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David Crystal - Will English Always Be the Global Language? - YouTube

From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O'Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans

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Cognitive Advantages of Second Language Immersion Education

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The development of enhanced cognitive skills in immersion education
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Odors expressible in language, as long as you speak right language

Odors expressible in language, as long as you speak right language | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
It is widely believed that people are bad at naming odors. This has led researchers to suggest smell representations are simply not accessible to the language centers of the brain. But is this really so?
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Speaking a second language may delay different dementias

Speaking a second language may delay different dementias | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
In the largest study on the topic to date, research shows that speaking a second language may delay the onset of three types of dementias.
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English Is Second Language In 240 Schools

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There are 240 schools in England where over 90% of students speak English as a second language, according to official figures analysed by Sky News. In the last academic year, Department of Education census figures reveal five primary schools in England had no native speakers, with 100% of their pupils speaking English as a second language.


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What Is Bilingual Education In The United States? Past, Present, Future

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#Spanish in #Spain, programs for children, teenagers and adults www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

What is bilingual education? Bilingual education is when a person is educated in two languages. Generally speaking, bilingual education is used when talking about immigrants receiving at least partial education in their native tongue. For example, a Mexican family moves here and enrolls their child into school. Once in school, their child struggles because they don’t speak the common tongue (English) at a high enough level to keep up. Therefore, they are educated bilingually; partly in Spanish and partly in English

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: English Language Still Challenge to Universities

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allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Concerns over future for indigenous languages in Australia - Radio Australia

Concerns over future for indigenous languages in Australia
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It's one of the topics being discussed at an international conference in Adelaide starting today, focussing on loss and the revival of language.

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Australian parents pressured to drop home language for English

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MIGRANT parents are under pressure to dump their own language believing it will help their children learn English, an academic said during a recent talk in Sunshine.
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When Our Children Only Speak English at Home! - GhanaWeb

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When Our Children Only Speak English at Home!
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I am aware that the ability to speak English grants speakers special privileges in Ghana. ...

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Culture War: Indian Politicians Battle Over Use Of The English Language - International Business Times

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International Business Times Culture War: Indian Politicians Battle Over Use Of The English Language International Business Times Similarly, another BJP official, Shahnawaz Hussain, accused Congress of consistently promoting and upholding Western...

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A triumph for Kinaray-a advocates - Malaya

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A triumph for Kinaray-a advocates
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In a country where many equate speaking English, however badly, with intelligence and class, the use of the mother tongue as medium of instruction in early education was a bold step to right a wrong policy.

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Parents give kids early start in English

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More and more parents are interested in having their children start studying English even before they turn 1, with an eye on giving them an advantage in their future careers. ...
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Why is Singapore's school system so successful, and is it a model for the West?

Why is Singapore's school system so successful, and is it a model for the West? | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
For more than a decade, Singapore, along with South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Finland, has been at or near the top of international leagues tables that measure children’s ability in…
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Malays will lose identity if Maths and Science are taught in English, say Islamic students

Malays will lose identity if Maths and Science are taught in English, say Islamic students | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it

To revert to teaching Science and Mathematics in English will cause the Malays to lose their identity and it is contrary to the spirit of the Federal Constitution which spells out Bahasa Malaysia as the official language, an Islamic students group said.


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English necessary, but teach in Kannada: CM

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BANGALORE: Striking a delicate balance, chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday batted to make the mother tongue compulsory in primary schooling, while underlining the importance of English. The CM...
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Science, Maths subjects should be taught in English: Dr M - Latest - New Straits Times

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Going Global: Multilingual Students Prepare To Participate In A Multinational ... - Michronicleonline

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As global companies continue to flourish, they demand the kind of multilingual skills FLICS students possess.

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Don’t bark at English - The Times of India

Don’t bark at English - The Times of India | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it

India has already demonstrated that multiple languages can coexist and thrive in harmony. However, a look at the upwardly mobile family in India presents a disturbing indicator. In families that speak English, the adults retain their mother tongues and the local languages with ease. The children, though, tend to forget their mother tongues as they grow up. As young adults, English seems to be the only language they remember.


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The dark side of the lingua franca

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How hard is it for immigrants to learn English? - Telegraph.co.uk

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How hard is it for immigrants to learn English?

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1 nation, 1 language? Nonsense, says Hadi | Free Malaysia Today

1 nation, 1 language? Nonsense, says Hadi | Free Malaysia Today | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
SEREMBAN: The idea of enforcing the use of a single language in Malaysia defies common sense, according to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang. Speaking at a PA... (An English medium education system uses English as its medium of instruction.

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K-12 'mother tongue' rule to test teachers in Basic Ed - InterAksyon

K-12 'mother tongue' rule to test teachers in Basic Ed - InterAksyon | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
InterAksyon K-12 'mother tongue' rule to test teachers in Basic Ed InterAksyon A survey done in randomly selected schools in Cebu City -- done as part of a nationwide study -- showed, among other things, that teachers of social sciences here use...

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Keep the English school option open - Malaysia Today

Keep the English school option open - Malaysia Today | Bilingual Education and Practices | Scoop.it
In an Internet world, so much information out there is available in English, information that can only be maximised if one has a reasonably good command of the language. It is an accepted fact that many employers, including ....

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Need of national language policy stressed - Himalayan Times

Need of national language policy stressed Himalayan Times Speaking at the national workshop on development of Nepal's language policy organised by Nepal Academy and the Department of Education here today, they said the different interpretation and...

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