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Language Learning Benefits Infographic

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A great number of scientific studies have proven that speaking more than one language makes the human brain more flexible and enables faster information processing. Scientific studies have also proven that speaking more than one language has many benefits in terms of travel, love, intelligence... http://elearninginfographics.com/language-learning-benefits-infographic/


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The Crew's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:56 AM

I think that every citizen should learn more than one language to be able to contribute an intellectual edge to society. By people speaking more than one language, we would be able to communicate better with peers. European countries require their youth to learn different languages. Despite English dominating, our education system should offer language courses to be globally infused. -Scout

BandKids13-14's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:38 PM

Knowing different languages can help you in various different ways. It may help you in careers, traveling, relationships, and brain flexibility. It is said that if you know one or more languages than you will have a better memory and learning abilities. When traveling knowing the language of your destination might helpful as well. -Makayla Cauley

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Portraits of Success With Bilingual Programs

Bilingual instructors may also be named TESOL instructors, this means Instructing Language in order to Sound system associated with Other Languages. For More...

 

Bilingual education involves teaching academic content in two languages, in a native and secondary language with varying amounts of each language used in accordance with the program model. 

Once they are confident and are fairly proficient in the other language(English), they can continue their education with their English speaking peers. Bilingual teachers are also called TESOL teachers, which means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

For More Information On Bilinguals/TESOL, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OAFxd5Z6iA&feature=plcp http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/study-programs/education/bilingual-tesol


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Emotions in More than One Language

Emotions in More than One Language | Bilingualism | Scoop.it

When bilinguals' childhood lacks of affection, they may prefer to express emotion in their second language.


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WalkerKyleForrest's curator insight, March 21, 2014 10:22 AM

Many children are forced to learn a different language from what they grew up with. With this setback, many of their feeling cannot be seen, in a negative way. But as  they accomadate to their languages, they can begin to comprimise and solve problems, live happily ever after.

BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:24 AM

I have met people that aren't from America that speak Spanish, and when they get mad or excited then they speak in their native language. I didn't know that some people didn't do that. It's weird that some people switch languages while they are mad or excited. My mind doesn't even work that fast on my first language. It's amazing how the human mind works.

~Jessica 

shamlabeth's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:35 AM

In some cases when people are able to speak more than one language and they are in pain, in trouble, are sad, or are angry they some times use other languages then the one they grew up learning. Sometimes it is easier expressing yourself using a foreign language. Using a foreign language sometimes  helps expressing yourself easier .~Amanda

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Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain

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Blogger Judy Willis shares neuroscientific research suggesting that children growing up bilingual develop better focus and judgment.

 

Better Memory and Attention


The implications of the bilingual research also relate to the influence of the higher brain's executive functions on working (short-term) memory strength down in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the relay station where new information is first encoded into memory before moving up to the prefrontal cortex for further processing into long-term memory.

 

In the mature brain, the amount of information that can be "held" in mind for active processing in working memory is limited to somewhere between five and nine chunks of data.


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Small but mighty: Malta packs a punch in quality language education

Small but mighty: Malta packs a punch in quality language education | Bilingualism | Scoop.it

Malta is a popular language learning destination, but it's not just the sun and sea that attracts students. The island nation's rigorous quality standards are a shining example of best practice in the industry.

In order to learn more about the quality assurance systems in place and the Malta-based language industry as a whole, ICEF Monitor sat down with Mr Daniel Xerri, Chairperson of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Monitoring Board at the Ministry of Education and Employment in Malta.

Watch our exclusive video interview and read the accompanying article here: http://monitor.icef.com/2013/03/small-but-mighty-malta-packs-a-punch-in-quality-language-education/.


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English Language Learning and Online Education Infographic

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The English Language Learning and Online Education infographic explores English Language Learning in the digital era and presents the challenges and opportunities of online language learning. http://elearninginfographics.com/english-language-learning-and-online-education-infographic/


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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:20 AM

English is the most widespread and used language all over the world. In this century English is the most common language and second language in many countries. It is suggested in many places for English to be used as a second language, because it is used primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. English is also the most used language on the internet, requiring many people to learn it in order to use the internet.
~Deanna