Science & Technology

New Robots Learn Languages the Same Way Children Do

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a tool called a “semantic parser” that mimics the experience of children learning a language. The semantic parses does what children typically do—observe their environments...

Global Language Games Worth $2.5 Billion By 2026

According to a new report by Zion Market Research, the global language learning games market, which was valued at about $377 million last year, is expected to be worth $2.45 billion by 2026.The report’s...

Teaching YouTubers

This article introduces the H5P website—an innovative, free, practical, and easy-to-use tech software that English teachers and students can use when engaged in teaching and learning English.Two events brought my focus toward employing interactive...

FOXP2 Role in Language Evolution Challenged by Genome Study

It was previously thought that the changes to a certain gene, Forkhead box protein P2 (FOXP2), was the principal link to the evolution of human language. Researchers believed that the changes in this gene...

It’s Easier to Lie in a Foreign Language

A new study suggests that it may be easier for people to lie in their second language than in their native tongue. The study, titled "The language of lies: Behavioral and autonomic costs of...

New Eye Language Helps Paralyzed People Communicate

A new language called Blink to Speak aims to improve the lives of people with paralysis and have difficulty with speech, and recently won the Health Grand Prix for Good at the Cannes Lions...

Accelerating English and Math on the Go

Amanda Cuellar shares the benefits of learning via smartphone for adult English language learners Families and individuals from all over the world are drawn to Midland, Texas. Its opportunities in the oil and gas industry...

Fulfilling the Technological Promise

Language Magazine asks luminaries in the EdTech landscape what to expect and what we can hope for in 2018I am hoping that school district leaders increasingly focus on making the most of the amazing technology...

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...

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,...