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My Weird Language Experiences – Learning A Foreign Language ...

Weird Language Experiences – Learning A Foreign Language EXLsystem.com Crazy gringo (that's me) trying to learn a foreign language. Just sharing some of my frustrations — that I think all language learners have in ...
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The Write Power: Friday Fix (Craft): Using Foreign Language Terms ...

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Some of you may know that I hold one undergraduate and three graduate degrees in foreign languages (French, Italian, and Spanish). Because of my background in foreign languages, I like to use foreign expressions in my ...
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Comenius: "Let's Travel!": Blogs of Foreign Languages: English ...

Comenius: "Let's Travel!": Blogs of Foreign Languages: English ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
In order to foster competences in foreign languages and ICT by taking Tourism as a topic we created three Blogs: an English Blog (Let's travel in English!), a French Blog (En voyage!) and a German Blog (Lasst uns reisen!
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Living In Ireland: Foreign Languages in Ireland

Living In Ireland: Foreign Languages in Ireland | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Ireland is one of the countries where people are least likely to be able to speak another language. Ireland was fifth worst with 60% not being able to speak another language - but better than Hungary (65%), Italy (62%), the UK ...
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Anthropologist in the Attic: Educators once opposed raising bilingual ...

Anthropologist in the Attic: Educators once opposed raising bilingual ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
The image of bilingualism has not always been this rosy. For many parents, the decision to raise children speaking two languages was controversial. Since at least the 19th century, educators warned that it would confuse the ...
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Publishing foreign language documents

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Publishing foreign languages can be tricky. Here are six tips that can help the DIYer.
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Brave New Words: Bilingualism Across the U.S. Infographic

I thought this infographic on bilingualism in the United States was interesting. Bilinguals/multilinguals have skills that we should take advantage of, rather than mock; some of these people can be future language teachers or ...
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WorldSpeak Blog | Bilingualism May Boost Attention, Working Memory

WorldSpeak Blog | Bilingualism May Boost Attention, Working Memory | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Northwestern University trial provides new biological evidence that dual language speakers have enhanced auditory nervous systems.
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Bilingual Children And Their Benefits | Parents In A Pinch

Bilingual Children And Their Benefits | Parents In A Pinch | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
The benefits of being bilingual or being born into a bilingual family, understanding your child even if they do not speak the language of the family.
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Using the Gouin Series is the Foreign Language Classroom | World ...

Using the Gouin Series is the Foreign Language Classroom | World ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Using the Gouin Series is the Foreign Language Classroom. Posted on February 10, 2012 | Leave a comment. The Gouin Series is an activity that helps to move students from listening to speaking. It was developed by Francois Gouin in the ...
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“A Pervasive Lack of Knowledge and Foreign Languages is Threatening Us at Our Core”

A white paper published by the National Education Association in 2004 states "A pervasive lack of knowledge about foreign cultures and foreign languages threatens the security of the United States ...
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Teaching And Learning In Two Languages: Bilingualism & Schooling In The United States book | Avidan Balcam

Teaching And Learning In Two Languages: Bilingualism & Schooling In The United States book | Avidan Balcam | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Teaching And Learning In Two Languages: Bilingualism & Schooling In The United States book: Teaching And Learnin...
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Engaging the World | U.S. Global Competence in the 21st Century: Title VI and Fulbright-Hays || Global Competence Videos

Engaging the World | U.S. Global Competence in the 21st Century: Title VI and Fulbright-Hays || Global Competence Videos | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Watch this short video on why “global competence” – including knowledge of foreign languages -- is critical for...
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Are You Struggle to Learn Spanish | foreign language learning

You've decide to learn Spanish, congratulations! Thankfully, learning Spanish does not have to be difficult. Even if you bang your head on a wall with.
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Students share culture, practice English during celebration at STCC - St. Cloud Times

Students share culture, practice English during celebration at STCC - St. Cloud Times | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Students share culture, practice English during celebration at STCCSt. Cloud TimesSt. Cloud Technical & Community College students weren't just sharing a meal but a little bit of their culture during lunch on Thursday in the cafeteria.
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Foreign Language Learning: Critical Skills for a Fast-Moving World ...

To this end, foreign language learning is absolutely critical. In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Lawrence Summers wrote that the advent of sophisticated translation technology may very well soon make the study ...
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Does Globalization Create the Need for Multi-Cultural Understanding? — Lafayette International Business Consultants, LLC

Does Globalization Create the Need for Multi-Cultural Understanding? — Lafayette International Business Consultants, LLC | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
My experience of Globalization started 30 years ago when I started international business travel. I realized there was a need to business cultures. (Does Globalization Create the Need for Multi-Cultural Understanding?

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Foreign language courses a hit among students at Rajasthan ...

Foreign language courses a hit among students at Rajasthan ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Foreign language courses a hit among students at Rajasthan … JAIPUR: Rajasthan University's language department is drawing students from different disciplines by offering industry-oriented courses in foreign languages, ...
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How to Make Your Bilingualism an Asset in the Job Search

How to Make Your Bilingualism an Asset in the Job Search | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Show how it can grow business: Identify markets that the prospective company isn't taking advantage of and explain how your bilingualism can help them expand into those markets. If you can walk into an interview and ...
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June 30 will be longer by one second - GlobalPost (blog)

June 30 will be longer by one second - GlobalPost (blog) | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
June 30 will be longer by one secondGlobalPost (blog)The added second won't throw the average global citizen off (unless you really need an extra second of sleep), but "people running complicated infrastructure ...and more »...
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Foreign Language Learning Difficulties Inside-Out: Some basic ...

Foreign Language Learning Difficulties Inside-Out: Some basic ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
During training, English teachers rarely attend courses that explain clearly how our students actually learn language - that is to say how their brains function and acquire language. Teachers - Learn about Basic Brain Functions If you were ...
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Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism

Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Not everyone can become a polyglot, so we still need translators -- but the two treat the fact that all humans don't speak the same language very differently.
 
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Chinese Mandarin Learner: VICTORIAN schools will form "clusters ...

Chinese Mandarin Learner: VICTORIAN schools will form "clusters ... | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
"VICTORIAN schools will form "clusters" to teach foreign languages under a state government plan to turn around the dramatic decline in the number of students learning a second language." Schools join forces to rescue ...
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Amazon.com: Bilingualism and Multilingualism (Critical Concepts in Linguistics) (9780415462679): Li Wei: Books

Amazon.com: Bilingualism and Multilingualism (Critical Concepts in Linguistics) (9780415462679): Li Wei: Books (Bilingualism and Multilingualism (Critical Concepts in Linguistics): Although scientific studies of the language...)...
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three little pigs in foreign languages - Resources - TES

three little pigs in foreign languages - Resources - TES | Why Study Foreign Languages? | Scoop.it
Two printable books in French and German of the traditional story The Three Little Pigs.
I printed a select few of the pages with the main part of the story in for my reception children and read it through with them using the pictures as cues.
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