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2014-09-09 23:13:19

TOPICS Entertainment presents, Think like a Native Speaker, on The Flashcard, a blog for language educators. This post discusses two studies on the brain processes of language learners. Renton, Washington (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 TOPICS Entertainment (http://www.topics-ent.com), sponsor of TheFlashcard.org— a Blog for Language Educators—is pleased to announce the latest post, “Think like a Native Speaker.” The post discusses two Georgetown University studies on the brain...

2013-08-14 23:25:55

After observing positive results in Toronto, Milaa introduces Chinese Immersion program for children in New York City to provide young children the opportunity to learn a useful language - stimulating cognitive development in children and fostering a strong foundation for reading, writing, and math. (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 At a local community center, the sound of children singing Chinese songs can be heard from one of its classrooms. The characters of the day are displayed on a board in...

2013-07-23 23:22:07

Using mobile and social technology users will accomplish fluency in any language in the fastest amount of time. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Seln (Celine) which stands for “Simple Enough to Learn Now,” is a mobile app, designed to make the user fluent in any language. Seln is leveraging innovative technology and combining it with entertaining audio and video lessons, games and other features to create an engaging learning environment perfect for fluency. “Since we live in a mobile and...

2013-02-16 23:02:29

Could it really be possible for robots to replace teachers in teaching the English language and get better results from the children? According to the experiment conducted by Shizuko Matsuzoe and Fumihida Tanaka of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, the answer would be “yes.” New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Modern technology continues to expand the possibilities for vocabulary research, and in the Tsukuba study, the researchers took full advantage of this fact. For...

2012-04-03 20:15:30

Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one....

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...

2012-02-14 11:47:55

IDIBELL researchers develop a questionnaire to assess the differences to switch from one language to another in bilinguals The proficiency that a bilingual person has of both languages, the context in which he speaks them or unconscious changes in their use are the factors that make people who speak Spanish and Catalan switch from one language to another. The group of Cognition and Brain Plasticity at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Antoni...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Noyo, Boston-based educational software startup, is excited to announce the iPad release of its Spanish-version language learning tablet app. The Noyo Spanish app is designed to systematically boost the vocabulary of first and second year Spanish learners with brilliant graphics, amusing storylines, and enthusiastic voice over. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Noyo, a startup education software company based in Boston, MA, is excited to announce the availability of its iPad Spanish...

2011-08-02 15:04:43

New research into how the bilingual brain processes two very different languages has revealed that bilinguals' native language directly influences their comprehension of their second language. The innovative study by researchers in The University of Nottingham's School of Psychology set out to explore whether Chinese-English bilinguals translate English words automatically into Chinese without being aware of this process. More than half of the world's population speaks more than one language...

2011-05-02 10:50:00

Free webinar is led by Stanford Professor Dr. Kenji Hakuta and Teachscape Founder Mark Atkinson SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor of education at Stanford University and a leading researcher in the areas of bilingualism and second language acquisition, and Mark Atkinson, founder and chief strategist of Teachscape, will lead a webinar on improving the academic performance of English Language Learners (ELLs) through research-based strategies....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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