Kids learn oral communication skills by practicing with one another and adults. Based on the work of Audrey Prince, kindergarten teacher Devin Walsh offers several steps that have worked in her classroom.
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with more sophisticated technology, another theory around language learning is being tested: the use of avatars to practice speaking. Alongside traditional methods, like listening, repeating, and digital flashcards, created by companies like Rosetta Stone, Livemocha, and AccelaStudy, … Continue reading A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages →
By Polly Stryker App stores are chock-a-block with apps for language learning. Most of them boast colorful flashcards and cute characters for kids, and others are translators that help travelers with phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The big names are in the mix: Rosetta Stone has apps for both Android and iPhones/iPads, but they’re mobile companions … Continue reading ¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That →