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LEARNING a new language is a popular New Year's Resolution - but the with the end of January approaching, many find themselves no closer to achieving their dream.
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People with synesthesia experience the sensory world in a unique way — for example, they "taste" words or "hear" colors. Now, new research suggests that people who learn a second language but aren't exposed to that second language very early in life are more likely to have this sensory-switching ability than those who are natively bilingual. "Groups of people with different linguistic backgrounds have different rates of synesthesia — and quite different rates," said study co-author Marcus Watson, an experimental psychologist at York University in Toronto. "It ranges from 0 percent to about 5 percent depending on what their language…
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Italian, for me, has always been the one that got away. At school, French and Latin came easily, but for some reason I chose German as my third language. After getting into university to study French and Italian, I decided I’d rather lie around reading novels for three years and switched to English. In my 20s, I signed up for an evening class, but it was full and I was bumped into Spanish. Though it’s far more useful – the second-most widely spoken language in the world – Spanish just wasn’t the same.
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Summer - the season of spontaneous last-minute trips - is just about upon us. But as exciting as jetting off unplanned breaks can be, language barriers can often become a major issue.
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Is your toddler struggling to learn a language? If so, using words that have repetitive syllables rather than mixed sounds may help him or her to learn language faster, a study suggests.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 06:23
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NYC based startup, Smigin, is teaching users how to speak a new language by focusing less on grammar and more on everyday conversation. Smigin makes language learning more practical by curating sections based on real-life locations and situations in which users will find themselves abroad.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 05:58
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European language study is in decline due to ‘identikit’ travel, fewer exchange programs and the government’s dropping of GCSE requirements, a University of Bristol academic believes.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 05:50
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It’s been a long-standing dream of mine to be able to speak every language. It’s impossible, I’m sure, but learning two or three should be manageable. Right now, I’m focusing on French.
Friday, 13 November 2015 16:50
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The Education Ministry plans to recruit its first batch of 500 Thai teachers who teach English in state-run schools nationwide to undergo a "train-the-trainer" programme in a bid to reduce the cost of hiring foreign English teachers.
Saturday, 31 October 2015 04:23
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Two recent incidents in which Chinese students' international test results have been withheld or cancelled have pushed educators to advise those planning to study abroad to hone their language skills instead of just rote learning.
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Having knowledge of one or more foreign languages is increasingly beneficial in today’s society, says French language student Emily Maybanks. Here's why...
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Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, is a pretty sleepy town.
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It's not often that a totally new way of learning languages comes along, especially one which isn't an app or reliant on technology. Power Play aims to make language learning realistic and interactive, and the idea is simple: All of the information that you would usually find inside a textbook is presented in bite-size chunks, on cards. The real genius of the idea is to turn the whole learning process into a game that can be played by one, two, ten, or even a whole classroom of people. A pack of Power Play cards will be a teacher or student's…
Saturday, 10 October 2015 06:41
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The number of students learning English as a second language is exploding in Edmonton, comprising 24 per cent of students in the public district and 21 per cent of students in the Catholic district.
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