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        August 15, 2013
Dear TESTING – Please enjoy August’s hand-picked, global education links and articles on practical and inspiring English teaching techniques, conversations and tips. We would love your feedback and suggestions. Email

The "Intelligibility Principle"

In her Time Magazine article, "How To Speak Like A Native," Annie Murphy Paul explains that accent isn't the most important thing banner-brilliant 7when learning (or teaching) a foreign language. Read more.


You Too Can YouTube

Teaching English with videos that you or your students choose is a great way to energize your classroom. Global educator, Hall Houston, provides practical tips on his site for English language trainers.


Collected Wisdom: The ELT Daily Journal

ELT maven, Hall Houston, also shares his thoughts and thoseElt daily journal 4 of master English teachers from around the globe to reduce the stress for beginning ELT teachers.

The ELT Daily Journal is a personal journal for ESL/EFL teachers in their first few months of teaching or teacher training. It contains a wealth of resources for professional development in ELT.



On the Other Hand

Learning English is not easy and proficiency for an academic setting can often take several years.The website offers, 10 Conversational and Academic Phrases to Get Students Speaking and Writing in No Time.”


It's A Breeze

American idioms continue to attract and puzzle many English Language Learners, especially lower level students. It’s A Breeze: 42 Lively English Lessons on American Idioms (Chimayo Press, 2012) packageits-a-breeze-cover-200h 3s multi-skill lessons around common single idioms for high-beginning English students. Free sample chapters are available via these links:

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