In the words of YouTube user kriss3d:
Sincerely: the rest of the world.READ MORE
Language teaching is taking a new (for me) and exciting step. Last year, the Australian National University offered students the opportunity to learn Mongolian from classes held at Indiana University (in exchange for our Indonesian lessons), a program set to continue, thanks to a recent agreement signed with the Mongolian Prime Minister. Now ABCNews tells [...]READ MORE
James McElvenny writes: As many of Fully (sic)’s readers will be aware, there’s been quite a bit of buzz lately about a project led by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel at Harvard University that bills itself as the beginning of ‘culturomics’, a new paradigm for studying cultural trends using large amounts of textual data. [...]READ MORE
Piers Kelly writes: On the 15 February, 1839, a full 172 years ago tomorrow, The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser published the following: That the posties are described as ‘messengers of love’ with ‘flushed countenances and sweating brows’ suggests that their present reputation for hanky-panky has an impressive pedigree. But what of the ‘hearts and [...]READ MORE
In my years studying linguistics, I have found that few people arrive at a university thinking “I want to study linguistics.” More often, people say “What’s linguistics?”, and upon taking a course, discover that it’s the subject they’ve been looking for for years. OzCLO is helping to change that. The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad [...]READ MORE
The SMH and the Courier Mail are both discussing the teaching of language in the National Curriculum.
There are three issues that seem to be important in these articles:
- When should children start learning foreign languages?
- How long should they be spending on them?
- Which languages should they be learning?READ MORE