Language Development Myth #3

By: Smart Coos It’s true that children learn to speak a language more easily than adults, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need help doing so. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. Children don’t even pick up their native language without being exposed to it for long periods of…

Language Development Myth #2

By: Smart Coos For a very long time, it was thought that knowing more than one language would actually hinder your learning by slowing down your learning and confusing you. However, now that extensive research has been conducted in the field of language acquisition and development, it is clear that…

Language Development Myth

Language Development Myth By: Smart Coos Because the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has a mostly monolingual population, pediatricians who study in the States only receive instruction on the language development of monolingual children. Only trained language development specialists receive extensive training on…

Who Inspires You?

By: Katie Gladstone Edited by: Gelsey Brizo Who Inspires You? When many of us think about our inspirations, family comes to mind. They’ve watched us fail, and watched us succeed, and hopefully had our backs along the way.  So, when proposing the question, “Who Inspires You?”, it’s assumed that many…

English Homonyms

By: Smart Coos English Homonyms Learning a language is an intimidating task in and of itself, but even experienced speakers of a language often fall victim to commonly misused words in the twisted web of mispronunciations, misspellings, and homonyms, that language can be. To make it easier for new language…

French Homophones

by: Smart Coos French Homophones Learning languages is fun and exciting, but sometimes it can be a little tricky. We all remember struggling with words that were just so gosh darn similar they tripped us up all the time. “You’re” and “your” always confused me as a kid and my…