Richard de Meij

43 Magazines | 3,732 Articles | 7,393 Followers | 94 Likes | @rdemeij | Multilingual, Dutch National, Speech-Pathologist, Applied Linguist, World Languages Educator, Educational Technologist, Dancer, Founder & Webmaster of www.celebratelanguages.com

This helpful tool makes Netflix an easy way to learn a new language

Netflix can be a great tool for learning a new language, as can watching foreign movies and TV shows in general. Comparing the subtitles and the audio can help supersize your vocabulary.<p>But it’s not a perfect system. Let’s say you're an English speaker trying to learn Spanish. You can watch a …

Netflix

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; Here's How To Do It

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

Kids

Crutial: Listening Comprehension!

<b>Historically, "Listening Comprehension" has often been much overlooked & neglected as a critical language skill taught, learned and/or assessed in</b> …

The Power of Listening Ability: An Overlooked Dimension in Language Acquisition

• CARINE M. FEYTEN<p>Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2011<p>DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4781.1991.tb05348.x<p>Issue<p>The Modern Language Journal<p>Volume 75, Issue 2, pages …

Narvaez To Federal Commission: Hartford's A 'Tale of Two School Systems'

Hartford's public school landscape is a "tale of two school systems" — one of beautiful, award-winning magnet schools, the other of "crumbling" …

Hartford

Oilproject, the Italian MOOC you’ve probably never heard of, launches WeSchool

Have you heard of Oilproject? If you reside outside of Italy, probably not. Started by 25-year-old Marco De Rossi when he was just 14 and incorporated as a company in 2011, the startup claims to be the largest free online school — or MOOC — in Italy.<p>That translates into 1.7 million unique visitors …

MOOCs

VIDEO: Putting the Ed Into Edtech (EdSurge News)

Right now many edtech products are sold as black boxes. “What does the product do?” “Dunno, but it works through the science of neuroplasticity.” The …

e-Learning

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Thomas O’Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. (Elissa Nadworny/NPR)<b>By</b> …

Learning

Listening Skill Requires a Further Look into Second/Foreign Language Learning

Abstract<p>Current English-as-a-second and foreign-language (ESL/EFL) research has encouraged to treat each communicative macroskill separately due to …

Learning

Improving listening skills will improve language learning

Your listening skills will undoubtedly have an enormous impact on your ability to learn a new language. Of course you can study the grammar, practice …

Learning

On the Importance of Listening Comprehension

Hogan TP1, Adlof SM, Alonzo CN. (2014) On the importance of listening comprehension, <i>International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology</i> June 16 …

Reading Comprehension

In parts of Europe, speaking six languages is no big thing

In this World in Words podcast we hear just how effortless it can be to be multilingual in a certain corner of Europe. And we try to answer the question, Who owns Klingon?<p>Gaston Dorren grew up speaking two languages: Limburgish at home, Dutch at school. He later fell in love in German, and traveled …

World News

STEM Alone Is Not The Solution | The Skybox

Over the last decade, the United States has slowly slipped behind other industrialized nations in its test scores in the fields of mathematics and …

OECD

Education Reform: Language and Technology vs. STEM

As we get closer to the presidential election, organizations and individuals are once again appealing to officials for an education reform. Over the past few years there has been a push for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) programs. What about a push for language …

Language

STEM and Foreign Languages: K-16

Posted on January 15, 2014 by U.S. Department of Education<p>Posted on 12 Aug, 2013 by Transparent Language in Language Learning, Trends<p>The …

Language

Putting the FL in STEM: the Link Between Foreign Languages and the STEM Fields

Posted on 12. Aug, 2013 by Transparent Language in Language Learning, Trends<p><i>Dr. Bill Rivers is the Executive Director for the</i> <i>Joint National Committee</i> …

Johnson: What is a foreign language worth?

JOHNSON is a fan of the Freakonomics books and columns. But this week’s podcast makes me wonder if the team of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt …

Language

Student Creates Language Learning Tool

Anand Shankar learned to speak German in kindergarten. In middle school, he began to study French. When he started high school at North Shore Country …

Language Learning

Will the Business World Ever Shed Its Foreign Accent Bias?

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the ancient Mexican people of the Totonacs added wheels to their children’s toy animals, but for some reason, they …

Content Marketing

Funny Linguistic Misunderstandings to Make You Laugh

We’ve all had unfortunate or unexpected adventures during our vacations in other countries. Sometimes these can be very amusing. We’ve been …

Chinese Food