Study Tackles Issues of Latino College Access, Completion

21/07/2018

Access to a college education is still not easy for many Hispanic high school students. Read more about the current situation at http://diverseeducation.com/article/115409/

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Teach Your English Learners: Why Organization Is So Important in Writing

20/07/2018

This is a reblogged piece from Grammarly, one of my favorite platforms. The points are clear and practical and can be found at https://www.grammarly.com/blog/organization-tips-for-writers/?utm_source=BlogNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GrammarlyBlogNL&utm_content=042818


Immigrants Bring More than Their Language. Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

19/07/2018

The interesting research found at https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-observe-epigenetic-memories-passed-down-for-14-generations-most-animal

This research can also be interesting when looking at US demographic groups and how they feel about their participation in the American culture.


Does Age Impact the Success of Language Studies? New Research Says Yes.

18/07/2018

I found previous research that states that grammar is easier for adults with fully established linguistic systems. But here is another study. Find at http://www.businessinsider.com/learn-a-new-language-2018-4. Excerpt:

From birth through puberty, children learn language rapidly and efficiently due to their natural brain plasticity and cognitive flexibility. After puberty, however, language acquisition becomes progressively more difficult, and our ability to learn new languages steadily declines.

There’s some individual variability in the age of this decline, Bak says, due to natural ability. But a slight decline does occur in all people at some point, whether it be in their 20s or 30s.

Nienke Meulman, who has published research on age and grammar acquisition effects on the brain, says the adage,”‘The later, the harder’ is definitely true, but there is no clear cut-off age.” Even for late learners it is possible to become proficient in a second language, Meulman says.

 


Teach Your English Students This Before They take SAT or ACT Tests

17/07/2018

Find Complete SAT and ACT Grammar and Punctuation Rules at https://thecriticalreader.com/complete-sat-grammar-rules/#.WuW8ywlnGAc.mailto


Culture Corner: US students might be ‘savvy’ online readers, but overall progress is stagnant

16/07/2018

Interesting findings at https://www.educationdive.com/news/us-students-might-be-savvy-online-readers-but-overall-progress-is-stagna/522220/


Interesting New Research: We can recognize speakers only from how faces move when talking

15/07/2018

Excerpt:

Jesse points out, “Speech perception is a really difficult task — and recognizing who the speaker is can help with it. One thing this research shows is that we’re not done as adults with learning, we are constantly learning about the new speakers we meet. As we get older, it becomes more difficult to recognize from listening alone what a speaker says and who they are, as does recognizing faces from static features.”

She adds, “We already know that as we get older, seeing a speaker becomes more important for recognizing what they are saying. Based on our study though, we think that seeing a speaker may also become more important for recognizing who is talking to us, which then may have an indirect effect on speech perception, as well.”

More at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180418144738.htm


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