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MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study
Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! Students of English learn the language faster when they play video games, especially MMOs, according to a new report. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:41:47 -0700

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people
It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with text reading and comprehension. Therefore, most website content remains inaccessible for them. Computer scientists want to change the situation by means of a method they developed: animated online characters ... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:46:48 -0700

Avatars may help deaf people communicate on online platforms
It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with text reading and comprehension. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:27:08 -0700

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Kindergartners through second graders will be jumping into German at the Bachman Community Center on Signal Mountain on Sept. 8. JumpIn’ German is an after-school class that introduces young children to German. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:41:34 -0700

Dewa trains its employees to learn sign language
Dewa prepares customer service staff for a new service to help customers with special needs As part of its initiative to serve all segments of society, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has been training its customer service staff on using sign language to prepare them for a new service to help customers with special needs. In order to help its deaf and mute customers, Dewa has ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:50 -0700

Sign Language Recognised As Home Language In Schools
Deaf children will be able to learn in sign language in South African schools from 2015. This, after Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga approved sign language to be recognised as a first language earlier this month. Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said the new programme will be introduced to schools for the deaf first. […] Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:09:16 -0700

Hand gestures improve learning in both signers, speakers
Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. "Children who can hear use gesture along with speech to communicate as they acquire spoken language," a researcher said. "Those gesture-plus-word combinations precede and predict the acquisition of word combinations that convey the same notions. The findings make it clear ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:49:59 -0700

Hand gestures can help kids learn better
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Spontaneous gestures can help children learn better whether its spoken language or sign language, according to a study. The findings make it clear that children have an understanding of these notions before they are able to express them in speech," said Susan Goldin-Meadow, a professor in department of psychology at University of Chicago. In the study, she examined how ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:58:29 -0700

Hand Gestures Improve Learning in Both Signers and Speakers
Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:32:06 -0700

Migrant report stuns linguists
Language experts are "in shock" at a government report suggesting migrants should learn English at the expense of their mother tongue to better integrate into New Zealand. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:46:54 -0700

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