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Exploring how working memory may help us learn 2nd languages
Phys.Org
Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working memory capacity, which is how well a person can process and retain knowledge, is connected to learning a second language. Do people with larger memory capacities have an advantage over their peers?
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English learners and the new science standards
Education Week
The final set of new science standards released to the public presents an unprecedented opportunity for English-language learners to learn rich, academic language at the same time they are learning rigorous science content, language experts say. At the same time, the new science standards present a far more sophisticated level of language that will challenge many ELLs and their teachers.
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Language instruction improved with fun and games
ScienceDaily
Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown. Their study, published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, revealed that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped complete novices to acquire a new language but also made more traditional methods of language learning more effective.
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5 ways international freshmen can develop active social lives
U.S. News & World Report
As an international student, you will face obstacles that include bridging initial culture gaps, adopting the American way of life and overcoming homesickness. Below are some tips to build a network of friends and develop a full social life.
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English learners and the new science standards
Education Week
The final set of new science standards presents an unprecedented opportunity for English-language learners to learn rich, academic language at the same time they are learning rigorous science content.

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Alternative methods for teaching English should be sought
YumaSun
How Arizona schools help non-English speakers learn the language has been a contentious issue for decades, with repeated court rulings and appeals.

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Language learners and proficiency levels: Who are they?
By Erick Herrmann
Are you a fluent English speaker? Do you speak another language? If so, how well?

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Back to '90s for Denver's bilingual program?
Denver Post
If all goes as expected in Judge Richard Matsch's federal court, Denver Public Schools will embark upon a new era in bilingual education. District officials and school board members are united behind a consent decree they're asking the judge to approve. Whether city residents should be equally excited is another matter.
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Instruction of students learning English bleak
The Associated Press via ABC News
Of the many challenges minority students and their schools face, English learners are at a high disadvantage. Finding qualified teachers to instruct these students is a struggle and every single program varies. For students like Duna Lopez, starting school without knowing a single word of English, the challenge she faced with her communication barrier is very common nationwide.
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10 resourceful language learning apps
Technology Personalized
Learning a new language is not something you do over night, and without help from a teacher, you might spend a lot of time before you can say a simple "have a nice day." However, there is a simple shortcut that you might consider if you want to learn a new language, and that is to use your smartphone. There are lots of language learning apps out there that can help you to master a language and get by almost anywhere in the world.
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