Language Learning

Supporting Bilingual Children With Special Education Needs

<i>Interview conducted by François Grosjean</i><p>One of the longest-lasting myths concerning bilingualism is that children with developmental disabilities …

Developmental Disabilities

Learning a New Language at Age 40+

<b>You Can Do It!</b><p>What do you call someone who speaks three languages? <i>Trilingual</i><p>How about two languages? <i>Bilingual</i><p>Just one? <i>American</i><p>This old joke has more …

Language

We never forget our native language – even if we have never spoken it

Dutch speakers born in Korea were better able to (re)learn Koran as adults.<p>Young children who are adopted by parents speaking a different language …

Linguistics

Why making languages non-compulsory at GCSE is a step backwards

I am nervous as I take my seat in front of the Head of Languages; it is GCSE choices evening and the school gym has been transformed, criss-crossed by rows of tables and chairs with eager parents and their offspring gathered around harried-looking teachers.<p>“I'd like to do Triple Language,” I say, …

Education

Language Learning Through Immersion - How Do Children Cope?

For a variety of reasons, my family is currently in Merida, Mexico and our small kids (two and four) are in a local school where they are expected to learn and play in Spanish. Below, I document our journey from monolingual children to being in a position where we feel secure enough to leave our …

Parenting

Top Thai Language Learning Resources

Resources for (mostly) entry-level learners…<p>In the WLT Resources there’s a section dedicated to Learning Thai. Some resources are quite brilliant. …

Language

The ten key attributes of an outstanding MFL teacher

In social media we often come across teachers looking for “outstanding” lessons, as if such a thing could be objectively defined. It’s well known by …

Students

This Week's Most Popular Posts: January 6th to 13th

This week we got cozy and learned about the Danish concept of “hygge” for dealing with harsh winters, tested out the best retro gaming controllers, …

Language

Pros and Cons of Studying in your Native Language

<b>Opting to study abroad is just the first stop on your international adventure. You’ll have plenty of other decisions to make along the way. One</b> …

Language

Should You Learn a New Language for Your Job? - People Development

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• Latest Posts<p>Kayla Matthews<p>Kayla Matthews is a technology and personal development writer who regularly contributes to The Daily …

Language

Creating a dictionary for deaf students with Book Creator - Book Creator app

This Book Creator Ambassador shares a wonderful story from the Czech Republic.<p><i>The original blog post can be found (in Czech) here: Book Creator –</i> …

Learning

How To Learn Any Language With An App

Technology is wonderful. Put it in the hands of someone like Elon Musk and it can send people into space, make a future of clean, renewable energy a …

Language

Are Duolingo Users Actually Learning Anything Useful?

When I first tried the free language learning app Duolingo, which calls itself "the most popular way to learn languages in the world," I was delighted. I told it that I wanted to beef up my Latin American Spanish, and it launched into a brief quiz that took me on a whirlwind tour of the language. …

Language

Lingo Live raises $5.2 million to help employees become truly fluent

Tech startups have tried to make language learning possible without human tutors since way back in the 90s when CD-ROMs and Rosetta Stone were state-of-the-art. The rise of social media and smartphones inspired a new wave of language learning apps like Duolingo, OKPanda, or Lingua.ly, to name a …

Language

Price Hack Your Education! The 4 Best Free Language Learning Tools

<b>Want to save a whole suitcase full of money on language learning?</b><p>It’s easy to get bummed out by the perceived expense of learning a language.<p>While …

Language

The best places to take language classes in NYC

This language school really does have something for everyone. First, choose which of the 20 languages you’d like to study—instructors teach …

Education

Can a Foreign Language be Learned Online? Implications Behind this Question — Emerging Education Technologies

<i>“… the success of the online learning experience isn’t as tied to the technology we choose as it is to the way teachers and learners engage with it”</i><p>I …

Language

Bilingualism May Save Brain Resources As You Age

<i>Summary: Aging bilingual brains are more efficient and economical with their resources, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: University of Montreal.<p><b>New</b> …

Psychology

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

Language

GeekWire Deals: Get 91% off thousands of foreign language and professional development courses with Cudoo

Want to learn a new language? Improve your business writing skills? Better interpret body language? You can do all three—and more. Open up a massive …

Language

5 Essential Tips for Learning a New Language

Learning a new language can be fun and adventurous, but also very challenging. Having learned Italian and French I have a few tips that helped me …

Learning

5 Easy Steps to Learn a Language You’ve Forgotten In 21 Days

Psychologists have also stated that even after years without using the foreign language, it’s possible to learn a language again once you’ve …

Language

How to save MFL? Paint a brighter global future…

There are two strikingly different stories in the Bible about multilingualism.<p>The story of the Tower of Babel tells how God objected to the …

Education (UK)

How to Learn Vocabulary Effectively: Top Tips | 5-Minute Language

Happy new year language learners!<p>I’ve started this year with a commitment to learn Japanese more consistently. I’m doing this with many of you as …

Vocabulary

Students teach students at volunteer-run language program

'When you talk about something, about culture, about language.... It made us friends,' says participant<p>Moving to a new city and making friends can …

Teaching

Learning a language in 200 hours? Lingvist has a solution - EASME - European Commission

The story of the company did not start in a language training room, but in CERN, Switzerland. Physicist Mait Müntel, was busy discovering new …

Europe

Drops: Effortless visual language learning

Ever felt entertained while learning a new language? Now you will! Drops takes ‘boring’ out of vocabulary learning!<p>Every single word is beautifully …

Language

Learning German In The Name Of Science And Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Two researchers in Germany are trying to determine the best way to teach the German language to nonnative speakers, and at the same time make life a little easier for the wave of Syrian refugees arriving in their city.<p>Thousands of those refugees have landed in Leipzig, a city of about half a …

Language

The Neuroscience of Language Learning: Why Most Humans Are Bilingual

Edna Andrews is the Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, director of the <b>Duke Linguistics Program</b>, and author of …

Language

Learn German Online - Write or Speak in German Language Exchange

Learn German online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak German online to improve grammar or …

Learning