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2014-03-13 12:23:34

-- Carousel of Languages' Comprehensive Curriculum based on 15 Years of Experience Immersing Young Children in Foreign Languages - NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carousel of Languages, New York City's leading early childhood foreign language immersion program, has announced the release of a packaged curriculum for schools and parents across the nation. The comprehensive Carousel Teaching System, developed by a global team of educators, linguists and illustrators, is based...

2013-06-05 12:28:57

Uses hit songs made famous by Carlos Santana and Bruno Mars to teach languages LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- JamTok, the leader in gamified music-based language learning, launched its Spanish-English edition on iTunes worldwide. JamTok uses popular music and games to teach foreign languages in an engaging, contextual and fun way. With the Spanish-English version, players will be able to use songs made famous by artists like Carlos Santana, Bruno Mars, Michelle...

2013-05-17 23:19:18

Language Audiobooks Founder, Mark Frobose encourages language aficionados to learn a language this summer. Champaign, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 This summer season might be different because you might learn a system for rattling off a few foreign words and phrases by the 4th of July and at no cost! How? Mark Frobose, bestselling language author and teacher, announces the creation of a new website with free travel language learning advice and lessons. The website located at...

2013-04-16 15:35:05

Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown. Their study, published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, revealed that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped complete novices to acquire a new language but also made more traditional methods of language learning more effective. PhD student Marie-Josée Bisson of the University´s School of...

2013-04-02 12:27:34

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Language learning can be an uphill battle, especially for individuals who don't live in close proximity to others who speak the language they are learning. NativKer, a new website devoted to the language acquisition process, plans to support language learners by connecting them with native speakers who can provide direction and support that only a language insider can offer. The website's registration is currently open to both language learners...

2012-10-13 04:02:11

Groundbreaking foreign language learning for kids under age six New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 With Little Pim´s gift sets, parents and grandparents have the perfect kit to get their child started on the road to bilingualism. Little Pim gift sets are the complete introduction to a new language, and a gift that will truly last a lifetime. Little Pim is a groundbreaking learning system that teaches foreign languages to young children. Little Pim was specifically designed for...

Foreign Language Skills Aid Business Choices
2012-04-26 06:40:19

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com "A foreign language provides a distancing mechanism that moves people from the immediate intuitive system to a more deliberate mode of thinking." These are the words of a University of Chicago (U Chicago) professor and his team of researchers in a new study on economics and language. They bring fresh perspective into language and the role it plays in business decision-making. The study, titled "The Foreign Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue...

2012-04-25 11:51:24

In a study with implications for businesspeople in a global economy, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people make more rational decisions when they think through a problem in a non-native tongue. People are more likely to take favorable risks if they think in a foreign language, the new study showed. "We know from previous research that because people are naturally loss-averse, they often forgo attractive opportunities," said UChicago psychologist Boaz Keysar, a...

2012-04-03 09:45:40

Swedish adolescents' desire to learn a foreign language besides English, which they start learning relatively early, has been declining for a long time. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that one factor behind this trend may be that English is used as a resource when students learn French, Spanish and German. Fewer and fewer adolescents study foreign languages in English-speaking countries such as the USA and the UK. They simply do not want to, since as...

2011-12-27 13:00:00

Bilingual Child is the perfect start to every child´s foreign language education. The app is a free download and is now available in the iTunes App Store for both the iPad and iPhone. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Bilingual Child is an interactive iPad and iPhone game designed to effortlessly teach English and Spanish to children between the ages of 1 and 4. This interactive bilingual educational application will submerse children into animated books where characters Lucy...