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Language Departments Could Influence College Rankings

Institutional rankings can make a big difference in the further success of a college or university. As reported by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014–2015, high rankings can…

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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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Globally Connected Courses Bring Culture to the Classroom

The short- and long-term benefits of studying abroad are well established, yet only 9% of U.S. undergraduates study abroad. How can faculty and instructors help the other 91% achieve a…

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