Language learning – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:03:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eartdocuments.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-07-01T001347.882.png Language learning – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ 32 32 Edutech Company CAKE will release ‘BTS LYRICS INSIDE’ https://eartdocuments.com/edutech-company-cake-will-release-bts-lyrics-inside/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/edutech-company-cake-will-release-bts-lyrics-inside/ New book to provide official translation, context and meaning of the lyrics of the most popular BTS songs for fans around the world “BTS LYRICS INSIDE” will contain various examples of Korean expressions used in BTS songs and the group’s social media posts to increase interest in learning Korean CAKE will also launch various educational […]]]>
  • New book to provide official translation, context and meaning of the lyrics of the most popular BTS songs for fans around the world
  • “BTS LYRICS INSIDE” will contain various examples of Korean expressions used in BTS songs and the group’s social media posts to increase interest in learning Korean
  • CAKE will also launch various educational materials using K-pop IP via mobile app this year.

SEONGNAM, South Korea, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CAKE, language education company for language learning — a subsidiary of SNOW, which is a subsidiary of NAVER Corp. — today announced the release of a Korean-language textbook, “BTS LYRICS INSIDE.” The new book features intellectual property (IP) of BTS and will be released in English and Japanese. It is the first IP-based K-pop educational content to be introduced since the merger of CAKE and HYBE EDU in March.

Through “BTS LYRICS INSIDE” – which includes translation of BTS song lyrics, members’ music interviews, behind-the-scenes stories and the group’s social media posts – users can better understand BTS’s vision. through the meaning of their songs and messages. By teaching examples of how Korean lyrics can be used in real-life conversations as well as various meanings of lyrics, people who want to learn Korean and BTS fans can better understand and appreciate the meaning of BTS songs. In this way, CAKE expects users to learn Korean more easily through entertaining content.

In order to make the process of learning Korean more entertaining, CAKE selected songs to be included in the book by surveying approximately 350,000 BTS fans around the world for two years since 2020. Based on the analysis of lists of BTS concerts from 2018 to 2022, CAKE arranged the contents of the book should follow the order in which the songs were performed at actual concerts to let fans enjoy the learning process even more.

“We will continue to develop and provide Korean learning content, using the intellectual property of BTS that HYBE EDU has been offering since “Learn! KOREAN with BTS,” a representative from CAKE said. “We will help fans who learned Korean for the first time through BTS to learn the language easier and more entertaining. Through the songs, we also believe fans will understand BTS music on a deeper level.”

A teaser video for “BTS LYRICS INSIDE” can be viewed on the official YouTube channel of global fan community platform Weverse. Additionally, a cookbook using BTS IP will be released in July.

About SNOW

SNOW, a subsidiary of NAVER Corporation, creates a new market as an innovative business builder, aiming for the global stage. CAKE is a language learning mobile application operated by CAKE Corporation, a subsidiary of SNOW. In March 2022CAKE Corporation has acquired HYBE EDU, a subsidiary of HYBE, and announced its entry into the Korean educational content market.

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Baby talk: the UTRGV study on parrots gets noticed https://eartdocuments.com/baby-talk-the-utrgv-study-on-parrots-gets-noticed/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 22:35:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/baby-talk-the-utrgv-study-on-parrots-gets-noticed/ This 2012 photo shows a nestling female parrot making begging calls to her father in a nest tube in Venezuela. PHOTO BY SORAYA DELGADO Karl Berg, a behavioral ecologist and parrot expert at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, has published a major study in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the […]]]>

Karl Berg, a behavioral ecologist and parrot expert at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, has published a major study in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and it is attracting the attention of a number of other scientific journals and media. international points of sale.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Forbes, Times of London, Psychology Today and Science magazine are among the publications that interviewed Berg about the study, which contains two important findings from his research on vocal babbling in parrot nestlings. in Venezuela.

Parrots are a tiny and adorable species of parrot.

Human babies normally start babbling – goo-goo-ga-ga and so on – around six months old. Berg found the same thing happened with baby parrots: increasingly complex babbling as the hatchlings matured. The new study is based on his many years of research (plus another 50 years of research on parrots in general), which could help shed light on how human language evolves from babbling, he said. he declares.

“The most important thing was just to find a developmental babbling phase that was taken quite seriously in humans but also in songbirds and pygmy marmosets, a small rainforest monkey, bottlenose dolphins, a species of rainforest bat,” Berg said.

“Just identifying another lineage that has this is important because it expands our evolutionary perspective on why we have this linguistic ability, … which some scientists consider the biggest scientific question, because no science would exist if we didn’t have our language skills.”

Parrots are considered the most complex vocal mimics in the non-human world, making it all the more important to understand why this particular group of birds approximates human language more closely than any other, he said. declared. As anyone who’s ever had a parrot as a pet knows, they are socially complex and extraordinarily intelligent animals, even though historically that intelligence has been underestimated, Berg said.

A huge scientific mystery is how babbling functions as a precursor to language in humans, while the level of complexity of an infant’s babbling appears to be a reliable predictor of later cognitive function, he said. Also, if babbling is significantly delayed — at 10 months instead of 6, for example — there’s a good chance the child will later develop autism, Berg said. These are important things to know since autism isn’t normally diagnosed until around age 2, he said.

“There’s a lot of interest in understanding what’s going on there,” Berg said. “People have moved on to animals to try to understand better.”

Songbirds have been an excellent model for studying the phenomenon because of their sophisticated ability to mimic sounds and because they can be studied in captivity, he said. But while songbirds, at least male songbirds, only start singing when they reach sexual maturity, to attract a mate, parrots start vocalizing (babbling) in the nest, and so are the females. than the males that do, Berg said.

This is where the second major finding of the study comes in, one he concedes is difficult to explain even to an academic audience. It involves the endocrine system and the hormones that determine what the body is doing at any given time: going through a growth spurt, reproducing sexually, reacting to injury, being hungry, etc.

Testosterone and estrogen are the best known sex hormones, although that’s not all, and there are also other hormones, the so-called stress hormones, which Berg says are an unfortunate name due to the negative connotation of the word “stress”. “What they really are are ‘staying alive’ hormones,” he said.

The endocrine system is a looping system connected to the brain and other parts of the body. It tells the body what to do partly based on sensory information outside the body – its environment. If you’re being chased by a lion, for example, stress hormones direct glucose into the bloodstream to keep muscles working as fast as possible, Berg said. When you’re hungry, stress hormones tell the body to go into foraging mode, he said.

“When you’re feeling hungry, that hormone kicks in and you either go to the fridge, or just grab another cup of coffee without caring, or you go fishing,” Berg said.

The hardest-to-explain part of the study deals with how stress hormones work in developing parrot nestlings, which Berg and his research team in Venezuela — including his wife and research associate Soraya Delgado — were able to observe. through artificial nesting. tubes equipped with video cameras.

“When we saw the babbling happening in the nest, stress hormones came to mind,” he said.

Unlike male songbirds, which sing at maturity because sex hormones tell them to, evidence seems to show that both male and female baby parrots babble due to the influence of stress hormones. Berg also found that giving baby birds a small dose of stress hormone every day for a week resulted in more sophisticated babbling, he said.

“We found that the stress hormone actually increased the babbling repertoire,” Berg said. “It’s a little early to say it’s beneficial, but it certainly doesn’t look bad. … I think this shows that according to our predictions, we were right, that this part of the endocrine system plays a potentially beneficial role in language development. It is suspected in humans, but there is no solid experimental evidence.

Injecting human babies with stress hormone to see how it affects babbling and language development is ethically un-starting, he said. As a result, any evidence that the stress hormone part of the endocrine system plays a role in human language learning remains strictly circumstantial, Berg said.

At the same time, the study succeeds in highlighting what “appears to be a major difference between parrots and songbirds”, he said. Berg has also observed the babbling of baby red-crowned parrots, whose small range includes the Rio Grande Valley. While this doesn’t prove babbling exists in other parrot species, it does seem likely that it does in fact occur, he said.

“For a lot of people in the animal world, that’s pretty big, if you understand something like that,” Berg said. “We have shown the world something about the difference between these two important groups of birds. We have known for a long time that they differ. Why? Looking at early developmental questions and so on brings us closer to understanding why why the two groups are different, and again we know that parrots have a lot of similarities to humans that they don’t really share with songbirds.

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DNB Markets downgrades Kahoot! ASA (OTCMKTS: KHOTF) to hold https://eartdocuments.com/dnb-markets-downgrades-kahoot-asa-otcmkts-khotf-to-hold/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:49:27 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/dnb-markets-downgrades-kahoot-asa-otcmkts-khotf-to-hold/ DNB Markets has downgraded the shares of Kahoot! LIKE A (OTCMKTS: KHOTF – Get a rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Friday, Fly reports. KHOTF has been the subject of several other reports. Nordea Equity Research has downgraded shares of Kahoot! ASA from a buy rating […]]]>

DNB Markets has downgraded the shares of Kahoot! LIKE A (OTCMKTS: KHOTFGet a rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Friday, Fly reports.

KHOTF has been the subject of several other reports. Nordea Equity Research has downgraded shares of Kahoot! ASA from a buy rating to a hold rating in a Thursday, May 5 report. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has lowered its price target on Kahoot shares! ASA from 40.00 to 37.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a Tuesday May 3 report. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets downgraded shares of Kahoot! ASA from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, February 28. Three investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating and three gave the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a Moderate Buy consensus rating and a consensus target price of $39.00.

Shares of OTCMKTS: KHOTF opened at $1.94 on Friday. The company has a fifty-day moving average price of $2.43 and a two-hundred-day moving average price of $3.31. Kahoot! ASA has a one-year low of $1.75 and a one-year high of $8.76.

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Kahoot! ASA operates a game-based learning platform in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and India. The company’s platforms help create, share and host learning sessions. It offers Kahoot! Learning platform for learning and engagement services; employee engagement and learning platforms, such as Actimo and Motimate; Drops, a language learning app for visuals and play; Kahoot! DragonBox application for learning mathematics; and Kahoot! The Poio Read application, which allows children to learn to read while playing.

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Online Language Learning for Business Market 2022 – Growing Regionally by Types, Applications, Share and Capital – 2028 – Designer Women https://eartdocuments.com/online-language-learning-for-business-market-2022-growing-regionally-by-types-applications-share-and-capital-2028-designer-women/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:40:03 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/online-language-learning-for-business-market-2022-growing-regionally-by-types-applications-share-and-capital-2028-designer-women/ “Business Online Language Learning Market Overview Latest Update: This has resulted in several changes. This report also covers the impact of the current COVID-19 situation. The Online language learning market for businesses The analysis summary by Reports Insights is an in-depth study of the current trends leading to this vertical trend in various regions. In […]]]>

Business Online Language Learning Market Overview

Latest Update: This has resulted in several changes. This report also covers the impact of the current COVID-19 situation.

The Online language learning market for businesses The analysis summary by Reports Insights is an in-depth study of the current trends leading to this vertical trend in various regions. In addition, this study emphasizes an in-depth competitive analysis on the market outlook, especially the growth strategies claimed by market experts.

Enterprise Online Language Learning Market competition by Top Manufacturers as Follows: Pearson, Rosetta Stone, Berlitz, EF Education First, Linguatronics, Cactus Worldwide, inlingua International, Learnship Networks, Voxy

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The global online language learning for business market has been segmented on the basis of technology, product type, application, distribution channel, end-user, and industry vertical, along with of geography, providing valuable information.

The type coverage in the market is:
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YEAR OF REFERENCE 2021
FORECAST YEAR 2022-2028
UNITY Value (million USD/billion)
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BY COMPANIES Pearson, Rosetta Stone, Berlitz, EF Education First, Linguatronics, Cactus Worldwide, inlingua International, Learnship Networks, Voxy
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Nisga’a students will benefit from a new gymnasium https://eartdocuments.com/nisgaa-students-will-benefit-from-a-new-gymnasium/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:38:30 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/nisgaa-students-will-benefit-from-a-new-gymnasium/ Students at Gitwinksihlkw Elementary School are about to have their own gymnasium. Construction is underway, funded by a $6.3 million investment from the province. “We know that play and physical education are essential for student learning and development, including improving cooperation and leadership skills,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and of Child Care. “We […]]]>

Students at Gitwinksihlkw Elementary School are about to have their own gymnasium.

Construction is underway, funded by a $6.3 million investment from the province.

“We know that play and physical education are essential for student learning and development, including improving cooperation and leadership skills,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and of Child Care. “We are thrilled to work in partnership with the Nisga’a Board of Education to build a gymnasium that not only meets the needs of the students, but also the community at large. This project also contributes to efforts to bring truth, equity and reconciliation to education across the province.

Whiteside visited Gitwinksihlkw Elementary School as part of his tour of the area to meet with Nisga’a Lisims government and talk about education for Nass Valley students. The new gymnasium is designed to improve school services and provide event space for the wider community.

Sports teams, dance groups, educational conferences, the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority and other local groups will use the space. Community celebrations, such as the Nisga’a New Year, Hoobiyee, will also take place in the gymnasium, in addition to post-secondary training provided by the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute.

“Having a gymnasium at Gitwinksilhkw Elementary School will provide more space to play indoors and allow our students to further develop their physical literacy in a safe and accessible space,” said Jill Jensen, Superintendent, School District 92. (Nisga’a). “We are grateful to the ministry for its financial support. The gymnasium will be truly appreciated and well used by students, staff and the community.

Gitwinksihlkw Elementary is a small school serving primarily Indigenous students from the Nass Valley. The school is part of the Nisga’a School District, which focuses on celebrating the Nisga’a language and culture. Gitwinksihlkw students participate in Nisga’a culture and language classes to learn about their heritage and keep the Nisga’a language alive.

When the school was built in 1995, it was built without a gymnasium. Students shared the Ts’oohl Ts’ap Memorial Center gymnasium, which was not fully accessible and sometimes caused scheduling conflicts.

The new gymnasium will be accessible and will include mechanical and electrical systems to minimize greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life of the building. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2023.

To continue to improve schools for students, Budget 2022 invests $3.1 billion in school capital projects over the next three years, including new and expanded schools, school upgrades and seismic replacements and land purchases for future schools.

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For more information on School District 92 (Nisga’a), visit: https://www.nisgaa.bc.ca/

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Summer employment on the rise in Polk County https://eartdocuments.com/summer-employment-on-the-rise-in-polk-county/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:51:15 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/summer-employment-on-the-rise-in-polk-county/ On the other side Polk Countycollege-aged students gain summer employment experience while doing good for their community. Before attending Stetson University in the fall, nursing student Alexia Witherspoon will gain experience as a teacher’s aide while earning money through a program offered by CareerSource Polk. The 18-year-old from Lake Wales works with primary school pupils […]]]>

On the other side Polk Countycollege-aged students gain summer employment experience while doing good for their community.

Before attending Stetson University in the fall, nursing student Alexia Witherspoon will gain experience as a teacher’s aide while earning money through a program offered by CareerSource Polk.

The 18-year-old from Lake Wales works with primary school pupils who have fallen behind in school and need to catch up on reading and math skills lost during the pandemic. She works Monday through Thursday at the B Street Community Service Center for the Green and Gold Foundation, Inc.

Shelby Reeves helps 7-year-old Willie Evans solve math problems at the B Street Community Service Center in Lake Wales Fl. Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Green & Gold Foundation is hosting summer interns from Polk and Non High Schools schoolchildren aged 16-24 to teach children in Lake Wales who are behind for school.  ERNST PETERS/ THE BIG BOOK

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Witherspoon is also learning about life.

As her fourth and fifth graders reviewed nouns and verbs on Wednesday, she learned how different it is to help other people’s children compared to her younger cousins ​​at home.

“Some of them opened my eyes a bit and I learned to have more patience than usual with children,” she said of her students who rewarded her patience with their respect for her.

Nationally, internships for high school and college students help graduates land their first job, according to Zippia.com. In fact, many companies require internships.

Kayreen Neely is program director at the B Street Community Service Center in Lake Wales Fl. Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Green & Gold Foundation welcomes summer interns from Polk and out-of-school high schools ages 16-24 to teach children of Lake Wales who are late for school.  ERNST PETERS/ THE BIG BOOK

Zippia research estimates that there are 300,000 people who intern each year in the United States, 70% of whom land a position with the company that hosted the internship. Some internships can be paid at 60.8% or unpaid at 39.2% of internships.

They are also 15% less likely to be unemployed and 6% earn more than non-interns, Zippia said. On average in the United States, interns are paid $20.76 per hour.

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Money Moves: Blu Ventures has $25 million available for cyber and tech startups https://eartdocuments.com/money-moves-blu-ventures-has-25-million-available-for-cyber-and-tech-startups/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:06:14 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/money-moves-blu-ventures-has-25-million-available-for-cyber-and-tech-startups/ Money movements is a column where we chart the fundraising of tech companies in the region. Do you have any advice? Email us at dc@technical.ly. Investor Blu Ventures has landed a new fund Private venture capital firm of Vienna, Virginia Blu Venture Investors Cyberwhich also uses the name Blu-Ventures, has just announced the closing of […]]]>

Money movements is a column where we chart the fundraising of tech companies in the region. Do you have any advice? Email us at dc@technical.ly.


Investor Blu Ventures has landed a new fund

Private venture capital firm of Vienna, Virginia Blu Venture Investors Cyberwhich also uses the name Blu-Ventures, has just announced the closing of its first fund. The Blu Ventures Cyber ​​Fund will focus on seed investments in cyber and technology spaces to the tune of $25 million.

The fund, which a statement said will close at just under $25 million, had commitments from 95 investors, new and old. So far, the fund has completed three deals, totaling $2.67 million, or about 11% of committed funds. According to Blu Ventures, these initial investments show that the company intends to scale and grow smaller companies navigating the technology and cyber industries.

“We have doubled down on our technology and cybersecurity strategy and are delighted to close this fund and make the first investments,” said Michael Suton, partner of Blu Ventures, in a press release. “As technology solves society’s greatest challenges, these companies are emerging as leaders in providing comprehensive and innovative solutions for customers of all sizes. We are excited to support them in their continued growth and success in technology and cybersecurity. »

cove doubles its software with $10 million

creekthe DC-based coworking company, raised $10 million to develop its software product in a round led by black stone. Castle systems also participated in the financing round alongside the existing investor Second City Ventures. According to Cove, the funds will primarily be used for hiring.

cove has also made strides in the work technology ecosystem for building owners and managers. The company has developed tenant experience and building operating systems for commercial real estate owners. With its platform, which is white-labeled, tenants can do things like rent and book space, check in guests, and submit work orders.

“The way people interact with the built environment is changing, and we’ve developed our software to create a seamless experience for the user, whether tenant or operator,” said Adam Segal, founder and CEO of cove, in a statement. “Partnering with Blackstone as a preeminent real estate investor will help us grow our platform, achieve greater scale, and continue to innovate in the digital layer of the industry’s future.” Having a partner of this stature who believes in our mission challenges us to keep innovating.

Aledade has raised $123 million in a new Series E

Aledadea Bethesda, Maryland-based medical technology company closed a $123 million Series E round this month.

Aledade now partners with more than 1,000 independent primary care practices, including more than 140 federally licensed health centers. Together, these practices have more than 11,000 physicians in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

It is a self-proclaimed “physician empowerment company” that provides data analytics, workflows, payer relations, and other provider care solutions. Led by an existing investor Omers Growth Stockswith an additional contribution of Loyalty management and research company and other previous investors, the funds will expand the company’s technology offerings. Aledade said she plans to invest in more care and innovation for older people covered by Medical help and expand the offerings of its health subsidiary, Aledade Care Solutions.

The huge funding news is on par with the company’s growth over the past few years. In 2020, it closed a $64 million Series C and followed that with a $100 million Series D in 2021. In February this year, it also acquired a care planning solutions provider . Iris Health.

DMV-zone increases

  • Capra Biosciencesthe Manassas, Va.-based bioengineering firm, which is building a continuous-flow bioreactor, raised $1.8 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed round. Prithvi Venturesthe Fund E14, GS Futures Contracts, Wes Osbourn, Savantus Ventures, Asymmetry companiesthe Decarbonization Consortium and SOSV are among the other investors in the company.
  • Maryland-based Frederick regent educationwhich developed automated financial aid software, raised a “significant” funding round led by Reaching capital partnerswith an additional contribution of Chrysalis Ventures, CNF Investment and New markets. The agreement will make the founder and leader of Attain Greg Baroni the chairman of the company’s board of directors.
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield made a grant investment of up to $2.2 million for 16 nonprofits and small businesses in the DMV. According to the company, the grants will be available to provide resources and guidance for recipients’ growth and sustainability.
  • DC Dcode Capitalthe investment arm of the govtech accelerator Dcode, invested in two companies that he projects to have strong growth. The backer was a new California-based investor UrbanFootprint’s $25 million Series B round. She also participated in the last round of Tamra technology company from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Based in Beltsville, MD Ion storage systemswhich develops lithium batteries, raised a Series A round of $30 million. Toyota Ventures, Tenaska, Bangchak Society, GAINTECH Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, Z2Sixty Ventures, Climate capital and the University of Maryland Discovery Fund were all involved in the round.

Movements of mergers and acquisitions

  • Dulles, Virginia, program management and acquisition software company Unison acquired the Ashburn, Va.-based company Plan4 Health, a budget and performance tracking technology provider. Financial terms were not disclosed, however, Plan4 will now be part of Unison Founder and Software Options Brian Cannavan will stay.
  • Based in Rockville, Maryland Infinite IT Solutions acquired on Yahoo Small Business Essentials portfolio of the communication giant Verizon. A company statement says that with the acquisition, Infinite intends to be a key driver of growth for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Media of curiosityan Arlington, Virginia-based language learning technology company was acquired by IXL learning. Terms were not disclosed.
  • from Arlington Level access signed a merger agreement with Accessibility ESSENTIAL, based in Toronto, Canada. Together, digital accessibility companies intend to create a new end-to-end technology solution for accessibility.
  • DC Digital Services Company Ad hoc announced that it would acquire Cascade Technologies, a federal computer company based in Herndon, Virginia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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SBS helps migrants navigate daily life in Australia with release of Learn English video series https://eartdocuments.com/sbs-helps-migrants-navigate-daily-life-in-australia-with-release-of-learn-english-video-series/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:50:46 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/sbs-helps-migrants-navigate-daily-life-in-australia-with-release-of-learn-english-video-series/ Learn English from SBS has released a new digital series designed to help people easily learn the English language and better understand Australian culture. Title Meet the Changs, the comedy-drama series – consisting of ten five-minute videos – follows the newly settled Chang family as they navigate daily life in Australia. The episodes cover a […]]]>

Learn English from SBS has released a new digital series designed to help people easily learn the English language and better understand Australian culture.

Title Meet the Changs, the comedy-drama series – consisting of ten five-minute videos – follows the newly settled Chang family as they navigate daily life in Australia. The episodes cover a variety of everyday situations, including parent/teacher talks, what to do in the event of a car accident, buying a new fridge and going to the doctor, and are intended to help the 820,000 Australians who said they had no or little command of English. The videos are designed for an audience with a pre-intermediate language proficiency level to help them develop and develop their abilities.

Director of Audio and Linguistic Content of SBS, David Huasays expanding SBS’s Settlement Guide offering with SBS Learn English will help Australian migrants succeed in Australia.

“We are extremely excited to launch the next part of our Learn English offering. SBS Learn English supports settlement and social cohesion through a distinctive and accessible approach to learning English and understanding everyday life in Australia.

“Meet the Changs is an educational and entertaining video series that talks about our Charter and demonstrates the diversity of what we do at SBS. The series was produced from a distinctly multicultural perspective; using diverse immigrant writers with lived experience of learning English as adults to help underpin the concept and scripts of authenticity and to deliver the best value for audiences.

All ten episodes are available now on the SBS Learn English website, SBS On Demand and SBS Australia YouTube page. Each episode also comes with a curriculum available for download with worksheets and tools to help students and teachers learn English. The video series is available with English subtitles and will soon feature subtitles in twelve languages ​​to help audiences understand and learn.

SBS Learn English is a free, cross-platform English learning service for Australian migrants with additional language support. SBS Learn English helps adult migrants settle and live well in Australia by helping them learn the English language through information about settlement, news and daily life from a uniquely Australian multicultural perspective.

In addition to videos, the SBS Learn English podcast offers regular conversational English lessons about daily life in Australia. The podcast helps break down common phrases and local jargon. To provide context and maximize accessibility, the podcast title and episode description, along with a recorded intro, are available in a number of languages ​​with bi-monthly episodes released in Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Cantonese , Dari, Hakha Chin, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Mongolian, Persian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Since its launch, the Learn English podcast has had over 116,000 downloads. The SBS Learn English podcast is available through the SBS Radio app, SBS website, and all major podcast platforms

Watch the promo for Meet the Changs here.

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For a PDF version of this press release, click here.

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Study shows program improves students’ teaching skills and word problem solving https://eartdocuments.com/study-shows-program-improves-students-teaching-skills-and-word-problem-solving/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:34:51 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/study-shows-program-improves-students-teaching-skills-and-word-problem-solving/ LAWRENCE — Students learning to solve math word problems may struggle to combine math and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest growing minority in American schools, this challenge can be even greater when trying to learn mathematical concepts in a second language. A new study from the University of Kansas found that a […]]]>

LAWRENCE — Students learning to solve math word problems may struggle to combine math and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest growing minority in American schools, this challenge can be even greater when trying to learn mathematical concepts in a second language. A new study from the University of Kansas found that a professional development intervention with evidence-based practices helped an educator improve her teaching skills and boosted students’ ability to solve word problems and maintain their improvement.

Michael Orosco, associate professor of educational psychology at KUMichael Orosco, an associate professor of educational psychology at KU, co-authored a study in which he provided a professional development intervention to help a third-grade teacher model concepts for students in problem-solving words and help them understand difficult vocabulary. The teacher then used these skills to teach nine Hispanic English language learners with math learning disabilities. Each of the students progressed from the level at which they began to solve more difficult problems and maintained the improvement after the intervention.

The study is an example of how professional development can be viewed as an implementation science, a practice in which research is transferred effectively into practice. In the case of a teacher’s professional development, this can be a more effective way to apply what is learned in research to what teachers practice in the classroom.

“Professional development is one of the most important next steps we will have to think about in education,” Orosco said. “Especially with teachers who have high levels of diversity and learners of English in their classes. In this case, we were able to apply it to word problems, which is a precursor to algebra.

The study, which Orosco co-authored with Deborah Reed, professor of special education at the University of Iowa, was published in the Learning Disabilities Diarythe highest rated educational psychology journal by Google Scholar. For the study, Orosco worked with a teacher who wanted additional training on how to teach math concepts to English learners with math learning difficulties. The intervention, based on evidence-based practices, took a baseline measure of students’ abilities, trained the teacher in instructional scaffolding – or how to better model word problem-solving skills, contextualize questions and teaching mathematical vocabulary to the population – then retested their abilities after implementation.

The success of teacher and students is proof that individualized professional development interventions are a valid alternative to randomized controlled trials, in which interventions are tested with tens or even hundreds of students and multiple teachers.

“In public education, you can’t control all the variables because there are always unique characteristics with different students, different communities, and many other factors,” Orosco said. “Single case finding is ideal in this case. If a teacher needs help, give it to him. If a school needs help, give it to them. And if a teacher needs extra help, we can give it.

The intervention trained the teacher not only to help contextualize ideas in a second language for students, but also helped teacher and students to communicate, and students showed they were able to reflect on their experiences. It also helped to develop a “feedback loop” between the educator and the students, in which the former offered instructions and encouragement, the latter could ask questions, and if a student did not understand, he could interrupt the lesson and focus more on the concept in question. . Following the intervention, the students took a standardized test to assess their ability to solve word problems, and all nine had maintained their improvements and abilities to solve more difficult problems, indicating what Orosco calls a ” transfer effect” from research to the teacher and in turn to the students.

Orosco, who has published research in both randomized clinical trials and single-case experimental design for word problem solving for English learners and tools to help educators reach the same population, said the current study with a single-case design is ideal for translating evidence-based research directly into classrooms and helping teachers, who often don’t have the time to find published research and try to translate it into their own work.

“Our teacher in this study was able to get these children to solve word problems at higher levels, which is not just about math skills, but language skills as well,” Orosco said. “We’re doing this to show that this is solid, practical implementation science. It is doable and schools can incorporate it into their practices. We still have a lot of work to do in terms of professional development to help teachers.

Top image: A graph shows the progress of two students’ reading and math problem-solving ability before, during, and during the sustainability portion of an intervention.

Image credit: Authors of the study.

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Ktunaxa Student and Future Leader Wins Lieutenant Governor’s Medal https://eartdocuments.com/ktunaxa-student-and-future-leader-wins-lieutenant-governors-medal/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:11:12 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/ktunaxa-student-and-future-leader-wins-lieutenant-governors-medal/ By Chadd CawsonJournalist of the Local Journalism Initiative Graduation day is an exciting and special day for all students as they see all their hard work pay off. It was a bit more special for University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate Ktunaxa student Aiyana Twigg of the Tobacco Plains Nation as she received the 2022 […]]]>

By Chadd Cawson
Journalist of the Local Journalism Initiative

Graduation day is an exciting and special day for all students as they see all their hard work pay off. It was a bit more special for University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate Ktunaxa student Aiyana Twigg of the Tobacco Plains Nation as she received the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation at his May 25 graduation ceremony.

“This award recognizes British Columbia public post-secondary students enrolled in two-year degree programs and four-year undergraduate programs who have made outstanding contributions to promoting inclusion, democracy and/or reconciliation within their campus community,” said Lui Xia UBC Marketing. and communications assistant.

Twigg is a graduate of the four-year First Nations Languages ​​and Anthropology program. His decision to take this undergraduate program stems from his commitment to his community and his desire to see the revitalization of the language within it. Twigg loved having the opportunity to research and learn her own beautiful language, creating resources for her community.

“Our Ktunaxa language is critically endangered, there are actually only 20 fluent speakers left,” says Twigg. “It is very important that this work be done. I really wanted to support my community by acquiring knowledge and skills to really support them in this language revitalization. »

Twigg is no stranger to offering support. When the pandemic started in 2020, most of us were focused on self-isolation as she focused on bringing people together, especially the young people in her community.

“I had the privilege of growing up on a reserve and learning from Elders and community members. I was able to learn our languages ​​and our cultural practices,” says Twigg. She soon learned that not everyone in the community knew these things. She started the @KtunaxaPride account to bring together those who felt disconnected from each other.

“I wanted to make this knowledge available and accessible to them. I decided to use Instagram to reach out more to young people in my community,” says Twigg. “It then suddenly moved to this platform, not only for Ktunaxa youth, but also for other indigenous people from different backgrounds. It has also become a place where non-Indigenous people can learn more about Indigenous communities and where non-Ktunaxa living in our territories can learn more about us.

@KtunaxaPride has become a source of inspiration for other indigenous people from other backgrounds to proudly explore their own history and discover their own cultural knowledge. “It has now encouraged all these other groups of people to start learning about their own culture, which was really heartwarming and something unexpected for me.”

Last month, Twigg spoke eloquently and from the heart as a young guest speaker at the Bringing Home the Salmon virtual festival which examines ways to bring salmon home to the upper Columbia River. “I was really happy to be part of it and also to have the opportunity to learn from others who were working on this initiative and to learn more about this salmon culture that I didn’t know much about”, said Twigg.

With Twigg giving so much to the community, it is very well deserved and fitting to see him return with the award of the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal. people in his community are working hard to revitalize and reconcile.

“It’s a commemoration of the hard work that I do to break down these colonial barriers that were put in place for me to not really succeed and actually overcome them. It’s a representation that we as Indigenous , we’re still here,” Twigg says. “My grandparents and dad went to boarding schools and that was my motivation to do language revitalization, because they weren’t allowed to speak the languages. .Winning this award warms my heart and recognizes that we are still here and we are not going anywhere.I do not consider myself to be the winner of this award but my entire community who have supported me and pushed me to be where I am today.

Twigg celebrates all the hard work the Ktunaxa First Nation is doing to be where they are today.

She thinks it is important to continue to push, teach and practice traditional practices and her language and this is her plan after graduation as she takes a year off to work in her community. She has been accepted for an immersion program with the First Peoples Cultural Council where she will work one-on-one with an elder in her community to learn the Ktunaxa language, completing 300 hours of language learning and working on developing a program with other members of his community. As part of Twigg’s undergraduate cycle, she will continue her research into the Ktunaxa writing system.

“The goal is to publish a journal article with my professor about our findings and next steps,” says Twigg. “The main goal of this research is to really identify and assess the potential shortcomings that exist in the writing system, and then do something about them.” Other plans for this future leader include Twigg’s plan to pursue his master’s degree in linguistics with a focus on language revitalization.

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