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Moms Using Picture Books To Expose Toddlers To Rich Information About Animals
2014-04-23 11:53:19

University of Waterloo Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. “Marketers tell parents and educators that vocabulary books are more educational, so picture books are often dismissed as being just for fun,” said the study’s author, Professor Daniela O’Neill. “But our findings show that...

2014-03-18 23:30:20

Ballard & Tighe, Publishers releases Word Raider: Quest - a learning game that teaches academic language and vocabulary using animation and picture-based problems to support its listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. The combination of linguistic and non-linguistic activities, game-based learning, and live-graded assignments work to engage students while enabling deeper understanding and retention. Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ballard & Tighe, Publishers announced...

2014-03-06 08:29:23

The popular Dictionary.com Android app now features a robust Learner's Dictionary, with vocabulary-mastering tools needed to achieve success in any school or professional field OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "If you want to surpass your rivals," The Harvard Business Review wrote in 2012, commanding the global language of English is "no longer a matter of choice." Dictionary.com today helps students and aspiring English speakers make that choice easier with the addition of a...

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2014-02-24 23:04:31

Words can astonish, cause tears, or send shivers down a person's spine. Ultimate Vocabulary™ shares three words with its blog readers that make many people tremble with fear: geophagia, trypophobia, and pervicacious. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vocabulary knowledge is an essential aptitude that makes a person's professional and personal life better. While most people focus on simple words because of their functionality and usefulness in daily life, other people...

2014-02-16 23:00:57

The parent company of Ultimate Vocabulary™ talks about the one-syllable word that ties people around the globe together in both confusion and understanding. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 eReflect has often talked about the universality of certain phrases and human expressions on its official Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog, and in a recent post the blog editors discussed the one word that everyone knows and uses in their conversations. It's ‘huh’, the one-syllable...

2014-01-19 23:00:49

Language evolves, something that is obvious when an older person and a teenager are talking together. eReflect presents newly-created words that the older generation might not know but can learn a lot from. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, is interested in finding and discussing words that have been recently added to the English language, created to express ideas and inventions that were born in the 21st century. In a...

2014-01-15 23:02:44

Understanding the intellectual and social benefits of being an avid reader is the secret to developing a strong love for reading and learning, Chad Manis points out. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Chad Manis has dedicated an entire website to tools and resources busy teachers around the world can use to make the time spent in their classrooms an enriching experience for their students. The basic premise that made this website a reality is that teachers need to support and...

2014-01-04 23:00:39

Rene Kondratzky suggests intensive study sessions as an alternative to moving to an English speaking country for improving English language skills. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 As eReflect points out in this week's news release, language immersion has long been a recommended method for improving overall language competency. In other words, noted the eReflect representative, in order to learn French, it's best to start living in a French-speaking environment, ideally...

2013-12-30 23:01:50

Michael Marzio and his unique approach to teaching real-life English is based on the premise that real life conversations reveal the actual structures native speakers of English are more likely to use, resulting in native-like competency for the learner. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 In a post recently published on eReflect's Ultimate Vocabulary blog, readers can learn how vocabulary improvement can be achieved with Michael Marzio’s real-life English lessons and...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'