Language Learning

5 Million English Language Learners: A Vast Pool Of Talent, At Risk

About 1 out of every 10 public school students in the United States right now is learning to speak English. They're called ELLs, for "English Language Learners."<p>There are nearly 5 million of them, and educating them — in English and all the other subjects and skills they'll need — is one of the …

Education

Strategies for Launching Afterschool Language Programs

« Four Ideas for Approaching Political Conversations With Students | Main<p><i>While many elementary schools would like to have language offerings for</i> …

Education

Don’t travel abroad before checking out this special from Rosetta Stone

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>I think we can all agree regardless of politics that there’s <b>a lot of weirdness</b> going on in the world right now.<p>As a result, thousands of people who had …

Language

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

When you go camping, you’ve got to bring the right gear for the trip. And language learning is no different.<p>Always pack the right gear for the trip …

Language

One simple, free hobby that will improve your understanding of the world

Hobbies make people happy. Taking up bird-watching, running a 5K, or learning to knit can help us reduce stress, meet new people, and live more meaningful lives. There’s one hobby in particular that’s unique in its ability to truly transform us: learning a new language.<p>Research has shown that there …

Language

10 best language learning apps for Android

Learning a new language can be difficult. It’s a whole new set of vocabulary, grammar, and cultures to learn. There are a variety of tools that can help the process. We can’t teach you a whole new language, but we can help you find some tools that hopefully make the process easier. Here are the …

Apps

Are we raising a breed of ‘dyslexic’ foreign language learners?

(Co-authored with Steve Smith and Dylan Vinales)<p>All teachers who have taught dyslexic children at some point in their career will know how …

Language

How to Help Your Kid Succeed in a Dual-Language Program

Parent involvement is an important element for success in a dual-language program. We have some tips on ways you can help your child.<p>When it came time to decide our child's educational future, the choices were overwhelming: Private school, charter school, public school, or homeschool (at least we …

Education

Mondly Launches Virtual Reality for Learning Languages, Powered by Chatbots

BRASOV, Romania, Feb. 17, 2017<p>/PRNewswire/ ATi Studios, creators of Mondly, has today released the first virtual reality app for language education …

Virtual Reality

Language Learning Engages Houston Students

I recently had the chance to visit Herrera Elementary School and Mandarin Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District. What we …

Education

Rosetta Stone Deal - Save Even More with this Amex Offer!

Rosetta Stone is a language program that I am very familiar with. I have used this with several languages and while I am not fluent in them :), I …

Mark Zuckerberg Is Learning Chinese. Here's Why You Should, TooMark Zuckerberg Is Learning Chinese. Here's Why You Should Too

Reaching another 1.3 billion people is just one reason to start learning the language.<p><i>This article appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>I've been following Mark Zuckerberg's path to mastering Mandarin Chinese since his speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing in October 2014.<p>At that event, Mark bravely managed to …

Language

GeekWire Deals: The best way to learn a new language? Rosetta Stone, now under $150

When you want to become fluent in a foreign language, you turn to Rosetta Stone. The award-winning, best-selling, top-rated language learning …

Language

Begin Reading Mandarin Chinese with These 5 Great Learning Books

The story is all too common. You’re psyched about deciphering written Chinese but don’t know where to start.Does reading Mandarin Chinese seem like …

Learning

Mondly's VR language-learning app is the closest thing to actual immersion

Experts agree that language learning is best accomplished with full immersion. Most of us, unfortunately, can’t pack up and head to Tokyo for a year to learn Japanese.<p>Mondly, a language-learning app on iOS and Android, thinks VR could help bridge the gap. And today it’s launching an app for Gear VR …

Virtual Reality

Spark an Interest in Spanish with Books | GeekMom

I love to sprinkle educational materials around our home and watch the learning unfold. I have talked about STEM strewing before, and today I’d like …

Language

Learning Chinese Online for Free and From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. According to Ethnologue, about 1.3 billion people are — if we ...The post Learning Chinese Online …

Language

12 Languages Later, My Best Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

Uh… yeah, I just counted how many foreign languages I’ve studied so far in my life and it’s been twelve!<p>Though in defense of the version of me that …

Language

How Others See Your Language Learning

You language learning will be received differently around the world by different people. How is it for you?<p>As much as I like to paint cultures and …

Language

The Easy and Very Surprising Way to Learn a New Language

Adult language learning--fast. It uses technology. And real native speakers.<p>I have visited Germany a few times in the last several years and found myself frustrated by my lack of ability to communicate. I flippantly suggested to friends that the next time I go to Germany I'll be speaking German. …

Language

Coding as a Foreign Language

How many of you speak more than one language? Since Hackaday is an English-language site whose readership is world-wide, we are guessing quite a lot …

Education

Want To Learn A New Language? Learn These 3 Hacks First

Have you ever wondered what an easy way to learn a foreign language is? Or, maybe you’ve tried to learn a foreign language but don’t know how and …

Learning

Conquer a Foreign Language With The Aid Of eBooks

With the world going global, it’s important to broaden your horizons and acquire new skills. Learning a new language can add to your list of bankable …

Language

5 unexpected benefits of learning another language

The desire to learn a new language is often born of a desire to find a deeper experience abroad.<p>When traveling to a country with a language that's not native to your tongue, translation apps are helpful, but only to a certain extent. They enable you to decipher a menu, but not necessarily to spark …

Language

How to Learn Italian: 5 Top Tips for Italian Learners (Plus 5 Great Reasons to Learn Italian)

You want to know how to learn Italian? Good job! Italy is a wonderful country. The food, the architecture, the culture, the history, the romance. …

Language

7 Language Blogs You Should Be Following to Learn Languages Faster

If you’re just starting to learn a language, one of the first things we recommend you do is to refer to experts in the language learning space.<p>If …

Language

Spanish, French and ...SQL? The push to teach coding like a foreign language

TALLAHASSEE — Miami businesswoman Elizabeth De Zulueta speaks English and Spanish. She knows some Italian and Russian, too.<p>She's also a robotics …

Education

Why marking your students’ books should be the least of your priorities

<b>1. Introduction</b><p>Never, as in this day and age, schools have made such a big fuss about the importance of marking student and never has giving feedback …

Pedagogy

Response: Home Language Support 'Helps Learners Navigate Both Worlds They Inhabit'

« 'The Writing Strategies Book': An Interview With Jennifer Serravallo | Main<p><b>(This is the final post in a three-part series. You can see Part One</b> …

Language

The Top 10 High Demand Business Languages

We’ve compiled a handy list of the top 10 languages you should consider for business and marketing content translation when competing in global …

Linguistics