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Sigmo Device Lets You 'Talk' in 25 Languages

If learning a new language through Rosetta Stone proved too difficult, a new gadget offers an easier solution for real-time language …

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages

That's 'other than English', of course.<p>A tip of the hat to the people at the new Maptia Blog - who are "on a mission to build the most inspirational …

Why languages matter to me: Eddie Izzard, Alastair Campbell and more

Eddie Izzard, stand-up comedian, currently touring his show Force Majeure in a multiplicity of languages across the globe<p>I describe my language ability in percentages of fluency. I'm about 65% fluent in French, 30% fluent in German, about half a percent fluent in Spanish. I'm already touring my …

Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons

Not sure about how to use QR codes or a class wiki to teach languages? <b>Emma Drury</b> has some pointers

What to avoid when learning a foreign language | ZDNet

Sometimes, a familiar face is the last thing you need to see. Reminders of home can disrupt your ability to process a foreign language, a new study …

14 Shape-Up Shortcuts

These genius tricks will help you drop pounds and sculpt muscle in record time<p>It flies. It's tight. You rarely feel like it's on your side. Of course, we're talking about time. You can blame it—or more accurately, the lack of it—for standing in the way of many things, but scoring the body of your …

Foreign-Language Teaching Resource: LinguaeLive

Yesterday, one of the participants in the DAAD Summer Seminar I’m a part of, Jennifer Hosek of Queen’s University, shared a valuable foreign-language …

What Are The Hardest Languages to Learn?

| <b>source:</b> May 18th, 2011<p>Bonjour! Did you catch that? That was the only French word that rolls easily off my tongue after several years of college …

Learning a language depends on good connection between regions of the left hemisphere of the brain

Language is a uniquely human ability. The average person’s vocabulary consists of about thirty thousand words, although there are individual …

Beat language-learning frustration, reach your goals, and how to give a speech 6 weeks after starting to learn a language - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

<i>Today's guest post is from Judith Meyer, who writes at Learn Yu and is one of the most accomplished polyglots I've ever met! We met at an Esperanto</i> …

Will One Sleepless Night Affect Your Race Time?

It's all but impossible to sleep well the night before a big race. New research reveals how this impacts your finish<p>"Don't worry about bad sleep the night before a race; what matters is your sleep two nights before the race." It's one of those bits of running wisdom that get endlessly repeated. But …

The Surprising Way to Make Your Food More Delicious

Adding sugar or salt may make every morsel taste better—but not for the reason you think<p>Ever wonder why cake always seems to taste better after you’ve blown out birthday candles? Or why your morning coffee is so much more satisfying when you’ve stirred the sugar in yourself? Turns out, performing a …

The 10 Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat up, get fit! Because the path to a strong, capable, toned body begins in the kitchen

How to Protect Your Knee to Help Avoid Cartilage Loss and Meniscal Tears

The knee is one of the most stressed joints in our body due to our bipedal or upright stance and thus gait. It is a joint articulated by two of the longest lever arms in our body: the femur and tibia. For you physics minds out there, that equates to a high torque and pressure across this …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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If you could actually see Wi-Fi, this is what it would look like

What if you could actually see Wi-Fi? It is something we all have wondered about. We can see the Wi-Fi routers in our homes and our offices, and we …

Learn 48 Languages for Free Online: A Big Update to Our Master List

Right in time for your travels, we've just completed a big update to our rich collection of Free Foreign Language Lessons. Featuring free audio and …

7 Frugal Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language? Being bilingual can make you an asset in your work field, enriches you culturally, and can really …

How can I use textivate?

Textivate is a way for teachers and educators to create multiple interactive exercises (and worksheets) based on texts and/or matching items, which …

MFL: THE Top 5 ‘go-to’ websites in my MFL classroom

Over the last four years I have experimented with a variety of language-learning websites, trialling different age groups with different features. In …

9 ways to increase students' TL use

This summer I wrote a post on increasing your own TL use and am just now getting around to this follow-up post.<p>Students need to practice speaking the …

Do children hearing two languages acquire language at a slower rate?

It is often assumed that children who are exposed to two languages from birth will acquire language at a slower rate compared to children who only …

Cooperative Learning in MFL

This is a blogged version of a CPD session I delivered to MFL departments in St Alban’s and Folkestone this year. The Prezi I used can be found here. …

Multi Memo – 6 minutes recording - Speaking and Listening Skills

Multi-Memo is an exciting new addition to our Voice Recordable Range. It can record and playback multiple messages, with a total recording capacity …

Secondary MFL Using ICT - Using web-based software to support speaking skills

10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - EdTech, Innovation, Teaching

According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more …

Yemeni girl's speech against child marriage goes viral

YouTube screen shot of Nada al-Ahdal.<p>A video of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl's account of escaping her arranged marriage has gone viral. In the 3-minute clip, Nada al-Ahdal says she would rather die than get married at her age and calls the potential marriage "criminal."<p>According to a report in NOW …