Diane DeNoon

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12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Linguistics

I’ve Been Thinking … We Shouldn’t Fear Being Alone

We all feel lonely at times. I have a family mem­ber who calls herself a hermit—she doesn’t really feel the need for much in the way of …

Psychology

Learning a language has a lot of benefits, including making you more tolerant

There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have …

Foreign language 'emergency' hinders U.S. economy and foreign policy, report warns

The inability of too many Americans to learn or speak anything but English constitutes a foreign language “emergency” that could end up harming the …

Language Learning

13 Things to Know About the Alpha Generation

Members of the Alpha Generation, on the heels of Generation Z, are only 0 to 2 years old today. They account for absolutely no purchasing power. But …

These are the world’s most multilingual countries

Papua New Guinea is the most multilingual country, with over 839 living languages, according to Ethnologue, a catalogue of the world’s known …

The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language

This <i>was written by linguist Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, is an educational researcher and activist. He has written hundreds of articles and books in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingual education, and reading.</i><p>By Stephen Krashen<p>In a …

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

Northern Europe

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require …

Enough is as good as a feast.

Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m a nerd. A big one. I’ll own it. Grammar really gets me going. Word origin, homophones, rhetorical devices and literary …

Mardi Gras

America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century - American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Research Papers, Monographs, and Project Publications<p>America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century<p>Published by American …

Humanities

2019 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Kansas City Area

Kansas City

From Spanish in the U.S. to Tatar in Russia: Fascinating map of the world reveals each country's second language

A map of the world has highlighted the importance of languages in shaping the cultural identity of a country.<p>The maps are part of an infographic …

Listen to the beautiful diversity of voices around the world on this interactive map

Google's AI recently made Translate more powerful and capable than ever before.<p>The cloud-based system can now accurately decipher entire sentences …

10 Things Monolingual People Will Never Understand | 5-Minute Language

1. Wanting to learn a language for no reason whatsoever<p>Yes, I’m learning Haitian Creole. No, I’m not going to Haiti. And I’m not married to a person …

Language Learning

Comparison: Challenging Tool or Thief of Joy?

Have you ever had someone say something so startling that, in an instant, their words seem to smack you in the face with a reality check? I recently …

Using the Target Language and Making Comprehensible Input

These videos will consider two key questions: Why is it so important to use the target language and how do we make input comprehensible?<p>Part 1<p>Part 2

Language

Spanish from Day 1

The first day of Spanish class. You want to be welcoming, you want the students to feel comfortable. You also want to set the expectation that this …

Teaching

4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

Did you know that Polish people represent the highest percentage of the foreign-born population in Norway? Or that the largest proportion of …

TEQ Videos

series<p>Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin.<p>series<p>Meet Shwu-fen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at …

Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language Program

Serves students in grades pre-k–12<br>www.glastonburyforeignlanguage.org<p>Program Leader<p>Rita A. Oleksak, Director, Foreign Languages/ELL<p>Program …

Icebreakers that Rock

<b>We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.</b> That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made …

Teaching

PORTER: Exploring the deceptions of Kansas school funding

Jim Porter<p><b>By JIM PORTER</b> <i><br>Kansas State Board of Education, District 9</i><p>We are consistently hearing from those political leaders who are resisting what …

Why The Dual Language Immersion Approach Will Change Achievement In American Public Schools

<i>Based on Conversations with Dr. Bob Slater, Co-Director of American Councils Research Center (ARC)</i><p>For decades, the American educational system has …