13 New English Words EFL Teachers Should Know
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As teachers of English as a Foreign Language, we need to be on top of our game when it comes to the English language. This means having a solid grasp of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, among other things. It also means keeping up with the language as it changes. One of the fastest ways language changes is in its vocabulary so for English teachers this means making sure you are aware of the hundreds of new words added to the English dictionary every year.
Hundreds of words are officially added to the English language every year. It is not possible and not necessary to keep abreast of all these additions but there are a number that are used so much in popular language that they are relevant to our students. Here are thirteen new words all EFL teachers should know.
To watch a number of episodes of a television series in quick succession.
Describing a television series which has multiple episodes which can be watched in quick succession.
Electronically or mechanically generated movement that is experienced through the sense of touch on an interface such as a screen or console.
Short form of adorable, meaning very cute.
A person who enjoys drinking beer.
A piece of spaghetti made out of zucchini.
A feeling of being angry as a result of being hungry.
Products or companies which use digital and online technology in banking and financial services.
A cocktail made without any alcohol.
To ruin someone’s photograph by appearing in the background.
To smoke an electronic cigarette.
To camp in a glamorous way rather than the traditional way.
To source money for a project from a group of people.
Some of these words you may have known already, some of them may be completely new to you. Either way, it’s important that you are familiar with these words and their meanings so that you are able to pass this knowledge on to your students.
Of course this doesn’t mean teaching mansplaining to your Elementary students, but you may find some of the words are relevant for higher level students or when dealing with certain topics. There is no need to dedicate an entire lesson to teaching these new words but if the opportunity arises, there is no reason you shouldn’t teach your students up-to-date language to keep up with the times.
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You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.