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4 Benefits of New Technology in Language Learning

Amico Hoops – Ayhan Fletcher In recent years, new, technology-integrated classroom approaches have grown popular for language acquisition. Differentiated instruction, online classes, and learning management systems are all instances of this new phase of teaching style that is being endorsed by leading pedagogical experts. Such methods leverage technologies in language learning to increase students’ engagement, simplify the teacher’s role and create an organized, holistic learning opportunity for all relevant parties. Read More:...

Most agree second language a boon for Americans

The Tahlequa Daily Press – Grant D. Crawford The scarcity of bilingual speakers in the country is curious to many, as the U.S. has a relatively diverse population, compared to other countries. It’s left people to question whether Americans should be required or encouraged to learn another language besides English. Regardless of whether such desires are fulfilled, experts say there are a number of benefits to learning a foreign tongue. Read More:...

Skip foreign languages at your own peril

The Bedford Gazette – James Rosen On a fall day in 1974, I walked into a Russian language course at Hunter College, one of the Manhattan campuses of the public City University of New York system. In New York for back-to-back college internships at the Paris Review literary magazine and the New York Times, I chose Hunter because it offered evening classes. As editor of my high school newspaper outside Detroit, I’d had a strong interest in current events, and no ongoing story was bigger or more consequential than the global superpower rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More:...

Gifted children with ADHD, and the challenges their parents face

The Conversation – Juliette François-Sévigny and Mathieu Pilon With the new school year underway, some parents will have a harder time than others because of a little known, but very real phenomenon: their child is “twice exceptional.” These children have both the potential for high achievement (“gifted”) and a one or more disabilities, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or generalized anxiety. Read More:...

Why Math Class Is Boring—and What to Do About It

FS – Staff Writer No other subject is associated with such widespread fear, confusion, and even outright hatred. No other subject is so often declared by children and adults alike to be something they “can’t do” because they lack an innate aptitude for it. Math is portrayed as something you get or you don’t. Most of us sit in class feeling like we don’t. Read More:...