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Gamifying Your World Language Classes

Edutopia – Anxo Otero

“The advent of interactive play platforms such as Quizlet Live, Quizizz, Kahoot!, and Quizalize has brought to world language classrooms an engaging way to review vocabulary. Students enjoy the low-stakes competition, the fast pace of the games, and the interaction with their peers. For teachers, these platforms provide a seamless way to get all students excited and engaged. However, they were not developed with the world language classroom exclusively in mind and therefore present a few challenges. The act of breaking into small groups and the simplicity of the games may remove students from the mindset of using the target language meaningfully.”(more)

Global Britain needs more linguists if we are to succeed after Brexit

The Telegraph – Nick Gibb

“We are a country that thrives in making its way in the world. Once we leave the European Union we will, once again, be free to forge mutually beneficial relationships with peoples all over the globe. Drawing on the genius of the great economists of our Union’s history, this Kingdom will once again be at the forefront of global free trade. Once again, it will fall to Britain and her close allies to make the Smith, Mill and Ricardo’s moral and economic case for markets, free trade and comparative advantage.”(more)

UN: Multilingual Education Is ‘Absolutely Essential’

Language Magazine – Staff Writer

“Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation, and creativity and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education said last month to mark International Mother Language Day. “There can be no authentic dialogue or effective international cooperation without respect for linguistic diversity, which opens up true understanding of every culture,” said UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural.”(more)

There are cognitive benefits to being a bilingual kid that pay off in adulthood

Quartz – Ephrat Livni

“As many bilingual kids will attest, it can be a pain to to speak one language at home while studying and speaking another at school. For their parents, it’s tough enough to get kids to do homework, forget about having to also struggle with two tongues. Yet there are cognitive benefits to bilingualism, brainy payoffs for families able to fight the good fight.”(more)

Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

The U.S. News and World Report – Robert Preidt

“Bilingual children have an easier time learning additional languages later in life than those who speak only one language, researchers report. For a new, small study, researchers included 13 college students who learned English and Mandarin at a young age, and 16 college students who spoke only English.”(more)

Everyday Learners: The benefits of children reading poetry

The Daily Herald Extra – Lydia Olsen

“Many parents take the time to read picture books and board books to their young children every day. But did you know poetry can also be very beneficial for children? Reading poetry aloud to and with your young children can have benefits that last for years. There are many reasons why poetry is significant for young readers. Research has shown that poetry motivates children to read, builds phonemic awareness and builds essential skills like vocabulary, fluency, expression, and writing. Each of these is crucial for children to develop in order to become strong readers.”(more)