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[WATCH] Education minister says different languages enrich the country http://ow.ly/MQtCz
Council of Europe study shows that Malta provides a very positive context for multilingualism and that strengthening one language should never come at the expense of another
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“Bilingualism is good for the brain,” Ghent researcher concludes http://ow.ly/N59NT
Bilingualism trains the brain and leads to cognitive advantages among children, adults and patients with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the conclusion of researcher Evy Woumans of Ghent University in her PhD thesis.Two years ago, Woumans selected 54 children with a similar intelligence level and language development, from the second year of different pre-schools in Wallonia. In the third year of pre-school, half the c...
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Cherokee language now available on Google Android http://ow.ly/MTQZZ
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee language is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language even more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users.
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What Is A 'Good Muslim' Anyway? A Podcast Disrupts The Narrative #npr #wbur http://ow.ly/MNw0k
With their podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, hosts Zahra Noorbakhsh and Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed want to shake up labels. Ahmed says, "We're taking the good and we're sort of re-imagining it for ourselves."
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Smartphone app promotes First Nation languages http://ow.ly/MQPLf
A native American language expert has developed a smartphone app to promote First Nation languages, following the success of a Māori language app.
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New APLING ESL Licensure Handbook - now available! --> http://bit.ly/ESLHandbook2015
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Phillip M. Carter: It’s time for Miami to embrace bilingualism http://ow.ly/MTR99
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Congress approval rating tanking over poor choice of words http://ow.ly/MQtoJ
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Students in dual-language programs, such as Dallas ISD’s Rosemont, struggle at first http://ow.ly/MNwza
Bilingual and dual-language experts say students initially struggle but eventually outperform and excel.
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NZ festival to celebrate Samoan language, theatre, dance http://ow.ly/MTQP5
A festival celebrating Samoan language, theatre and dance is aiming to share stories that are precious to the culture, with the Samoan and wider New Zealand community.
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Speaking a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes http://ow.ly/MWxLj
A new study suggests children exposed to other languages better understand what other people want.
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Bilingual Students Need Support in Their Native Language http://ow.ly/MWxEI
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We are a graduate-only program and provide a highly rigorous M.A. in Applied Linguistics degree with possible concentrations in English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education or Foreign  Language Pedagogy.  Josephine pursued and completed the English as a Second Language concentration 

Our faculty consists of several internationally renowned scholars in the field of Applied Linguistics and our program has played a pioneering role in preparing teachers in the fields of bilingual education, ESL and foreign language pedagogy (including English as a Foreign Language) since our inception in 1981.  We are the largest program of our kind in the state of Massachusetts and are consistently recognized as one of the most noteworthy graduate programs at UMass Boston.