This means when someone is speaking to you in any of these languages and you don t understand what they are saying, all you have to do is put the device in your ear and it ll translate what that person is saying as they say it.The user must also download an app onto their phone in order to toggle languages in the earpiece.Waverly LabsThe device may merit high demand as well.According to a report published by the Modern Language Association, the number of language enrollments in higher education in the U.S. dropped by 6.7 percent between 2009 and 2013 after increasingly steadily since 1995.Roughly 100,000 fewer students enrolled in language classes in American colleges.The Pilot System s founder and CEO Andrew Ochoa, who speaks English, even has difficulty with a second language and claims that I came up with the idea for a translator when I met a French girl.
Tim Cook speaking at the company's annual developer conference in 2015All primary school children should be taught to code alongside learning the alphabet, according to Apple boss Tim Cook.Cook also told the audience to "never do something strictly for money" and to "stay hungry."Kroes questioned Cook about the app economy, Apple's work with healthcare companies, and his view of startups in Europe.He added that coding is being "absorbed by everything" and universities should form links with companies to help develop the skills throughout a person s education."We believe Health is a huge issue and we think it s ripe for simplicity and a new view," Cook told Kroess.The Watch has previously come under criticism from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who apparently said he didn't like the product.
As most Marketing today is producing and creating content, how do you stay on top of your eloquence?Could you share some tips and tricks for a marketer whose English is a second language?
Zynga has launched a new version of its Words With Friends word game for classrooms.The new Words With Friends EDU is part of an ongoing effort to use games to help children get more engaged with learning.Zynga s new title is a free educational game available for students, teachers, and parents on the App Store for iPad, Google Play for Android tablets, and the web.Words With Friends EDU reimagines the Words With Friends experience for a game that s as entertaining as it s effective for students, whether they have an advanced vocabulary or are learning English as their second language, said Vaibhav Sahgal, general manager of Words With Friends at Zynga, in a statement.Working collaboratively with teachers and education experts enabled us to create a fun and engaging experience that also increases students vocabulary and educational outcomes.With students showing significant gains in the use of academic words in their first six sessions of Words With Friends EDU, we are proud to deliver this new learning tool to students, teachers and parents as they start the school year.Launched in 2009, and named one of the App Store s Top 10 free games of all time, Words With Friends continues to be the world s most popular mobile word game with an estimated 55 million matches being played at any given moment.
Quora has expanded into its first language outside of English in the hope of increasing the number of users.The question and answer service has launched a Spanish version on both its web and mobile apps.It s available by invite only, and there is talk about potentially adding more languages in the future.Although being localized in Spanish, Quora is not translating all the questions and responses to make it more accessible to non-English speaking users.Company CEO Adam D Angelo explained that it s essentially launching a new instance of the service, growing organically and slowly.By opening it up to a small group and then more later on, Quora hopes to see content created, just like when the English version first launched years ago.If you re in Spanish, you re only going to see Spanish questions.
For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier — all too often they can t understand a word we re saying.Earlier this month, MIT s Centre for Brains, Minds and Machines announced it had compiled its first database of written English composed entirely by non-native speakers.Meanwhile, in the States, Texan writer Julia Reed has commented that a smart person could make a lot of money by inventing a Siri for Southerners.The New Queen s EnglishThe speech recognition market was valued at $3.73 billion in 2015, and is expected to grow to $9.97 billion by 2022, according to a Markets & Markets report published in June this year.Speech technologies have proven so useful and successful at powering intelligent applications, says Marsal Gavalda, Chief of Machine Learning at messaging app YikYak.
Ruby on Rails is hot at this moment.Unlike other popular programming languages, Ruby and Rails together have a built-in environment to get started.Nevertheless, Ruby has always been a second language and has been preferred by most developers after completely making use of one or two languages, and frameworks.Over 340,000 websites are using Ruby on Rails applications in one way or another.It is a programming language based on the open-source web app framework Ruby on Rails.Two characteristics that isolate Ruby from other programming languages mainly are:
The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee slammed the businesses for confusing contractors so they don't understand their rights.It is the latest assault on the gig economy, which has been criticised for depriving workers of rights including holiday and sick pay, as well as guaranteed minimum wage.They are well aware that many, if not most, of their drivers speak English as a second language – they recently lost a court case trying to escape Transport for London’s new English testing rules for private hire drivers – yet their contract is almost unintelligible," said Frank Field, chair of the committee.The Committee warned that loose regulation of the gig economy will ultimately hit the public and it will end up footing the bill."Yet it seems that their employment practices will lead more people to need taxpayers to pick up these costs."Industry bodies joined MPs in condemning the use of "scare" clauses in gig economy contracts and urged the Government to update laws that govern the sector.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, or their phone connects to WiFi.It may not seem like much, but filling these gaps can can a significant aggregate effect, given how much time we spend on our devices.To fill this time with productive learning opportunities, CSAIL came up with WaitSuite, a collection of apps that work on desktop or mobile, offering up educational micro-moments where you can brush up on second language vocab skills and more in the time between everything else.MIT’s work here isn’t unprecedented: They cite apps like Duolingo that already offer up short-term learning opportunities tied to devices like smartphones that we have with us everywhere.WaitSuite targets even more fleeting moments, like while you’re waiting for your phone or computer to connect to a WiFi network, or while you’re waiting for someone to text you back.WaitSuite also covers the time spent fetching emails, waiting for an elevator to arrive, and waiting for various kinds of content to load on your phone.
the Next autumn it is time for the first national tests in digital form.Then the students in grade nine at the secondary level in a first step, write uppsatsdelarna in Swedish, Swedish as a second language and English on the computer, according to the bill, which the government recently submitted to the riksdag.In a second step, computer-based testing in other subjects and areas to be tested in a multiannual pilot projects.the agency has now been tasked by the government to develop such samples and carry out an experimental operation in the years 2018-2021.the pilot program shall ensure that the samples can be used by all students.the Idea is that the digital samples shall be fully implemented in 2022.
“Was it a jihadist or just a guy?” So the seventeen-year-old girl asks, on hearing the news, landing at once on the central black comedy question as the annals of American mass murder expand this morning.If the author of the at least fifty dead and more wounded—the word “wounded,” of course, fails to capture the extent of the maiming, just as the blank word “dead” fails to capture the dawning of grief for so many families—was someone who had, even once, communicated with or been radicalized by ISIS, no matter how remote or long-distance that radicalization, or if he was merely a Muslim from a Muslim country, then a massive act of terrorism would have been committed and a militant response, including travel bans and broad suspensions of rights, would be essential.If it was just one more American “psycho,” then all we can do is shrug and, as the occupant of the Oval Office put it, “Send warmest condolences and sympathy….” President Trump, deprived from birth by some genetic accident of all natural human empathy—one should listen to a recently recovered tape of Trump, speaking to Howard Stern, in which he is actually boasting of his indifference to a man he thought was dying—speaks empathy as a foreign language and makes the kinds of mistakes we all make in a second language that we have barely mastered, placing adjectives in places that no native speaker ever would.Who sends warmest anything to the families of murder victims?Vice-President Mike Pence, who is not a sociopath, merely a Republican, knew that the right language is the language of bafflement, talking about “senseless violence” and the rest.So far, all signs are that it was just a guy—just one more American killer who got his hands on some collection of weapons designed for the sole purpose of killing people, and who then killed people.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says it is more important to learn how to code than it is to learn English as a second language.From a report: The tech executive made the remarks to French outlet Konbini while in the country for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has called for tech companies to pay higher taxes in Europe."If I were a French student and I were 10 years old, I think it would be more important for me to learn coding than English.I'm not telling people not to learn English in some form -- but I think you understand what I am saying is that this is a language that you can [use to] express yourself to 7 billion people in the world," Cook tells Konbini."I think that coding should be required in every public school in the world.[...] It's the language that everyone needs, and not just for the computer scientists.
But before you crack code, you’ll need to revisit English 101, because the blockchain community demands a white paper with every project.In cryptocurrency, your willingness to suffer signals your project commitment.Valid questions, but with iframe technology, you can embed your PDF into your website.A good reference point for your white paper’s length comes from bitcoin’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto.100-pages gives your readers the freedom to skim, like gliding up a mountain in a zipcar.Like many cryptocurrency creators, English may not be your first language, second language, or any language (Zdravstvuy if you’re reading this through Google Translate!).
Salesforce Research unveiled a new technique today that’s supposed to speed up machine translation using AI by doing away with one of the historical limitations of those systems.Instead of translating word by word, the system will now generate whole sentences at once.The approach massively accelerates the process of machine translation compared to the current state of the art.Speeding up intelligent predictions is important, since users lose interest as systems take longer to generate results, and twiddling one’s thumbs while waiting for an AI translation can be a frustrating experience.Richard Socher, the company’s chief scientist and one of the authors of the paper, announced the news at Dreamforce today in San Francisco.In the past, neural networks doing machine translation would take a sentence in one language, then generate a sentence in a second language one word at a time.
Over 1 billion people worldwide speak Chinese as their native or second language, and that number is growing rapidly.Also growing is selection of language courses available on Duolingo.On Wednesday, November 16, the language learning platform added Mandarin Chinese as its 27th course offering, which is available now on the Duolingo app for iOS and Android.In addition to its recently added Japanese course, Duolingo claims that Chinese has been one of its most requested languages.While there are a number of different Chinese dialects, Duolingo’s course will only focus on Modern Standard Mandarin, the official language of the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Republic of China (Taiwan).It’s also one of the official languages of Singapore and Myanmar.
As an English as a Second Language teacher, I’ve been fascinated to watch cultures interact, see businesses grow, and be part of a global ecosystem that didn’t exist for quite some time.According to a recent report from Bloomberg, capital raised in 2017 falls into the following categories, all of which have a digital and vast scalable component:Online Security & Fraud DetectionGiven this tremendous growth, I wanted to learn more about global startups, how they scale, the challenges they face, and how they overcome cultural challenges.We opened offices in Prague and Cyprus a couple of years ago, and now we have about 50 people there.Also, we discovered that some smaller markets are much less competitive, and by focusing on such markets we managed to work with them quickly.
Lyft announced today that all Lyft drivers who have completed 10 rides in the last three months will receive discounts of 5 to 20 percent off courses from Guild Education.The online education company works with more than 80 universities to deliver thousands of courses, ranging from GEDs to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certifications, vocational courses, and English as a Second Language offerings.Each prospective Guild Education student receives coaching and counseling toward an education goal.According to an annual survey of Lyft drivers due out next year, 47 percent of Lyft drivers in the United States do not have a college degree, a spokesperson told VentureBeat.Lyft currently has more than 700,000 drivers.Lyft chose to work with Guild Education to meet drivers’ frequent request for flexibility and help them achieve personal and professional goals, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat.
This number is set to soar in the near future as China’s government has already implemented compulsory second language education in schools since 2001 under the ‘3+X’ gaokao system.As staggering as these numbers are, the Chinese English-language market is just a snapshot of the whole education industry as a whole.China in recent years have aggressively pushed various educational initiatives and reforms such as the abovementioned revamped gaokao system, and also improving literacy rates amongst children and developing rural schools.One such initiative deserves special mention: the change in direction to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) content, as well as the method of delivery: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).In light of these changes, progress and uptake in education technology (edtech) in China has been highly successful with no lack of local and international players in the highly competitive landscape.Content is king: Delivering high-quality content
Learning a second language has traditionally always been popular with the hobbyist and travel community.According to Euro London, a recruitment agency, learning a language has shown to add between 10-15% to your income.This only goes to show that learning a foreign language is a wise investment for business professionals and CEO’s.Let’s take the average salary of someone in New York City, ~$85,000, a 2% “language bonus” average over 40 years, and also a 1% raise annually, you’d have an extra ~$110,000 by the time you retire.As long as you choose the right method to learn a new language quickly, that’s a pretty good return on your time.Which language offers the most money?
While the rule has been disputed, it still takes hundreds (if not thousands) of hours to become fluent in a second language, never mind a third or fourth.We might arm ourselves with a few useful phrases like how to ask where the restroom is, and then turn to a translation app to help us out with the rest.Available on iPhone and Android, Google’s contest-winning translator can translate sentences between 103 different languages.The app is completely free (no in-app purchases) and sets the bar high for accurate machine translations.It does have a few downsides, namely its inability to edit sentence translations as a whole (especially in languages like Chinese), but it’s easily one of the best translator apps out there.There are a couple of different iTranslate apps on the market right now, including iTranslate Converse, iTranslate Voice, and iTranslate Translator.
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