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

29/08/2015

Excerpt:

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

29/08/2015

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source: Planting Peace’s Page


USA: What’s in the Language?

29/08/2015

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!

29/08/2015

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

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2015/08/25/class-culture-vs-class-mgmnt/?utm_source=newsletter20150829/


Is the Public School System Fostering a Pipeline of Disadvantage?

29/08/2015

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

29/08/2015

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

29/08/2015

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

http://hechingerreport.org/small-study-shows-high-school-music-classes-improve-language-skills/


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