Latest Language education Stories

2012-05-09 23:01:13

Noyo's new app, Noyo Spanish Immersion, was created in response to educators' requests for a Spanish-only version of their popular Spanish Vocab Builder app. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Noyo, an educational software startup company based in Boston, is pleased to announce the release of Noyo Spanish Immersion, the Spanish-only version of its powerful vocabulary-building iPad app. This engaging learning tool is designed to teach Spanish vocabulary and supplement the curricula of Spanish...

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...

2012-03-28 23:01:49

College and university educators bring Xtranormal´s digital storytelling platform into higher education; multisensory approach helps students enhance communication skills, support information retention, and understand complex subject matter San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Xtranormal, the revolutionary approach to digital storytelling, has seen a spike in the number of universities and colleges leveraging the Xtranormal Education platform to bring lessons alive in the classroom...

2012-03-20 11:33:43

A new SRI International report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education provides guidance to educational leaders as they work to implement successful, cost-effective online learning programs for secondary schools. The report, Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity, summarizes past research on the cost and outcomes associated with online learning programs in higher education and offers strategies for implementing such programs effectively in K-12...

2012-03-15 23:28:25

Bilingual immigrants are healthier than immigrants who speak only one language, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University. The study, which appears in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that people with strong English and native language proficiencies report better physical and mental health than unilingual immigrants. “Our research suggests that English proficiency gained at the expense of native-language fluency may not be...

2012-02-14 11:00:00

Having the Confidence to Give It a Go is for Many People the Hardest Part of Learning Italian. The Strange Accents, Silent Letters, Verb Conjugations... They All Add Up to Make Learning Italian a Daunting Prospect. Now Online Italian Classes with Verbalplanet.com Offer the Perfect Solution to Perfecting Your Accent and Achieving Real Fluency by Learning Online in Partnership with a Native Speaking Italian Language Tutor. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 What's the key to successfully learning...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'