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Ernie Dingo's quest to learn more about Aboriginal language and its connection with nature takes him to Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, where he is reunited with old friend Bunduk Manika, a celebrated visual artist who is fluent in several languages of the region. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:05:04 -0700

Learning a new language activates same part of the brain as SEX
Researchers from Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Otto von Guericke University in Germany found people who learn new words trigger the brain's ventral striatum. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:28:31 -0700

New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world
Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world. New iPad and iPhone apps for children by companies such as Osmo and Tiggly are designed to help children learn spatial, language, counting and physics concepts while playing with tangible objects. Tangram, Words and Newton from California ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:25:42 -0700

Mark Zuckerberg Wowed Everyone With A Q&A In Chinese. Here’s The English Version.
Recently in a Q&A session in Beijing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprised everyone by speaking in Chinese. Whether he was fluent or not depends on the listener, but still, the audience were clearly impressed by Zuckerberg’s efforts to learn the language and cheered him throughout the 30-minute Q&A. Here’s the interview in English, for everyone who [...] The post Mark Zuckerberg Wowed Everyone ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:30:36 -0700

Why Learning A Language Could Save Your Career
Being fluent can help you stand out at work or find a job. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:51 -0700

Kobane's children learn Turkish to sound of shelling
If they let their eyes wander from the blackboard, a handful of children from Kobane can watch their town being bombarded from the windows of their new Turkish school. The thud of battle for the besieged Syrian border town can be clearly heard in the classrooms of the village school just 400 metres from the frontier, where children struggling to get their heads around being made refugees, must ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:47:52 -0700

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg makes first public appearance speaking in Mandarin
The Facebook founder and CEO drew cheers from the crowd at Tsinghua University in Beijing when he spoke in Mandarin, about four years after pledging to learn the language. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:09:06 -0700

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind
Think you're too busy to learn another language? Well, you're not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin. The post Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind appeared first on WIRED . Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:40 -0700

ASL program “immerses” students in Houston’s deaf culture
The motivation to learn a language can be as simple as expanding the mind, enhancing a resume or traveling. For American Sign Language Interpreting junior Shanda McKinney, the unique experience of attending an elementary school that taught both deaf and hearing students greatly impacted and influenced her pursuit of a degree in American Sign Language Interpretation. [&hellip -- " ASL program ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:43:00 -0700

Learn to Make Stone-Age Tools to Help Study the Origins of Language
A team of researchers are going to monitor modern subjects as they learn how to make Stone Age-style hand axes to see if there's a link to how we process language. The post Learn to Make Stone-Age Tools to Help Study the Origins of Language appeared first on WIRED . Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:02:01 -0700

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