Languages In The News

3-Second Cooking 「3秒クッキング」

3-Second Cooking 「3秒クッキング」 {0}

On this (one and only) episode of “3-second Cooking” Ms. Kataoka and Ms. Tonimura attempt to make fried shrimp in 3 seconds. Check out this hilarious video! 片岡さんと十二村さんは3秒でエビフライを料理するビデオをぜひ見てください!

Looking for Economic Benefits to Studying Foreign Languages?

Looking for Economic Benefits to Studying Foreign Languages? {0}

Then look no further! I am here to present to you yet another article from The Economist about the benefits of language study. This article actually addresses an academic paper (by Albert Saiz) that has research I hope to extend through my economics honors thesis this year. Remember that earnings and GDP are only one(…)

Language Proficiency Tests: HSK (Chinese) and JLPT (Japanese)

Language Proficiency Tests: HSK (Chinese) and JLPT (Japanese) {0}

Just as there are tests like TOEFL and TOEIC for non-native English speakers to test proficiency, those looking for a quantitative measure of their language ability to put on their resume / graduate school application, or even just want to challenge themselves for fun, also have options! I myself am getting ready to take the(…)

How are learning languages and music linked?

How are learning languages and music linked? {0}

“In a recent study, American researcher Reyna Gordon and her collaborators found that children’s perception of rhythm also has a significant influence on their use of different morphological and syntactic features, such as the use of verbs in the past tense.” Read more here.

Bilingualism: A Solution to Ignoring Distractions

Bilingualism: A Solution to Ignoring Distractions {0}

Speaking of brain bodybuilding, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University have found evidence that bilingual individuals (and bilingual in this case has a strong emphasis on knowing both languages, as opposed to barely being able to speak the second language) are better able to answer tricky questions with a noisy background. Contributing to the literature investigating(…)

“An Infant’s Brain Maps Language From Birth, Study Says”

“An Infant’s Brain Maps Language From Birth, Study Says” {0}

This recent Time article written by Melissa Locker reports the results of a language-related study and then suggests possible implications. The study described compared three groups of girls in Montreal: one group spoke only French fluently, one group spoke French and Chinese fluently, and the other was composed of girls born in China but raised(…)