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Learning Chinese: An Experiment by an ESL Teacher - The First Two Weeks

It has been two weeks since I began trying to learn Chinese as a second language.  My intention was to try and learn another language as an experiment intended to help me empathize with the challenges that the students I teach confront on a daily basis trying to learn English.   417 more words


Game: Press Your Luck

Since Christmas is now upon us I thought it might be a great idea to share a little during this season. I have recently uploaded an OpenOffice platform game that I play with my students. 821 more words


Perspectives on Illiteracy: Impacts of Language Learning

My roommate Katherine wrote a lovely post on this blog a little while ago about re-experiencing illiteracy. I’m going to talk about something similar with this post, but from a different perspective and with a different application. 311 more words

How Children Learn a Second Language

The most effective way to learn a second language, they say, is to put the young child in situations where the second language surrounds them. “We find that children learning a second language in an immersion setting show an overall success rate of grammatical knowledge similar to English monolinguals,” says Yang, now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and at York University in Toronto. 30 more words

Child Development

Languages and Cognitive Development

Language has been shown to enhance children’s cognitive development. Children who learn a second language beginning in early childhood demonstrate certain cognitive advantages over children who do not. 71 more words


Children Learning A Second or Third Language

Foreign language learning is much more a cognitive problem solving activity than a linguistic activity, overall. Studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity, and flexibility of mind in young children. 74 more words


Analyzing The Godfather by: Danielle Bloyer, Becca Morton, Megan Lucero

Analyzing Dialogue in The Godfather

This post is an analysis of the dialogue in the movie The Godfather!

Intro to the Italian Language: