A 2013 study at the University of Edinburgh’s Reid School of Music indicates that learners’ memory skills are greatly improved when memorizing to music.
Language immersion is a method developed to teach people a second language, in which the language being taught is used specifically for instruction purposes.
Last year New York City became one of a growing number of places to invest more in dual language. Here the demand for dual language programs is surging: 13 elementary schools already offer such programs. Waiting lists for these programs are long — one school had 1,100 applicants for 20 slots — and advocacy supporting expanding dual language across the city is growing.
Schools are increasingly finding ways to help students develop as global citizens. But can we do more to incorporate global issues into the curriculum? Impington Village College in the United Kingdom found a way.
“A parent’s attitude toward language learning is crucial to a child’s success, say language teachers and researchers.” Parents need to recognize the value of learning a second language in a changing world.