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Books Best Practice for Reading Comprehension

Books have broad vocabulary and diverse language structures that are important for developing the ability to understand content. “Long, continuous texts with diverse and colorful vocabulary improve...

Jan. 4 is #WorldBrailleDay

Today (January 4) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in November of 2018 as World Braille Day to raise awareness of the importance ...

Trump Signs Measure To Extend Grant Programs to Preserve Indigenous Languages

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a measure that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving Indigenous languages and expands eligibility so more tribes can participate. The measure...

Love & Other Emotions Prove to not be Universal Across Languages

Humans have a breadth of emotions and are on a constant search to express them through language, though sometimes we find that words in one language don’t have a...

China’s Baidu Uses AI Understanding in Chinese to Learn English

China’s giant tech company Baidu, has surpassed both Microsoft and Google when it comes to AI and language learning. The company, which is sometimes referred to as China’s Google,...

School-Safe Video Platform

Boclips for Teachers is a video platform that offers an extensive library of engaging content to bring academic topics to life for all ages while deepening students’...
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Speech May Be Ten Times Older Than Previously Thought

New research suggests that speech may not be dependent on the “descended larynx” which could mean that our ancestors were talking 20 million years agoBaboons raised in...

Congress Creates New K-12 World Languages Grant Program

On December 9, 2019, the House and Senate agreed to establish a new world language grant program as a part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act...

Dec. 18th is #ArabicLanguageDay

December 18th is World Arabic Language Day and this year's theme is "Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence." Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the...

California Receives $37.5 Million Literacy Grant

In November, the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant which will allow...