By Arturo E. Hernandez One of the most common questions people ask revolves around when and how to learn a second language. One common view is that earlier is better. There is good evidence for this view.
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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.
“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.”
Tras el éxito de años anteriores y durante el puente de noviembre, la localidad vallisoletana de Tordesillas celebrará el IV Concurso de Tapas ‘Todos Los Santos’, unas jornadas destinadas a potenciar el turismo gastronómico que tendrán lugar del 30 de octubre al 2 de noviembre.
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Mexican phrases and what their literal meaning in English is. Hilarious 1. A Mexican doesn’t “humor you”…“he gives you a plane” (te da el avión). 2. A Mexican doesn’t “make fun of you”…he “snacks” on you (te botanea) or he “grabs you while you’re going down” (te agarra de bajada). 3. A Mexican doesn’t…
The brain's speech area, named after 19th century French physician Pierre Paul Broca, shuts down when we talk out loud, according to a new study that challenges the long-held assumption that 'Broca's area' governs all aspects of speech production.
Linguists have long agreed that languages from English to Greek to Hindi, known as 'Indo-European languages', are the modern descendants of a language family that first emerged from a common ancestor spoken thousands of years ago. Now, a new study gives us more information on when and where it was most likely used. Using data from over 150 languages, linguists provide evidence that this ancestor language originated 5,500 - 6,500 years ago on the Pontic-Caspian steppe.
Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is proud to announce the release of Words and Actions: Teaching Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice. Co-authored by Cassandra Glynn, Concordia College, Pamela Wesely, University of Iowa, and Beth Wassell, Rowan University, the book will debut at this year’s ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio, TX, November 21-23, 2014.