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Teaching Standard English While Embracing Dialect Diversity

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The growing numbers of second-generation Latino students attending U.S. schools pose new challenges for teachers, according to a Fox News Latino report. These students are often fluent in English but use speech infused with Spanish accents, rhythm, and usage that they pick up in their Latino communities. By the same token, they struggle with the standard English that is generally needed to perform well on standardized tests and other school assignments.


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World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Celebrating cultural diversity means valuing an outstanding source of exchanges, innovation and creativity https://t.co/p6RLqGfcc8
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2016 Archives - The Intercultural Innovation Award

2016 Archives - The Intercultural Innovation Award | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
@Techfugees @techfugeesaust1 TF is all about #intercultural #innovation. Let's apply @UNAOC @BMWGroup. https://t.co/ryaErRgxoc
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Why do people switch their language?

Why do people switch their language? | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Interdisciplinary diffusion as the connection between physics and linguistics
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Why Organisations Are Failing to Develop Global Leaders

Why Organisations Are Failing to Develop Global Leaders | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Talent and HR managers recognise the shortage of global leadership talent. Globalised and globalising organisations need to develop global leaders.
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How Irish falconry changed language

How Irish falconry changed language | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The language of 16th-century falconry entered the colloquial thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare.
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Being bilingual makes your brain more efficient

Being bilingual makes your brain more efficient | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Montreal were interested to see how the brain functioned in elderly people who are monolingual versus those who are bilingual (stock image).
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Britain's centuries-old secret slang

Britain's centuries-old secret slang | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Susie Dent is one of the UK’s best-known word experts. In her new book she explores the fascinating alien codes and colourful slang spoken for centuries.
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A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures Open Culture

A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures Open Culture | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
RT @openculture: A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures
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Can a Smartphone App Help Save a Dying Language? - The Crux

Can a Smartphone App Help Save a Dying Language? - The Crux | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
As the world’s Indigenous languages fade away at an alarming rate, some people are turning to technology to preserve their ancestors’ native tongues. 
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How English gave birth to surprising new languages

How English gave birth to surprising new languages | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
English has morphed into several other languages all over the world. James Harbeck looks at the origins and possible future of these strange descendants.
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The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
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Our brain benefits from an overlap in grammar when learning a foreign language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Our brain benefits from an overlap in grammar when learning a foreign language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers from Nijmegen have for the first time captured images of the brain during the initial hours and days of learning a new language.
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European Union - EEAS (European External Action Service) | A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations

European Union - EEAS (European External Action Service) | A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.

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Your brain could remember a language, even if you haven't heard it since birth

Your brain could remember a language, even if you haven't heard it since birth | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests that the earliest traces of a language can stay with us into adulthood, even if we no longer speak or understand the language itself.
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Benefits of Bilingualism | Brain Development

Benefits of Bilingualism | Brain Development | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Newsflash... bilingualism doesn't confuse children! Benefits of #Bilingualism | Brain Development https://t.co/yBReNe5QbB https://t.co/fnzOiI7FVZ
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This is why it's never too late for you to learn a new language

This is why it's never too late for you to learn a new language | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
6 reasons why it's not too late to learn a new language.
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Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out

Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.
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How East and West think in profoundly different ways

How East and West think in profoundly different ways | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.
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MultiBrief: Should English as lingua franca influence language teaching?

MultiBrief: Should English as lingua franca influence language teaching? | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Today, the vast majority of the English spoken around the world is not between native speakers — in actuality, only about 25 percent involves L1 speakers. Such use of English as a contact language between people who don't have the same mother tongue and often share no other language is referred to as English as lingua franca (ELF). It is currently the most prevalent way English is used globally and becoming more so each year.
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Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost
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Tea Culture Across the World: An Important Business Skill

Tea Culture Across the World: An Important Business Skill | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Teabag or tea ceremony? Discover more about tea culture across the world, and learn about some deeper tea meanings and traditions
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Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press

Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
RT @ALL4language: Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society:... https://t.co/QKYxeeRIQC
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Putting things in new places: your native language influences what you expect to hear in your second language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Putting things in new places: your native language influences what you expect to hear in your second language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Languages differ in how they describe simple acts of placement, e.g., putting a cup of coffee on the table. The Dutch placement verb 'zetten' for example, characterizes objects as ‘standing’ (vertical orientation).
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Massive open-access database on human cultures created

Massive open-access database on human cultures created | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity.
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Why International Mergers and Acquisitions Fail

Why International Mergers and Acquisitions Fail | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Culture and the inability to address its impact lies at the heart of why international mergers and acquisitions fail. Discover more.
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