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Clearing Up Common Myths About What It Means to Be Bilingual

Clearing Up Common Myths About What It Means to Be Bilingual | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
"One can become bilingual at any time during one's life -- as a child, as an adolescent, or as an adult.
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How ‘bon’ is your French?

Recently, I was at a French library with a view of getting a membership for my son. We thought it might help improve his French skills. As I approached the French looking lady at the reception, she greeted me with ‘Bonjour’.
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Opinions: foreign #language #learning is a critical skills for a fast-moving world | Translation, Languages (Italian, English, Chinese, French) and Language Learning

Opinions: foreign #language #learning is a critical skills for a fast-moving world | Translation, Languages (Italian, English, Chinese, French) and Language Learning | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
To this end, foreign language learning is absolutely critical. In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Lawrence Summers wrote that the advent of sophisticated translation technology may very well soon make the study ...
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What is Motivation | Empowerment

What is Motivation | Empowerment | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Motivation is of particular interest to Educational psychologists because of the crucial role it plays in student learning. Motivation in education can have several effects on how students learn and their behaviour towards subject ...
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Hyper-Polygot Resides at Kendal « Kendal at Oberlin

Hyper-Polygot Resides at Kendal « Kendal at Oberlin | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
This is why he loved the Greek language, with all its complexity. As a natural extension of this passion for language, Herb spent his career at Hamilton College, as the Norton Professor of Classical Studies and then at Case ...
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How to learn a new langauge | Best AuPair Guide

How to learn a new langauge | Best AuPair Guide | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Practical advice for learning a foreign language while working abroad as an au pair.
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Why can't I understand when people speak? | Learn Spanish Live ...

Why can't I understand when people speak? | Learn Spanish Live ... | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Just like in first language acquisition, there is a period in which a person may understand a lot, but s/he may still be unable to express their ideas accurately. That is completely normal ...
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Don't learn a language, live it! | I want 2 speak Thai

Don't learn a language, live it! | I want 2 speak Thai | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
When was the last time you heard a word in your native language you didn't know before? What did you do? Did you write it down, create a flash card, or something else like that. When you heard an expression, slang, or other ...
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The Four Strands of Language Learning

The Four Strands of Language Learning | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
A blog post that details Paul Nation's four strands of language learning.
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The “Silent Period” in Language Acquisition: Truth or Myth? » Ana ...

The “Silent Period” in Language Acquisition: Truth or Myth? » Ana ... | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Children (or adults) learning a second language are not “naturally” quiet either. They already know how to speak in their first language, and if they don't speak in the second language is simply because they don't have the ...
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IVR Deconstructed » Motivation to Learn

Trouble is, most high school students aren't that motivated. Yes, they want to pass their classes and do well. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they want to really learn the language – more often than not, students only ...
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Europeans and their language(s) #langchat #elt | A journée in ...

Europeans and their language(s) #langchat #elt | A journée in ... | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
14) The most widely mentioned barrier to learning another language is lack of motivation, with a third (34%) of Europeans saying this discourages them. Around a quarter of Europeans cite lack of time to study properly (28%) ...
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Learning Spanish – You Have To Give Yourself Extra Time To Make ...

You've decide to learn Spanish, congratulations! One good thing for you, learning Spanish is not a hard thing to do. Even if you have trouble learning languages, Spanish is so widely spoken that you'll find lots of different ...
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Language tests coming to immigration programs soon | Canadian ...

While immigrants who cannot communicate in one of Canada's official languages may find some employers who are willing to hire them, their career mobility is limited relative to those who can.
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Palabea: the speaking world. | Technology and language learning

Palabea: the speaking world. | Technology and language learning | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
This is an interesting language exchange site which is based on discussion of specific topics from Star Trek to playing the guitar or fixing a bike. Anyone can either be a language teacher and or learner.
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How long will it take to learn? | Language News

A good question asked by many language students. The answer is...well, it's unknown as it depends upon the student. Find out more here.
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Young Children Vs. Adults Learning a Second Language

Young Children Vs. Adults Learning a Second Language | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Speaking a second language is an important skill for all people, both young and old. It has long been believed that children are better able to learn a second language.
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In the cold embrace of false friends « Young, Single, Multilingual

In the cold embrace of false friends « Young, Single, Multilingual | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
One of the most bizarre experiences you can have as a language learner is when you attempt to learn a language similar to one you already know. I've had two such experiences lately. When I was preparing for a trip to the ...
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Learning the Vietnamese Language - Tuoitrenews

Learning the Vietnamese Language - Tuoitrenews | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
TuoitrenewsLearning the Vietnamese LanguageTuoitrenewsCity diary, editorial -- share your stories with TuoiTreNews -- Vietnam News Gateway.and more »...
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Keith's Voice on Extreme Language Learning: no English, none of ...

Keith's Voice on Extreme Language Learning: no English, none of ... | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
You're trying to learn a foreign language, right? Presumably, it's not English. All of my readers have already learned English. Most are native English speakers. So what's holding you back from learning, or mastering that foreign language?
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Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult - The Culture Broker

Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult - The Culture Broker | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Yes, adults can learn a foreign language perfectly well, and yet...
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Foreign Language Learning as an Adult « The Linguist Blogger

Foreign Language Learning as an Adult « The Linguist Blogger | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
This post is a response to a comment left on my last post by someone who I will call Brandie. Like most people, she has always wanted to learn a foreign language. Brandie is interested in learning Greek and has access to ...
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Italian Language through the Love of Food | Bright Learning

Italian Language through the Love of Food | Bright Learning | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Did you know a genuine Italian pizza is round, never square.
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nunblog: Polyglot

nunblog: Polyglot | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
As of late Saturday night, we are now (and for the rest of the summer) a community in which over half the sisters' native languages are not English. Sister Lusia learned English in school back in Samoa, but nobody actually ...
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13 Cool and Interesting Facts About the Spanish Language ...

13 Cool and Interesting Facts About the Spanish Language ... | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
13 facts about the Spanish language with their sources. Historic and current facts about Spanish language. ... a public school, as opposed to a colegio, which is a private school. Refresh. SELECT COUNTRY: SELECT ...
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You Don't Have To Struggle To Learn Spanish | foreign language ...

You've decide to learn Spanish, congratulations! One great thing, the Spanish language is not hard to learn. It's no problem if languages aren't your.
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Simply Bike » growing up bilingual: christina {german and english}

Simply Bike » growing up bilingual: christina {german and english} | Learning a new language | Scoop.it
Name: Christina Williams. Age: 38. Languages you grew up with: English and German. {Christina and her daughter in Nürnberg, Germany}. How were your childhood languages introduced? Who spoke what language in your ...
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