[lg policy] Edling Digest, Vol 48, Issue 1

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 3 16:23:35 UTC 2011


Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu





Today's Topics:

  1. Bilingual Environment Aids Babies' Language Capacity
     (Francis Hult)
  2. A look at the popularity of Mandarin as a foreign language
     (Francis Hult)
  3. Only two  weeks left for LANSI early registration!
     (Hansun Zhang Waring)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:50:55 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Bilingual Environment Aids Babies' Language Capacity
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Fox News



Bilingual Environment Aids Babies' Language Capacity



Young children raised in bilingual homes have a greater ability to prolong
their capacity to learn languages compared to other children, according to a
study released Monday.



Earlier studies have shown that children have a special capacity for
learning a second language, but this ability begins to disappear about when
they have their first birthday.



Full story:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/08/29/study-bilingual-environment-aids-babies-language-capacity/

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:54:54 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] A look at the popularity of Mandarin as a foreign
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Asian Correspondent



A look at the popularity of Mandarin as a foreign language



Learning Chinese is becoming more and more popular around the world.

It is reported that over 3,000 universities and colleges in 109 countries
provide students with Chinese courses.



In addition, more than 500 Confucius Schools have been set up around the
world. Students in many countries, such as America, India, France and Russia
an take Chinese courses. Even the Middle School students of these countries
can choose Chinese courses as a second foreign language.



Full story:

http://asiancorrespondent.com/63628/chinese-language-popular-all-over-the-world/

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:59:27 -0400
From: Hansun Zhang Waring <hz30 at columbia.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Only two  weeks left for LANSI early registration!
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Apologies for cross-posting!

Dear Colleagues,

Just a reminder that only two weeks are left to take advantage of the
early registration rate for the first LANSI meeting! For more
information, please see attached or visit www.tc.edu/lansi.

Best,
Hansun

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Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring
Box 66, Program in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Department of Arts&  Humanities
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120 Street New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212)678-8128
Fax: (212)678-3428
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/faculty/index.htm?facid=hz30
http://www.tc.edu/lansi/






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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
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