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Inglés de Barco “Ship English”: el discurso de los marineros en el Caribe colonial



Delgado, S. (2019). [e-Book] Ship English: Sailors’ speech in the early colonial
, Knowledge Unlatched, 2019

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This book presents evidence that Ship English of the early Atlantic colonial period was a distinct variety with characteristic features. It is motivated by the recognition that late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth century sailors’ speech was potentially an influential variety in nascent creoles and English varieties of the Caribbean, yet few academic studies have attempted to define the characteristics of this speech. Therefore, the two principal aims of this study were, firstly, to outline the socio-demographics of the maritime communities and examine how variant linguistic features may have developed and spread among these communities, and, secondly, to generate baseline data on the characteristic features of Ship English. The newly-identified characteristics of Ship English detailed here may now serve as an entry point for scholars to integrate this language variety into the discourse on dialect variation in Early Modern English period and the theories on pidgin and creole genesis.

Didáctica del inglés en Noruega.


Ulrikke, R. and M. B. Lisbeth. [e-Book] English Didactics in Norway. Oslo, Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget), 2019

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This edited volume presents 30 years of English didactics research (1988–2017) in Norway. As a collection of chapters, each representing a doctoral study, the book is a complete overview of all doctoral research within the field. Each study discusses empirical, methodological and theoretical contributions, and implications for teaching English as a second or additional language (L2) today.


40+ Back to School Web Tools & Apps to Help English Learners Succeed


40+ Back to School Web Tools & Apps to Help English Learners Succeed



by Shelly Terrell | August 13, 2019


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It’s that exciting time of the year when we meet new students. Technology can help us support and engage learners who struggle with language skills and literacy. Technology can also help us communicate with parents who are English learners themselves.

Below are several free web tools and apps to help you support your language learners this year so that they surpass their academic and personal learning goals. This list is to get you started, but you can visit this blog regularly to discover the free web tools and apps we share! The web tools listed focus on literacy, reading, writing, comprehension, and fluency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).

Versatile Tools

Microsoft Education and Google for Education have several tools, apps, and features to help every learner. Both feature a suite of apps and tools students can use to create presentations, spreadsheets, surveys, or documents. Additionally, several of the apps have helpful features like spelling and grammar checks, translation, commenting, and dictionaries. These two platforms also provide teachers with training and free resources so they learn how to manage their classrooms, assess, grade and provide feedback much faster and easier.

Classroomscreen is an incredible classroom management tool with a timer, qr code maker, random name caller, voice level signals, and more! No registration is required.


Immersive Reader – Microsoft’s Immersive Reader is a game changer for language learners. No registration is required. Students copy and paste any text from a website, pdf, or document in order to have the words read aloud, see the parts of speech color coded, look up words quickly with a picture dictionary and more. Immersive Reader is being integratedinto various popular free third party apps such as BunceeThinglink, and Wakelet.

Rewordify –  Paste in difficult sentences, paragraphs, or chapters of text and rewordify changes it into easier language and vocabulary. Teachers who register can create games or quizzes with the vocabulary. Students who register can keep track of their reading progress.

Quizlet –  Make flashcards with vocabulary lists or choose from many flash cards users have already created. Play games with these vocabulary lists. Accessible on any device.

Wordsmyth’s Children’s Dictionary and Picture Dictionary –  Online dictionaries with images, audio of the word sounded out, related words, vocabulary activities, puzzles, and a thesaurus.

Storyline Online – A website with videos of celebrities reading children’s books.

Newsela –  News articles written for students with quizzes and the ability to annotate. Choose articles by grade level or reading level.

Commonlit – Access readings, fiction and nonfiction for 5th to 12th graders. Search and filter the collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.

Owl Eyes –  A web tool to annotate the classics and answer quizzes.

Epic Books –  Unlimited access to 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes and more for ages 12 and under.

DOGO News – A website and iOS/Android app for K to 12 students to find current events and research based articles. Each article includes images or videos and gives a citation for students to copy.

English Central –  Students practice their pronunciation by watching popular videos and measuring their pronunciation of what was said in the video.

Starfall​ – Interactive stories and phonics games for very young learners.

Learn English Kids – Interactive games, songs, stories, and videos for young language learners.

Language Learning Apps

Duolingo –  iOS, Android, and web app that gamifies learning English. Students earn points for correct answers, racing against the clock, and completing short lessons.

Busuu –  Students learn English with bite-sized lessons, flashcards, quizzes, and chats with native speakers.

Bilingua –  A language exchange iOS and Android app that connects learners with native speakers through messaging, games, and soon video and audio. A bot helps provide conversation tips and defines words.

Parent Engagement

Class Dojo –  An iOS, Android, and web app for sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments, student work, and student behavior achievements. Communicate with parents quickly through messaging. Instantly translate messages into 30+ languages.

Remind –  An iOS, Android, and web app where teachers can send text messages with links, images, and attachments to anyone who subscribes. Translate messages into more than 70 languages.

Class Tag – Offers a variety of tools to communicate with parents via text messages or the phone. Messages are translated in the parent’s preferred language then back to English.

Bloomz – An iOS, Android, and web app for sharing photos, videos, and announcements in multiple languages.

Digital Storytelling and Presentations

Buncee – Create digital books, posters, greetings, or presentations with audio, video, stickers, templates, stylized fonts, qr codes, and more. Students can use immersive reader within the platform.

Genially –  Create interactive content, such as timelines, animated presentations, infographics, videos, posters, and quizzes.

Makebeliefs – Create comics in multiple languages. Choose from the library of characters and backgrounds.

My Story Book – Very young children can easily create a storybook by choosing backgrounds, adding characters, and typing in the story. No registration is required and ad free.

Toondoo – Create comic strips or books with a library of characters and backgrounds or draw your own.

Storybird – Students create beautiful text stories by choosing from their library of free art. The story is embeddable. With a teacher account create student logins and students able to collaborate on stories.

Book Creator – Create digital books or comics with easy to use templates, 50 different fonts, and stickers. Students can include video, audio, and text. There are several accessibility features, such as adding descriptions to images.

WriteReader – Children from ages 3 to 10 years-old can learn to read by writing and publishing digital books.

Class Discussion

Flipgrid – Engage and empower every voice in your classroom by recording and sharing short videos with the ability to include stickers. Students can respond to other videos or share their videos in augmented reality. Students can also access immersive reader within the platform.

Linoit – Sticky web wall accessible on any device in which students can post videos, images, audio, or text notes. No registration required.

Padlet – Create a beautiful sticky web wall with their various templates and images. Only 3 are free. Students can post videos, images, audio, or text notes.

Parlay – A web tool that helps you design collaborative online class discussions investigating any topic, video, article, or link. You can choose from the database of created topics with a set of questions to choose from or create a discussion from scratch.

VoiceThread – Interactive way to present stories, images, or host discussions. Parents and students can leave comments by text, video, or audio. They can draw on the images and choose avatars.

Audio Recording

Vocaroo – Easily record audio then email to students who can record audio back. No registration is required. You can also send a link, create a qr code, or download the clip.

Voki – Add voice via text or audio to animated characters, animals, and historical figures. Students can add their own drawings as a background.

Design a Game or Quiz

Kahoot – Teachers and students can create engaging trivia quizzes and games accessible on any device. New features include a question bank, polls, autosave, and new characters.

Quizizz – A web tool and app to create fun games and quizzes. Teachers have the option of showing a meme after a question is answered.

Tiny Tap – An iOS app where students create learning games, interactive presentations and quizzes. The website has a free library of thousands of games, presentations, and quizzes designed by others.

Virtual Learning Environments

Google Classroom – Create a virtual classroom where students can turn in assignments or post responses to discussions. Students can respond to each other. Easily assign work, grade, and create rubrics.

Edmodo – A safe virtual learning platform for schools. Create assignments, grade or give a digital badge. Accessible on any device.

Schoology – Set up a learning management system that is accessible on any device and easily post assignments, grade, and keep attendance.

Nearpod – Create assignments and presentations for your classes. Students enter your live session with a pin on any device and turn it into you right there. Grade their work.

Edublogs – Student blogging platform and virtual classroom designed for educational purposes to keep students safe.

PBWorks – Create several free collaborative websites that are ad free where students can add images, video, or embedded creations. Comes with a plagiarism checker.


Informe estadístico. Traducciones literarias España – Reino Unido 2018



Gómez Muñoz, Beatriz. Informe estadístico. Traducciones literarias España – Reino Unido 2018. Madrid: CEX España Exportación e Inversiones, 2019

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Estadísticas de ventas de derechos de editoriales españolas (título y autor) a editoriales británicas en el año 2018, con los nombres de las editoriales británicas, nombre de traductores y formato.


Este informe recoge las obras de editoriales españolas, traducidas de cualquiera de las lenguas oficiales de España al inglés, y publicadas en Reino Unido en papel y/o formatos digitales en 2018.

En 2018 se han publicado 77 títulos traducidos del español al inglés, de los cuales 33 son reediciones y 44 obras publicadas por primera vez. Incluyendo todos los formatos de un mismo título, su número se eleva a 94. 71 traducciones tienen el castellano como idioma de origen, 4 el catalán y 2 el vasco. Las obras han sido publicadas por 38 editoriales británicas distintas, utilizando los servicios de más de 44 traductores.


La literatura en español la más traducida en Estados Unidos durante 2018

La literatura en español la más traducida en Estados Unidos durante 2018


El español es el idioma más traducido en Estados Unidos por primera vez. Desde el año 2008, francés, español y alemán se repartían los tres primeros puestos en este orden. Pero en 2018, el español superó al francés, con 101 títulos traducidos, en comparación con los 97 del francés. El alemán quedó en un distante tercer puesto, con 53 títulos. Los siguientes idiomas completan el top 10: Japonés (47), italiano (33), noruego (23), chino (22), sueco (21), ruso (19) y árabe (18). Las editoriales independientes (incluyendo AmazonCrossing) y las editoriales sin ánimo de lucro publicaron la mayoría de las obras traducidas: 86%, en comparación con el 14% de las Cinco Grandes.

Pronunciación del inglés de los músicos españoles. Viviendo en la Era Pop 2019/02/15




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En esta ocasión hemos contado con la participación de Daniel Linder, profesor de Traducción e Interpretación nativo de la Universidad de Salamanca para analizar la pronunciación de algunos de los músicos españoles cuando han versioneado o cantado sus canción en el idioma de Shakespeare.

El Inglés como idioma global


Crystal, D. [e-Book] English as a global language. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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Although English as a global language did not appear until 1997, it was actually written in 1995, which in 2002 seems a very long time ago, as far as global linguistic developments are concerned. The 1990s were a revolutionary decade, in that respect, with a proliferation of new linguistic varieties arising out of the worldwide implementation of the Internet, an emerging awareness of the crisis affecting the world’s endangered languages, and an increasingly public recognition of the global position of English. Academic publications relating to this last topic seriously increased in number and weight. The largely article-driven literature of previous decades had typically been exploratory and programmatic, restricted to individual situations, anecdotal in illustration, lacking a sociolinguistic frame of reference, and focusing on the written (and usually literary) language. By contrast, the 1990s saw the emergence of a more comprehensive perspective in which spoken varieties became prominent, there was a real increase in the amount of descriptive data, and attempts were made to arrive at explanations and to make predictions of an appropriately general and sociolinguistically informed character.

Refranes musicales. Viviendo en la era pop 2019/01/11



Refranes musicales. Viviendo en la era pop 2019/01/11


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Los refranes son sentencias llenas de la sabiduría popular que se han transmitido de manera ininterrumpida a lo largo de los siglos. Dominar un idioma es dominar las expresiones, los refranes, los dichos, las sentencias y las paremias. Tanto la literatura como la música han utilizado estas expresiones de una manera bidireccional, canciones que usan refranes y refranes que proceden de canciones. De modo que hemos realizado un recorrido por aquellas canciones que han recogido estas expresiones populares.


Apple regala 6 audiolibros grabados por famosos en inglés


Existen varias páginas y aplicaciones con miles de libros leídos en voz alta, en varios idiomas, que se pueden escuchar en distintos dispositivos como los móviles, aumentando así la posibilidad de “leerlos” en lugares y espacios poco convencionales como el automóvil mientras vas al trabajo, el transporte público o mientras se realizan otras actividades como tareas del hogar o ejercicio. Apple Books ofrece gratis seis nuevos títulos narrados por celebridades como Kate Beckinsale de Inframundo y Karen Gillian de Guardianes de la Galaxia todos en inglés.

El jardín secreto (The Secret Garden) de Frances Hodgson Burnett narrado por Karen Gillian.Tiempo de lectura: 8 horas.

Frankenstein de Mary Shelley narrado por Aaron Mahnke. Tiempo de lectura: 8 horas con 11 minutos. Frankenstein 

La máquina del tiempo (The Time Machine) de H.G. Wells narrado por Kelsey Grammer. Tiempo de lectura: 3 horas con 29 minutos.

El mago de Oz (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) de L. Frank Baum narrado por Tituss Burgess. Tiempo de lectura: 4 horas con 20 minutos.

Winnie the Pooh de A.A. Milne narrado por Disney Book Group. Tiempo de lectura: una hora con 30 minutos.



Estudiantes de inglés en materias STEM Transformando aulas, escuelas y vidas


Francis, D. and A. Stephens (eds). [e-Book] English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives Washington, DC National Academy of Sciences, 2018.

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The imperative that all students, including English learners (ELs), achieve high academic standards and have opportunities to participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become even more urgent and complex given shifts in science and mathematics standards. As a group, these students are underrepresented in STEM fields in college and in the workforce at a time when the demand for workers and professionals in STEM fields is unmet and increasing. However, English learners bring a wealth of resources to STEM learning, including knowledge and interest in STEM-related content that is born out of their experiences in their homes and communities, home languages, variation in discourse practices, and, in some cases, experiences with schooling in other countries.