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How fear can hold you back from learning a foreign language

STEPPING OUT OF BARCELONA’S El Prat Airport in a Vineyard Vines shirt and an iPhone in hand, I looked like the ultimate American tourist. Wherever I …

Could Robots Help Kids Learn Second Languages Faster?

European researchers are testing a robot language tutor that will give refugee children one-on-one attention.<p>Ideally, every child learning a new language would have their own teacher. That sort of attention helps students learn more quickly. But, of course, most schools can’t afford one-on-one …

Language Learning

“Alphabet Of Illiteracy” Highlights How Reading Can Help Save The World

A new campaign aims to promote literacy by putting it in world-crisis-solving perspective.<p>An A to Z list of world problems that could be eased by being able to read is at the heart of a campaign launched in the U.K. today to promote Project Literacy, an international initiative to raise public …

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When learning a new language, shortcut classes and “hacks” don’t work

When I arrived in Buenos Aires in the beginning of 2010, I could barely order food in a local restaurant. Two years later, I calmly explained the mechanics of Russian grammar to a Guatemalan friend… in her native Spanish.<p>Today, I’m conversationally fluent in both Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, …

Language Learning

Here's why Islam is practiced so differently from country to country

Such geographic differences are certainly important in Islam. But also important are the numerous legal schools and their interpretations. Since Islam is a religion predicated on law (sharia), variations in the interpretation of that law have contributed to regional differences.<p>Also significant in …

Why We Are Learning New Languages

Data from language learning app Babbel shows exactly who is learning to speak other languages, why they’re doing it, and how much difficulty they’re having.<p>Who learns foreign languages and why? When do they study? Do men and women learn then differently? Babbel, the language-learning app company, …

Early language skills 'key to later success'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/1226000/1226663_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526868847_521cd19a1c23d28d29c64d400e2c38c1<p><b>Children with poor language skills at age five are significantly more likely to struggle with maths at age 11, a study for Save the Children</b> …

Education

Does Language Influence How You See The World?

April McCarthy, <i>Prevent Disease</i><p>The language you are introduced to affects the structure of your brain, influences how you see the world and who you …