What the World Will Speak in 2115. A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent



By the time Esperanto got out of the gate, another language was already emerging as an international medium: English. Two thousand years ago, English was the unwritten tongue of Iron Age tribes in Denmark. A thousand years after that, it was living in the shadow of French-speaking overlords on a dampish little island. No one then living could have dreamed that English would be spoken today, to some degree, by almost two billion people, on its way to being spoken by every third person on the planet.

Read more here http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-world-will-speak-in-2115-1420234648

About Perspective



source: Planting Peace’s Page

USA: What’s in the Language?


Read “We deride them as ‘migrants’. Why not call them people?” at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/28/migrants-people-refugees-humanity?CMP=soc_3155 to learn more

Don’t Stop With a Classroom Management Plan. Build a Classroom Culture!


What is the difference?  Read more here in “Classroom Culture vs. Classroom Management


Is the Public School System Fostering a Pipeline of Disadvantage?


Very relevant article for any educators of English Learners in the USA “Are English Language Learners Punished For Their Frustration With School?” at http://newamericamedia.org/2015/08/are-english-learners-punished-for-their-frustration-with-school.php

English: What Research States About Grammar Learning


Read the super interesting research report “Grammar: Eventually the brain opts for the easy route” published at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150813092822.htm.  Very relevant!

Learning English: Garnering the Power of Music for Language Learning


Read “Small study shows high school music classes improve language skills” at



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