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Innovating Pedagogy Report and Language Tech

In the Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report, Open University outlines ten innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment that could have a profound influence on education, bringing about a more “interactive world.”…

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Language and International Student Satisfaction Linked?

A new report on international student satisfaction is out, and the results are mixed. Students in the three countries surveyed are generally satisfied with the academic side of things, which…

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Music Primes Adult Brain for Language Learning

Language study can be grueling. Any chance to lessen the pressure—without impacting the pace of learning—is welcome. Cue the music—aka “the master language that transcends all others.” An article in…

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Becoming “Real”: Overcoming Cultural Illiteracy

In 2001, bilingual computer scientist Vladimir Veselov set out to create a computer program or “chatterbot” that would be able to communicate like a human. He called his program “Eugene…

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Classroom vs. Immersion: Which Creates a Native-Like Brain?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to language learning. One is the traditional classroom approach, where students familiarize themselves with vocabulary and grammar in order to prepare themselves…

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Can Social Interaction Boost the Achievement of ELL Students?

All educators who work with English language learning students recognize that their lack of English skills can negatively affect their educational achievement. Researchers at Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia’s Center…

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