetry