Research in the field of education

Language Barriers’ Harmful Effect to Medical Care

Mistranslations can cause very harmful effects in medical care. People can be diagnosed with incorrect maladies purely because they could not accurately describe their symptoms. If somebody goes in to accident emergency one of the first things they are asked to do is describe their own symptoms. If nobody speaks their native language, then they […]

Myths and misconceptions about learning a second language

Many people think that a second language would be really useful but very time consuming and difficult. They are correct in that it is time consuming but if you are prepared to put in the effort it can be very rewarding. The problem is when somebody is in an environment where the spoken tongue is […]

Students can only focus for 15-minute intervals

University students attend lectures throughout the week. They listen to anywhere between 1 hour to 3 hours of tutors talking at them but with relatively little interaction, despite there being between 20 and 100 people in the classroom at any one time! Even high school students suffer the same problem. Why? It is simply the […]