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You made your favorite tea, a reward in the form of a chocolate bar is just within your reach, and in the background not-too-distracting music softly floats through the room. It’s exam marking time and you’ve settled in for a long grading session with a dauntingly high stack of papers. For many instructors, exams are […]
Today is the first day of your new online class. You’ve used Poodll Net to enrol your students, cleared payments, and built a fully-functioning learning management system. Now all you have to do is teach. As you start your new course, a familiar sense of excitement rushes through you. You can’t help but wonder who […]
Finally! It’s Friday night and the stress of the week lies behind you (as are your bar-hopping days). You settle on your sofa, ready to finally catch up on House of the Dragon. With your puppy by your side, you switch on your TV, keen to lose yourself in the twisted power games of Westeros. […]
Few things are worse than walking your dog at 6 am on a winter morning with light rain splattering your face and the cold creeping up your sweatpants. Sure, you love your dog dearly but right now, all you want is to lie in your warm bed and start your days slowly with the smell […]
In an episode of the comedy series Modern Family, Gloria, a Colombian immigrant mother living in the US, has finally enough of her family’s jokes about her accent. “Do you know how smart I am in Spanish?”, she shouts at her husband before doing a dramatic hair flip and walking away. Her experience resonates with […]
How many words exist in the English language? The short answer is that we don’t know. Linguists estimate that there are around one million English words. Dictionaries like Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary count around 470,000 entries. Many of these words are obsolete, meaning that we don’t use them anymore and that even native […]
In recent years, predictions have been notoriously difficult to make. After all, the many new words we have added to our dictionaries since 2020 – from ecoanxiety to hodophobia (the fear of travelling, particularly in a pandemic), to social distance, and doomscrolling – show us just how much has changed in unprecedented ways. Nevertheless, Poodll […]
Your Ultimate 2022 Guide to the Duolingo English Test – What Is It? Who Accepts It? How Do You Prepare Your Students for It?
Living and studying abroad is one of the best ways to learn a new language and immerse yourself in a new culture. If your students consider studying abroad, they might ask you what test they should take to prove their English level to a prospective university. The Duolingo English Test is a solid alternative to […]
Poodll will be one of the sponsors of MoodleMoot Global in Barcelona 2022. If you are attending, be sure to visit us at our booth. We can’t wait to catch up with our existing users and to connect with new ones. The Poodll Guy will be there and demonstrating the latest updates and feature additions […]