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11 languages spoken by 11 people or fewer

11 languages spoken by 11 people or fewer | Second Language | Scoop.it
The Brazilian language Jabutí has almost as many names as it does speakers
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Foreign Words We Need in English - SmarterTravel

Foreign Words We Need in English - SmarterTravel | Second Language | Scoop.it
For those times you accidentally eat the whole thing or are longing for a place that you’ve never been, here are the languages that step up.
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10 señales de que te están mintiendo #infografia #infographic #psychology

10 señales de que te están mintiendo #infografia #infographic #psychology | Second Language | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía con 10 señales de que te están mintiendo. Vía Un saludo
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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education | Second Language | Scoop.it
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
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Here are Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year

Here are Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year | Second Language | Scoop.it
As 2016 draws to a close, the Collins Dictionary have released their top 10 ‘words of the year’ with ‘Brexit’ coming in at first place. It was chosen due to the dramatic increase in the use of the term – up 3,400 per cent according to their lexicographers - in the lead up to the European Union referendum. Head of language content at Collins, Helen Newstead, says, “Brexit is arguably politics' most important contribution to the English language in over 40 years, since the Watergate scandal gave commentators and comedians the suffix '-gate' to make any incident or scandal infinitely more compelling”. ‘Mic drop’, ‘dude food’ and ‘throw shade’ also made appearances on the list, as did ‘sharenting’ or the excessive sharing of photos of your kids. (See below for the full list and their definitions) The Oxford and Macquarie dictionaries have yet to announce their picks for 2016’s world of the year after the former nominated the laughing face emoji last year. Collins Dictionary’s top ten words: Brexit The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Hygge A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing. Mic drop A theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping) a hand-held microphone to the ground as the finale to a speech or performance. Trumpism (1) the policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests (2) a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump Throw shade To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner Sharenting The habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children. Snowflake generation The young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations Dude food Junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men. Uberization The adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology. JOMO Joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun.
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How stress can lower your cultural intelligence

How stress can lower your cultural intelligence | Second Language | Scoop.it
Working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds is rewarding, but it can also be tough going. And the more you’re under stress, the harder it becomes and the more a small behavioral difference can become a major irritation.
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Study suggests early learning in native language can help English skills

Study suggests early learning in native language can help English skills | Second Language | Scoop.it
Spanish-speaking preschoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of Spanish letters and numbers, research indicates. In another study, the researcher found that behavior traits play a role in English learning. These findings suggest that early education programs that connect children's word and math skills in Spanish to those in English can increase school readiness for Spanish-speaking children.
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“Cultural Learners” in the Cradle | SISSA

“Cultural Learners” in the Cradle | SISSA | Second Language | Scoop.it
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Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from “foreigners”

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11 Common Habits That Make You Look Unprofessional

11 Common Habits That Make You Look Unprofessional | Second Language | Scoop.it
These nervous tics could give off a negative impression and hold you back from success.
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Cuéllar acoge el II Festival Voces del Mudéjar

Cuéllar acoge el II Festival Voces del Mudéjar | Second Language | Scoop.it
Cuéllar, núcleo de población más importante de la provincia de Segovia, es definida como la Villa del Mudéjar debido a la gran cantidad de ejemplos arquitectónicos de esta índole en su casco urbano. De hecho, es la localidad con mayor presencia de dicho estilo de Castilla y León.
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If You Mispronounce These 14 Words, You'll Sound Really Unprofessional

If You Mispronounce These 14 Words, You'll Sound Really Unprofessional | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some people can get upset if you don't pronounce words correctly.
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21 Common Body Language Mistakes Even Smart People Make

21 Common Body Language Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Second Language | Scoop.it
Whether they mean to or not, people will judge you by your gestures. Make sure you send the right message.
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37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility | Second Language | Scoop.it
Want your writing or speech to be more persuasive? These words will help.
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Tell me what languages you know and I'll tell you how you read

Tell me what languages you know and I'll tell you how you read | Second Language | Scoop.it
The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in teaching and in the diagnosis of dyslexia and other reading problems.
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Study Reveals the English Language Organized Itself

A Stony Brook University-led study of the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organized that linguistics have previously thought.
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Tips to Enlarge English Vocabulary with Cooking Verbs | Tipsographic

Tips to Enlarge English Vocabulary with Cooking Verbs | Tipsographic | Second Language | Scoop.it
Within recipes in English we find many different actions, and therefore, many different verbs... Tips for cooking vocabulary, cooking tips.
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Citizens of the World - Language Magazine

Citizens of the World - Language Magazine | Second Language | Scoop.it
Beth Marshall believes that awareness of global citizenry is the true goal of language education “Why would you want to be a teacher?” is a question I’m asked often when I say I teach high school French. Many adults can’t fathom the idea of standing in front of 30 or more hormonal teenagers every day. …
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PICTURES BY JAMES CHAPMAN • chapmangamo: Some new exciting ways to show your...

PICTURES BY JAMES CHAPMAN • chapmangamo: Some new exciting ways to show your... | Second Language | Scoop.it
chapmangamo: “ Some new exciting ways to show your doubt! Making flying pigs look pretty boring in comparison. The book When Frogs Grow Hair is on sale now, featuring these and many moooore. twitte
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Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains | Second Language | Scoop.it
Educators often focus on the language skills students who are still learning English lack, but bilingualism is a huge neuro-strength. The ability to speak more
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Most adults know more than 42,000 words

Most adults know more than 42,000 words | Second Language | Scoop.it
Armed with a new list of words and using the power of social media, a new study has found that by the age of 20, a native English-speaking American knows 42,000 dictionary words.
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How many words do we know? It turns out that even language experts and researchers have a tough time estimating this.

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11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You)

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You) | Second Language | Scoop.it
Sometimes what you say to yourself matters most of all.
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If You Use These 6 Hand Gestures, You May Look Remarkably Unprofessional

If You Use These 6 Hand Gestures, You May Look Remarkably Unprofessional | Second Language | Scoop.it
When people look at you in meetings, you'll be amazed what they're looking at and what they conclude.
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Foreign language teachers facing a confidence conundrum

Foreign language teachers facing a confidence conundrum | Second Language | Scoop.it
Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine the quality of language instruction, MSU researchers argue.
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“Good language learning only takes place if there’s good language teaching.” “For that to happen, language teachers need to be proficient, confident and motivated.”

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First language wires brain for later language-learning | Newsroom - McGill University

First language wires brain for later language-learning | Newsroom - McGill University | Second Language | Scoop.it

Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments

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