The Oxford Dictionary says: youthquake
Merriam-Webster says: feminism
Collins says: fake news
And dictionary.com says: complicit
What’s your word of 2017? And what will 2018 be?
I have often told despairing students that it’s possible to learn a new language, but they need to remember the 10,000 hours rule : it takes at least this long to become an expert in a chosen field.
Cognitive psychologists have not exactly discredited the rule, but…
Just read this article by James Clear and see for yourselves:
An all-time favourite of mine, the EFL blog Tekhnologic has a two-part series of posts about using visual symbols in teaching:
You can read about the concept (it’s apparently suitable for all levels, though I would recommend starting with elementary or pre-intermediate learners) and download printable icons which are less dramatic than this Lascaux painting, but very handy if you want to give clear and memorable instructions, encourage students to speak and, in a pinch, remember what you were planning to do next!
Here is a very useful calendar by Tyson Seburn to keep track of professional conferences in the English language teaching world. It can be sorted by continent and ‘online only’ and has links to the event pages and submission deadlines. Neat.