Articles about language education


The Difficulty of Life as a Third-Culture Kid

Last updated: 07/03/2019

The Difficulty of Life as a Third-Culture Kid Family & Relationships The Difficulty of Life as a Third-Culture Kid Did you grow up in one culture, your parents came from...

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How to Start Learning a New Language: The First Lesson | The Linguist

Last updated: 06/02/2019

How to Start Learning a New Language was uploaded onto Steve’s YouTube channel on Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. It’s the 23rdof December. My wife has been baking cookies and...

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Effective mentoring of trainee teachers (e-book) - Association for Language Learning

Last updated: 04/11/2019

Effective mentoring of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) trainee teachers as they embark on their professional teaching journey is the topic of the second publication in ALL’s...

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How Bilingual Kids Get Ahead

Last updated: 04/05/2019

You’re wondering if you have the time and motivation to help your child learn a second language. And you’re not 100% convinced the effort will be worth it. What benefits can a...

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Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language

Last updated: 04/03/2019

New research suggests language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition rather than something humans are just hardwired to do Learning one's native...

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All the info our brain needs for language nearly fits on a floppy disk

Last updated: 03/31/2019

As you learn your first language, your brain stores about 1.5 megabytes of information – just a little over the amount that would fill a floppy disk (that’s the thing used to...

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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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