Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?

What's more disappointing than a person who makes a promise he can't keep? A person who makes a promise that is a lie. Many promises to make a "decent living" teaching English in Mexico are just that-a lie.If you do a phrase search on Google, "teach English in Mexico," you... Read More

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word.Just like alphabet A - Z to English, Pinyin provides a phonetic alphabet for Chinese and is taught from Grade 1 in... Read More

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

Sad, but true. Just about everywhere you look online, the English language is suffering a fate worse than death. The problem, in reality, is so widespread that it has begun to affect all aspects of the language. "But, what on Earth does this have to do with Internet marketing?" you... Read More

English Has Come A Long, Long Way...

I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to be transported in a time machine to our world today. What would he think? How would he react?Yes, Willie would probably tell me "thou hast too much time on thy hands if thou spendeth it wondering about such flights of... Read More

Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

Second language learning has associated with it many types of benefits. Among them include: social, economic, intellectual and linguistic. Children who engage in second language learning typically outperform their peers in the area of vocabulary development as well as intellectual development. As important as learning a second language is, learners... Read More

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

Some children are really funny about experimenting with speech. Nonetheless, the first intelligible words bring such a feeling of elation to a parent. Come on, Sweetie. Show Mumma the bunny. Without saying a word, my little girl points to a plush rabbit.Ever since I read in a parents' newsletter that... Read More

Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

I would like to talk about one of my many obsessions: learning Spanish. I have been thinking about this lately mostly because I am under the impression that, though I've lived in Mexico for two years, my Spanish sucks in a major way.Both Mexicans and Gringos tell me that my... Read More

What Does an Interpreter Do?

Many people get confused as to the difference between an interpreter and a translator. There is a common tendency to think translators interpreter, or that interpreters translate. In fact, the two are very separate jobs requiring different skills. To explain who and/or what an interpreter as opposed to a translator... Read More

Learn Italian in Your Hometown

Are you interested in learning the Italian language right in your own hometown? There are several options that you can explore to find the Italian classes that are just perfect for you! First, you should consider whether you would you enjoy the interaction that takes place among students in group... Read More

Learn Italian in Italy

You can combine your love of the Italian language with an unforgettable experience in the country where the language is spoken by studying Italian in Italy! Hands-down, the best way to learn a foreign language is to live, work, or study in a native speaking environment. Studying Italian in Italy... Read More

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ABC Local

The world's languages, in 7 maps and charts
Washington Post (blog)
Chinese has more native speakers than any other language, followed by Hindi and Urdu, which have the same linguistic origins in northern India. English comes next with 527 million native speakers. Arabic is used by nearly 100 million more native ...
Inaugural Hobart Language Day bringing community together to celebrate ...ABC Local

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Daily Mail

School asks children, 3, to promise not to use 'transphobic language'
Daily Mail
Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is contained in a 'home-school agreement' which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September.


Boston Globe (subscription)

Onstage, stars of 'Dirty Dancing' rely on body language
Boston Globe (subscription)
“You have to get to know your partner's body language, and the cues he's giving you. What I discovered was the more I let go and trust him, the more fun I have.” Half the excitement of watching ballroom dancers, says Pergande, is seeing the ...


Seattle schools to expand English language services after critical review
The Seattle Times (registration)
The state also said the way the district organizes its English Language Learners (ELL) programs — offering services at some schools, but not others — forced families to make “an unacceptable choice” between their neighborhood school and a school with ...


Book Review: 'The Language Of Paradise'
NPR
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews The Language of Paradise by Barbara Klein Moss. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: "The Language Of Paradise." That's the title of a new book by first-time novelist Barbara Klein Moss. "The Language Of Paradise" sounds lovely, but it's ...


The Globe and Mail

Top court sides with parents in fight for better French-language school in ...
The Globe and Mail
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of a group of British Columbia parents who claimed a French-language public school their children attended in Vancouver was sub-par compared with schools attended by English-speaking students. In 2010 ...
BC parents win Supreme Court fight for better French-language school in ...Vancouver Sun

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Milwaukee Business Journal

'La GranD' Spanish-language radio station gets new owner
Milwaukee Business Journal
Bustos Media, which owned WDDW-FM (104.7/ “La GranD”) from 2005 to 2010, paid $1 million to buy back the station from Adelante Media, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Adelante Media, of Sacramento, Calif., acquired ...


The Local.se

Municipal interpreters spoke wrong language
The Local.se
But the interpreters spoke Romany, a language spoken by some Roma and Sinti people, but not by most of the EU migrants from Romania in Sweden, according to the Helsingborgs Dagblad newspaper. “Romanians don't understand Romany any more than ...
Lost in translation: Swedes bring in wrong interpreters, report saysUPI.com

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Washington Times

Increase in English language learners shows gaps in schools
Washington Times
Out of 1 million students in Indiana's public schools last year, more than 53,000 were classified as English language learners - which understates immigrant enrollment, because it doesn't include students who have mastered English skills since their ...

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International Festival of Language & Culture comes to DC
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If you're in need of language and culture the 13th International Festival of Language and Culture is coming to the United States for the first time. Loading… Post to Facebook. International Festival of Language & Culture comes to DC If you're in need ...

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Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

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Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

Some children are really funny about experimenting with speech. Nonetheless,... Read More

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Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

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The Chinese Language and dialectsEach province, each city and even... Read More

Teaching English in Greece - What Do You Need to Know?

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How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

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Learning a Foreign Language: the Psychological Factor

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Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

In a previous article, you read that to establih your... Read More

Learn Italian for Free

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