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For English, Press One: Bush vs. Trump on Language and Politics

After Donald Trump said that Jeb Bush should "set the example by speaking English while in the United States," Jeb Bush countered that immigrants may "start without speaking English, but they learn English and they add vitality to our country."

Thanks to the American Community Survey, we actually …

Donald Trump

15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

If you don’t already speak Spanish, you really should consider learning, like, ahora!

Whether you want to improve your job prospects, keep your mind sharp, or explore new cultures without having to rely on Siri to ask for directions, Spanish is the one tool that will help you achieve all of that and …

Learning

9 Reasons to Learn Polish

Eee! This is exciting! Today I’ve teamed up with not one, but two other language bloggers to bring you the latest ‘9 Reasons’ video: 9 Reasons to …

Collaboration

Six common flaws of foreign language assessment

Often foreign language instructors test students on competences that have not been adequately emphasized in their teaching or, in some cases, have …

Consciousness

M News

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans.Then they tell you about the “best” way to …

Language Learning

EdTech Tips: Immerse Yourself In Duolingo!

Want to learn Spanish? French? Italian? Dutch? Turkish? Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform to help you make that desire a …

Education

30+ amazing resources for reading (and learning!) Spanish

Photo: CollegeDegrees360With Spanish as your target language, you know how important it is to learn lots of Spanish words and pick up basic …

Learning

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Foreign-language learning void in U.S. schools

ANALYSIS/OPINION:America's education policies have been stuck on stupid for decades.Since the middle of the last century we've allowed race, bigotry, …

Education

The benefits of teaching children foreign languages

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

Staying Resourceful in Language Learning

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Do any of the following sound like they might have come out of your mouth at one time or …

Language Learning

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases
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5 Essential Steps to Relearn a Language You’ve Forgotten In 21 Days

If you’ve forgotten a language you previously learned, don’t worry.

The good news is that chances are, your language is not one of the 14 languages …

Goal Setting

How to Improve Communication Skills in a Foreign Language

Learning a new language and communicating it fluently to another person is a completely different ball game.

If you’ve ever done public speaking or …

Linguistics

Education Week

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has formed a national commission to examine the current state of language education and conduct the first …

Education

Will Your Baby Have a Hard Time Learning a Second Language?

Wondering how long before your baby will be able to habla español? The answer may lie in her eyes.

According to a new study, infants who make eye contact with you, then look at the same object you’re looking at, may be able to pick up a second language more easily. That’s because the more babies …

Babies

Want to Be Smart? Learn a Foreign Language

In an interconnected world, being multilingual helps you forge valuable global connections and increase your chances of making it big in the world of …

The Brain

How to Learn a Language with Twitter

As much as I try to resist, when I pull up Chrome, my finger automatically gravitates toward the F or T keys. Facebook and Twitter have some kind of …

Social Media

Langues, Sprache, Taal: Firstborn children learn second languages better than their younger siblings

First born siblings are more likely to develop better second language skills, according to a study of 1,200 bilingual children published earlier this …

Kids

Best language apps for self-study learners

No matter which foreign language you’re studying, there is an app that can help you learn new language independently. More often than not, there are …

Language Learning

What is the Best Way to Learn Spanish Fluently in a Short Time?

Acquiring the Spanish language is something achievable. It does not matter if it is your first attempt at learning a foreign language. Using a …

Learning

The absurdity of English spelling and why we're stuck with it

Every rule in the English language has an exception. That's more than a little frustrating. from www.shutterstock.comGhoti. How would you pronounce …

Spelling

Video: “The Frequency of English Words: Bubbled (Part 1)”

United Kingdom

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The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Polyglots

Which will you rely on when learning a language?

“Habit” (built by repetition) or “Will power” (depends on your feelings) ?

I will pick a solid habit …

5 Killer Language Learning Strategies Guaranteed to Help You Make Time

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’d love to learn a foreign language but I’m just too darn busy. If only I had more hours in the day…”?

I hear you.

Productivity

3 Surprising Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language at Home

We’ve all heard it before:

You need to immerse yourself if you ever want to really learn.

There is no way to master a language without spending a long

Language Learning

12 Lost American Slangisms From The 1800s

Phrases phase in and out of everyday usage. Especially in the global hodgepodge that is American English. Sometimes, however, there are phrases forgotten that perhaps should be sayings salvaged.

Informal words and expressions that popped up in popular parlance, especially in the 19th century, says …

Vocabulary

What Being Bilingual Does To Your Brain

Most of us communicate with one another in a single common language, while some of us are part of the bilingual and multilingual world that can speak …

Aging