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Ellevation: Taking on the ELL Challenge

As a partner at NewSchools Venture Fund Jordan Meranus didn’t see anything entrepreneurial in the English Language Learning (ELL) space to invest in despite the persistent achievement gap experienced by ELLs. With co-founder Teddy Rice he started a company to build new tools to drive better outcomes for English Language Learners.

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Are Students Ready To Learn? Ask Their Parents

The research is undeniable that parent involvement in student academic success matters. It is more predictive than socioeconomic status by a multiple of 2 – 10 times. The benefits of parent engagement are vast: it not only drives academic performance but improves student emotional well-being, induces better student classroom behavior, and improves school attendance.

Personalized Learning

7 Innovative Tips to Speed Up Language Acquisition

Many of the students I encounter who are trying to learn a second language cite the same frustration: the slow, glacial pace of their language acquisition. I always tell them that the pace of their learning is in some sense tied to the energy and time they put into it – the more you work, the faster it goes. I have some more practical tips on how to speed up learning a new language.

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Q&A: Games Transform Online Language Learning

Carnegie Speech and Magma Studios recently partnered together to create a game to transform online language learning for primary and secondary students. The game uses Voice-Activated Spy Tech (VAST) to recognize students' speech and patterns in order to provide immediate, constructive feedback on pronunciation, prosody, fluency, and more. Paul Musselman, President and CEO of Carnegie Speech, and Angela Kennedy, President of Carnegie Speech International, join us today to discuss why game-based learning online is effective in language development and learning.

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Virtual Classrooms Supersize Hunger to Learn

With more organizations looking for more innovative approaches than traditional teaching methods, blended learning is becoming increasingly popular. With the ‘perfect blend,’ companies can combine self-based learning, assignment tasks and classes, which can be attended virtually or over the phone. These learning tools can then be customized to suit staff learning needs and level of skill.

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Q&A: Language Skills Are Critical In Today’s World

Judy Verses, Rosetta Stone's President of Global Institutions, joins us today to explore the pertinence of bilingualism and language learning in today's global market, national economy and more. Verses currently overseas corporate, government, non-profit and education business for the company worldwide. Prior to working at Rosetta Stone, Verses served as the President and Chief Client Officer for Global Sales and Marketing at the K-12 edtech company Blackboard.

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Access Denied

I’m a proud graduate of a large Midwestern university’s English language program. All graduates of the program nationwide have one goal in common: protect public school children from the evils of the English language.