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B.O.O.S.T. Your Instruction!

Anne Paonessa finds ways to make the most of class contact timeWhat is the one universal truth for all teachers regardless of the country we are teaching in or our subject matter? We never have enough time with our students. We always feel like we could accomplish so much more if only we had additional time with them. With...

Calling all bilingual college students! Your chance to address the United Nations!

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD 2015 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth ForumSeventy students will be selected as delegates to the 2015 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum where they will create plans of action related to the United Nations Post-2015 Global Development Agenda. The students will present these plans of action at United Nations Headquarters in New York...

Donating Your Textual Body to Science

Linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists want you to donate your text messages to science. The text4science project, also known as sms4science, aims to build a large corpus of text messages in different languages and dialects to examine the way in which text messaging is changing language and the way we learn to read and write. The project is...

Your Country Needs You to Study Abroad

Making the case for study abroad immersion learningJust in case you still need to convince someone (a parent?) of the benefits of studying abroad, here are the 13 reasons that none other than the U.S. Senate believes that support of study abroad programs is important and necessary on a national level: 1. Ensuring that the citizens of the U.S. are...

Keep Your Brain Young

Read, Be Bilingual, Drink CoffeeStephen Krashen says there are three things you can do to stay young mentally and you can do all three at the same timeReadOlder people who read more do better on tests of mental ability. In fact they do a lot better. The standard test used to detect dementia is the MMSE, a short test...