Richard de Meij

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The study of foreign languages shouldn't be ignored

+1<p>It’s often thought that because English is the most prominently spoken language around the world in business, politics and tourism, learning a …

Language Learning

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

This Is A Must-Watch Video For Any Volunteer Or Peer Tutor Working With ELLs

It’s the perfect resource for any volunteer who is going to work with English Language Learners for the first time.<p>Six advanced ELLs have volunteered …

Education

Segregated Schools In The US Thrive With Nearly All-White Districts | International Business Times

A federal district court judge has decided that Gardendale – a predominantly white city in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama – can move forward in …

Education

How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

• shares<p>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 …

Speaking a second language may change how you see the world

Where did the thief go? You might get a more accurate answer if you ask the question in German. How did she get away? Now you might want to switch to …

Language

America's Foreign Language Deficit

When elementary and secondary schools and colleges around the country open for the fall semester, millions of students will not be studying a foreign language. Not necessarily for lack of interest. They won’t be able to.<p>In a shrinking world this reality constitutes a threat to our national …

Education

How Speaking More Than One Language Changes Your Brain

It may not be too surprising that your brain works differently if you speak more than one language — but it may surprise you to know that being bilingual can actually change how you view the concept of time.<p>A video from Seeker breaks down a recent study that found that if you speak multiple …

Language

Why Primary Teachers Are Failing Our Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Why do primary schools not employ specialists? Primary teachers are General Practitioners but what children (and fellow …

Teaching

5 Reasons You Should Teach Your Child Another Language

“What’s the point of teaching your kids a foreign language if they will never become fluent?” I have heard this so many times from parents who think …

Language Learning

Bilinguals Experience Time Differently.

Anne Rothwell, Press Officer at Lancaster University, reports on a new study by linguists Panos Athanasopoulos and Emanuel Bylund, who “have …

Language

5 proven benefits of learning a new language

Learning a new language is good for your brain.<p>The desire to learn a new language is often born of a desire to find a deeper experience abroad.<p>When …

Language Learning

How To Learn Foreign Language Easily And Quickly - {Best Methods}

Studying foreign languages online is really a great task and learning foreign language also makes you compatible to live in an another country too. …

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 …

Learning a second language isn’t just good for your brain—it’s good for democracy, too

We live in narrow-minded times, wherein insularity and nationalism are pervasive in public discourse. If you’re among the many people looking for ways to take political action, one of the most effective things you can do is devote yourself to learning a new foreign language.<p>Learning a new language …

Language

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Jon Bergmann es uno de los pioneros del movimiento Flipped Learning. Jon está liderando la adopción a nivel mundial del aprendizaje inverso …

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive …

Language

Can you choose the most common language in the given countries? [QUIZ]

Quizzes<p>Can you choose the most common language in the given countries? [QUIZ]<p>Photo: Mika Stetsovski<p>Posted In<p>Quizzes<p>Be the first to comment<p>Trending now<p>…

Language

A Rare Public Display of a 17th-Century Mayan Manuscript

When you take a close look at the flowery but meticulous lettering in the 17th-century book, you can see that many people wrote the script, at …

Theology

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Trends in U.S. educational policy drive a need to answer fundamental questions about effective classroom instruction, such as:<p>How can we define …

Your Brain Remembers Languages You Think You Forgot

New evidence suggests that the earliest traces of a language can stay with us into adulthood, even if we no longer speak or understand the language …

How to learn a language in super-fast time

Last week, the war of words between the EU and Britain over Brexit took an unexpected turn – when Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, elected to deliver his in French instead of English.<p>Addressing a conference in Italy, Junker claimed that “slowly but surely English is losing …

Being fluent in two languages might literally change how you perceive time

Being bilingual already has a long list of benefits. Research suggests that it boosts creativity and memory, strengthens multitasking and slows down …

How Successful Are Charter Schools?

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>David Leonhardt states, “Crucially, many charters are open to all comers, which means their success doesn’t stem from skimming off the best” (“School Choice Works While Vouchers Don’t,” column, May 2). In fact, charter schools do skim in several ways: Parents with the wherewithal to …

Education

How to Remove a Lock from Notes on iPhone

We’ve covered how to lock notes in the Notes app on iPhone. But what if you want to remove a lock? Perhaps you locked a note for a period of time but no longer need to keep it hidden: how do you get rid of the lock on that Note? Luckily, it’s just as easy to remove a lock from Notes as it was to …

iOS

Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few

COMMENT<p>Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language.<p>I was one of those considered to be “good at languages”. Like me, though, I …

Statistics show: Afrikaans is more black than white – and international. No longer ‘oppressors’ language”?

<i>The place of Afrikaans in South African business and society is hotly contested. With its roots in Dutch and used as a tool by apartheid rulers, many</i> …

South Africa

Saying linguists are 'flummoxed' by Trump is like saying veterinarians are 'puzzled' by roadkill

Here's the title of an Associated Press piece on Trump's "unmistakably distinct" speaking style.<p><b>Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists</b><p>Which …