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Kids song about alligator clue to Houma language
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In a dead language on a tape 40 years old, Elvira Billiot sings a children's song about an alligator. Last year, a great-granddaughter Elvira Billiot never met heard "Chan-Chuba" for the first time and felt an immediate connection to the ghostly voice and her people. "When we played it, it was like we were unlocking a trunk that had been locked up and covered in dust ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:43:47 -0700

London-area school boards offering high school credit for language courses
For London’s newcomer communities, it’s a way to keep up with the language and culture of their homeland. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:46:47 -0700

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

US- Hand gestures can help kids learn better
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Spontaneous gestures can help children learn better whether its spoken language or sign language, according to a study. Children who can hear use gesture a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:30 -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

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