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Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language.

FutureLearn to go live in September with its first set of free courses

 The Open Beta phase will give first look to people who have signed up on FutureLearn.com

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Learners from 140+ countries have already signed up to FutureLearn

We are delighted to share with everyone that FutureLearn now has learners from over 140 countries registered on our website.

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G8 Summit

On the 14th of June,  a video about FutureLearn was presented at the G8 Summit 2013.
Featured as the official UK video, this clip is an introduction to FutureLearn.

The post G8 Summit appeared first on FutureLearn.

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Best of 2013 So Far...5 Places for Kids to Learn About the News

We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the most popular posts of the year.

FutureLearn announces international expansion

FutureLearn today announces its first international partnerships with Australia’s Monash University and Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin. The University of Edinburgh also joins the list of top-ranking universities set to offer free, open online courses through FutureLearn.com.  FutureLearn’s first courses will come online later this year.

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British Museum and four more universities join the FutureLearn revolution

The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading organisations has announced a further five partners today, including the British Museum, Loughborough University, University of Sheffield, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde.
The new partners are joining FutureLearn, which was launched in December 2012 and includes several universities as well as the British Library and the British Council.  Each is committed to providing engaging and entertaining courses through the online site.

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UK: Language Learning is in Decline because of Anti-European Sentiment

language learning is in decline
We already learned that in the UK language learning is in decline and that only 9% of 15-year-olds in the UK are competent in the first foreign language they learn in school after seven years, whereas other European students at the same age show much higher competency, like 82% in Sweden.

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