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03/10/2013 Italy Italien

The structure of language influences learning

There are words that convey a meaning, like verbs, nouns or adjectives, and others, like articles or conjunctions that sustain them, providing a structure for the sentence. A few years ago some scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, together with collaborators from other Universities, showed that the order of the two categories of words within a sentence is important for language acquisition in infants already in their first year of life.

03/10/2013 Luxembourg Luxemburg

Luxembourgers are language-savvy

Nearly 100 percent of Luxembourg residents state that they speak a foreign language, the highest number recorded in the European Union, according to data published by statistics agency Eurostat.

02/10/2013 Switzerland Schweiz

Should schools teach all mother tongues?

Although Swiss public schools are required to teach in national languages, about 60 per cent of children born in Switzerland to foreign parents speak a non-Swiss language at home. Should foreign native languages get more class time?

01/10/2013 Lithuania Lithuania

600 students are studying the Lithuanian language abroad

There are around 40 Lithuanian language centres abroad where 100 lecturers are teaching Lithuanian. It is estimated that more than 600 students are studying the Lithuanian language abroad, mostly in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, writes www.delfi.lt.

01/10/2013 Korea Korea

Language Determines How Infants Acquire New Words

A study has shown that the way infants acquired new words in Korean is very different from the way they are learnt in English.



 
 

30/09/2013 United Kingdom Vereinigtes Königreich

L'anglais se confirme comme la lingua franca de l'Europe

L'anglais s'impose de plus en plus dans les écoles européennes comme la langue étrangère la plus apprise, selon les résultats d'une étude Eurostat. Au sein des États membres, elle est également la langue étrangère la plus parlée, à quelques rares exceptions. 

27/09/2013 Belgium Belgien

Dans l'UE28 deux tiers des adultes en âge de travailler ont déclaré connaître une langue étrangère en 2011

Dans l'UE28, deux tiers des adultes en âge de travailler ont déclaré connaître une langue étrangère en 2011. L'anglais est étudié comme langue étrangère par 94% des élèves du deuxième cycle de l'enseignement secondaire 

26/09/2013 Romania Rumänien

Eurostat: Almost three quarters of adult Romanians say they can speak a foreign language

No less than 74 percent of the Romanians aged between 25 and 64 say that can speak at least one foreign language when the EU average is 66 percent, informs a Eurostat survey that was published in Brussels.

 
 

26/09/2013 Latvia Lettland

85% Latvian pupils are learning foreign languages

85% of the total number of pupils in general schools in Latvia are learning foreign languages*. 51% of pupils, learning foreign languages, are learning two and more foreign languages.

23/09/2013 United Kingdom Vereinigtes Königreich

Moving to the rhythm 'can help language skills'

Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests.

22/09/2013 Malta Malta

The standardisation of medical English

A team of medical language professionals from around Europe met at the Valentina Hotel, Paceville, during the past days to discuss a very specific topic – the standardisation of medical English.

21/09/2013 Germany Deutschland

Das schwierigste Wort der deutschen Sprache

Es gibt Wörter, die schreibt fast jeder falsch – gerade weil sie uns so vertraut vorkommen. Das Wort, das die Deutschen am häufigsten verhunzen, ist norddeutsch, kommt aber aus dem Spanischen. 

18/09/2013 Spain Spanien

Más de 200 lingüistas participan en el XXIV Congreso Internacional

La Universidad de Jaén se convierte estos días en el centro mundial de la investigación en enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.

18/09/2013 United Kingdom Vereinigtes Königreich

Are children really better at foreign language learning?

It might seem that children have an easier time picking up foreign languages, but there are ways that adults can be as strong, or stronger, than children, says Anne Merritt.

17/09/2013 Japan Japan

6 languages eyed for Olympic signs

The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering displaying six languages on guide displays of roads, railways, sports arenas and other facilities in Tokyo for foreign tourists who will visit Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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