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Beyond the obvious reasons: The benefits of learning a language

With English being the most widely used language in the world, why should learning a new language be so rewarding?

When I grew up in Germany, I started to learn English at the age of ten and a second foreign language of my choice (French) around the age of twelve, just like everyone else, and I studied these languages until I finished school aged 19. 758 more words


Michael Schmidt, Present Tense/Tempo Presente

La poesia “Tempo Presente” di Michael Schmidt è stata selezionata come poesia della settimana da «The Guardian», e pubblicata con una bella nota critica di Carol Rumens. 1,405 more words
Poets Writing In A Language Different From Their Own Mother Tongue

Should language be Introduced so Young?

A key part of our proposition is that bilingualism should be introduced early on in a child’s education, as early as elementary school so that the effects will have the longest possible time to benefit the child and so that the language is effectively learned. 382 more words


The Many Benefits of One-On-One English Language Instruction

English Classes By Skype is centered on private one-on-one English lessons. One-on-one instruction is considered to be the ideal academic learning environment over a classroom setting with other students. 410 more words

English Learning

What's the difference between an English language learner (ELL) and a bilingual child with specific language impairment (SLI)?

As a general rule, bilingual children with specific language impairment (SLI) show marked deficits or delays in all of the languages that they speak, and their language comprehension and expression skills are lower than what is age-appropriate in all of their languages.   153 more words

Bilingual Children

French for the Future forum makes bilingualism fun for students

MONTREAL – There is often so much division over language in this province that it can actually be quite refreshing when there is an event that brings both the English and the French cultures together. 547 more words


Bilingualism when the home language is the minority language

Yesterday I participated in a talk arranged by Growing up bilingual in Utrecht. Growing up bilingual is a group of people who provide scientifically-grounded information about bilingualism to parents and teachers or other interested parties. 1,068 more words