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Stages of Development: Language

As last week was busy, hence no post, I thought I would talk to you about what I was learning. I have quickly found out that while I adore all my classes, my two favourites are Foundations of Teaching and Foundations of English. 427 more words


Genomic imprinting and growth

This 2018 UK paper reviewed genomic imprinting:

“Since their discovery nearly 30 years ago, imprinted genes have been a paradigm for exploring the epigenetic control of gene expression.

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Limbic System

From 弁当 to Bánh Mì

I hate the words bilingual, trilingual and plurilingual. They imply that languages are separated even as they address existence. Irony at its best. Terms like these imply that competence involves complete comprehension and proficiency for each language that a person uses. 360 more words

Language Learning

Understanding the “Superdiversity” of Dual Language Learners

Children who are Dual Language Learners (DLLs) are a global group. They come from places like China, Pakistan, Brazil, Bhutan, Nepal, and Mexico. They bring dozens of languages into classrooms — and they create an opportunity for early educators to grow to meet these children’s needs. 469 more words


Is Yoruba Language and Culture on trial

Yoruba language and culture has been mandated to be used in all Lagos State schools from now on! What an interesting week it has been. Some of us have been angry, shocked, scared and every emotion above and below has been expressed. 1,661 more words


What Is Comprehensible Input?

What Is Comprehensible Input?

If you work with English Learners perhaps you’ve heard the term comprehensible input before. Comprehensible input is the foundation of effective instruction for English Learners. 379 more words

Language Acquisition