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Dance in school can produce smarter kids!

Dance in school can produce smarter kids! | Second Language | Scoop.it

Some recent studies have documented that dance can help children learn and produce smarter kids.  Dance offers a double punch, as it is both a lively physical activity and a creative art form.  I don't usually quote an entire article for my blog post, but this news is exciting and important.

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How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages?

How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some time ago we shared a collection of posters showing
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'Coloreitor': la cultura antiestrés de colorear para adultos llega a España de la mano de Forges - 20minutos.es

'Coloreitor': la cultura antiestrés de colorear para adultos llega a España de la mano de Forges - 20minutos.es | Second Language | Scoop.it
"Colorear lleva a la quietud y al orden mental", explica Forges, pionero en nuestro país en el 'coloreo' de adultos con su recién publicada obra 'Coloreitor'. Desestresante y relajante, el fenómeno es un éxito en Europa: en Francia cinco de estos libros figuran entre los más vendidos, y Reino Unido le sigue muy de cerca. El psiquiatra Luis Rojas-Marcos señala el importante poder tranquilizador de esta técnica: "Nos aparta y nos alivia del estrés que nos abruma".
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Memorama de refranes del Chapulín colorado

Memorama de refranes del Chapulín colorado | Second Language | Scoop.it
Jesús González Molina de la Escuela Primaria Vicente Guerrero, desde Los Placeres del Oro, Guerrero, México, nos remite en ésta ocasión un memorama (juego para emparejar cartas) de refranes del Cha...
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Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren't the only languages that matter

Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren't the only languages that matter | Second Language | Scoop.it
The shortage of foreign language skills in the UK is now a permanent preoccupation, with some sources placing the estimated cost of the deficit as high as £48 billion a year. Britons are now seen as a…
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How High School Spanish Class Changed My Life | Language News

How High School Spanish Class Changed My Life | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
An avid Spanish learner reflects on how his high school language class changed with life.
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Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels

Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels | Second Language | Scoop.it
With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows.
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What are the hardest languages to learn?

What are the hardest languages to learn? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.
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Want to Boost Your Salary? Try Learning German

Want to Boost Your Salary? Try Learning German | Second Language | Scoop.it
Fluency in foreign tongues may increase your job options — and your pay. Interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest growing occupations
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Being Bilingual Keeps You Sharper As You Get Older

Being Bilingual Keeps You Sharper As You Get Older | Second Language | Scoop.it
Picking up a second language, even later in life, can have benefits for the brain
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5 Things for Adults to Keep in Mind when Learning a Foreign Language | Language News

5 Things for Adults to Keep in Mind when Learning a Foreign Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Are you an adult struggling to learn a foreign language? Consider these five things that might change your perspective on language learning.
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Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic]

Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic] | Second Language | Scoop.it
These are words for very specific emotions or things, and there is no match for them in other languages.
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E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education

E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education | Second Language | Scoop.it
Though the objective to get youngsters learning more languages has been restated repeatedly among European Union officials, progress seems to be slowing.
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Don’t Let It Get Away: 6 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Foreign Language Abilities | Language News

Don’t Let It Get Away: 6 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Foreign Language Abilities | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Learn 6 effective ways to avoid losing your foreign language abilities.
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18 Ways to Send the Right Message With Body Language

Set yourself up for success by using nonverbal communication to your advantage.
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Get your tongue round German to master speaking English

Get your tongue round German to master speaking English | Second Language | Scoop.it
It has become commonplace to hear that English is now a sort of “global” language, or lingua franca. Although this might be partly true, is it right to draw the conclusion that native speakers of English…
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29 de septiembre: Día Mundial de la Tapa

29 de septiembre: Día Mundial de la Tapa | Second Language | Scoop.it
La enseña gastronómica de España por excelencia ya tiene su día grande; el Día Mundial de la Tapa, que se celebra cada 29 de septiembre, desde hace dos años y que tiene como objetivo valorizar la seña de identidad gastronómica reconocida mundialmente en todas las latitudes del planeta, la tapa
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My Favorite Spanish Words

My Favorite Spanish Words | Second Language | Scoop.it
My eight favorite Spanish words, illustrated with funny GIFs. These unique words offer a window into the Spanish mindset.
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7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News

7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Afraid of forgetting the language you worked so hard to learn? Here are 7 ways to maintain it over time, even when you're not actively learning it.
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5 Reasons Language Learners Should Acquire More Vocabulary | Language News

5 Reasons Language Learners Should Acquire More Vocabulary | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Grammar is important to achieve fluency, but acquiring a large vocabulary is critical. Here's 5 reasons why all language learners should focus on the vocab.
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Cognates: A Language Learner’s Best and Worst Friends | Language News

Cognates: A Language Learner’s Best and Worst Friends | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
A look at why cognates are a language learner's best and worst friends.
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How many languages would be enough? | Language News

How many languages would be enough? | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
If you're an avid language learner and you want to really fill your linguistic resume with additional languages - what is the limit? How many should you study?
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9 fascinating facts about the schwa

9 fascinating facts about the schwa | Second Language | Scoop.it
You probably don't realize it, but schwa is the most common vowel sound in English
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Let's Get Physical! Using Gestures to Learn a Foreign Language | Language News

Let's Get Physical! Using Gestures to Learn a Foreign Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Using gestures to supplement your language-learning method may boost your progress. So let's get physical!
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Perceptions of Small Talk Around the World | Language News

Perceptions of Small Talk Around the World | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
For Americans, making small talk is perfunctory, but that's not the case in every culture. This post looks at perceptions of small talk around the world.
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Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC) | Second Language | Scoop.it
Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive function to higher rates of success in school and in the careers that come afterward. It's no wonder that parents and schools across the globe are pushing for increased language education.
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