Children born during the pandemic are at nearly twice the risk for developmental delays.
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The COVID-19 pandemic – and the isolation it brought on – deprived many babies of the stimulating experiences they need to develop. Is the damage permanent? A language specialist weighs in.
Dogs can understand a range of human words.
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
Developmental language disorder may be missed as it often doesn’t appear foremost as a language impairment.
Developmental language disorder affects more than seven per cent of children, yet is not well known. If your child struggles in school, social interactions or reading, the underlying issue may be DLD.
Senator Pauline Hanson says Australia’s immigration policy has led to “culturally separate communities” in Australian cities.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying ‘more than a million people’ in Australia ‘cannot speak English well or at all’. Let’s look at the numbers.
Comic Contracts can help bridge language and literacy barriers.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
Learning difficulties or challenges such as dyslexia or Autism Spectrum Disorder may be masked by language ability for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Difficulty with English language can mask other difficulties culturally and linguistically diverse students may have, such as Austism or dyslexia.
Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it’s due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can’t more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
Proper note construction helps students identify the gaps in their understanding.
Learning is an independent activity at university. Students who don’t speak English as a mother tongue struggle to decode the content, let alone make sense of it.
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From Jabberwocky to the BFG’s gobblefunking, playing with words is the first step to mastering them – not something to be ironed out of teaching.
All rhetorical techniques are designed to enhance one of the three pillars of communication: ethos, logos and pathos.
We all use rhetorical structures. But, unless we’re skilled in their use, as politicians and advertisers clearly are, we don’t necessarily grasp their full manipulative power.
Most people appear happy to describe wine in one or two words. And yet …
The reality of the market is that most wine industry sales are very simple and bulk oriented. People are interested in wine being cheap, and tasting reasonably good. So why is the language so flowery?
Easier than it looks?
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Unless young children are totally immersed in a foreign language, they actually learn it better when they’re a bit older.
What’s happening in world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s brain?
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Music is good for the brain – and we’re now discovering how it helps our cognition.
Worth practicing for your holiday?
Language experts review how one of the world’s most popular language learning apps measures up against traditional teaching.
The language that’s spoken in science classrooms is very different to every day English – even mother tongue English speakers may struggle because of this.
We view school science as largely a practical subject, but pupils must understand the language of science – which is often very different from every day language – if they are to excel.
Je ne parle pas Chinese.
The shortage of foreign language skills in the UK is now a permanent preoccupation, with some sources placing the estimated cost of the deficit as high as £48 billion a year. Britons are now seen as a…
Three works by the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez are suggested for Spanish A Level.
As part of its revamp of the A Level curriculum, the government has launched a consultation on the way modern languages are taught at sixth form. If introduced, the changes herald a real boost to the teaching…
Thank you - for not only speaking English.
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There are now more than 1.1 million children in our schools whose first language “is known or believed to be other than English” according to the latest government figures. This confirms a continuous upwards…
Bowe Bergdahl was released in a prisoner exchange on 31 May.
When US soldier Bowe Bergdahl was released after being held captive by the Afghan Taliban for five years, his father said his son was “having trouble speaking English”. Many will find this statement incredible…
The Duolingo owl is becoming a familiar face on smartphones.
When the iPhone launched in 2007, few could have predicted the impact it would have on education. One of the most powerful developments in education has been the arrival of language learning apps. Regardless…