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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

How to peel garlic, five must-see food hacks

Shaping Our Global Future, Advocating for Bilingualism and Multilingualism. #NABEPerspectives Volume 36, Issue 1 http://t.co/fvhkyxMMJn

Is it Better to Be Bilingual?

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

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Benefits Only Bilinguals Would Know

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Study Shows Brain Benefits Of Bilingualism

The largest study so far to ask whether speaking two languages might delay the onset of dementia symptoms in bilingual patients as compared to monolingual patients has reported a robust result. Bilingual patients suffer dementia onset an average of 4.5 years later than those who speak only a single …

5 Benefits of Bilingualism for your Brains

Studies are showing that a multilingual brain has an edge on a monolingual brain when it comes to problem solving, multi-tasking, and decision making. Here's 5 ways multilingualism benefits your brain.<p>Learn more about these benefits here: …

7 signs you’ve made it in a foreign language

Learning a foreign language as an adult is undeniably more challenging than growing up bilingual. Since we’re no longer human sponges, the task …

Three Surprising Ways to Use Technology to Learn a Language

The global economy has created such demand for cross-cultural communication that people can’t help but pay more attention to language learning, both as a problem to solve and as a business opportunity to explore. The oft-cited observation that there are more people in China learning English than …

I learned a language the old-fashioned way – with a pen pal

"Hello Libby! Thank you very much for your letter, I was very happy when I opened it. How are you? Me, I am fine but a little tired. I am tired because I have a lot of lessons. I am excite about meeting with you."<p>It was a week after receiving this letter that I met the person who would turn out to …

Rodika Tchi - The Spruce

Rodika Tchi is an experienced feng shui consultant with a full-time consulting practice TchiConsulting.com in Vancouver, BC Canada. She regularly …

Gaming apps that help you learn another language

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Let’s face it: Not everybody has hundreds of dollars to spend on an expensive set of Rosetta Stone software levels one through five, or can pay to download the …

Meet the New Language Empires

<i>The Economist</i> decided to take Vladimir Putin's assertion that he had to protect Russian speakers literally and have reimagined a world organized by …

Common Sense

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning?

"There is no longer a four-walled classroom," says Dr Cecilia Goria, of Nottingham University's Language Centre. "Teaching and learning now extends beyond that."<p>Technological innovations have changed language learning radically from the old-fashioned image of pupils learning lists of verbs out of …

Are You Cultured Enough To Master This Language Quiz?

Perhaps you know how to say hello and goodbye in a couple of other languages, but how good are you with general language knowledge? Do you know what "c'est la vie" actually means or do you just say it all the time, along with "chic" and "carpe diem"?<p>Let's see, quick: Can you decipher certain Asian …

ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages

ReShare is targeted at news junkies who are tired of relying on Google Translate to read articles from foreign-language publications. Instead, the app offers articles translated into 11 languages by humans. The iOS and Android app was created by Conyac, a crowdsourcing translation platform.<p>After …

Skype Translator Means Never Having To Learn Another Language Again

Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Language barriers are about to be broken way down.<p>Microsoft showed off its Skype Translator feature at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday.<p>Skype Translator allows users speak to into the video chatting service in their …

How Brains See Music as Language

A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.<p>For the better part of the past decade, Mark Kirby has been pouring drinks and booking gigs at the 55 Bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.<p>The cozy dive bar is a neighborhood staple for live jazz that …

Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) for Teaching

The foreign language teaching methodology known as Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) uses gestures, music, dance, and theater to help students …

Language Learning

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …

Three ways to use iPads in the languages classroom

The thought of using iPads in the classroom might leave some teachers squirming: another change to contend with; another expensive gimmick that will end in tears. But the iPad has the unique ability to provide almost complete freedom of outcome without impinging on a teacher's personal style. In my …

Why I won’t let my children learn French

It’s ‘the language of human rights’, says François Hollande. Not in Africa it isn’t<p>Listen<p>My children won’t learn French. If their school tries to force the issue, I’ll fight tooth and nail. There’ll be the mother of all Agincourts before I let it happen.<p>It’s not that I have any problem with the …

A language app is getting Brazil’s taxi drivers in shape for the World Cup

The World Cup is just weeks away, and nothing seems to be ready. But at last one group in Brazil may be prepared: the nation’s cab drivers.<p>99Taxis—essentially the Uber of Brazil—has partnered with language-learning platform Voxy to offer free English lessons to 40,000 cabbies. The 2,000 who signed …

Language Learning

How to teach the new languages curriculum: advice and best practice

From September this year, all primary schools in England will be required to teach a language from year 3. At secondary level, languages will remain optional at GCSE, but the government has made it clear that students need to make substantial progress in one language over key stage 2 and 3.<p>In a …

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The key to successful language learning in schools? It's all about the culture

Harrogate Grammar School (HGS), a non-selective academy, was selected in 2011 as one of the UK's first teaching schools and has been recognised for its successful focus on foreign languages. This is evident in the school's ambition to become "world class" in its delivery of outstanding results in …

Teaching languages with technology: tools that help students become fluent

Young people live their lives through technology: they are the web generation and they are hungry for more. Our challenge is to channel the natural enthusiasm our pupils have for ICT by using it in their everyday lives and embed it purposefully into the modern foreign languages (MFL) …

Savory Grits With Slow-Cooked Collard Greens From 'Afro-Vegan'

Give me a bowl of creamy grits and I'm a happy woman. Give me that same bowl of grits topped with slow-cooked greens and I'll swoon. So I didn't hesitate to try out Bryant Terry's recipe for savory grits with long-cooked collards in his new cookbook, <i>Afro-Vegan</i>. He based the collard greens component …

Ginger Beer Margaritas

Ginger Beergaritas.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 2, 2014 62<p>Please come over so I can feed you a cocktail right now.<p>Think: the most gigantic basket of homemade …

Pickled Eggs

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Amy Thielen | The New Midwestern Table | Clarkson Potter, 2013<p>I’ve sat on barstools and eaten good pickled eggs and …

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