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Kirsten Winkler
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English language learning is fraught with ineffective products and failed instructional approaches, complicated by disparate proficiency scales and non-standard interpretations of terms like “intermediate” and “advanced.” This leads to confusion about what results learners should expect after language study. It also contributes to unclear guidelines for stakeholders who evaluate learners’ proficiency, from university admissions offices to future employers. 
Voxy's founder Paul Gollash and chief education officer Katharine Nielson propose a new way of assessing language skills: project-based assessment.
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Italians speak one language. No, actually, they speak thousands of them. I will tell you more: Italian is a newborn baby compared to the thousands of languages spoken in this country.
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Italians speak one language. No, actually, they speak thousands of them. Italian is a newborncompared to the thousands of Italian dialects spoken in Italy.
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How Skype Translator will Revolutionize Language Teaching
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This week Skype opened up registrations for its upcoming Skype Translator feature which translates speech in real time and displays the translation as captions on the video call. Skype itself markets the feature as a replacement for language learning, albeit as a former language coach I am actually pretty excited about the technology’s potential for […]
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Jobs in the creative industry play an increasingly important role for the economy of many countries. The OECD just recently published an interesting report on the growing connection of tourism and the creative industry in countries like South Korea, China, Italy, Japan, the United States and New Zealand.
Makers Empire makes the world's easiest to use 3D design and printing app, designed so students as young as 5 can get started in 3D design and printing.
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The global market for social networks and communities targeting researchers and scholars is getting more and more competitive.
Another network for researchers raised an angel round this week, adding another edtech startup to a highly competitive global market.
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I believe that those who have the most funds to continue business prevail, not necessarily the best product.
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Homophones exist in every language, and of course we have a few of these confusing words in German. 
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Technically homophones are words that sound the same but are written differently. Here is a list of German homophones and a famous Rammstein song.
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Language learning in Poland: The number of people learning foreign languages in Poland has increased in recent years, especially since joining the European Union in 2004. Many young people have taken the opportunity, myself included, of studying or working abroad.
Łucja Wojtasik shares her experiences with learning English and the state of language learning in Poland.
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Oxford University Press partners with Hujiang, China's largest e-learning platform. Hujiang will use digital content from OUP, primarily in English language teaching.
Through the partnership Hujiang will use digital content from OUP, primarily in English language teaching.
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Ardusat, a Utah-based education company focused on enhancing student engagement through hands-on experimentation, launches a platform that will enable K-12 students to remotely control small satellites called “cubesats” carrying science experiments.
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Ardusat aims to get more kids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by letting them track storms or study solar flares from space.
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Scholas.Social is a global, multi-religious and multi-cultural network that aims to connect schools through collaboration, encounter and shared interest. http://www.edukwest.com/pope-francis-launches-global-online-school-network-scholas-social/
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Scholas.Social is a global, multi-religious and multi-cultural network that aims to connect schools through collaboration, encounter and shared interest.
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How to tell the date in #german  (1/2) http://deutschhappen.com/das-datum-einfuehrung
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Education 2.0 Blogger, Interviewer and Edupreneur
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    Founder & Editor, 2009 - present
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Founder and Editor of EDUKWEST - on a mission to change and disrupt education
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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com and the future of learning atDisrupt Education. She is the organizer of the This Week in Startups Paris Meetup, adviser at GrayMatter Foundation and a consultant to startups in education 2.0 at WinklerMedia.

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Winner Best New Blog Edublog Awards 2009
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  • Humboldt University of Berlin
    Law, 2013
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