Science & Technology

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Republicans Introduce Bill to Replace Foreign Language with Coding in Virginia Public Schools

  Glenn R. Davis, R-Virginia Beach of the Virginia House of Delegates has introduced a bill that could essentially eliminate foreign language classes in favor of coding classes in Virginia. Virginia, which in 2013 had...
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Messaging App for Language Learners

“Tandem” is a relatively new language-learning app where language learners can chat with each other in order to improve their language skills. Users can have conversations with native speakers of languages including Spanish, Russian,...
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Babies Retain Birth Language

A new study has found that languages learned very early in life are subconsciously retained even when there is no conscious memory of the early experience remaining. The study, conducted by Radboud University, Western...

Washington Study Sheds Light on ELL Advanced Course Enrollment

Education Northwest along with the Institute of Education Sciences and Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest analyzed the patterns of advanced coursework among Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary/home language is a...

New Study Finds Virtual Schools Underperforming

School performance measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate that they are not as successful as traditional public schools, according to NEPC’s Sixth Annual Report on Virtual Education, Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools: Enrollment,...

Chinese Writing ‘Robot’ Stirs Debate

The story of a Chinese schoolgirl and her character-copying machine has sparked a debate about how the Chinese language should be taught in this age of automation.
Vector artwork depicts automation, future concept, artificial intelligence, and robot replacing mankind.

Get Real, Teacher! -Virtual Reality Teaching

Rene Gadelha believes that only careful implementation will realize the promise of virtual reality in education Revolutionizing Education Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to...

Google Translate Camera Gets Automatic Upgrade

The Google Translate camera app has long been a source of quick and convenient translation. Simply hold up the camera to text that is in a language...

New App, Color Game, for Language Evolution

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany and the Mint Minds and Traditions Research Group (a Max Planck research group) have released a new app that...

Indian Languages Outpacing English Online

According to a recent study, the growth of Indian language internet users is growing at 18% per year, so that by 2021 the total will reach 531...