The languages of the world.

languages-of-the-world-largeEnglish – spoken by 335m globally- is spoken in 110 countries, contrasted with Chinese (number 1 language) which is spoken by 1 billion 197 million in 33 countries. Shows the true power of language globally.

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World Migration | International Organization for Migration

This is excellent use of technology, which I believe could be used in education and in the classroom. Subjects from Maths, IT and languages could use the statistics, countries and figures in an educational context.

The Where We’re From interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. Its endlessly fascinating to explore where we’re from. The underlying data for the map was published by the World Bank in 2010.

Source: World Migration | International Organization for Migration

Start of a new and exciting journey.

Hello Everyone,pdge

Welcome to my site and blog. I am an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher, and have been teaching both in the UK and abroad, (UAE, Jordan, Turkey and Libya), and have now embarked on a very exciting path of doing the PGDE (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) specialising in ESOL at Bradford College, UK.

I believe this opportunity will open up to me great pathways for development in my career. I am now coming towards the end of my second week, already!. All the excitement (with some anxiousness) is building up, especially as I am now approaching my micro-teach, and of course, my teaching placement. All the skills and lessons I have learnt from my previous jobs, and qualifications such as CELTA, I will put into action, and on the course and placement I hope to utilise and exploit new methods, skills and expertise in my field of language teaching. With the expertise of my mentor and tutors’ high calibre and feedback, I hope to come out of the other end, enhanced, well-developed and of course, successful.

You may all follow me on here, I will try to post regularly, especially after teaching, observing and discussions about language teaching, teaching methods and anything new and interesting I may come across during my course, which may make for interesting discussion and reading.

Again thanks for reading, and in my next post I hope to cover my micro-teach and observation feedback.

SAAD