UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

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  • Key Skills at UCL

Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

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Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

  • Longman Web Dictionary

With over 80,000 entries, this dictionary covers most words that you will find on the Internet.

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With over 80,000 entries, this dictionary covers most words that you will find on the Internet.

  • Dictionary.com

This dictionary uses American spellings. It also has a thesaurus which is an excellent way to find synonyms.

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This dictionary uses American spellings. It also has a thesaurus which is an excellent way to find synonyms.

  • Vocabulary

Go to this site and enter the URL (website address) for the site you wish to visit. When you visit this site you will be able to click on any word you do not understand and a definition will come up.

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Go to this site and enter the URL (website address) for the site you wish to visit. When you visit this site you will be able to click on any word you do not understand and a definition will come up.

  • BBC Pronunciation Tips

Listen to and practise your vowel sounds.

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Listen to and practise your vowel sounds.

  • Elfs Interactive Learning.

Fun exercises for guests, try the storyboard.

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Fun exercises for guests, try the storyboard.

  • Bab.la

Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards

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Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards

  • Lexxing

Chat with a native speaker

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Chat with a native speaker

  • Cambridge ESOL

Cambridge short test of English level

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Cambridge short test of English level

  • Wordnik

Online dictionary and thesaurus

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Online dictionary and thesaurus

  • Rhymes

Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

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Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

  • Reverso

Translation, dictionary, conjugation etc in various languages

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Translation, dictionary, conjugation etc in various languages

  • English Central

Record your voice and compare it to the original. it points out mistakes

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Record your voice and compare it to the original. it points out mistakes

  • Forvo

Pronunciation in various languages

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Pronunciation in various languages

  • ESL Video

Videos with quizzes - listening and reading comprehension

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Videos with quizzes - listening and reading comprehension

  • Quizlet

Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

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Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

  • Shahi Dictionary

Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images

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Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images

  • Music English

Use song lyrics to learn new vocabulary in English

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Use song lyrics to learn new vocabulary in English

  • Youtube

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  • TED talk: Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

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From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

  • TED Talk: Diving into deeper learning

The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

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The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

  • TED Talk: The child-driven education

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

  • TED talk: Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

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Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

  • TED Talk: A short intro to the Studio School

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

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Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

  • TED Talk: How the news distorts our worldview

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the media is actually showing us less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

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Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the media is actually showing us less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

  • TED Talk: And now, the real news

How many of today's headlines will matter in 100 years? 1000? Kirk Citron's "Long News" project collects stories that not only matter today, but will resonate for decades — even centuries — to come. At TED2010, he highlights recent headlines with the potential to shape our future.

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How many of today's headlines will matter in 100 years? 1000? Kirk Citron's "Long News" project collects stories that not only matter today, but will resonate for decades — even centuries — to come. At TED2010, he highlights recent headlines with the potential to shape our future.

  • TED Talk: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

  • TED Talk: Does the media have a "duty of care"?

In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking ... (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)

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In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking ... (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)

  • TED talk: Why videos go viral

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.

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Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.

  • TED Covering World News: Introductory Essay

Written by the educators who created Covering World News, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material.

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Written by the educators who created Covering World News, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material.