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To learn English, bilingual children need robust vocabulary from parents and caregivers: Study first to examine parents’ vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children’s acquisition of English — ScienceDaily

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A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and collaborators at The George Washington University digs deep into these differences and finds that differences in the vocabulary used while talking to children affect how useful that speech is to the child trying to figure out the patterns of language. The bottom line? The quality of child-directed speech depends on the language proficiency of the speaker. Children who hear a rich vocabulary acquire a rich vocabulary and children who hear a rich vocabulary in full sentences acquire the ability to put all of their words together in full sentences. Findings […]

TerraTalk is changing how Japan’s students learn English

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With increasing classroom sizes, more paperwork than ever and new mandates from the ministry of education, Japanese teachers face an uphill battle in their mission to teach their students.  Yoshiyuki Kakihara wanted to use technology to figure out a solution, with an emphasis on English language education. He created TerraTalk, an AI-powered app that allows students to have audio conversations. TerraTalk’s artificial intelligence can hear and process what the students say and give feedback, removing this burden from teachers, and reinvigorating the classroom by creating an atmosphere filled with conversation and English learning games. TerraTalk was recently part of Google […]

Blue Canoe raises $2.5M to help people learn English with the assistance of artificial intelligence

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The Blue Canoe team. (Blue Canoe Photo Blue Canoe, a Bellevue, Wash. startup that makes an app for learning English, just raised $2.5 million in seed funding. Lots of tools help people learn English, but Blue Canoe says it is a little different. It sells to companies with global workforces that need their employees to be strong English speakers. Blue Canoe’s customers include multi-national corporations and English training institutions across the U.S., Japan and China. The app shows how people progress. (Blue Canoe Photo) To help with the “last mile” of pronunciation learning, Blue Canoe incorporates the Color Vowel System, […]

The Real Reasons Why You CAN’t Learn English

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The REAL Reasons Why People Can’t Learn English English is the most popular language to study on planet Earth. Fact! Many business professionals see English as the ‘business language of the world’, university students may come across words in their own language that originate from English i.e. ‘marketing’ or maybe you just love to watch American movies. English can, and probably does, affect us all in some way. So how come not everybody studies English? Here are the top reasons we uncovered from our research; The Price Studying anything can be expensive! Whether you are learning to drive or studying […]

Learn English Online Free with These 9 Incredible Digital Classes | FluentU English

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Want to have your cake and eat it too? That’s how English speakers say, “have all the good stuff, all at once.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with cake. Once you eat the cake, you don’t have it anymore. You’ve got to go out and buy more, or deal with the sugar cravings. But we’re not here to talk about cake. We’re here to talk about how you can learn English. And . And do it on your own schedule. The nine incredible English courses in this article will get you started. They offer classroom-quality English learning, for free online. There […]

8 French Celebrities who Speak English

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Ranked from best to worst, here are 8 famous French people who speak English. And they’re trying their best, so we’ve got to give them some credit! This content was originally published here.

Learn Spanish, French, German using Netflix with this Website

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This article covers a free website that helps you learn Spanish, French, and German using Netflix. Learning a new language is not an easy task; you need lots and lots of practice for that. There are several tools that make the process of learning and practicing new language fun by combining it with entertainment. Like there is a dual-caption on Netflix Chrome extension that shows subtitles in 2 languages simultaneously. But just watching an episode in a different language is not that much help; we have to do some homework so we can understand and learn. is a free website […]

Lionel Messi news: How Barcelona captain tried to save Ousmane Dembele from red card by telling ref he can’t speak Spanish well | Goal.com

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Lionel Messi did his best to save Ousmane Dembele from a red card in Barcelona’s clash with Sevilla as he explained to the referee that his team-mate doesn’t speak Spanish very well. Dembele was dismissed during the latter stages of the  Liga fixture on Sunday. There were just two minutes left on the clock when the France international winger was given his marching orders and it came just 60 seconds after debutant Ronald Araujo was also dismissed in Barca’s 4-0 win. Messi had hoped to avoid seeing Dembele join Araujo in heading down the tunnel, with the World Cup winner accused of verbally […]

Border Patrol Entering Stores And Interrogating People Who Speak Spanish

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By MassPrivateI In New England, undercover federal agents are following people into stores and interrogating them simply because they are speaking a foreign language. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Border Patrol is sending undercover agents into stores to interrogate and arrest suspected illegal immigrants because they were speaking Spanish. Exhibit C of the complaint gives a detailed account of how two Border Patrol agents, James Loomis and Brendan Burns, followed a few alleged illegal immigrants from Vermont into a thrift shop in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. On March 20th, 2019, agents Loomis […]

Learn English and Grammar Skills with Google Home Assistant

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Learn English and Grammar Skills with Google Home Assistant Would you like to learn English and improve your grammar without getting off the sofa and without cracking open a textbook? could be just what you need. It’s a device a bit like Amazon’s Echo (though created by Google, not Amazon) that connects to the Google Assistant to let you get answers and run apps using just your voice.  You can use it to control your lights, turn cameras on and off, use your TV, and much more.  If you want to try out Google Assistant without buying the Google Home […]