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2014-07-25 09:39:14

Northwestern University Linguistic, cultural forces shape children's understanding of the natural world How would a child respond to this question? Would his or her list be full of relatives, animals from movies and books, or perhaps neighborhood pets? Would the poppies blooming on the front steps make the list or the oak tree towering over the backyard? How might the animals children name compare to those named by children raised in a different cultural or language background or in...

2014-07-24 23:02:54

Fun Easy Learn launches "Learn Japanese 6000 Words" android App. This app will help people to learn Japanese in an fun and easy way. Worldwide (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 An innovative android app called "Learn Japanese 6000 Words" has been introduced by Fun Easy Learn. This app not only helps people to learn Japanese in their spare time, but also entertain them with fun games. Nowadays, more and more people would like to have the ability to speak another language. One of...

2014-06-17 12:52:24

University of Chicago Examining factors such as how much children gesture at an early age may make it possible to identify and intervene with very young children at risk for delays in speech and cognitive development, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. The research by leading early learning scientists looked at children from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from advantaged and disadvantaged families, and those who had suffered brain...

2014-06-03 12:30:30

Ways to encourage optional reading while still having fun in the sun NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the final bell of the school year gets ready to ring, millions of children across the country are eagerly awaiting a break from homework, assignments and textbooks. Unfortunately, many of them will also stop reading while enjoying their three months of freedom from the classroom. Experts stress the importance of keeping kids reading and using the summer as the perfect time to instill...

2014-05-29 23:16:16

Linda Richardson of All Clear Translations was a guest on Positively Pittsburgh Live. A weekly broadcast of small businesses that are making a difference in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Richardson, an expert Translations and Interpreting executive informed listeners about the multilingual changes clients are experiencing. To meet their challenges in a global economy All Clear Translations added valuable services. Telephone interpreting in over 180...

2014-04-30 23:19:29

Reading Jets App Integrating Fun and Technology to Teach Children to Read and Write Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Children can find learning to read and write frustrating and difficult. Recognising a solution in the integration of technology and learning, Reading Jets A - Z have developed an app that will make literacy fun for students aged 3 to 7. As they begin formal education, many children find learning to read and write a daunting task and ages 3 to 7 are a crucial time for...

2014-04-28 08:28:58

READ 180®and System 44®All-Star Award winners recognized for overcoming the odds and improving their reading skills NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today named 13 exceptional students in grades 5-12 as READ 180(®) and System 44(®) All-Stars. Thanks to their dedicated teachers and enrollment in Scholastic READ 180 or System 44, the leading blended learning programs proven to raise reading...

2014-03-28 23:03:47

LearningRx brain training center offers three tips to help evaluate reading comprehension skills at home. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Being a good reader goes far beyond decoding written words and the brain training experts at LearningRx are offering three techniques to help parents evaluate their children’s reading comprehension. “Reading has different components,” says Tanya Mitchell, Vice President of Research and Development at the Headquarters of LearningRx....

2014-03-26 23:25:17

New cloud-based language learning software provides an effective solution to second-language attrition through customization and convenience. Niskayuna, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Lexikeet Learning, LLC, a provider of technology-driven educational products, today announced the release of three new language learning products – Lexikeet Chinese, Lexikeet Japanese, and Lexikeet Spanish – as a solution to the growing problem of second-language attrition. Attrition occurs when a learner...

2014-03-12 20:23:42

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the launch of the AC Research Center (ARC). As an organization with four decades of experience in the design and implementation of large-scale language immersion, academic exchange, and language education, American Councils has established ARC in order to expand the pool of policy-relevant data and research available to decision-makers at all levels who are concerned...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'