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A hot mess…what is it?

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“By contrast, English is an opaque language — a hot mess of weird rules, exceptions, and exceptions to the exceptions and, as a result, is typically much harder to learn.”

Ohhh, I love this quote from this article at Live Science! http://buff.ly/2j52sXA


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Tuscaloosa schools are bringing non-English languages back to the curriculum…

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Spanish is leading the way, but additional languages are coming up…


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An app that helps parents and teachers to communicate…

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Good first use for an app with many possible uses…

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2016/12/05/text-translator-helps-bridge-parent-teacher-barrier/94564912/


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One speaker left…

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This hurts my heart…a language with one speaker left. But, she’s doing her best to at least have it archived…


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Not enough indigenous language interpreters…

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The last sentence in this article is very important to recognize as a cultural fact…


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“Many parents fear their language is an obstacle”

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A quote from a researcher from the University of Edinburgh: “Many parents fear their language is an obstacle, a problem, and if they abandon it their child will integrate better.”
SUCH a prevalent attitude, one that has affected millions of bilinguals and trilinguals…
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/497943749/6-potential-brain-benefits-of-bilingual-education


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An 8-school district…how many languages spoken?

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Students in 8 schools in a Glenview school district (Illinois) speak 48 languages…


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If you have a language immersion program, or are interested in taking one, consider these “end goals”:

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http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2016/11/five_steps_for_setting_language_learning_goals_by_proficiency_not_seat_time.html


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