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Importance of Learning Languages

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Ages: 16 - 18
Don't Insist on English!
From YouTube, produced by TED Talks
At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defen... [more]
May 1, 2011 at 04:54 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World
From YouTube, produced by Edutopia
Seattle's John Stanford International School immerses students in global awareness as well as academic achievement. It explains why math and science are easier to teach in another language as opposed to social studies. Some good insights. (08:36)
January 25, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Are Language Classes Useful?
From YouTube, produced by Andrew Weiler
Find out what sort of things language classes can offer and what sorts of things you need to be careful of.  The video contains great information, especially for those seeking to learn a new language.  (06:00)
August 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
This Best Way to Learn a Language Will Surprise You!
From YouTube, produced by Andrew Weiler
This speaker in this video goes over good tips for learning and mastering a new language.  He suggests to: learn to enjoy learning, become more interested in people and other cultures, learn not to make assumptions, improve listening skills, look for... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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Ages: 5 - 11
Speak Up For Languages
From YouTube, produced by discoverlanguages.org
This is a 30-second video that features young children telling why learning languages is important. (00:31)
January 4, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Why Learn a Foreign Language?
From YouTube, produced by The Orion
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun. (02:20)
April 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Perception in English Spelling
From YouTube, produced by Andrew Weiler
This clip discusses the better way to learn a foreign language.  He suggests becoming more perceptive over learning the rules of a given language.  If language learners can search out their own answers, they will retain more.  (05:16)
August 29, 2012 at 09:31 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Improve Your Pronunciation
From YouTube, produced by Andrew Weiler
Have you ever wondered how you could improve your pronunciation of the language you are learning? Watch this and get some insights into what is possible. (06:17)
August 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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