One of our members, Steve Mitchell, shared this delightful quote with us: It is often forgotten that [dictionaries] are artificial repositories, put together well after the languages they define. The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.” … Continue reading
Over 1 of 10 adults are illiterate. 2/3 of them are women.In celebration of International Literacy Day 2013, a new UNESCO infographic illustrates the problem: What can be done to improve these numbers? Please join our new Vocabulary Junction communities, and work with us … Continue reading
“If you want to be rich, you have to have a rich man’s vocabulary. Words can make you rich, or can make you poor.” Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
International English: Interesting blog post by Richard Flynn of UsingEnglish.com fame “The status of English as an international language is long established and, for the foreseeable future, unlikely to be greatly challenged. However, I believe that to make it genuinely international, … Continue reading
A large study involving 3,000 students has shown that in about 10% of children their problems with academic achievement were actually due to a lack of working memory capacity. http://www.physorg.com/news123404466.html While the article laments that teachers often fail to assess … Continue reading