Celebrate Immigramts: America’s Top High School Science Students Are the Children of Immigrants

20/03/2017

Source:  https://amp-timeinc-net.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.timeinc.net/time/money/4700743/immigrants-top-high-school-students-science/?source=damMost of their parents are working on H-1B visas.

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ELT: Vocabulary Activities and Materials

20/03/2017

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Report: Want the Job? Be Able to Say So in More than One Language

20/03/2017

The new job skills for the future:  https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/amp/report-want-job-be-able-say-so-more-one-language-n732486


The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be

19/03/2017

Did you know?  Read more here:  http://bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/the-sooner-you-expose-a-baby-to-a-second-language-the-smarter-theyll-be?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1488488006


People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason

18/03/2017

Source:  https://qz.com/927660/people-who-speak-multiple-languages-make-the-best-employees-for-one-big-reason/

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But the languages these diverse teams speak might be just as significant as their cultural offerings. According to one school of thought called linguistic determinism, the structure of a language we speak influences the way we see the world around us. This would imply that people from different language backgrounds think, behave, and communicate in different ways. (For an example of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in practice, we can turn to the recent film Arrival, which explores how an alien species’ language altered the speakers’ perception of time—and therefore the universe.) In this sense, speakers of different languages display different mental models and different semantic associations.

 


Strategies for teaching gifted and talented English learners

17/03/2017

Do you know how to plan lessons for gifted English learners?  Find information here:  http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/strategies-for-teaching-gifted-and-talented-english-learners/education


The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases

17/03/2017

Get your grammar on, friends!  Read a fun article here:  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/16/520381718/the-oxford-comma-great-for-listing-pontificating-and-winning-court-cases?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170316


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