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...

Indian Bilinguals Humanizing Virtual Assistants

To improve the functionality of Cortana, its voice-powered virtual assistant, Microsoft is turning to bilinguals. Of specific interest is the practice of code...

AI Detects Psychosis Risk Through Conversational Language

A new study has found that machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) can successfully detect and predict which individuals would go on to develop psychosis with an accuracy of...

Using All Gears

Language Magazine asks developers how technological applications can assist in the teaching of diverse student groups “We’ve seen firsthand how integrating technology into the curriculum can help drive student engagement and lead to improved academic...

Coding Bills Threaten Language Requirement

The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills that encourage the replacement of math, science, and foreign language courses with computer coding in high schools. In June, U.S. senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-Louisiana), and...
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The New Digital Divide

Keith Oelrich argues that teacher preparation and curriculum design are the keys to closing the digital technological opportunity gap A Gap Emerges In the mid-’90s, as personal computer and internet access was becoming more available to...

The Human EdTech for Diversity

LeiLani Cauthen argues for the symbiosis of teacher connection and technological advancement  Vector illustration Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. It can bridge language-learning gaps...