Latest Language education Stories

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...

2012-01-20 13:00:00

Transparent Language Expands its Popular Language-Learning Tool to Include the World´s Fourth Most Commonly Spoken Language Nashua, NH (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Transparent Language, a leading provider of language-learning solutions for the government, military, education, library, and consumer markets, announced today the addition of Hindi to its free Word of the Day service. With Hindi added to its list of supported languages, Transparent Language Word of the Day now offers...

2012-01-10 11:00:00

The best way to learn a foreign language is, of course, immersion or living where the language is spoken. For the vast majority of learners that´s simply not possible, but now thanks to Verbalplanet.com´s unique web based system to learning a language, anyone can enjoy the next best thing with a one to one online language course with a personal language teacher via Skype, the leading internet telephony service. (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Learning a foreign language is all about...

2011-12-31 18:30:00

The Combination of an online language program and the magic and excitement of Cackleberries characters and animation provides for the first of its kind in virtual education for young children learning English. This virtual classroom is build intuitively for young learners to be able to click, learn and play on their own. The animated lessons are used in combination with exercises to reinforce the learning. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 The Combination of an online...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'