Language Learning

Top iOS Apps for Learning Chinese

As one of the languages that has the most native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is spoken by over 1 billion people. Its growing importance is emphasized …

Language

BBC Learning English - Course: English You Need / Unit 11 / Session 4 / Activity 1

Learning English<p>Inspiring language learning since 1943<p>English Change language<p>English You NeedCourses: English You Need<br>• Towards AdvancedCourses: Towards Advanced<br>• Upper-intermediateCourses: Upper-intermediate<br>• IntermediateCourses: Intermediate<br>• Lower-intermediateCourses: Lower-intermediate<br>• English My …

Language

Aligning the fastText vectors of 78 languages

Facebook recently open-sourced word vectors in 89 languages. However these vectors are monolingual; meaning that while similar words within a …

Linguistics

A-level language grades skewed by results of native speakers – study

Ofqual estimates 17% of students taking German A-level in UK are native speakers achieving about half of A* grades<p>For years the British stereotype of Germans has been that they get the best of everything, from sun-loungers to football trophies – and now it seems they have been achieving the best …

Education

Kindergarten Classes Could Save Fading Language

The flag of the Tlicho Nation<p>In a bid to save their language, and with it, their culture, the Tlicho government has implemented an immersion …

Education

LAUSD to pilot an expanded dual-language preschool program

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, students already have the option to spend at least half their day learning in a language other than …

Education

Is the conventional wisdom on bilingualism wrong?

So says an article in The American Conservative, as linked to by the National Review, “California’s Bilingual Gamble,” by Jason …

Psychology

This App Can Boost Your Vocabulary In Just a Few Seconds

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Think you don’t have time to learn a new language? Before you answer, think about all those …

Language

Two Languages Develop Simultaneously, But Independently, In Bilingual Children

<i>Summary: Study shows languages develop on their own, independent course and the rates reflect the quality of exposure to each language.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

speaking immigrants

Engagement with Spanish-speaking people and their cultures has been a focus of the Stanford Language Center’s Spanish language courses for …

Education

Russian Has Become 'Second Language' Taught in Syrian Schools, Official Says

Russian has become the "second language" taught in Syrian schools, and President Bashar al-Assad's children are studying Russian, Syria's ambassador …

Russia

Duolingo now offers paid subscriptions for ad-free and offline access

Language learning app Duolingo this week introduced a paid subscription program for Android users, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Duolingo Plus will cost $9.99 a month and offers users ad-free lessons and offline access. The free, ad-supported version of the app will remain available.<p>“Subscribers will help …

Apps

State Rep: Algebra II, foreign language classes aren't for everyone

Earlier this month, Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley offered broad generalizations and a condescending tone toward bipartisan legislative reform …

Education

Bilingual Education -- March for Science & Politicization

The progressive demonstration with the strange name “March for Science” is scheduled for this weekend. Although organizers call it “the first step of …

Psychology

CamSoda introduces Language Lessons, a pervy way to learn Spanish

Learning a second language as an adult can be difficult without the right motivation. For some, inspiration comes in the form of wanting to better …

Language

Learn a Language, One Moment at a Time

There’s a lot of times in an average day when you’ll find yourself waiting. Waiting for your morning brew at the cafe, or for an email to show up — …

Language

Tougher English test to meet new citizenship rules may set bar too high, expert warns

A tougher English language test under sweeping changes to citizenship laws may set the bar "too high", an expert warns, and will exclude people from …

Language

How to Take Your Spanish From Mal to Mejor: Spanish Immersion in Spain - Passport & Plates

<i>Disclosure</i><i>: Pueblo Español hosted me as a student on the immersion program. As always, all opinions are my own.</i><p><i>Am I actually going to do this? 8 days</i> …

Spain

This App Can Teach You a Foreign Language in “Micromoments”

Every day, we all waste a multitude of tiny, unavoidable moments waiting for some small feature of the digital world to load. But on Monday …

Language

The Irish language is in crisis and must find new ways to survive

There is a need for a national and international debate about a new way forward for the Irish language.After a one hundred year language revival …

Ireland

5 Mobile Applications Every Student Needs

1. TED<p>Explore more than 2,000 TED Talks from remarkable people, by topic and mood, from tech and science to the surprises of your own …

Programming

This Polyglot Makes Brand Messages Work In Every Language

Figuring out how a brand should interact with consumers on social media across the globe isn’t possible if you don’t understand the language—or …

Advertising

What Works for English-Language Learners

« Should School Integration Be a Priority in New Orleans? | Main<p>| No comments<p><i>This week we are hearing from the Houston Education Research Consortium</i> …

Education

Learning without a mentor: how to become an expert programmer on your own

If you're an intermediate or senior programmer you may hit the point where you feel you're no longer making progress, where you're no longer …

Pedagogy

MIT makes apps that teaches language for just a few seconds

We have become an “instant” culture, that is, a culture of instant gratification. We expect what we want, from an Internet connection to a reply to a …

MIT

Adults Retain Understanding Of Their Birth Language, Even If They Have Never Spoken It

Babies are soaking up knowledge of the language being spoken around them even during the first few months of being born. A new study, published in …

Language

EXCHANGE: More Hispanic students means bilingual schools

Brothers Juan and Rigoberto Guzman laughed inside a Northwest Elementary School classroom while they played with colorful paper puppets.<p>Juan, a …

Education Reform

Future of endangered Indigenous language rests with youth

In the remote Northern Territory community of Ngukurr, the endangered Ngandi language is being passed on to a younger generation by its last fluent …

Education

A Short Trip to Hakone

While Tokyo and its many unique wards offers enough to visitors to spend your entire trip there, the Land of the Rising Sun has much more to offer. …

Travel

The British people may have spoken – but they need to speak in another language

I can still remember a conversation I had as a teenager about GCSE subject. I had the choice between doing Spanish or Geography. My late father was …

Language