Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice |

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Welcome to Match Minis!

From Match Education: 

We started the Match Charter School in 2001, and over time — from trying, testing, and trying again— we have piled up know-how of all kinds. And now we are sharing our ideas and best practices with the world.

Each Mini represents one piece of wisdom from our work, packaged up and shipped to you.

Get started by watching these introductory videos to our teaching

Why You Should Learn a New Language

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

Yes, We Can! A Graduation Speech from a Latin

 

Dianisbeth AcquieFor Dianisbeth Acquie, a proud Latina from Brooklyn and the daughter of two immigrants, it wasn’t always easy making her way through college. Last week, in front of an audience that included her Latinx peers, she reflected on what she’s learned about herself and what it means to be empowered by a college education.…

via Read this Latina’s beautiful and moving Harvard graduation speech — Fusion