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Why Technology Is Key to Overcoming the Language BarrierMashableA language pair will usually only be developed if it is commercially viable, and the market tends to dictate which language pairs get developed first.
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Is Music a Language? Pacific Standard At Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers recently came up with a way to study the neurological basis of musical exchange by watching the brain activity of jazz improvisors.
Less people in NZ studying languages 3News NZ Experts are warning that a country that only learns its own language could face big problems down the track. Hanatour in Takapuna is an international Korean travel company.
Arabic is ranked as a more important language for children to learn in school than French in a report published by the British Council today.
Telegraph.co.uk Don't poke fun at Indian accents, tourism chiefs tell British hotels Telegraph.co.uk While Belgians should not be asked about their country's politics or language divisions, a Japanese tourist should never be told 'no' directly but...
interesting approach - but isn't it better to support English people in becoming more respectful and increasing their understanding of "otherness"
Does Language Bring Us Together Or Pull Us Apart? WWNO And what will happen is that if - when you imagine two large language communities living next door to each other, one of those languages is continually sort of outcompeting the other.
interesting insights from science
Teachers increase use of social media as a learning tool N.C.
these users found relative advantage and thought carefully about which tools were most appropriate for them.
the core messages of #web2llp are here too.
A fun way to build your visual vocabulary is to explore metaphors and clichés. While you should minimize the use of clichés in writing, they frequently show up in speech, and drawing them can make your sketchnotes more visually interesting.
a creative suggestion to help with remembering expressions, this could be used in #mfl too
Great tips. MT @justintarte: 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter: http://t.co/aMahH2cLiN #ce13 #EdTech
great tips to get you started with twitter.
RT @mickstout: EUROCALL 2014 in the Netherlands next August http://t.co/umLvDFHj8k
#mfltwitterati next year's #eurocall venue.
The Guardian (blog) Languages, camera, action: using film to inspire your students The Guardian (blog) Those of us involved in teaching languages – and anyone who's experienced the satisfaction derived from mastering another language – will find...
The Guardian Gary Lineker kickstarts language learning in schools The Guardian Flynn said that the school will select 30 of its keenest language enthusiasts to receive the competition's resources and will guide them through the year's worth of...
one of our celebrity language champion nominees at work.
BBC News Digital Indians: What is the future of the language web? BBC News Will the web ever be friendly to languages other than English?
vital we have a plurilingual web.
Why language studies fall on deaf ears The Border Mail Equally unsurprising is the researchers' conclusion that the most Asia-literate teachers are those who have experienced "some form of extended cultural exchange in an Asian country (lasting...
teachers of Asian languages may wish to download the report.
Social media boon to those with speech-language difficulties Scoop.co.nz (press release) Dr Bowen is also involved in the International Communication Project 2014 which aims to highlight the importance of human communication and how communication...
Guardian Liberty Voice America Has a New Language Guardian Liberty Voice Many foreign language advocates have stressed the value of language learning, which they believe helps to expand cultural understanding.
I would think that a combination of foreign language study and computer programming language study would be preferable.
New standards for autism support unveiled Nursery World (subscription) In England it is estimated that one in 100 people suffer from an autistic spectrum disorder, which can impair social interaction and communication.
English fluency hopes rest on an education overhaul The Japan Times Robert Aspinall, a professor at Shiga University and author of the 2012 book “International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk,” describes his...
The Guardian (blog) International students: how to teach them alongside native speakers The Guardian (blog) Teaching students for whom English is a second language can be a highly rewarding experience, resulting in a cultural learning exchange.
presentation from @sensor #cmc
Lack of language skills hurts our employment chances Irish Independent ... been very successful at promoting language learning.
A new campaign is aiming to encourage everyone in the UK to learn at least 1,000 words of another language to improve job skills.
rise to the language challenge!
Links to video recordings of keynotes by Ana Gimeno, Chris Jones & Thierry Chanier from this month's EuroCALL conference in Evora, Portugual.
the 20th Eurocall conference plenary anounced that greater participation from #mfl teachers would be encouraged. #mfltwitterati
Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code Wired J. Paul Gibson began to teach programming classes for teens out of frustration.
unfortunate framing of this news item. coding is indeed a relevant skill for young people and also supports developing pattern spotting and accuracy , however why replace langs and music? this adversarial position is not helpful. We need access to all these opportunities.
Telegraph.co.uk We speak your language, English clubs tell foreign fans Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City and Liverpool announced an expansion of their social media presence on Thursday with more local language websites and Twitter...
football understands the importance of reaching a global market through multilingual communication,
People's Daily Online Chinese-learning fervor on rise in Uzbekistan Chinadaily USA TASHKENT - A craze for the Chinese language is sweeping Uzbekistan, where a growing number of people are attracted to the rich culture of China, said the...