Monkey Talk

By IndyKids Staff Scientists studying rhesus monkeys on an island near Puerto Rico found that female monkeys use “monkey baby talk” when they are around other monkeys’ babies. Like human baby talk, this “motherese” language is more high-pitched and song-like than...

In Your First Voice: German

Many students in the U.S. start school speaking a language other than English. Knowing and remembering a first language helps students to learn English and do better in school. If your first language is something other than English, practice it and don’t forget...

Meet Akil from Pakistan

By COMMON LANGUAGE PROJECT Name: Akil Uram, 11 Home: Ayubi village in the Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan Language: Urdu, Hindoka; some Pashtun and English Religion: Islam Favorite subject in school: English Favorite foods: Mangoes, rice Siblings: Akil has four...

In Your First Voice

Many students in New York City start school without speaking any English. But knowing and remembering a first language helps students to learn English and do better in school. If your first language is something other than English, practice it and don’t forget...