How we teach languages has not evolved much from the traditional grammar-based mode of instruction, and this approach alone marginalizes students' existing knowledge and communication abilities.
While staying at home during the pandemic, foreign language learners can improve their vocabulary and comprehension by watching films and television shows in the language they are studying.
The conventions used in texting and tweeting are fundamentally altering how people communicate, but many language apps still rely on old-school English-language grammar.
Education in Gaelic is hugely valuable in keeping the language alive in Scotland.
A free, open-access repository of multilingual children's stories is one response to the United Nations' urgent call to promote equitable education on the International Day of Education, January 24.
After analysing posts from 100,000 Twitter users, our research used big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to reveal the hidden personality traits underpinning thousands of jobs.
Uganda's English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country's rural schools.
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren't proficient in.
Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Research shows babies in bilingual environments can track the precursors to words, known as word forms, in two languages.
Across the English-speaking world, boys tend to drop out of foreign language study as soon as it is not mandatory.
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.
The ability of multilingual children to learn and advance academically from pre-primary has little to do with their English proficiency.
Educational mobile gaming can offer students a way to practice language while taking away the pressures of typical face-to-face communication.
A study of Polish children in Glasgow reveals how they successfully navigate complex social rules relating to language to blend in with their peers.
To sustain geo-political relations with French-speaking Pacific nations in the future, we need to change the way French is taught to young Australians.
The ability to speak more than one language informs many writers of fiction, but analysis of Booker Prize shortlists suggests this is not so important any more.
Can you become fluent with just a language app? Here's what the research says.
Coverage of a new study suggests it's impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after age ten. But that's deeply misleading – and not what the study found.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.