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Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ¿Habla usted español?

April 14, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

Sophia Hsai knows first-hand the importance of learning a second language. “I came to the United States when I was 14, and I did not speak a word of English,” said Hsai. “That prevented me from communicating with people. It’s hard to get to know the culture when you don’t know the language, because language […]

What would you like to discuss today, baby?

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners

A new study suggests talking to babies and toddlers in full sentences is the best way to boost language development. The study, conducted by Stanford University Associate Professor Anne Fernald, showed that children whose parents talked to them, rather than at them, developed better language skills at a younger age. Children who were exposed to […]