December2016


Children learn to read using Same Language Subtitles



Children learn to read using Same Language Subtitles

One of READ Alliance’s sub-recipients, PlanetRead is working to improve the reading levels of children using Same Language Subtitling. The project addresses two established findings: World over, children like to watch cartoons, and this is a well-known fact. Much less known is a well-researched conclusion that a viewer who watches video content with subtitles will […]

Paper Summary of ‘Mobile Devices for Early Literacy Intervention & Research with Global Reach’



Paper Summary of ‘Mobile Devices for Early Literacy Intervention & Research with Global Reach’

In this paper, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, and Georgia State University in the U.S. examined the use of tablet computers loaded with literacy applications in a range of educational environments. Based on their findings Reading is not natural to humans. It involves creating a new circuit in the brain by […]

Recommendations for Language Acquisition



Recommendations for Language Acquisition

The Language(s) of Education (LE) is an overarching concept for language as a subject, language across the curriculum (LAC) and foreign languages (FL). Mastering the LE is a prerequisite for being able to participate in society in all the different discourse communities a learner will meet. This includes a variety of skills acquisition and competences […]