Richard de Meij

4,018 Added | 45 Magazines | 200 Likes | 15 Following | 8,117 Followers | @rdemeij | Multilingual, Dutch National, Speech-Pathologist, Applied Linguist, World Languages Educator, Educational Technologist, Dancer, Founder & Webmaster of www.celebratelanguages.com

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. …

Language Learning

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> …

The Single Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language

China was the hardest place I ever traveled to. I also consider my ten-month tenure in China to be one of the most rewarding of my life. Predictably, …

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 …

Food and Beverage

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 …

Language

Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any …

Psychology

Bilingual Baby: Second Language Boosts Cognitive Skills

Many families are choosing to raise their children to know how to speak two languages, whether that be for cultural reasons, educational purposes, or …

The benefits of teaching children foreign languages

One who speaks three languages is called “trilingual.” One who speaks two languages is called “bilingual.” One who speaks only one language is …

Mireille Matab

Angela Lee Duckworth, a teacher turned psychologist, reveals what factor determines whether a student will succeed or fail.<p>Read: …

AfroLatinos Documentary ENGLISH Version

Where Did All the Black Teachers Go?

I started first grade at an all-black elementary school in Chester, Pa., a deeply segregated factory town near Philadelphia, in 1957 — three years after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional.<p>The crisply dressed first graders who moved …

Education

School Registration for World Languages Day

CULTR is excited to welcome your school to World Languages Day! Showcasing opportunities related to language learning, forward-thinking companies and …

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 …

Language Learning

8 Life-Changing Language Learning Events Around the Globe

When was the last time you hugged a language learner?Language learning can be lonely, so events that bring us together make a huge difference in …

Language Learning

Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

Many parents worry, no doubt, about the effect video games have on their children. We list the ten most common problems recently investigated by …

Want To Sell Your Ideas? Your Success Depends On The Language You Speak

To communicate your ideas effectively, speak the language of your buyer.<p>I am in Cesme, Turkey, near the Aegean sea, for summer vacation. Last night my family and I went to dinner in the village. As we walked down the main street, store owners called out to us in different languages, English, …

Language

Bilingualism for a Healthy Brain

<b>In an article originally published at Nautilus on May 13, 2016, community editor Emilie Reas discusses emerging research showing that bilingualism</b> …

Speaking dialects trains the brain in the same way as bilingualism

There has been a lot of research to back up the idea that people who use two or more languages everyday experience significant advantages. The brain …

Speaking two dialects has the same brain benefits as bilingualism

There has been a lot of research to back up the idea that people who use two or more languages everyday experience significant advantages. The brain training involved in having to use a different language depending on the context and speaker is credited with enhancing attention and memory skills—as …

Language

Foreign languages and the complexities of bilingualism

In this episode of Learning World we look at the importance of learning languages.<p>It can boost your chances of a new job or help you communicate in a more and more connected world.<p>The Learning World team also look at the cognitive benefits learning new languages has.<p>In the second part of the …

Language Learning

Bilingual children: what parents need to know

Expat parents often approach me with questions about how they should help their children with their Dutch language skills when they speak another …

Bilingual Brains Have Better Attention And Focus, Study Finds

Bilingual is better.<p>Scientists have found another incentive for you to make the most of your foreign language class - a new study suggests that …

The Brain

Nearly Half of U.S. States Offer Special Recognition for Bilingual Graduates

Tens of thousands of students are earning the honors each year. More than 40,000 students in California, the birthplace of the biliteracy seal, …

Education

Dementia: Bilingualism may help brain conserve resources and resist decline

New research published in the <i>Journal of Neurolinguistics</i> suggests that seniors who have been bilingual for years use their brain resources more …