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Celebrate Languages! on Scoop.it! is the companion curated content of the excellent (almost unmatched), FREE MEGA RESOURCES SITE for learning languages "http://www.celebratelanguages.com" which also has an accompanying "Celebrate Languages!" Flip eMagazine that includes 300+ relevant and intriguing bite-size language and language-learning articles, research and resources. You can find this at: "http://flip.it/K1QrU" Share these resources with friends and others. Follow or subscribe today to "Celebrate Languages!" here on Scoop.it! or on Flipboard, and become one of the magazine's readers today!
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Edmodo tutorial (new layout for 2013)


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Book Promtion 100-10 Reasons Why African Americans NEED to Learn A Second Language

A look at some of the reasons why I wrote "The Book On Language Learning: 10 Reasons Why African Americans NEED to Learn A Second Language"
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Amazon.com: Black People Who Speak Foreign Languages

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I wish more Black folk would learn foreign languages. Polyglots are more cultured and sophisticated.
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Digital Dialects language learning games

Language learning games - free to use and fun online games for learning 60 languages, including Chinese, English/ESL French, German, Japanese, Spanish and more.
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Language Exchange Community - Practice and Learn Foreign Languages

Practice and learn foreign languages with native speakers via email, text chat, voice chat or meet up for face to face conversation exchange. We show you how. Millions of registered members!
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Patois Bible took four years of research, cost US$350,000 - News

Patois Bible took four years of research, cost US$350,000 - News | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it

THE Jamaican New Testament, the patois translation of the second half of the Christian Bible, was produced at a cost of US$350,000 — $32 million at the current exchange rate — the Bible Society of The West Indies revealed yesterday.


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Mapping Applied Linguistics - Free resources

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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics.

 

Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners alike. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the subject area, the book provides in-depth coverage of:

language teaching and education, literacy and language disorderslanguage variation and world Englisheslanguage policy and planninglexicography and forensic linguisticsmultilingualism and translation.

Including real data and international examples, the book features further reading and exercises in each chapter, fieldwork suggestions and a full glossary of key terms. 


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Jamaica patois advocates launch first Bible translation of long-disdained homegrown tongue - 12/8/2012 10:06:46 AM | Newser

Jamaica patois advocates launch first Bible translation of long-disdained homegrown tongue - 12/8/2012 10:06:46 AM | Newser | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it

When English teacher Faith Linton first proposed translating the Bible into Jamaica's patois tongue in the late 1950s, most people who heard the idea shook their heads. Some on the deeply Christian...


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Bilingual Is Better: Two Latina Moms on How the Bilingual Parenting Revolution is Changing the Face of America: Ana L. Flores, Roxana A. Soto: 9788492968213: Amazon.com: Books

Bilingual Is Better: Two Latina Moms on How the Bilingual Parenting Revolution is Changing the Face of America [Ana L. Flores, Roxana A. Soto] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Slang and idioms from around the world

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Careful in Portuguese - "ficar na" means stay at, but "ficar com" means make out with...
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How to: Use your Spanish to learn Portuguese

How to: Use your Spanish to learn Portuguese | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
Portuguese is a logical next step after learning Spanish. It is different enough from Spanish that you will learn new LA skills, but so similar that you will be fluent extremely fast.
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7 bands and artists to help you learn Spanish through music

7 bands and artists to help you learn Spanish through music | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it

Camden Luxford, Abroad's regular contributor in Peru, shares her recommendations for Spanish language learners.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

 


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Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:19 PM

Listening to music or singing is a wonderful way to consolidate your language learning. Music triggers the  language centers of the brain, and draws emotion into the learning process,  which serves as a memory trigger.

Like reading in the target language, listening to a range of musical forms  also introduces you to the poetry of the language – the limitations and  possibilities of its grammar and vocabulary, slang, puns, the many and the  varied ways native speakers “play” with the language.

 

Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/7-bands-and-artists-to-help-you-learn-spanish-through-music/#l5vVLvIXoXq6VSg3.99

 

Spain: at the Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain, you can learn Spanish in a proficient, but also fun way, while music, dance and songs are included in the programs.

 

www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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During student teaching, I recall my studenrani understanding concepts more when listening to songs. This list is a great way to find artists who may incorporate various topics that I could use in my classroom.

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Educators push to bring Haiti's native Creole language to the front of the class

Educators push to bring Haiti's native Creole language to the front of the class | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
In a Feb. 6 story, The Associated Press portrayed the private Louverture Cleary School as emphasizing Haitian Creole.

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The Language of Race and Gender | Be global! Learn languages. Travel the world.

The Language of Race and Gender | Be global! Learn languages. Travel the world. | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
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Language Learning for Business and the Professions - Network of Business Language Educators

Language Learning for Business and the Professions - Network of Business Language Educators | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
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A new way to learn foreign languages | The Jakarta Post

A new way to learn foreign languages | The Jakarta Post | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
Bilingual: Polyglot Indonesia was formed by Arradi Nur Rizal after he returned from Argentina and wanted to keep up his Spanish skills. Courtesy of ...

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Cognition and behavior: Bilingualism aids people with autism —

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Cognition and behavior: Bilingualism aids people with autism
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A gesture life: Bilingual children are better at nonverbal communication than are those who speak only one language.

Being fluent in both English and Spanish may boost the use of communicative gestures in children with autism, according to a study published 1 August in the Journal of Child Neurology1.

It’s well established that bilingualism has many cognitive benefits. Even among children with autism, two studies published last year showed that those who are bilingual score similarly on language and vocabulary tests to those who speak only one language.

Still, because language difficulties often accompany autism, some clinicians hold that bilingualism is not advisable for children with the disorder.

In the new study, researchers looked at the medical records of children under 3 years of age with autism who attended the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, which is affiliated with the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. The children were diagnosed based on criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale.

The 40 children who know both Spanish and English spoke and understood language as well as did the 40 children who only speak English, the study found.

Studies have shown that toddlers with autism are less likely than controls to use gestures when communicating. Researchers consider gestures such as pointing to be a component of joint attention, which is the ability to engage or follow others’ attention. Teaching joint attention skills to children with autism has been shown to improve their language ability later in life.

In the new study, about half of the bilingual children with autism communicated using gestures, compared with one-quarter of the monolingual children. The bilingual children were also more likely than the monolingual children to lead their caregiver to an object and to make vocalizations, such as cooing, the researchers found.


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Shel Spaulding-Moore's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:03 PM

This is very interesting.  I wonder if it has something to do with working more of the brain harder - kind of like bilateral functions to stimulate both sides of the brian.

Alexandra Strickland's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:12 AM

Very interesting especially for our bilingual families!

Ollin Ollin's comment, March 5, 11:09 PM
This article deflates the idea that multilingualism contributes to language deficiencies however the problem persists that it is very hard to convince families with a child with a severe delay speaking one language that learning another is not an added challenge/stress.
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3 Great and Unique Online Language Learning Websites

3 Great and Unique Online Language Learning Websites | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
An overview of 3 nice language learning websites that offer an original approach.
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Linguistics, Culture & Education

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  Linguistics, Culture & Education Sujet : Linguistics, Culture & Education (LCE) is a peer-reviewed open access international journal, which is aimed to provide a publication forum fo...

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Two Card Games in Spanish for Kids {Printable Game}

Two Card Games in Spanish for Kids {Printable Game} | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
In our family, card games and language go together.

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8 essential tips for learning Spanish

8 essential tips for learning Spanish | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
The learning opportunity is worth risking a beat-down from a pack of cholos or an occasional night in jail.
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(ES)-(EN) - Bilingual Food Glosary for translators and Gourmets | lingolex.com

(ES)-(EN) - Bilingual Food Glosary for translators and Gourmets | lingolex.com | Celebrate Languages! | Scoop.it
Bilingual Food Glosary for translators and Gourmets

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Authentic Spanish Mixed Paella gourmet dish , 

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Para no perderse ni un sabor!

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Jamón ibérico de bellota http://7bellotas.com is a gourmet product health care who has the pleasure to enjoy and extracted from pure iberico pigs raised