Advanced teacher training – free webinar: Crossing the subject border

Language teachers training for the practice of social and emotional learning, Verbalists Education

Given the current reality, the need for new approaches for teaching – especially in online/blended learning environments – is critical. More than ever before, schools around the world are shifting their focus and prioritizing the practice of social and emotional learning. The call for compassion has never been greater.

The Verbalists Education & Language Network has partnered with the world’s leading teacher training experts to deliver a series of free webinars and workshops which will help you build easily and effortlessly emotional learning into virtual, blended, or in-person environments. READ MORE

Free webinars for teachers – How to create emotionally charged events in your lessons

Verbalists Education is a leading internationally accredited language network, with more than 5,000 language teaching professionals worldwide as members, many of them from the emerging markets. We strive to empower teachers to provide inspiring learning experiences. Therefore, we are very excited about our ongoing partnership with UKLC and iteach, which has recently resulted in a series of free webinars, exclusive to our member teachers and education professionals. One of the most exciting web events will happen next week:

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The importance of portmanteaus and slang words – don’t be hangry!

The importance of slang words and portmanteaus
Portmanteaus “sexting”

The nice thing about language is that it changes to reflect the times. The Internet has spawned lots of funny English words. Sometimes we also coin our own words and phrases for new things. Most of these new words are portmanteaus, which is the term that describes a word that’s constructed by taking some parts of two words, and making a new one. This is also known as a blend in linguistics.

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A new unique museum dedicated to words and language is set to open in October

Planet Word Language Museum

There are plenty of museums that revolve around visual art — now words are finally getting their due. An interactive museum dedicated to words and language is opening on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Planet Word is designed to educate visitors about language, with exhibits focusing on the spoken, sung, and written word. The 51,000-square-foot space is located inside the historic Franklin School in the heart of DC. READ MORE