language learning

Duolingo For Schools Is Now A Thing

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by TeachThought Staff
From a press release
Big Idea: Duolingo Builds On Popularity of World-Beating App, Launches Platform for Schools

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Language Learning needs to be flipped

Editor’s Note: This article has first been published in EducationInvestor on April 3rd 2014. The recent launch of Duolingo for Schools and Rosetta Stone’s prediction for language trends underline the need to flip the language learning classroom.

Language Trends for 2015 and 2115

To kick off the new year in language learning, here are two predictions: Language learning company Rosetta Stone gives us one for the year ahead while Dr. McWhorter shares his thoughts on the state of global languages one hundred years from now in an essay on the Wall Street Journal.

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

Slang may seem like it has no place in the dictionary, but dictionary editors are listening very closely to the words people use in real life.

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Study finds Traces of Lost Languages in the Brain

A joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology seems to show that languages learned during early childhood leave traceable patterns in the brain. Even if the child stops using its first language and replaces it with a new one, which is often the case in international adoptions, the unconscious brain retains those patterns years later.

LLU Live #18: Interactive Fiction

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series LLU Live

inklewriterDuring today’s LLU Live Talk today we will talk about interactive fiction.

LLU Live #7: Programming as a “foreign language”

Late last month, Edutopia (the official website of the George Lucas Educational Foundation) published an article advocating four separate ideas:

Language Classrooms Are Opening Up

From the editor: On this European Day of Languages, we are happy to announce the publication of Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom, co-edited by Open Up contributors Barbara Sawhill and Ana Beaven, with third co-editor Anna Comas-Quinn (The Open University, UK).

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