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International Education News l The PIE News l Habla Español: what's next for the world's second language? According to El Instituto Cervantes, the organisation charged with the promotion of Spanish language and cultures, demand is highest in the United States- unsurprising considering the geography, immigration patterns and population growth in the country over the past three decades.

International Education News l The PIE News l Habla Español: what's next for the world's second language?

The value goes beyond the football pitch and sunny holidays Research carried out for the Telefonica Foundation shows that bilateral trade increases some 290% when Spanish is the shared language of commerce– a figure hinting at the growth in buying power among Latin American countries and the commercial benefits the language allows foreign speakers. “If you are selling a product or a service in the US, and have trained representatives who speak Spanish, you are greatly expanding your customer base” Chris Hoyt, director of Seatle-based Langua Travel comfirms that employment and business opportunities are driving factors for US students to study Spanish. Interest isn’t coming just from the US. Congreso_45_22.pdf. Pimsleur Method of Learning a Foreign Language. “Probably no aspect of learning a foreign language is more important than memory.

Yet no aspect of language learning has been less well examined.” Dr. Paul Pimsleur The Pimsleur® Method is the foundation upon which every Pimsleur course is built. It’s a scientifically proven set of principles designed to take a learner directly to the heart of the language, eliminating noise, confusion, and information overload. People all over the world are using Pimsleur programs to start speaking and understanding new languages quickly and easily. Graduated Interval Recall Dr. Principle of Anticipation Our brains are hard-wired to automatically process speech and “anticipate” a correct response.

Core Vocabulary Effective communication in any language depends on mastery of a relatively limited number of words and structures. What are the best ways to learn a language as an adult? What is the success rate of learning a foreign language in the world, measured by the number of people who learned a foreign language for 3 years or more and who can express their thoughts in a foreign language? - Quora. Mastery learning. Mastery Learning (or as it was initially called, “learning for mastery”) is an instructional strategy and educational philosophy, first formally proposed by Benjamin S.

Mastery learning

Bloom in 1968. Mastery Learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (i.e. 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information. If a student does not achieve mastery on the test, they are given additional support in learning and reviewing the information, then tested again. This cycle will continue until the learner accomplishes mastery, and may move on to the next stage.

Mastery learning methods suggest that the focus of instruction should be the time required for different students to learn the same material and achieve the same level of mastery. In Mastery learning, there is a shift in responsibilities, so that student's failure is more due to the instruction and not necessarily lack of ability on his part. Definition[edit] Bridge2.2.pdf. Top 10 e-Learning Statistics for 2014 You Need To Know. The rise in e-Learning's popularity isn't showing any signs of slowing.

Top 10 e-Learning Statistics for 2014 You Need To Know

In fact, judging by the following Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014 article and infographic, the future of the e-Learning Industry is brighter than ever. Languages-for-the-future-report-v3. Demand for Spanish instruction escalating, higher ed still facing challenges. Spain has long been a popular travel and study abroad destination.

Demand for Spanish instruction escalating, higher ed still facing challenges

Of all the participating countries in Europe, Spain receives the largest number of students from the popular Erasmus programme, and in total, the country hosts more than 2% of all international students. Even amid the current economic turmoil and challenges in the higher education sector, Spain has proved to be resilient as a study destination, thanks in large part to the strength of its language sector. Demand for Spanish language escalating Spain’s language sector is a bright spot in the educational system. It was recently cited by Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel García-Margallo as an invaluable asset, particularly in building ties with Asia, where interest in Spanish is mounting, according to a 2012 study by the Spanish research firm Instituto Cervantes.

Data from the Institute suggests, for example, that about 25,000 Chinese undergraduates studied Spanish in China in 2012, up from a mere 1,500 twelve years ago. Infográfico: Los idiomas más hablados del mundo. El-espa%C3%B1ol-lengua-viva-2014.pdf. El español en el mundo. Anuario del Instituto Cervantes 2012. El español: una lengua viva. Informe 2012. El Instituto Cervantes. El español y sus hablantes en cifras. Instituto Cervantes Más de 495 millones de personas hablan español.

El español en el mundo. Anuario del Instituto Cervantes 2012. El español: una lengua viva. Informe 2012. El Instituto Cervantes. El español y sus hablantes en cifras

El español es la segunda lengua del mundo por número de hablantes y el segundo idioma de comunicación internacional. Por razones demográficas, el porcentaje de población mundial que habla español como lengua nativa está aumentando, mientras la proporción de hablantes de chino e inglés desciende. En 2030, el 7,5% de la población mundial será hispanohablante (un total de 535 millones de personas), porcentaje que destaca por encima del ruso (2,2%), del francés (1,4%) y del alemán (1,2%). Para entonces, solo el chino superará al español como grupo de hablantes de dominio nativo. Spanish-Language-Statistics-and-Facts-UnitedStates.jpg (JPEG Image, 555 × 1253 pixels) - Scaled (79%) Two Infographics On English Language Learners. 48631079.pdf. English%20Language%20Market%20Report%20Spain_final_web-ready.pdf. Study Reviews, Experiences, Tips and Advice for Universities Worldwide - Student Experiences, Reviews, Tips and Advice - STeXX.eu.

Infographic_Student_Satisfaction_ES.PDF.