Tag: learning

ASHA Recommendations for In-Person Instruction

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s report Education in a Pandemic: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s...

The Path to Learning a Language

I recently invited a professional to speak to my adult students who are learning English as a second language. They were very excited to have a guest come in and share his view of...

Fun Language Apps Boost Senior Brain Function

Bilingualism has been linked to improved executive function and delayed onset of dementia, but it is unknown whether similar benefits can be obtained later in life through deliberate intervention. Given the logistical hurdles of...

How Can Drama Improve Language Learning?

Drama is a naturally expressive and creative medium that is centered around the communication of thoughts and ideas. It seems obvious that the practical and communicative nature of drama is a natural companion to...

Gestures Can Help Vocabulary Learning

Language educators may find that incorporating gestures or other types of movements in their vocabulary lessons improves learning outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The study, conducted by...

Grade Expectations

A week before spring break, I had a conversation with a student about language learning. Since I was a language learner myself, the student asked me for tips on learning a second language. Instead...

Quantifying Chinese Learning Growth

More than 70 countries and regions had incorporated the Chinese language into their national education system by the end of last year as the language’s global influence continued to spread, officials from China’s Ministry...

Learning Guna on the Radio

When we talk about remote or distance learning, we often think of things like Zoom meetings, recorded lectures or Canvas assignments, but a group of teachers from Panama’s Indigenous Guna community is adding another...

Translanguaging as a Transformative Force in Literacy

Translanguaging is a 21st-century way of thinking about language and the language practices of emergent bilinguals that takes a...

FCC Rejects Net Neutrality Again

Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3–2 to reaffirm its 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The vote is a response to Mozilla v. FCC, a 2019 court ruling that found the FCC’s...
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