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Could edtech be the shared language for EAL pupils in the classroom?

Helen Abell, Principal, reflects on how edtech solutions have helped teachers who support EAL pupils in their progress.
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Children’s vocabulary affects how they perform at school

Children's vocabulary, attention skills and inhibitory control impact how they perform at school and influence future chances of success.

How language and communication barriers affect UK government organisations

Joe Miller, Pocketalk General Manager of the Americas and Europe, explores how language and communication barriers affect UK government organisations & the solutions available.
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Reading & deciphering ancient writing systems with AI

Shai Gordin, Senior Lecturer at Digital Pasts Lab, Ariel University in Israel, provides intriguing insights about reading & deciphering ancient writing systems using AI.
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Language can be a barrier for girls in education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Girls in education are at a higher chance of success at school in Sub-Saharan Africa if they can already speak ­­English – as taught language can affect academic accomplishment.
disaster victim identification, human rights

Disaster victim identification, training & human rights of the dead

Prof Emilio Nuzzolese from University of Turin sheds light on disaster victim identification, training and the human rights of the dead.
speech patterns, language learning

We develop our language learning skills through speech patterns

Looking at speech patterns throughout history, the processing of language is based on how frequently we hear sounds - which causes gradual language change.
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Non-English speaking patients have 35% higher chance of COVID death

Non-English speaking patients with COVID have a higher likelihood of needing ICU care and dying from the virus, say US scientists.
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Sex, language & coevolving informatics

Chris Girard, Associate Professor at Florida International University, shares his expertise on sex, language & coevolving informatics.
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Link between multilingualism and better GSCE grades

Students who are multilingual – regardless of whether they are fluent or beginners in another language – scored higher in GSCE results.
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Successful adaptation after immigration helped by cultural similarities

Research looking at successful immigration - analysing those who remain in their new locations as opposed to those who leave - finds that cultural similarities play a key role in the decision.
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Bilingualism to fight dementia

Neil Wright, on behalf of McGowan Transcriptions UK, discusses the benefits of bilingualism, specifically concerning how speaking more than one language can fight dementia.
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Exploring the importance of language in social work

Luke Rodgers, Director of Strategy at the Care Leaders and Julie Tyas, registered social worker and Senior Strategy Lead at Servelec, explore how the language used in a young person’s care record can impact their future.
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Overcoming language barriers in healthcare

Tomoaki Kojima, CEO of Sourcenext Europe, explains how UK healthcare providers can overcome language barriers to help improve clinical outcomes for patients who don’t speak English as their first language.
digitalisation

Reading in the age of digitalisation: How media shape the reader’s thinking

Sarah Bro Trasmundi, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, provides a fascinating look at reading in the age of digitalisation and how media shape the reader’s thinking.
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Do we listen to how Turing defined Machine Intelligence?

John Yardley dives into a philosophical question at the heart of our AI obsession: Do we care about how Turing defined "Machine Intelligence", and should we?
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Can you arbitrate with a Turkish party based on a non-Turkish language contract?

Pelin Baysal and Bilge Kağan Çevik of Turkish law firm Gün + Partners, discuss the impact of non-compliance with Law No 805 that requires contracts executed in Turkey with a Turkish party to be written in the Turkish language on the validity of arbitration agreements.
hearing loss, disabilities

Hearing loss: Life’s better when we’re all connected

Richard Kramer, Chief Executive of national disability charity Sense, argues that life’s better when we’re all connected when it comes to hearing loss.
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Why should we trust proof assistants?

Proof assistants are formal proof management systems, which provide a formal language to write mathematical definitions, executable algorithms and theorems, more of which here is explained by Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique.
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English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making)

Professor Hajime Nishitani, from the Office of Global Initiative at Hiroshima University in Japan, outlines English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making), including comment on English and Japanese Students in general.

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