The UK Again Fails Its Test on Testing

May 14, 2019

The crisis of language testing — in some ways symptomatic of all the other problems the UK is facing — has oddly come to center stage and revealed a new twist.  British academics in the field of language learning have being crying foul concerning the official, national testing and scoring...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Neuroscientist” on Learning

March 05, 2018

Banning the learning of a subject, even a foreign language, can hardly be the best way to produce long-term results. South Korea has a problem with education. It also has a problem with the English language. The Korean government has just taken the step of banning the teaching of English for...

Google, Duolingo and the Problems of Internet Translation

March 28, 2014

Duolingo's push to "translate the web" is not as straightforward as it seems. Luis von Ahn, creator of the reCAPTCHA verification system that helps digitalize books, has set out to "translate the web into every major language." In this TED talk, he reminds us the Internet is fragmented into...