Richard de Meij

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Why It Took So Long to Translate a Dutch Classic

When it was published in 1947, Gerard Reve’s The Evenings was considered shocking for its portrayal of youth in a postwar Netherlands. Now beloved in its home country, the novel is arriving stateside for the first time.<p>The Dutch novelist Gerard Reve led a scandal-filled career. In 1966, he …

Language

Can Babies Remember Their First Languages?

Babies remember key details about the first language they hear, a new study suggests. Researchers taught Korean to Dutch-speaking adults who had been …

This Is Why Splitting the Bill Is Called “Going Dutch”

The fairest way to handle paying a restaurant tab with a large group of people usually involves splitting the check and having everyone pay his or …

Owe

Babies Might Understand Language Better Than Anyone Thought

Even six-month-olds know that certain words are more alike than others.<p>No matter how many words you can define, your vocabulary isn’t like a dictionary. Your mind stores language not as a list of words, but as a network of categories, properties, and meanings, with stronger connections between …

Language

You have a LOVELY accent!

Iceland

Students learn Mandarin or Spanish first, then English, at popular Denver public school

A Denver charter school that excels on state tests and focuses on preparing students for an increasingly complicated world also refuses to teach …

Education

4 Ways To Learn A Foreign Language, According To Science

Chances are that if you’re reading this, English was your first or second language. You spoke English at home and you live in an English-speaking …

Language Learning

Autism and Bilingual Children

Let me start with a spoiler, in a good way. I want to stand up on my little SLP soapbox and say first and foremost: Using two or more languages with …

Autism

Students gain more foreign-language learning in schools

When twins Ryan and Michael D’Introno entered kindergarten two years ago, they often came home from school singing songs in Spanish, part of a language immersion program their school in Bedford Hills, N.Y., decided to try. All students, many of whom were native Spanish speakers, received …

Education

Children 'will begin learning foreign language at age of three' - FF proposal

Children will begin learning a foreign language at age three and must take at least one for the Leaving Certificate, under radical plans being …

News (Ireland)

Alcohol improves people's ability to speak a foreign language

If you’ve ever found yourself confidently showing off your language skills to the locals while socialising on holidays, you may be interested in a study which contends that alcohol improves people’s ability to speak a foreign language. Only a low dose, mind you, equivalent to just under one pint of …

Language Learning

Report: US grads are missing one thing—the ability to function like adults

The US is graduating high school students at an all-time record rate. Having coming of age in the metric-focused No Child Left Behind era, these students’ academic and technical skills have been tested more than perhaps any generation before them. Yet employers looking to hire them say too many of …

Education

Learning two languages does not limit academic potential for Head Start students - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

AMES, Iowa – Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically, but as a group, these students are often labeled as such, despite differences …

Teaching With Tunes: 21 Ideas for Incorporating Music Throughout the Curriculum

<i>from Educators' eZine</i><p>My seventh-grade teacher, Mr. Kiefer once gave an assignment I would never forget. It was actually very simple. He asked us to …

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8 Engaging Ways to Incorporate Music in Your Classroom

As you may have guessed, Flocab is a <b>HUGE</b> advocate for incorporating music into the classroom. It has been known to increase student engagement which, …

Viral

Some Ways to Use Music in the Classroom

Music just makes teaching and learning more enjoyable! Below are some suggestions on how you can incorporate music into your lesson plans!</b> …

Teaching

Music to Manage Your Classroom

So, you are making dinner in the kitchen while the television runs in the living room. You have completely lost track of time. All of sudden, without …

50 ways to use music and song in the classroom

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Education

Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding

The song "Gone" by 'N Sync stops me in my tracks and nearly brings me to tears; this is not because it's a horrible song but because, whenever I hear it, I am reminded of the night my college girlfriend and I broke up for the 15th time. (It was for the best that time.) I'm not sharing this for …

Teaching

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

I think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music …

Teaching

Watch Smarter

So many features in the cartoons you love—down to the white-gloved hands—have a troubling history.

How Miami-Dade Schools Made Thousands Of Fights Disappear

In the 2014-2015 school year, Madison Middle School in Miami reported 55 fights to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)—nearly one for every …

Education

Camp makes learning a second language fun

BELLVILLE — Several foreign language students from Knox County are joining fellow students from across Ohio at Templed Hills Camp for a week of …

Language Learning

5 Studies Prove Bilinguals Benefit Employers in More Ways Than One

The U.S., Germany, Russia and Saudi Arabia are the largest countries comprised of immigrants. Without a doubt, the bilingual population is growing. …

Penn State

How to Pronounce "Açaí" Without Sounding Like an Idiot

If you're going to be basic, you might as well say it right<p>October 05, 2017<p>Nothing is worse than giving the cashier your order and then hearing them …

Grammar

Why Learning Foreign Languages is So Important: My Epiphany in Southwestern China

My 40 liter rucksack was packed and I was setting out to explore the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan for ten days. <b>I was an English speaking</b> …

Language Learning

The Single Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Is there really a *best* way to learn a language? Turns out, there is.<p>China was the hardest place I ever traveled to. I also consider my ten-month …

Language Learning

3 Ways Language Training Benefits Your Business

Learning a new language is a great benefit for employees that increases confidence and performance.<p>A company’s success involves the synergy of different factors such as great leadership, innovation, strong financial management, a well-defined vision and many others. However, companies aiming for …

Language Learning

German Is Actually Much Easier Than You Might Think

The first time most of us come in touch with a foreign language or at least with the need to study it, is in school. But learning a language in …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

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