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In the study, the researchers conducted two experiments with a total of 88 toddlers (and their parents), some of whom spent eight hours or less per week with other children, and others who had more weekly experience in child groups.(Shutterstock)

Playing with other children affect toddlers’ language learning

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:09 AM IST
As part of the study, the team of researchers examined the word processing skills of toddlers, who spend most of their time with adults compared with those who have more exposure to groups of children.
On June 3, an expert panel submitted the draft New Education Policy (NEP) to the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The draft required students from non-Hindi states to study Hindi and English apart from the regional languages. This move led to a controversy, with several political parties from the south and Maharashtra protesting the move.(HT FILE PHOTO)
On June 3, an expert panel submitted the draft New Education Policy (NEP) to the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The draft required students from non-Hindi states to study Hindi and English apart from the regional languages. This move led to a controversy, with several political parties from the south and Maharashtra protesting the move.(HT FILE PHOTO)

The three-language formula is a bad idea

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 05:12 PM IST
This will be a very heavy cognitive burden on a young child of five to seven years as each of the Indian languages has a very large number of visual units (aksharas) between 400 and 700, to be mastered in two to three years’ time. This formulation is developmentally inappropriate for young children and cannot be allowed to form part of the final policy.
Studies suggest that multilingualism has its benefits.(Getty Images)
Studies suggest that multilingualism has its benefits.(Getty Images)

Advantages of learning different languages are many, shows research

By Neeta Inamdar
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Research shows that the advantages of learning different languages are many, especially in today’s world
With growing opportunities at the global level and the increasing learning base, young learners want to leave no stone unturned while pursuing their dream careers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
With growing opportunities at the global level and the increasing learning base, young learners want to leave no stone unturned while pursuing their dream careers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Can technology help improve the language learning experience?

By Cristobal Viedma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2018 05:05 PM IST
The most difficult challenge in language learning is the ability to determine word complexities and process definitions in real time while also maintaining a routine that allows for practice and exposure to ensure advancement and long-term comprehension.
The team of researchers, led by population geneticist Li Jin, found that in Indo-European populations, the paternal lineages (Y-chromosome) were correlated to the vocabulary (lexicon) of their languages.(Shutterstock)
The team of researchers, led by population geneticist Li Jin, found that in Indo-European populations, the paternal lineages (Y-chromosome) were correlated to the vocabulary (lexicon) of their languages.(Shutterstock)

Whose influence is stronger on a child’s language, mom or dad?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The change in lexicon reflects the differences in paternal lines, while phonemic dissimilarity reflects the differences in maternal lines, after removing the effect of geography.
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Campus Connect: English-speaking Indians still a minority, says vice-president, M Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Vice-president of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, stressed need to use local languages more
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