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‘How Can We Better Support English Language Learners?’ We Have a Few Ideas.

Larry Ferlazzo and Education Week took the opportunity in his Classroom Q&A blog to ask the following: What are the greatest challenges to improving ELL student achievement, and how can we overcome them? What are the best strategies schools can use to close the achievement gap for students with disabilities and English Language Learners? Luckily, we know something about this subject. Fewer than 10% of Americans are fluent in more than one language, and only 25% of elementary schools offered foreign language education in 2008—the ages in which the human brain is best equipped to acquire new language skills. The answer…

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Rosetta Stories – Meet Delaine, Hindi Learner

Millions of people have used Rosetta Stone language-learning systems to take the next step in their personal, professional, and educational goals. We’ve heard so many great stories of accomplishment over the years from people who’ve used Rosetta Stone that we wanted to share some of them with you, our current (and soon-to-be) patrons. Allow us to introduce Rosetta Stories: A place where we’ll highlight the very personal stories and journeys of individuals who have chosen Rosetta Stone to help them attain proficiency in their target languages.   Meet Delaine http://youtu.be/KwFphr58e94   Meet more learners! Grace – French Learner Nuno – Swedish Learner…

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Rosetta Stories – Meet Nuno, Swedish Learner

Millions of people have used Rosetta Stone language-learning systems to take the next step in their personal, professional, and educational goals. We’ve heard so many great stories of accomplishment over the years from people who’ve used Rosetta Stone that we wanted to share some of them with you, our current (and soon-to-be) patrons. Allow us to introduce Rosetta Stories: A place where we’ll highlight the very personal stories and journeys of individuals who have chosen Rosetta Stone to help them attain proficiency in their target languages.   Meet Nuno http://youtu.be/X7zcMsQ9fSI   Meet our other learners! Grace– French Learner Delaine – Hindi…

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Rosetta Stories – Meet Grace, French Learner

Millions of people have used Rosetta Stone language-learning systems to take the next step in their personal, professional, and educational goals. We’ve heard so many great stories of accomplishment over the years from people who’ve used Rosetta Stone that we wanted to share some of them with you, our current (and soon-to-be) patrons. Allow us to introduce Rosetta Stories: A place where we’ll highlight the very personal stories and journeys of individuals who have chosen Rosetta Stone to help them attain proficiency in their target languages.   Meet Grace http://youtu.be/g6WEYqaMFsk   Delaine – Hindi Learner Nuno – Swedish Learner   Visit the…

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5 Invented Words Used in Everyday Language

Ever wonder where some of the words you use every day came from? Bet you didn’t know that even some of the most common words you hear and use on a daily basis have their origins in literature. It’s well known that Shakespeare was one of the most prolific inventors of new words that eventually became a part of our everyday vernacular—phrases like “heart of gold,” “good riddance,” and even the best intro to a joke ever! “Knock knock!” “Who’s there?” But his aren’t the only words that have an indelible presence in contemporary English. Let’s take a look at…

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Four Things I Learned—besides my New Language—While Learning a New Language

A great moment during my time in Paris. Guest post by Kelly Doscher I went back to school when I was thirty-two years old—finally realizing that I really couldn’t go through my professional life without a degree. Much to the chagrin and bewilderment of my family and friends, I decided to pursue a degree in French language and French literature. Except for a choice few friends and colleagues, the overarching question I got—especially from my CPA father—was, “What are you going to do with a French degree?” To be perfectly honest, I had no plans. It…

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HR Is Going Mobile

In the Internet age, management is constantly being faced with new technologies to ameliorate the HR process. From corporate training programs to performance evaluations, online tools have surfaced to provide a variety of functions for HR professionals. One area that has seen much development and recent adoption in the management office is mobile technology. Apps have sprung up for everything from recruiting to payroll management. As the rest of the world continues to go mobile, it will be more important than ever for HR to understand how to best implement this developing technology in order to keep up with their…

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How To Lead For Retention, Innovation, And Cooperation

Being a manager is about more than making hiring decisions and disseminating policy. Driving performance in employees is a multifaceted challenge that requires a variety of worker-facing attitudes and values to create a corporate culture that is productive, unified, and happy. Responsive and compassionate management can overcome many pervasive workplace issues, from turnover to engagement to workplace cooperation. While some manager and HR professionals attempt to address such issues at an employee level, cultivating a company culture founded on good business communication skills and empathy is a far more effective way to create the workplace you want, and it’s a…

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The History of Fireworks

The Chinese have forever been known for their prowess in alchemy; namely, their deep understanding of employing the powers and the combinations of natural ingredients to aid in the healing and well-being of humans. One can only imagine that through all of these successes there had to have been some failures. Imagine an aspiring alchemist noodling around with ingredients one day only to create something that went horribly wrong. Historians believe that sometime between 600 and 900 CE this very thing may have happened when saltpeter (also known as potassium nitrate, which at the time was a common culinary seasoning),…

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Top Tourist Attractions in Washington, DC

Our nation’s capital brims with events and activities for its residents and visitors to this beautiful city. From international displays of hospitality to a little something for everyone, Washington, DC, proves it’s not only the cultural center of the United States, but also a really great, diverse city to live in. http://youtu.be/Jei1d07VBPc   Read the Full Transcript National Cherry Blossom Festival. There are more petals on these three thousand trees than there are visitors to their splendor—but not by much. Around-the-World Embassy Tour. Delight in the food, culture, and then some! More than 40 nations are represented in this annual event. White House…

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