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Synchronised from the original, with subtitles? – Languages and audio visual media

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In the last few years, access to audio visual media has become faster and more diverse. This is especially visible in movies and tv series. Users decide on the form in which they access the content and when; they demand multilingual versions, flexibility, and availability as soon as possible. Technical advances such as streaming, internet media libraries, video portals and storage media like DVD and Blu-Ray allow constant access to…

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eLA Post-conference Report 2016 is online

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At eLearning Africa 2016, more than 1,000 education professionals, digital learning specialists, researchers, government ministers and officials, policy makers and edtech providers from 72 countries came together in Cairo, Egypt from May, 24th to 26th – the first time the event was held in North Africa. It was hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Creative DC.

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EAIE will take place in September in Liverpool

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Between September 13th and 18th 2016, the 28th annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference, Europe’s largest in the realm of international higher education, will bring together more than 5,000 participants from 90 countries in Liverpool, UK for an inspiring and energising week of global knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

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Learning foreign languages: a question of attitude – and method

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Communication is everything. This frequently quoted principle not only applies to resolving conflicts, but also to learning languages. Many polyglots, people who speak many languages, begin to use their new language almost straight away. Their motto: It’s best to jump straight in at the deep end! By doing so, they are indeed relying on the other person’s willingness to understand and to take an interest in what they have to…

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SprachenNetz has been voted amongst the Top 100 Language Lovers

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The Top 100 Language Lovers competition has reached the finish line. Many great language learning platforms took part in this worldwide competition with over 30,000 votes. The hunt for the most popular language blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels organized by bab.la and Lexiophiles is probably the largest competition out there for language learning enthusiasts.

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OEB 2016: Eleven Sponsors already confirmed

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 The momentum heading toward OEB 2016 has already surpassed all preceding years, with eleven leading sponsors already signed up and more than double the number of registered participants in comparison to last year at this time! OEB 2016 Sponsors so far are Oracle Academy, mediasite by sonicfoundry, Open Assessment Technologies, LPLUS GmbH, speexx, Presentations 2Go, CREATE.21st century, Cengage Learning, Amity Online, smartspokes, and WildFire. The diversity of the group, covering…

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African Ministers Explored Information, Communication, Education, Training and Technology Issues in Order to Achieve a “Transformed Continent”.

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eLearning Africa 2016, the eleventh edition of the annual international conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training in Africa, launched on 24 May under the auspices of H.E. Yasser Elkady, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The event’s theme was “Making Vision Reality. It was hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and its executive IT arm, ITIDA (Information Technology Industry Development Agency). This conference…

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