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Early Language Acquisition in COVID Lockdowns

Extensive research during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown its effect on the way we talk and engage with our language, like the introduction of new words like “quaranteam” or the increased frequency of other vocabulary items like words for “hand sanitizer” and “quarantine.” Now, researchers are looking into the effects of the pandemic on not just adults’ language, but...

Closing English Language Learner Gaps Early

Benjamin Heuston and Haya Shamir of the Waterford Institute examine how adaptive learning software makes the curriculum effective for English language learners worldwide Literacy is the keystone to success, first in school and then in life; a common saying is that first we learn to read, but then we read to learn. Children who learn to read early and often...

Australia Announces $9.8m for Early Language Ed

Pilot program bets children can learn a new language without a teacher. The Australian government is pouring nearly AUS$10 million into world language education pilot program. However, language teachers won’t see a cent. The program, Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA), will provide foreign language apps for tablet devices in preschools. The ELLA will use custom play-based apps to get three-...
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