Articles about language education


Are Some Languages Harder to Learn than Others?

Last updated: 02/18/2018

What’s the easiest language to learn? Why is Chinese harder to learn than Spanish?  How hard would it be to learn Icelandic? Considering that I spend most of my day lurking thro

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Processing - A Critical Step in Developing Proficiency

Last updated: 02/17/2018

Processing - A Critical Step in Developing Proficiency 0 Comments   Right now in my class I am teaching a lesson on the rooms of the house, their furnishings and chores related to

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Langley School

Last updated: 02/17/2018

Langley is a popular, over-subscribed mainstream 11-16 school, supporting approximately 1000 children including 70 children with Statements of SEN. It is also highly regarded for i

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Avoid Language Attrition - The Linguist on Language

Last updated: 02/12/2018

Many people, even if they’ve only learned one foreign language, may only visit the country where the language is spoken once a year or once every few years, so it can be hard to

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Resources: Raise your game

Last updated: 02/12/2018

Resources: Raise your game Teacher Declan Carey explains why classroom games can be an effective method of language teaching, but avoid the pitfalls that can lead to a pedagogical

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The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language

Last updated: 02/12/2018

This was written by linguist Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, is an educational researcher and activist. He has written hundreds of art

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7 Ways to Memorize a Language and Still Understand It

Last updated: 02/10/2018

So what, exactly, is the problem with memorizing versus understanding? When it comes to learning a language, there’s quite a bit of memorization to be done. The problem arises wh

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7 Tips for Learning Multiple Languages Simultaneously

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Today, however, I’m here on the Transparent Language blog to share some tips about learning multiple languages simultaneously. Over the summer, I ended up learning four languages

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10 ways of using games to learn and teach Chinese

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Games have great potential for learning in general and language acquisition in particular. There are many reasons to use games for learning and teaching Chinese, such as increasing

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5 Ways Learning a Language Makes You a Smarter Traveler

Last updated: 02/07/2018

No pre-trip preparation can push your journey further than arming yourself with a basic knowledge of the local language. Not convinced? Here are five ways that learning a language

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