Articles about language education


50 Years of wholesome learning: what anyone can learn from Sesame Street

Last updated: 02/21/2019

Sesame Street turns 50 this year. Is it still relevant to you if you’re all grown up? What can you learn from Sesame Street if you’re an adult learner? Quite a lot, if you ask...

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Using foreign language film to boost language attainment

Last updated: 02/20/2019

Our Into Film Club of the Month for February 2019 is Y Pant Comprehensive School, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales. We took some time to speak to the leader of the club, Mrs....

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Preventing miscommunication: lessons from cross-cultural couples | OUPblog

Last updated: 02/15/2019

We might expect that people will have trouble understanding one another when they are using a foreign language, but several studies have found that overt misunderstandings are...

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It’s easier to learn new languages if you have a thick cortex

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Researchers have long known that the brain changes when people learn a new language. But the relationship between the ability to learn a new language and the structure of the...

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26 Video Activities for Language Class - Spanish Playground

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Spanish Playground Language learning , Printable , Videos Video is a wonderful source of language for young learners. With video, students can hear different native speaker...

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How To Leverage Augmented Reality To Drive Digital Innovation

Last updated: 02/12/2019

When virtual reality (VR) first arrived on the scene, tech startups and innovators were overwhelmed by the possibilities of how VR experiences could transform our everyday...

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Your Results May Vary: How Differently Your Language Learning Will Be Received

Last updated: 02/10/2019

Actually, it might be true for Parisians, that they look down on you for even attempting their language. I’ve had that experience more than once. But it’s not true of all...

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You can learn a new language when deeply asleep

Last updated: 02/07/2019

You can learn a new language when deeply asleep This content was published on February 2, 2019 11:00 AM Feb 2, 2019 - 11:00 Learning while sleeping? (© KEYSTONE / GAETAN...

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3 Ways to Learn English While You Sleep

Last updated: 02/07/2019

Day 7: Wow, I just had my first conversation with a native English speaker who was genuinely impressed with my skills! If only we could learn languages in our sleep, the...

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Study: Speaking ‘Parentese’ Helps Baby’s Language Learning

Last updated: 02/04/2019

It is common for adults to use “baby talk” when interacting with very young children. This way of speaking attempts to copy the sounds babies make when they first try to talk....

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