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GCSE results: Spanish to become 'dominant' language in schools - Education - TES News

GCSE results: Spanish to become 'dominant' language in schools - Education - TES News | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Professor @ProfMikeKelly is answering Questions on @thirdyearabroad today: Join in!

Professor @ProfMikeKelly is answering Questions on @thirdyearabroad today: Join in! | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it

View Prof. Mike Kelly and his profile on http://tyaanswers.com/. Here you can Discover, Ask & Answer questions about studying and working abroad during your degree.

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Children learning English: an educational revolution - OUPblog

Children learning English: an educational revolution - OUPblog | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
By Fiona Copland and Sue Garton Did you know that the introduction of languages into primary schools has been dubbed the world’s biggest development in education? And, of course, overwhelmingly, the language taught is English. Already the world’s most popular second language, the desire for English continues apace, at least in the short term, and with this desire has come a rapid decrease in the age at which early language learning (ELL) starts.
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Prevent language death

Prevent language death | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
In June 2013, the University of Salford announced that it would close its modern languages department. Following the local University and College Union branch’s resolution to support colleagues through…
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Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language

Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
From Mrs Malaprop to Lothario to the Grinch, some characters leap out of the pages of fiction and into the dictionary. Here are some of the best
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Breathing life into modern foreign language A-levels

Breathing life into modern foreign language A-levels | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Proposals for changes to the A-level curriculum focus on reinvigorating passion for languages
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Talking about Quizlet at #LLASconf14

Talking about Quizlet at #LLASconf14 | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
So the 7th LLAS biennal conference took place last week in Southampton, and just like last time it was a really good opportunity to meet people I knew and people I didn't, all working in, near or a...
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Why I wish I'd kept my Welsh accent

Why I wish I'd kept my Welsh accent | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Stephen Moss: Accentism, the pressure to use RP, can have dire psychological effects. And changing the way I spoke was a disaster for me
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How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
The English language didn't just spring from nowhere. So who introduced such gems as cojones, meme, nerd and butterfingers, asks Paul Dickson
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Classics example: any answers for modern languages’ decline?

Classics example: any answers for modern languages’ decline? | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Seminar on strategies to tackle parlous state of discipline in UK told to note recent recovery of Classics
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As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages

As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows
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Learning Polish, the UK's second most spoken language, is a plus

Learning Polish, the UK's second most spoken language, is a plus | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Already 16,000 children attend Polish Saturday schools, but local authorities could do more to support such work, writes the Polish ambassador to the UK
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Language learning: two for the price of one - Telegraph

Language learning: two for the price of one - Telegraph | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
What language learning needs now is a bit of cool 21st-century rebranding, says Heather Martin, integrated learning should be enthusiastically embraced
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Congratulations, you've got the job – as long as you can master a new language

Congratulations, you've got the job – as long as you can master a new language | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Is it realistic to learn a language for a job? Louise Tickle, who attempted Welsh, looks at what it takes to master a new tongue
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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, August 18, 8:04 AM

The importance of mastering a second language; believe it or not, it is still a must. 

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Don't try this abroad: your stories of speaking the language while on holiday

Don't try this abroad: your stories of speaking the language while on holiday | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Le bon, la brute et le truand – tell us about your attempts to speak the lingo while on holiday
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My languages guilt: am I making the most of my degree?

My languages guilt: am I making the most of my degree? | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
The government complains about a modern languages skills gap, but graduates often find they have to retrain to get a job, says Sarah Johnson
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Learn a new foreign language (with no words...)

Learn a new foreign language (with no words...) | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Scholastic opinion varies on the percentage to which body language is part of human communication. But verbal communication needn't be the only alternative. Fascinatingly, there are still places where people are actually not lost without words.
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Elderly Woman Learns Foreign Languages for Travelling Abroad - All China Women's Federation

Elderly Woman Learns Foreign Languages for Travelling Abroad - All China Women's Federation | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Qin Qinghua, a 65-year-old retired English teacher, has recently become well known for her extraordinary language skills.
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Reshaping Languages in H.E. July 2014, Southampton. (with images, tweets) · WarwickLanguage

tweets capturing the key messages for language professionals in the UK.
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Action on language tuition urged

Action on language tuition urged | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
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Yes, you can learn a foreign language in your sleep, say Swiss psychologists

Yes, you can learn a foreign language in your sleep, say Swiss psychologists | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Subliminal learning in your sleep is usually dismissed as pseudo-science at best and fraud at worst, but a team of Swiss psychologists say you can actually learn a foreign language in your sleep.
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:: University of Southampton

:: University of Southampton | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Michael Kelly, Professor of French and currently Head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.
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Congratulations Mike, from everyone at LLAS!

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African Wikipedia aims to create online legacy of traditions and languages

African Wikipedia aims to create online legacy of traditions and languages | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
Internet encyclopedia will be first port of call for information on customs, oral storytelling and arts and crafts at risk of extinction
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Mandarin on the school curriculum under languages shake-up - Telegraph

Mandarin on the school curriculum under languages shake-up - Telegraph | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
The Department for Education signals a major expansion of Mandarin lessons in state schools with plans to train more than a thousand teachers to deliver the subject
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Being bilingual 'slows brain ageing'

Being bilingual 'slows brain ageing' | Language teaching and learning in higher education | Scoop.it
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