Articles about language education


5 (More) Reasons to Learn a Language!

Last updated: 06/19/2018

Earlier this week, we posted an article with 5 reasons why you should learn a language. As you may know, here at International House, we are very passionate about language learning

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Google Translate does not hold up well in a classroom or a courtroom

Last updated: 06/19/2018

As anyone who has ever struggled in a foreign language class can attest, Google Translate can be quite helpful for gaining a surface-level understanding of a phrase or sentence. If

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Tech Integration in Language Learning

Last updated: 06/18/2018

Today’s blog is a post by my colleagues Alberto Peris and Elena Pertegaz, who are Spanish Language teachers at my school in Singapore, Stamford American International School.

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Why Task-based Language Teaching? A Personal Statement

Last updated: 06/18/2018

This month we are publishing Reflections on Task-Based Language Teachingby Rod Ellis. In this post Rod explains what led him to pursue this line of research. My interest in task-

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8 Interesting Facts About the Japanese Language You Didn't Know

Last updated: 06/15/2018

Put the kettle on and settle down in your comfiest chair. Here at FluentU, we write a lot of articles to help you improve your fluency in whatever language you’re interested in.

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Teaching Novice Learners

Last updated: 06/14/2018

In my late twenties, I found myself running a foreign language department–despite lacking both the academic qualifications and practical experience required to do so–and dealin

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Four Small Strong Steps to Fight Linguaphobia Around You

Last updated: 06/14/2018

Why do people fear foreign languages? Is linguaphobia real, and how to deal with linguaphobic attitudes? Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, the situation in the UK became quite ser

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Language mastery takes 30 years, critical age study finds

Last updated: 06/10/2018

An internet quiz taken by nearly 700,000 people has helped American researchers model an answer to the question: why don’t adult learners master English syntax as well as native

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Technology for Young Dual Language Learners - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media

Last updated: 06/08/2018

Dual language learners are the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States, currently representing about 25 percent of children under age 6. A dual language lear

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What Is Fluency, What Is Mastery...And How Do You Get There?

Last updated: 06/06/2018

Oof! Those are heavy questions, and none of them are difficult to answer. Even for those of us who have studied for decades, the question of fluency still causes confusion. This w

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