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Become Fluent in Any Language with Gabriel Wyner | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired.

Become Fluent in Any Language with Gabriel Wyner | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired. | use it or lose it | Scoop.it

Speaking a foreign language gives you more sophisticated problem-solving skills, more tools for multitasking and expressing yourself, and opens up more career opportunities – not to mention the ability to more fully immerse yourself in other...

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Dual Immersion program examined - Sierra Wave

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Dual Immersion program examined
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They found that English only classes caused Spanish-speaking students to excel early, but by middle-school the Dual Immersion students caught up or surpassed their counterparts.
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'The Daily Show's' Al Madrigal to Host Primetime Fusion Special on Growing ... - Latin Post

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How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your Business - Forbes

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How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your Business
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I've written extensively about the ways good grammar and command of the English language can make or break a business (or a career).
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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Opinion | WIRED

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Opinion | WIRED | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
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21 Ways to Say Hello | Visual.ly

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Learn how to say hello in 21 languages. You'll be able to greet new friends wherever you travel.
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Netflix to make its first Spanish-language original series for 2015 - Digital Spy

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Netflix to make its first Spanish-language original series for 2015
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Netflix to make its first Spanish-language original series for 2015. By Jamie Harris. Thursday, Apr 24 2014, 2:59am EDT.
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MyLINGO app bridges gap at the movies

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As the largest and longest running bilingual Latino publication in the NW Chicago Suburbs, Reflejos highlights the Latinos in our communities. (Spanish-language audio track app MyLINGO lets US #Hispanics bridge the language gap at the #movies.
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Twitter tries to break into Hispanic TV, launches Spanish-language conversation targeting

Twitter tries to break into Hispanic TV, launches Spanish-language conversation targeting | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Searching for profits in television, Twitter is launching "Hispanic TV conversation targeting" to connect brands with viewers of Spanish-language TV shows. While targeting Hispanic TV won't shake t...
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Real Translator Jobs - Get Paid To Translate

Real Translator Jobs - Get Paid To Translate | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Are you able to chat British? Did you know Any spanish other than Language? you may gain.==> http://t.co/WxCHIpSkn4
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The Four Modes of Language Learning

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        One person will tell you that it is hard to learn another language and yet another will tell you that it is a breeze.  So, which is it? Unfortunately, there is no one an...
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Do Gamified Education Apps Actually Help You Learn?

Do Gamified Education Apps Actually Help You Learn? | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Apps like Duolingo and MindSnacks lure wannabe polyglots from pricy Rosetta Stone and lengthy language classes. But playing your way to fluency may...
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Computer programming would satisfy foreign-language requirement under Kentucky bill

Computer programming would satisfy foreign-language requirement under Kentucky bill | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Legislation that would let students use computer programming courses to satisfy foreign-language requirements in public schools moved forward in the Kentucky Senate on Thursday. (In Kentucky "programming languages" count as "foreign languages".
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Coca Cola retira controvertido ingrediente de sus bebidas - BBC Mundo - Última Hora

Coca Cola retira controvertido ingrediente de sus bebidas - BBC Mundo - Última Hora | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Después de que miles de personas firmaran una petición en internet, el mayor fabricante de bebidas del mundo decidió eliminar de sus productos el aceite vegetal bromado.
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La realidad sobre el tráfico de órganos en el mundo - BBC Mundo - Noticias

La realidad sobre el tráfico de órganos en el mundo - BBC Mundo - Noticias | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
La detención en México de un integrante del Cartel de los Caballeros Templarios por "robo de órganos" reactivó el debate sobre este tema. Pero, ¿cuánto hay de mito y cuánto de realidad? BBC Mundo investiga.
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How smartphone apps are revolutionising language learning

How smartphone apps are revolutionising language learning | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
When the iPhone launched in 2007, few could have predicted the impact it would have on education. One of the most powerful developments in education has been the arrival of language learning apps.
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García Márquez Liberated the Spanish Language from the Tyranny of the Past

García Márquez Liberated the Spanish Language from the Tyranny of the Past | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
His liberator's urge was not a matter of leftism. The urge was literary. (Where did Garcia Marquez draw the inspiration for his grand, timeless novels?
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Thoughts on Foreign Language With a Visual-Spatial Learner - Eclectic Homeschooling

Thoughts on Foreign Language With a Visual-Spatial Learner - Eclectic Homeschooling | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
"My son recently said something to me that had me thinking. We have been studying several foreign languages in... http://t.co/rBfav6Y2zq
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A Test That Quantifies Basic Language-Learning Ability

A Test That Quantifies Basic Language-Learning Ability | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?
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Ricky Martin to Present Rita Moreno with PEOPLE En Español Honor - People Magazine

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Ricky Martin to Present Rita Moreno with PEOPLE En Español Honor
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"Rita Moreno is part of our history at People En Español," says the magazine's editor, Armando Correa.
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A second language spurs learning centers in the brain - Medill Reports: Chicago

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A second language spurs learning centers in the brain
Medill Reports: Chicago
Learning a language, “helps improve their skills in general,” Shook said.
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The foreign languages spoken in American cities

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The map above shows which languages other than English or Spanish are spoken in major U.S. cities. The data are for counties, but displayed to show the locations of urban populations. The white area outside Washington, D.C.
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Language Learning is a Subconscious Process

Language learning is a subconscious process. Traditional approaches to grammar instruction and error correction do not have much impact on our language learn...
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Onomatopoeias in Foreign Languages | Language N...

Onomatopoeias in Foreign Languages | Language N... | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Explore why onomatopoeia changes from one language to another with this list of fun foreign language onomatopoeic sounds!
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Stop Playing Candy Crush and Learn a Language Instead—It's Just As Much Fun - Slate Magazine

Stop Playing Candy Crush and Learn a Language Instead—It's Just As Much Fun - Slate Magazine | use it or lose it | Scoop.it
Stop Playing Candy Crush and Learn a Language Instead—It's Just As Much Fun
Slate Magazine
In mid-December, Apple named Duolingo—a piece of[let's stet] language-learning software—its 2013 iPhone app of the year.
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