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Europeans and their language(s) #langchat #elt | A journée in ...

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14) The most widely mentioned barrier to learning another language is lack of motivation, with a third (34%) of Europeans saying this discourages them. Around a quarter of Europeans cite lack of time to study properly (28%) ...

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Interesting facts about Europeans and their languages. You should read that, there are some surprising information. (Wiebke)

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13 Cool and Interesting Facts About the Spanish Language ...

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13 facts about the Spanish language with their sources. Historic and current facts about Spanish language. ... a public school, as opposed to a colegio, which is a private school. Refresh. SELECT COUNTRY: SELECT ...

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Spanish is always a good idea. Here are 13 interesting facts.

Do you want to improve your spanish right now? Just have a look on our Spanish-speaking Tandoos. There are many. (Wiebke)

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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language

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How much languages do you speak? Did you know that learning knew languages can increase the size of your brain? Read this interesting articla to find out more! (Stefanie)

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analise moreno's curator insight, November 30, 2014 6:42 PM

I do believe that learning a new language does make an impact on  your brain because it is storing more  information but I do not beliive that it makes your brain larger.

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Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | Technology and language learning

Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | Technology and language learning | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it

Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | @scoopit http://t.co/Z69eiRmN...


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Students use their smartphones to study more...or even to take a break. When do you use your Tandoo App? And what is it for you - studying or a break? (Wiebke)

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Can Language Learning Delay Dementia?

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Want to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease & other forms of dementia? Language learning may help! Studies have shown that bilingualism may protect your brain from dementia.
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Read this interesting article and find out how language learning may help to delay dementia! (Stefanie)

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5 Ways Learning a Language Makes You a Smarter Traveler | Language News

5 Ways Learning a Language Makes You a Smarter Traveler | Language News | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
Smart travelers spend time learning a language before venturing abroad. Here's 5 good reasons why learning a language enhances your travels.
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This article points out some important advantages of learning the native language of the country your living in or travelling through! (Stefanie)

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Salut! Learn How To Say 'Hello' In 21 Languages - Edudemic

Salut! Learn How To Say 'Hello' In 21 Languages - Edudemic | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
One of the most basic things you can learn is how to say hello, right? While traveling or interacting with people from other cultures, learning to say hello in another language is a small but useful step in making connections with people. It shows that you’ve taken a few minutes to check out their language …
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Not sure how to start your conversation? Have a look on this and find a greeting for nearly every language. :) (Wiebke)

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Helping you have more fun learning another language | The Everyday Language Learner

Helping you have more fun learning another language | The Everyday Language Learner | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it

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Not only the language lerner helps you to have more fun learning another language, even Tandoo does. Just try it! (Wiebke)

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.

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Here we go. One more good reason to use Tandoo and improve your language skills... (Wiebke)

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7 Steps: The Evolution Of A Social Media… | Bit Rebels

7 Steps: The Evolution Of A Social Media… | Bit Rebels | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
I remember back in the day (2009), I wrote many articles about how to build real friendships in social media. Back then; people were skeptical that it could be (Great post!

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How can you make your Tandoo contacts to your real life friends? The article tells you...

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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know?

How Many Languages is it Possible to Know? | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? What's the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know?

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How many languages do you speak? Two, three or even four? There are people who are speaking more than 40 languages. Incredible, right? But don´t worry. Focus on the language you want to learn and steadily improve it (Karina)

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Chandler Mattson's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:57 PM

How many languages can an average person speak?

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Students as global citizens: strategies for mobilizing studies abroad

Students as global citizens: strategies for mobilizing studies abroad | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
Universities globally are increasingly seeking to improve the international mobility of their students. There are several latent benefits that accrue to a university whose students and staff actively participate in international exchange programs. Essentially this can lead to an increase in the university's international reputation, opportunities for benchmarking against best practices, capacity to develop international relationships, diversity of student population with all the benefits that accrue from diversity, and access to potential recruitment markets. In this paper we review extant literature to elicit the range of practical factors that play a role in the decision of students to study abroad. We also discuss results from a recent survey among Australian students that revealed their preferences for international work placements.

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If you have the chance don´t miss it. Spend a semester abroad and experience a  new culture. Don´t forget to train your language skills and combine it with new friendships :) (Karina)

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Research shows children only learn words through human interaction

Published: Monday, October 21, 2013

  

A recent study done by the university’s Infant Language Project’s Roberta Golinkoff, a professor in the School of Education, co-authored with two professors at other universities, showed children can only learn through social interactions and not through secondary sources such as videos.

“The way kids learn words is from the interactive care itself,” Golinkoff said.

The study, “Skype Me! Socially Contingent Interactions Help Toddlers Learn Language,” was published Sept. 23. She said the inspiration for her research came when she, along with some fellow colleagues, saw how many parents were on cellphones around their children.

“You see parents everywhere on cell phones when they were with little kids,” she said. “We were wondering if it had a negative impact on the kinds of communication between the parents and the child that promote word learning.”

Golinkoff, along with Sarah Roseberry of University of Washington and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University, decided to test the impacts of social interaction and social contingency on infants’ learning. Thirty-six children between the ages of 24 months and 30 months were part of the study, which had the children learn new words either from a live person, a video chat like Skype or a prerecorded video.

The result showed children learned new words from video chats and from live interactions, but they did not learn new words from the pre-recorded videos. Interacting with children becomes crucial for a child’s verbal learning, and, without it, parents might risk slowing down their children’s learning process, Golinkoff said.

 “It occurred to us that it was possible that the cell phone interruptions were getting in the way of [the learning] process,” she said. “If you use the cell phones all the time when you interact with the kids, you might be—in the end—hindering their language development.”

 Both Martha Buell, a human development and family studies professor, and freshman Ruth Carfagno, an elementary education major, said social contingency still applies to college students.

Buell said she noticed her students learn better when she poses questions and has them interact during class. She also says watching a pre-recorded video of the classes, such as what UD Capture or online courses offer, would not help students learn as well as going to a live class.

“I think college students are the happiest when they are actively involved with learning something,” Buell said. “If you watch on UD Capture, and you have a question, you can’t ask the question. If you try to answer the question, and you didn’t get the answer, there is no way for the professor to give feedback.”

Although Carfagno found UD Capture useful when she needed to hear a lecture again from her classes, she said she does not get as much out of a watching a video as she does in the classroom.

“Unless a video has actually, has doing problems while watching the video, it’s not exactly helping them work—it’s just throwing information at their heads, expecting them to retain it,” Carfagno said. “As much as I hate waking up early, I think I would rather be actually in the classrooms.”

Buell said she thinks Golinkoff’s study on the effects of social contingency stresses one of the key concepts of childhood education. Both Golinkoff and Buell said they dismissed the credibility of popular pre-recorded videos such as the Baby Einstein videos in regard to their function with helping children learn.

“These people are not really checking out their claim, they just want to make dough,” Golinkoff said.

Buell said early childhood learning videos can impair learning because the child could be misinterpreting the meanings of words being taught due to a lack of feedback. She said she emphasizes the role of feedback when it comes to infant learning. Parents and teachers need to provide specific and precise feedback to children in order for them to fully understand what they are learning.

Not all technology, however, has a negative impact. Golinkoff said a new technology like Skype, or other video chats, can be beneficial for childhood education because video chatting encourages interactions. 

Buell said Golinkoff’s research could be an implication for the role of technology.

“We shouldn’t be afraid of technology, if what technology is doing is building a human relationship,” Buell said.


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The article proves it, the best way to learn languages is through practical training. That's why you should fastly find your perfect Tandoo and start talking! (Karina)

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Tere Keller's curator insight, April 6, 2016 4:46 PM

This is great research providing guidance and the importance of human interaction. I feel that it is important to ensure that the use of technology with very young children is very interactive and relational, and not overused. Thoughts?

 

“We shouldn’t be afraid of technology, if what technology is doing is building a human relationship,” Buell said.

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How to Choose a Foreign Language to Learn Top 5 Language ...

You must ask yourself, what you are passionate about? What skills do you posses? What language suits the market you are interested in? Which will enhance.

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You can not decide which language you want to improve? This article might help you.  Or our Tandoos do. Just look for one who has the same interests and it will work easily. (Wiebke)

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English Guider: American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary

English Guider: American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
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How many of these British and American differences do you know?
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Have you ever written with an British and an American Native?  Which differences did you notice?

Just contact any Tandoos and find out which other differences you could find! (Wiebke)

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How Art, Poetry & Educational Technology inspire language learning. - Official WizIQ Teach Blog

How Art, Poetry & Educational Technology inspire language learning. - Official WizIQ Teach Blog | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mail Image credit: Magdolna Terray ( art) and Rakesh Bhanot (words). One of the most powerful things about poetry is that its message takes...

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This article will tell you how performing creativity can help you in learning languages! You don't believe?! Give it a try! (Stefanie)

 

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Julia Fanney's curator insight, January 19, 2015 6:22 PM

Good integration for art.

Rebecca Meyer's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:05 PM

A great cross-curricular example of how art education can be used in connection with language learning.

Simone O'Callaghan's curator insight, May 22, 2015 11:05 AM

really interesting for all my art students

 

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Can Learning a New Language Boost Your Creativity?

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Did Hemmingway's foreign language abilities help him write books like The Sun Also Rises and win a Nobel Prize in literature? Research suggests it certainly didn't hurt. Creativity, though, is ultimately what you make of it....


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That is an interesting question. What do you think?

We are sure that Tandoos are quite creative :) (Wiebke)

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:19 PM
Did Hemmingway's foreign language abilities help him write books like The Sun Also Rises and win a Nobel Prize in literature? Research suggests it certainly didn't hurt. Creativity, though, is ultimately what you make of it....
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7 Language Learning Tips They Don't Teach You In School - Lingholic

7 Language Learning Tips They Don't Teach You In School - Lingholic | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
7 cool and funky language learning tips you wish you had learned back in high school!
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This interesting article will give you 7 usefull tips to learn a new language in an easier way! (Stefanie)

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How learning a new language changes your brain - at any age

How learning a new language changes your brain - at any age | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
We all know that learning a second language is a great, healthy thing to do for your brain, but new research has discovered that it actually changes both the structure and function of your brain network, regardless of whether you’re four, or 84....
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Learning a new language can change the stucture and the function of your brain network, indepentent of your age! This article will tell youmore about the topic! (Stefanie)

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What motivates us to learn foreign languages? - Telegraph

What motivates us to learn foreign languages? - Telegraph | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
English teenagers are the worst in Europe at learning a second language. But is that any surprise, given how widely spoken English is? Anne Merritt looks at what motivates us to learn foreign languages.

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What motivates you to learn foreign languages? It is the social aspect that is offered by Tandoo - connect and meet other people? Just tell us... we are curious. (Wiebke)

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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

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The cognitive benefits of multilingualism
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Speaking multiple languages benefits your cognitive abilities! You don't believe in this statement? Read this article to find out more about the topic! (Stefanie)

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Learning a language – 10 things you need to know - The Guardian

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know - The Guardian | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it
Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips
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You started to learn a new language? This article will help you to discover the most important things to be successfull in constantly improving your language skills! ( Stefanie)

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Learning a Second Language: Weighing Pros and Cons | Education.com

Learning a Second Language: Weighing Pros and Cons | Education.com | Language Tandem App | Scoop.it

lly diHas learning a second language become obsolete? With public foreign language programs shutting down due to budget cuts, parents face the choice of pricey tutoring or their child staying monolingual. Check out the pros and cons here.


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What are you think? Are there really disadvantages in learning new languages? Tandoo definetly says: Bullshit ;)

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Chandler Mattson's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:51 PM

These are some advantages and disadvantages of learning a different language.

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish

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Don't waste your time with French. (6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish http://t.co/iqA6G5YIcE via @BI_TheLife)

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Guys, as you all know we are from Barcelona and we can really recommend all of you to learn our beautiful language which you can speak in several parts of the world. Convinced? If not, read the whole article ;) (Karina)

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Learning a language is never a waste of time - Telegraph

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Whether it’s computer code or Sanskrit, our brains benefit from having to work harder
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That is what Tandoo is about: Acrossing language barriers to build up strong relationships to Internationals (Karina)

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