Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Monthly Archives: May 2013

Talking the Talk: Language Training Helps Troops Relate to Locals

Talking the Talk: Language Training Helps Troops Relate to Locals

This is an interesting article demonstrating the importance of foreign language skills for our national security.

Language Is in Our Biology

Language Is in Our Biology

Researchers in Norway have determined that working memory is key to learning language, and that our skills in our mother tongue may be a good predictor of our aptitude for learning other languages.  These findings appear to contradict many traditionally-held theories.

What Is the Second Most Useful Language?

What Is the Second Most Useful Language?

According to this Financial Times article, for an English-speaker, learning another language will make a world of difference, no matter which language you choose.

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For Many Chinese Hoping to Study in the U.S., Language May Be a Problem

For Many Chinese Hoping to Study in the U.S., Language May Be a Problem

An interesting article from today’s Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of foreign language skill for international student success.  🙂

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Strategies for Saudi Student Success

Strategies for Saudi Student Success

An interesting article on the importance of language from today’s InsideHigherEd.

FDU Authors @ Giovatto Library — Dr. Kathleen Stein-Smith

Kathy’s presentation on her book as part of the FDU Authors series on May 23, 2013 at the Frank Giovatto Library, the main campus Library of the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ.

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security: A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security:  A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox

My new book, published by the Edwin Mellen Press, in March 2013, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ebooks.com, etc., as well as directly from the publisher.