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What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

Stephen Noonoo shares best practices for blended learning programs that work During the past few years, blended learning has been hailed by schools worldwide as everything from the future of education to the conduit that...

Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community

Edynn Sato offers strategies for educators to help multilingual learners develop academic literacies and succeed across multiple academic disciplines and contexts In our increasingly diverse and global society, many students are in classrooms receiving instruction in...

Google Translate’s Update Forecasts Language Learning Machines

Google Translate, an app that is estimated to perform about one billion translations a day, has officially added two new translation technologies. The Word Lens software, which Google acquired from Quest Visual in May...

Learning Languages Modifies Brain Network

According to a Sino-American study published recently in the Journal of Neurolinguistics, learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally. "Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the...
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When Language and Learning Get Tough

John Carr offers strategies for identifying and serving the growing population of English learners with learning difficulties In the 2012-2013 school year, there were approximately 1,346,000 English learners (ELs) in California’s K–12 public education system...

Babies Learning Words on the Edge

A new study shows babies memorize first and last syllables. New research from the journal, Child Development, offers insight into how babies acquire language. The article, “Verbal Positioning Memory in 7-Month-Olds,” posits that word “edges”...

MIT Study Reveals Secret to Language Learning – Don’t Try Too Hard

Proof that language learners should let it flow In a new study, a team of neuroscientists and psychologists led by Amy Finn, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, has found evidence for...

Learning by repetition blurs nuance

A new study by University of California, Irvine neurobiologists Zachariah Reagh and Michael Yassa have found that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it can reduce the amount of detail stored with...
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Let Learning Emerge

Diane Larsen-Freeman applies lessons from complexity theory to language education Complexity theory (CT) deals with complex, dynamic, and nonlinear systems. When I first encountered CT some 20 years ago, it was not in the...

Language Learning Alters Brain

According to a joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University, the age at which children learn a second language can have a significant...
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