Language Learning

8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …


Is being multilingual a resume trump card?

As businesses grow and expand to new regions, people who speak multiple languages have a competitive advantage


Statistics in NIFLA v. Becerra, the Crisis Pregnancy Center Disclosure Case

<i>National Institiute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra</i> is an interesting, important, and difficult case, and there's a lot to be said both for the …

Los Angeles

LGBTQ website introduces spreads awareness in regional languages

Breaking the myth that queer is a concept only amongst the English speaking, urban populace, a website dedicated to the LGBTQ community is now …


Sentence Correction: Sentence vs. Clause vs. Fragment | GMAT practice question

Identify the underlined part of the following sentence:<p>The yellow kite flew high above the clouds.<p>Correct!<p>The underlined part of the above sentence …


Reading Comprehension: Work Order | GMAT practice question

In Reading Comprehension, if the question is __________, we can find the answer to the question by by referring to the <b>initial reading</b> (rather than by …


Quiz: Only 1 In 50 People Can Identify These 16 Grammar Mistakes. Can You?

How good are you at grammar? How many grammar mistakes can you spot? How well do you know grammar. Grammar quiz.


It's True: Alcohol Helps You Speak a Foreign Language Better

Those who dabble in learning a new language sometimes find that alcohol — in moderation — helps them speak more fluently. In a way, that makes sense: …


Duolingo - Learn Spanish, French and more for iPhone

Duolingo gives you the option of learning French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, or English through a diverse set of lessons. This app features a quiz-type approach interspersed with tips and brief explanations to help you fully understand the material being covered. It is designed to be …


Quiz: Can You Correctly Spell These 20 Commonly Misspelled Words?

How well do you know some of these most commonly misspelled words in the English language? Do you know proper grammar and spelling?


Vocabulary for Reading Comprehension: Passage | GMAT practice question

Which of the following sentences makes correct, logical use of the word <i>passage</i>?<p><i>The passage was interesting but had sentences that were too long.</i><p>A</b> …


Getting smart

The Government of India will be starting a pilot programme called the ‘Tablet Scheme’ in Gurugram and Rewari districts wherein they will be …


Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

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


Embedded Player : NPR

<b>Embedded Player</b> <b>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. But more than 231 million people speak only English, and don't know any other language well enough to communicate in it. In a special podcast episode of Here & Now, co-host Jeremy</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Israel and Arabic: Where else do language and politics collide?

<b>Israel has passed a law characterising the country as principally a Jewish state and putting Hebrew above Arabic as the official language, much to the anger of Israeli Arabs.</b><p>The law describes Hebrew as the "state's language", effectively prioritising it above Arabic which has for decades been …


How does the world's second most populous nation speak?

Census authorities have revealed the results of the latest language data in India, taking into account the languages spoken by the nation's over 1.2 …


The Hardest Languages For Native English Speakers To Learn, Visualized

Not all secondary languages were created equal for native English speakers. According to a visualization from Statista, using data from the Foreign …


Lying in a Foreign Language is Easier

<i>Summary: According to researchers, people find it easier to lie in a foreign language than their native tongue.</i><p>Source: University of Würzburg.<p><b>Most</b> …


Starting with Students: Preplanning for Language Development

In 2014, white students ceased to be the majority in U.S. schools, dropping below 50 percent of total student enrollment for the first time in the …


Brits are so bad at languages, we couldn't even translate the Brexit white paper properly – it's an embarrassment

When I read that the British government had humiliated itself with an incompetent translation of its Brexit white paper into German, I felt deeply …

Opinion (UK)

BBC Learning English - Course: English In A Minute / Unit 1 / Session 13 / Activity 1

Learning English<p>Inspiring language learning since 1943<p>English Change language<p>The Grammar GameshowCourses: The Grammar Gameshow<br>• The ExperimentCourses: The Experiment<br>• News ReviewCourses: News Review<br>• Go The DistanceCourses: Go The Distance<br>• English You NeedCourses: English You Need<br>• Towards AdvancedCourses: …


Meet One Family That Speaks Greek, Swedish And English At Home

About 20 percent of U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home.<p><i>Here & Now</i>'s Jeremy Hobson talks with <b>Erik Anderlind</b> and his 9-year-old …


Learning, Language, and Leading with Dr. Beth Holland

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Could it be that one of the biggest barriers to change is that we rarely have any real shared understanding of the language …

Johns Hopkins University

Starbucks to open first U.S. ‘signing store,’ will be designed with deaf patrons in mind

Starbucks is taking a step to make sure a new store is accessible to those who use sign language to communicate.<p>The first “Signing Store” in America …


UP Board Model Question Papers for Intermediate Exam 2019 out at, Download Now!

Candidates who are eligible to appear for the UPMSP Intermediate Exam 2019 can visit the official website to download the model question papers to …

India News

An ASCD Study Guide for Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Many of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can think about on your own, but you might consider pairing with a colleague or …


By degrading Arabic, Israel has degraded Arabs | Opinion

The nation-state law is stirring fierce debate among both Jews and Arabs in Israel, about whether such legislation was needed, and about its various …


There are lots of ways schools teach English learners. Here's how it works.

School district officials in Westminster this year signed an agreement with federal officials to change how they educate students who are learning …


What's Wrong With Tourists? | Why It's Time to Stop Trying So Hard on Holiday | Amuse

I like being a tourist. I like trying to explain something to someone who doesn’t speak the same language as me, or spending a day driving – frustrated at a co-pilot’s substandard navigational skills, or stumbling across a random restaurant and deciding to try it out, despite having no idea of it …


Moldova Republic mayor requires Romanian-language translator

Nicolae Grigorişin, the mayor of Bălţi city, in the Republic of Molodva, needed a translator at the meeting with Japan’s ambassador in the country. …