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Friday Links Special: Information Online

December 14, 2012 by

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We live in the Information Age, where it often seems like all the world’s knowledge, and several worlds’ worth of pictures of cats, are at our fingertips. But what is the real quality of information on the internet? Can we trust online encyclopedias? Online classes? Online journalism? Does the internet improve the quality of information […]

November Last Links

November 30, 2012 by

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Last links of November! Enjoy, because there will be NO MORE until December: Linguist Makes Sensational Claim: English Is a Scandinavian Language – This is awesome! It’s like a soap opera! English grew up thinking that Anglo-Saxon was its father and French was its mother, until a tall, blonde stranger appeared with a different story. […]

Giorgobas Gilocavt!

November 23, 2012 by

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It’s Giorgoba – the holiday so important Georgians have two of them! It commemorates St. George, the Georgian hero who slew the dragon and drove the Targaryens back across the narrow sea forever. This event is commemorated by the giant golden sculpture at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, and “George” became a folk etymology of Saqartvelo’s […]

Friday Links Special: Learning about Learning

November 16, 2012 by

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We have a great links post for you this week! Today we’re focusing on learning and language education – which, coincidentally, is our primary mission at TLG. Enjoy! How do we learn? Here’s a sample of the latest research into education and memorization: The Guardian Chinese Challenge – Can you learn to read a menu […]

Friday Links Roundup

November 9, 2012 by

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This is what we at the TLG blog have been reading this week. Well, this and election coverage. The Uses of Difficulty – We all know that overcoming challenges feels rewarding, but can obstacles in our way actually improve the outcome of our work? This article argues that difficulty can inspire us to do better […]

Mkurnali

November 6, 2012 by

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Earlier than I am used to, I was out and about on a Tuesday. Ready to do my first interview with someone from an NGO for a blog post with a bit of a difference. I was going to visit an NGO called Mkurnali in Tbilisi. This doesn’t really have much to do with teaching […]

To the links, to the links…

November 2, 2012 by

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Hello Dear People of the Interweb Once again, we have been prowling, in the dead of night, when only the ghouls and the very brave and… well, and everyone else is on the internet, to bring you the very best links to the very best sites we could find. We on the blog team would […]

Links, links, links, links!

October 26, 2012 by

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Welcome, dear readers, to the list of links we found interesting this week. As always, if you find something interesting, please send it our way! Check out some of the great photography young Georgians are producing! Galleries range from recent political events in Georgia to ancient architecture to travel around Georgia and the world. Want […]

Friday = Linksday

October 19, 2012 by

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Another week has come and gone and the TLG Blog Staff has scoured the internet for cool and educational links! In That’s Where You Are a couple from Iowa travels the world taking advantage of the words of Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu which they proudly display on their blog: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and […]

What Lies Beneath

October 16, 2012 by

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What lies beneath a country?  What lies beneath a people?  What lies beneath your own identity?  These are not questions with easy answers. I live in an old farmhouse in southern Maine, USA.  We have a red barn, but the rest of the farmland was parceled off as separate lots in the 200 years since […]

Paraskevis Linkebi

October 12, 2012 by

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It’s Friday again (seems to happen every week) so it’s time for another links round-up! Forgive the title of this post, but here at the TLG blog we’re devoted to cultural exchange, and what’s more exchangey than mangling two languages together? Don’t blame me for this – Georgians have actually analyzed several words from social […]

Friday Links Special: World Teachers’ Day and Tbilisoba!

October 5, 2012 by

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Welcome to a very exciting edition of TLG Friday Links Roundup! First and foremost, today is World Teachers’ Day!. Happy World Teachers’ Day to us! Here’s what UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day site has to say about today: “On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ […]

The Very Second Friday Links Round-up

September 28, 2012 by

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Your humble blog-team has spent another week scouring the intertron for some great content for you to sink your teeth into. We think we have come up with some really great stuff but of course, you be the judge. Enjoy.  If you are a TLGV like me, you have perhaps spent many nights infront of […]

The Receipt Lottery

August 12, 2012 by

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I may be late to the party on this one – the word’s been going around for at least a few months. However, I have heard now from a couple of TLGVs that they have won – 10 lari here, 5 lari there – so I thought it might be worth a post. Georgia has […]

CNN: Hydroelectric Power in Georgia

July 3, 2012 by

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CNN did another special feature on Georgia (they seem to do one every year…) and I am embarrassed to say that I only got 7 out of 10 of their quiz questions right this time around. Here’s the promo: This time the series comes with a bunch of really interesting videos, all on YouTube, as […]