Language Learning

Top Apps for Learning a New Language

Not long ago, learning a new language required enrolling in a class or listening to repeat-after-me tapes of foreign sentences. However, all that has …

Learning

Learn a New Language With This Award-Winning Software

Get started now.<p>Learning a new language is an amazing skill, and research has shown that the brains of those who speak two or more languages operate …

Language

Which languages should children be learning to get ahead?

There are 7,099 known languages in the world today.Choosing which of these to teach our children as a second language is an important decision, but …

Education

These Amazing Websites Will Teach You a Great New Skill (Even If You're Busy)

Today, there’s no excuse not to be able to learn new skills.<p>While decades ago, we were limited to the confinements of a library or a classroom, we …

Language

The best smartphone apps for learning French

A winning way to learn French is while sitting (or more likely, standing) on the Metro, in your lunch break or whenever you have a spare five minutes.<p>…

Language

14 Everyday Struggles of Bilingual People

I speak 2.5 languages. I'm fluent in Spanish (my birth language) and English, and I know enough Italian to help a lost tourist. Though being able to …

Language

Why Being Complimented is Basically the Worst

People are just trying to be nice, sure. But even well-intended statements don’t always go over well.<p>There’s nothing like a compliment to put me down …

Language

Guitar Chords and Language Learning

<b>Chords and Language Learning</b><br>You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘learning music is like learning a language’, bandied around by musicians, and while …

Guitar Lessons

New York City's English learners often struggle to graduate, but here's how some schools buck that trend

As students settle into their AP chemistry class, the teacher gets through some housekeeping announcements in English and then switches to Mandarin …

Education

Learn another language and keep your brain fit

Multilingualism has social, cognitive and wellbeing advantages for people of all ages<p>about 11 hours ago<p>As well as keeping our brains active, learning …

Language

What does that sentence say?

New research shows late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language<p>RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Imagine coming across a sentence in English …

Language

How to Learn Any Language On Your Own (Step-by-Step Guide)

Learning a language on your own is not easy. But it is possible with the right strategy.<p>While we suggest finding a teacher or partner that can help …

Happiness

Here are the languages the world is trying to learn

I have learnt three foreign languages in my life and all of them have been studied in classrooms with books, pads of paper, and the occasional tape. …

Language

10 easy methods to learn sign language (with tips!)

Home » Blog » How to learn sign language<p>How to learn sign language<p>Written by Ellen Parfitt on March 17, 2017. Posted in Blog<p><b>In the hearing loss</b> …

Linguistics

Brain Fitness - Learn a New Language

Research has shown that it’s important to “exercise” your brain and language learning is one of the most effective and practical ways to do this. Speaking and learning a foreign language gives your brain a good workout, keeps your mind sharp, and defends your brain against aging.<p>Surprisingly, being …

Language

Unconventional way of learning a new programming language

There are more than 500 programming languages. Hence, it’s pretty normal for you to start learning a new programming language today. It’s possible …

Programming

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

The Brain

Four Lessons on World Language Instruction from the Netherlands

« Eight Ways Parents Can Develop Global Competence at Home | Main<p><i>Lynne West, Instructional Specialist and Latin teacher, from Bellarmine College</i> …

Pedagogy

Motivation Predicts Success

Although many people believe that successful language learners have special cognitive abilities, research in second language acquisition actually …

Language

Foreign Language Study Should Be Mandatory! | The World View

I wish I had a dollar (or a euro or a yen) for every time I heard someone say that they couldn’t learn a language. Yet studying a foreign language is …

Language

Learning Thai In Bangkok: Language Schools | WOS

Choosing to learn Thai in Bangkok might be one of the best decisions you ever make as an expat here.<p>While English is spoken reasonably widely in the …

Education

Report: Want the Job? Be Able to Say So in More than One Language

Those looking for a job may want to emphasize their language skills. In the last five years,the demand for employees in the United States who know more than one language has more than doubled, according to a report recently released by the New American Economy.<p>The report, "Not Lost in Translation: …

Language

Quizlet Learn | Quizlet

Introducing the new Quizlet Learn!<p>Currently available on iOS. Coming soon to Android.<p>Know what you need to know with Quizlet Learn<p>You have a big quiz …

Education Technology

Limits on learning to speak English like a native

Only children under eight can learn a second language as well as their first, says Daniel Glaser<p>Is there a better way to judge who should live where and what belonging to a country really means? Something more enlightened than the permanent residency form that has provoked so much criticism …

Education

Learn Languages VR: Our first take

What if you could have a conversation with someone speaking in a different language, without being spoon fed individual words, whenever and wherever …

Virtual Reality

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason

Speaking a different language—whether it’s your grandparents’ tongue or high-school Spanish—fundamentally changes the structure of your brain. Put a bunch of these malleable minds together in a company, and you create the potential for some truly original thinking.<p>We already know that businesses …

The Brain

A student's guide to comprehension-based learning

<i>In two previous posts, Diane Neubauer has discussed what comprehension-based teaching and learning is and why it’s useful. In this third and last</i> …

Pedagogy

Children who learn a second language have an advantage

You have probably heard this before today, even casually. As long as there will be new parents and new kids out there, it will be worth saying it …

Education

The English language revisited

As we continue to observe our newly-elected president and listen to his speeches/press conferences, the most striking aspect of his rhetoric is an …

Language

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language