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Is the Internet Creating New Languages? Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Archived Posts

With the expanding ability for people all over the world to connect with each other, the Internet has spawned an unprecedented language revolution. According to, English is currently the most common active language on the Internet. This makes sense, since English is recognized as the predominant language of international business, diplomacy, science, air traffic…

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Language-learning Online: How One School Cut Spending and Boosted Student Outcomes Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in For Educators

It’s no secret that public school districts are strapped for cash.  Budget shortfalls are commonplace, and administrators are looking for solutions to cut costs without compromising the educational experience.  Recently, one school found a way to cut costs and improve student outcomes. East Kingston Elementary School, (EKES,) located in East Kingston, NH is saving money…

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Why Learn a Language if Machines Translate for You? Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Archived Posts


Computers already facilitate communication, but will they someday allow real-time conversations between speakers of different languages?  The Economist believes they might.  In an article about machine translation, the author speculates that we may see computers doing this “Star Trek” kind of work someday soon.  Still, this is a difficult feat for machines.  They struggle with…

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