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America & The Foreign Languages Curriculum

Harlem World Magazine – Staff Writer Having the ability to write and speak a second language has always been beneficial. A person’s ability to communicate in various contexts may be improved by learning many languages. In addition, many situations call for the ability to speak another language, whether for advancement in the workplace or participation in various types of international competitions. Writing generally doesn’t come easy for some students but there are companies who provide assistance for students in this category. An example of such companies is payforessay, it is a writing company that offers academic assistance to students across the globe. Read More:...

How Chess Teaches Children to Be Good

The New York Times – Lam Thuy Vo Ellis is one of many children who have learned how to play chess through Zoom during the pandemic. According to Chess at Three, the company through which Ellis learns chess, parents all over the country have sought out private chess tutoring for their toddlers. The lessons encourage learning while giving parents time to cook meals or take breaks. Read More:...

5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer

The Conversation – Kimberly Hillier With the end of the school year here, parents, caregivers and educators may find themselves reflecting on another turbulent year in education. For researchers of children’s literacy, year-end reflections may prompt discussions of the “summer slide” — children’s loss of knowledge over summer break, particularly in literacy and numeracy — and what can be done to mitigate this learning loss. Read More:...

How To Avoid The Summer Slide

Moms – Larissa Marulli Kids love summer vacation because they don’t have to go to school but that can result in something called the summer slide. The summer slide is when a student loses the knowledge of some of the academic stuff they learned in school. A lot of kids and families put school on the back burner during the summer months and relax on the family rules a bit. Summer should definitely be a time to take it easier, but it shouldn’t be a time to forget about school and learning altogether. Read More:...

Struggling to learn a language? 6 tips on how pop songs can help

The Conversation – Helen Stavrou, Brendon Hyndman, and Jennifer Munday Traditional approaches to adult language teaching often use resources such as textbooks and generic learning materials that are less than inspiring for learners. New research shows using popular song, as well as films and TV series, for language learning can help connect with people’s interests and motivate them. Based on this research, we have developed six tips for using popular songs to learn a language.  Read More:...