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October 03, 2016

Ukraine Day at Ukrainian Central School

Ukraine Day at Ukrainian Central School

September 13, 2016

Poor Literacy in Oz. Reading Between the Lines

Poor Literacy in Oz. Reading Between the Lines On Literacy in Australia:

September 13, 2016

Bilingual People Have Improved Attention Control

Bilingual People Have Improved Attention Control On Bilingualism:

August 27, 2016

The amazing benefits of being bilingual

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More good news about being bilingual - the good stories keep coming - this time in a detailed report from the BBC.

August 27, 2016

How a headmaster is trying to save an ancient language.

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The Christian Science Monitor relates the story of Greek headmaster, Panagiotis Tsagouris, who is working with his students to save Tsakonian in a little outpost in Greece.

June 23, 2016

Latin is alive and well - immersion style

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If you think Latin is a dead language, think again. Over the past few years, a growing number of "living Latinists" are breathing new life into Latin, taking it out of the classroom and into the light of day.

June 11, 2016

Babymetal - Japanese 'cute metal' takes over the world

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Babymetal - Japan's most successful 'cute metal' band is storming up the charts around the world, including Australia - singing heavy metal with a catchy pop twist in Japanese.

June 05, 2016

Another bilingual declared Most Beautiful Person: Sandra Bullock.

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Sandra Bullock, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, recently won another honour: People magazine's Most Beautiful Person in 2015. She joins a growing list of successful bilinguals to win this accolade.

May 23, 2016

Bilingual song from Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016

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Ukraine's Jamala wins the Eurovision Song Contest with '1944', a haunting song sung in English and Crimean Tatar, and the first time since 2007 the winning song hasn't been sung entirely in English.

May 10, 2016

Music may help babies learn language skills

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Start banging those drums! ABC News report says: Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills.

April 10, 2016

#DespiteBeingTaughtinWelsh goes viral on Twitter.

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Welsh-speakers are rightly up in arms at perceived bias in the English-speaking media against the value of Welsh-language education. But they do it with a sense of humour - all over Twitter. Bilingualism really is good for you.

April 10, 2016

What being bilingual does to your brain

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Researchers say their study of babies shows that early childhood is the 'optimum time' to learn languages.

March 13, 2016

How bilingualism could help brain development in prematurely born babies.

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Could an extra language help brain development in prem babies? Research

March 13, 2016

5 tips for parents who want to raise their children in Spanish.

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The story is the same around the world - how do you teach your children to be bilingual? Here are 5 tips for Spanish but they apply to every language.

February 24, 2016

SPEAK MY LANGUAGE – COMMUNITY LANGUAGES SCHOOLS UNITE TO PROMOTE HARMONY AND LANGUAGES EDUCATION

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Victoria's community languages schools will join together tonight in launching the Speak My Language Campaign to reinforce the importance of languages education, cultural maintenance and social harmony.

February 21, 2016

Melbourne boy wakes from coma speaking Mandarin, goes on to TV stardom in China

Melbourne's own Ben McMahon wakes from a coma and starts speaking Mandarin - to the amazement of his family. He recovers and goes on to TV stardom in China. Language skills opens doors!

February 21, 2016

Mayday mayday! Or why bilingual skills are important - as this funny ad shows.

Language skills are invaluable in any situation - especially during an international maritime emergency - as this clever little ad shows.

February 21, 2016

Lucy is in big trouble in Paris - only chain translation can save her.

Lucy's in trouble in Paris and needs language assistance big time - watch this hilarious language chain as we move from French to German to Spanish to English and back again....

February 02, 2016

Pancho the little yoga dog

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Pancho the little yoga dog is a language champion. If a Chihuahua can be bilingual, then why can't everyone?

January 01, 2016

How the brain benefits from being bilingual

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The brain benefits immensely from speaking two or more languages from improved cognitive skills

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