ITC, an Interactive Approach to Academic Text

Academic Text (reading and writing) is currently taught using a traditional, linear  and ‘dissection’ model that does not reflect the hierarchical and holistic nature of the academic writing process and inadequately prepares learners for the writing of...

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Japanese Online Learning Through Anime

Japanese online learning is easy and fun! Learn Japanese online by watching a Japanese anime (animation). Learning Japanese can be made easy by watching a Japanese anime and learning how to tell the story in Japanese.  Fitting the Japanese language to the story helps...

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Language Course dates and fees 2018

LANGUAGE COURSE DATES and FEES 2018 The new SSC term starts week beginning January 7th. See below for our 2018 dates and fees for Winter, Spring and Autumn terms and for the SSC Language and Culture Summer School Package 2018.    ...

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Language power to counter bias and effect change

Language to counter bias Language can be used to create bias. The media, for example, is known to exploit language to present events in a certain light and to promote specific viewpoints.  People also often use language, both intentionally and unintentionally, that...

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Edinburgh History: Adam Smith and the wealth gap

Adam Smith (1723 -1790) on monopolies Adam Smith, the great philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment and the ‘Father of Modern Capitalism,’ died in Edinburgh on July 17th, 1790 and is buried in the Canongate Kirkyard at the bottom of Edinburgh’s...

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Text analysis for language skills development

Text analysis for language skills development Text analysis helps us to understand how a text is structured and how the different language choices we make as we write interact with each other to create the overall meaning that is the text.  In additional to helping...

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