Category Archive for 'Education'

Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Membean – a great new start-up here in the Portland area. They’ve devised a killer application for all of those test takers cramming away for the SAT or GRE (and hopefully TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS in the future). Instead of just banging the new vocabulary into […]

A 2010 survey released by Speak Up last year, and covered by Read Write Web, still has me thinking.  What does it mean that 20% of children in kindergarten through second grade have their own cellphones?  What do they do with these devices? The kindergartners can’t be texting because most of them can’t read yet, […]

Last week I had the opportunity to have a lengthy chat with Bill Fisher, CEO of EF Englishtown. It was quite an interesting discussion, and I was pleased at the informal nature of our chat which was very much an exchange of perspectives on where the English language learning market for non-native speakers is headed. […]

Learning a new language can open up a student to new or different ways of thinking.  In my own case, learning Italian and German helped improve my understanding of English grammar and revitalized a love for reading that I had thought I’d lost after watching too much television.  However, once I’d taken on the challenge […]