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Speaking More Than One Language Helps Stroke Recovery

Learning a new language is great for your brain.

There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also be able to reduce your risk of losing brain function if you are a speaker of more than one language.

In …

The Brain

The psychology of learning a language

Its name is Heschl’s gyrus and it's found in the area of the primary auditory cortex, that's the cortical structure in charge of processing incoming …


Afrikaans is no longer the language of the oppressor

The 1994 Consensus, and the vision that Nelson Mandela had for South Africa, was about embracing diversity and building diverse institutions. We …


Want to work in tech? You have to speak the language

In recent years, tech-adjacent roles are seeing unprecedented growth. As the tech industry grows, jobs in support, customer services and more are all …


I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How

Lifehacker reader Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process


Meet Premium 2.0 – Here’s Why It’s Your Best Guide to Language Learning

For a long time now, I’ve been working behind the scenes on doing a serious revamp of my flagship product, Fluent in 3 Months Premium. And I’m …

Language Learning

How to say ‘thank you’ in 28 languages

Thanksgiving may often be seen as a thoroughly American affair, but variations of this celebration exist in other parts of the world as well. So, to …

Sweet Potatoes

Idea Launches A Helpline To Facilitate Day-to-day Conversations In 16 Different Languages

Idea launches a Helpline to facilitate day-to-day conversations in 16 different Languages

-Now, mobile users across the country can Break the Language …


Listen Up! 5 Reasons Why Listening Is Insanely Important for Language Learning

When a native speaker starts talking in your target language, does it sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher blabbing?

Blah, blah, blah.

Do you struggle to …

These incredibly romantic words really need English equivalents

There are some feelings that can’t be expressed through words.

Except wait. They can. Just not in English, because our language is often pretty …

8 Languages That Are Almost Dead

1. Ts'ixa

Ts'ixa is closely related to the Shua language which is spoken throughout central Botswana, however, it is believed that only one village …

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 of The Best Educational Websites for Learning A New Language

October 15, 2015
language learning has never been this easy especially with the proliferation of web technologies and mobile apps that enable learners …

Infographic: The Countries With The Most Spoken Languages

Humans are thought to speak more than 7,000 languages across the globe. Asia has the most of them, 2301, followed by Africa with 2,138. There are …


How to Upgrade Your Language Patterns

Upgrading Language Patterns

by Adam Sicinski

Joseph O’Connor

We translate experience into language and mistaken the language as the actual …


ELL Treasure Chest "Colorín Colorado" Unveils Great New Site Design

Colorín Colorado, the great resource for all teachers and parents of English Language Learners, unveiled a new site redesign today.

In addition to the …


Using E-Learning Technologies To Improve Educational Quality Of Language Teaching

How To Use E-Learning Technologies To Improve Educational Quality Of Language Teaching

E-Learning or technology in learning has become a buzz in the …


Connect with Native Speakers Worldwide with Linqapp @LINQAPP #translationservice

Language help and translation app Linqapp is now available in iOS. In the recent Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015 competition, this startup got second …

Language Learning

Language Learning in the Real World

Posted on 14. Sep, 2015 by Malachi Rempen in Uncategorized

These days, learning a language from the comfort of your armchair is as easy as 1, 2, …

10 Must-See French Movies (With Language Hacking Notes) - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Watching movies to help with your language learning missions is really effective.

One of the main reasons I study languages is to get an inside view …


6 reasons why everyone should learn Español

We've read the arguments for learning French, but let's be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring …

Latin America

"Speak American". What about speaking something else too?

ARRIBA, ándale. America’s conversation about the country’s second-biggest language is as drearily predictable as the catch-phrase of Speedy Gonzalez, …

Best iPhone Language Translation Apps

iTunes Language Translation

The low end of mobile translation in the iTunes Store is dominated by advertising-laden, cheap or free front-ends to the …

An Animated History of How the Cherokee Have Adapted Their Language for Technology · Global Voices

Throughout history, whenever a new communication technology was introduced into society, the Cherokee people have ensured that their written language …

Calif. Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Prescription Labels In 5 Foreign Languages

California’s pharmacists would be required to provide prescription drug labels or medication instructions in five languages besides English under a …


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Education Week

Only 25% of Americans speak a second language. We rest on our laurels as speakers of English, believing that everyone else is learning our …

25 Free Online Spanish Language Lessons - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Learning how to speak Spanish? It can be tricky to find high quality online lessons that don’t cost a fortune.

You want to learn Spanish, and you’re …


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Class Story- A New Excellent Platform for Teacher-Parent Communication

September 5, 2015
The popular educational platform ClassDojo released today a new interesting tool called ‘Class Story’ which enables teachers to …

Bilingual anchor's defense of Spanish pronunciations sparks debate

New York (CNN) — A bilingual news anchor in Arizona has defended her pronunciation of Spanish words and in doing so has brought national attention to the issue.

During a broadcast on Monday, Vanessa Ruiz, an anchor at Phoenix's KPNX, responded to hateful messages she'd received over the way she …