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"Die Muttersprache scheint von der Fremdsprache zu profitieren"

Bilinguale Kitas und Grundschulen? Eltern sorgen sich, dass frühes Lernen einer Fremdsprache dem Deutschen schadet. Kristin Kersten erklärt, wie der …

Women Who Found A Way Creating a Women's Language

Women Who Found A Way<p>Creating a Women's Language<p>by Christie K K Leung<p>Off Our Backs, Nov/Dec 2003<p>In ancient China, women were excluded from any …

Yale Neuroscientists Can Now Determine Human Intelligence Through Brain Scans

Do you feel like you were born to do something? There is just a certain skill like playing an instrument or sport, or a certain subject, like math, …

Can a Second Language Help You Learn a Third?

Post written by Aneta Pavlenko.<p>As bilinguals, one of our greatest hopes is that the efforts we have invested in learning a second language (L2) will …

How Billionaires and Entrepreneurs Overcome Procrastination, with Tim Ferriss

<b>Tim Ferriss:</b> Procrastination. Let's talk about it. It's a big topic. And by the way we all face it. It is a ever present evergreen issue for a reason …

Dan Ariely on the Science of Motivation and Pursuing Happiness

<b>Dan Ariely:</b> So when we think about what motivates people maybe the first thing we think about is what we <i>think</i> motivates people and what don’t we …

Happiness

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling

Back in the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci made the following remark about visual storytelling:<p>And you who wish to represent by words the form of man and all the aspects of his membrification, relinquish that idea. For the more minutely you describe the more you will confine the mind of the …

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor – and when we want to express ourselves we can draw upon a canon replete with …

Language

The Making of an Expert

Thirty years ago, two Hungarian educators, László and Klara Polgár, decided to challenge the popular assumption that women don’t succeed in areas requiring spatial thinking, such as chess. They wanted to make a point about the power of education. The Polgárs homeschooled their three daughters, and …

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam?

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

High School

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

Pediatrics

Get your tongue around German to master speaking English

It has become commonplace to hear that English is now a sort of “global” language, or <i>lingua franca</i>. Although this might be partly true, is it right …

Language

Britain may be leaving the EU, but English is going nowhere

After Brexit, there are various things that some in the EU hope to see and hear less in the future. One is Nigel Farage. Another is the English …

Language Learning

Learning a New Language Might Improve Your “Cultural Intelligence”

Being "culturally intelligent" is a powerful asset. Stepping out of your comfort zone and learning a new language just might make you better at it.<p>Emotional intelligence has become one of the most valued skills sought after by HR directors. Having this asset makes you a better communicator, problem …

Language Learning