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10 Proven Benefits Of Learning A Second Language

Learning

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show<p>By<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>Laptops and organizer apps make pen and paper seem antique, but handwriting appears to focus classroom attention and boost learning in a way that typing notes on a keyboard does …

Note-Taking

Science: You’re Not a Grammar Snob, You’re a Grammar Jerk

When you point out an error in someone else's work, you might be a jerk.<p>I admit it: I'm the queen of typos. It's not that I don't know the difference between "you're" and "your," it's just that sometimes my fingers type faster than my brain. When I proofread my own stuff, I don't always spot the …

Do You Speak 'Startup'? Learning Silicon Valley's Language

What languages do you speak? After several years working in tech, I’m fluent in “startup.” Each time I say “disrupt” or “content strategy,” I hate myself a little bit. Yet – in the land of startups, this strain of jargon is inescapable.<p>To get to the bottom of the strange new language I’ve learned, …

Silicon Valley

Study: Panthers have better grammar than Broncos

On the field, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers seem to match up pretty evenly. When it comes to a keyboard, though, the Panthers appear …

NFL

What It Means To Think Critically

<b>What Does ‘Critical Thinking’ Mean?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a 2014 post</i><p>What does ‘critical thinking’ mean?<p>Well, that depends on …

Top 10 Confused Words in English [S]

My cumulative list of “words commonly confused” continues with ten that begin with the letter <i>S</i>. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning.<b>1. sight</b> …

Living Rooms

The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Some generations earlier, J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserted …

Literature

6 Amazing Websites to Learn a Language If You're Too Busy

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re a busy person.<p>Either you’ve got a job you work hard at, a business you run yourself, or perhaps …

Language Learning

21 Glorious Gifts For Grammar Geeks

Don't hate. Punctuate!<p>This holiday season, make a declarative statement by choosing the perfect gift for the person who catches <i>every</i> mistake.<p><i>The Huffington Post may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.</i>

Etsy

Will Every Student Succeed? Not With This New Law

Last week the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to jettison penalties for schools, districted and states mandated by the Bush era No Child Left Behind law. NCLB was signed into law by George Bush in 2002 and was supposedly designed to expose and solve "achievement gaps" in American …

Writing a Haiku Every Day Changed My Life

It started how most things I do start, as an accident and a promise to no one other than myself. I have always set challenges for myself before the reasons for them ever came to light, often for no other purpose than the challenge itself. Over six years ago, sitting on an airplane home from …

Say 'what' again! 7 ways for expats to learn new languages

<i>Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry or savor their songs – Nelson Mandela</i><p>Having moved to the Netherlands just over a year ago, this quote hits close to home. Or at least my new …

How Dual Language Learning Could Help Curb Education Inequality

More than 17 percent of Texas’ public school students learned a language other than English first. There are a number of approaches to teaching these …

Phrasal verbs worksheets for ESL | English phrasal verbs printables

Learning and using phrasal verbs is an extremely important part of mastering English. Most native speakers use these all time, so the more you use …