The important factors that affect the early stages of language development

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All children are expected to effortlessly develop speech and language skills. Learning to speak a language is something that does not require much by itself and is highly co-related to the characteristics of the environment in which children learn to communicate.In general, a child’s social background is very relevant. To be specific, the ‘quality of […]

Future of Citizenship

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Estonia opens its digital borders Estonia has invited people to register as e-residents – a step towards a world where a person’s identity online matters just as much as their identity offline ESTONIA flung open its digital borders last week. The eastern European country invited anyone, anywhere, to open a bank account or start a […]

The key second-language reading skills

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In second-language education (e.g. English for children in India), Munby’s taxonomy of microskills can be applied and he distinguishes the following reading ‘microskills’: Recognising the script of a language Deducing the meaning and use of unfamiliar lexical items Understanding explicitly stated information Understanding information when not explicitly stated Understanding conceptual meaning Understanding the communicative value […]

Future of Identity

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The New digital Age (Book excerpt from The New digital Age by Schmidt Eric and Cohen Jared) “Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online. Online experience will start with birth, or even earlier. Periods of people’s lives will be frozen in time, and easily […]