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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The Guardian

Teach yourself ... five phrases in an endangered language - video
The Guardian
Is learning a language on your list of New Year's resolutions? Why not break away from the usual suspects and learn an endangered language instead? Ume Sami is one of many Sami languages spoken by the indigenous people of northern Sweden.

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New York Magazine

The Perks of Bickering in a Second Language
New York Magazine
If you start having a fight with someone and you're speaking a second language and the fight is heating up, pretty often you switch to your first language and you say things you don't want to say. So when you fight in a second language, perhaps you ...


Centre considering proposal to make Marathi classical language
Economic Times
Replying to a question on whether the Centre has received any proposal from the state government and Abhijit Marathi Bhasha Samiti for conferring the status of classical language on Marathi language, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that a proposal ...

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The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment
Huffington Post
"Sometimes frequent fliers will pick up on our language and try to speak it back," says Abbie Unger, a longtime flight attendant who, now retired, coaches young crew members. "But they don't know how to use it correctly." Thankfully, we've got the ...

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German-Language Pop Superstar Udo Juergens Dies
ABC News
Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old. Juergens collapsed unconscious during a walk in ...

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Daily Post North Wales

Banks probed over lack of Welsh language services
Daily Post North Wales
Bank customers are being asked to send in their complaints about a lack of Welsh services to the Language Commissioner. Meri Huws said today that she will conduct a statutory review of Welsh language services offered by banks in Wales. Under the Welsh ...

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National Review Online (blog)

Mother, Child, and Language
National Review Online (blog)
Regarding the understanding and study of language, no specialist has been more important in counteracting this reductive scientific materialism, or “scientism,” than the linguistics scholar Noam Chomsky. Critiquing the attempts of Darwin, and ...


OregonLive.com

Ironworkers speak their own language: punkin, headache ball, hospital side ...
OregonLive.com
Hospital side: When someone stands in the path of a beam being raised by a cable. Doing a do-si-do: Swinging an iron beam 180 degrees. Headache ball: The large steel ball weighing 500-1,000 pounds that hangs from the end of a crane cable. Monkey tail: ...


Deutsche Welle

Brad Pitt 'Keeper of the German Language'
Deutsche Welle
The American actor is of German ancestry, speaks the language and is a regular to the country, including during the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 2009 alternative war flick "Inglourious Basterds" shot in Potsdam's historic Babelsberg Studios, and in ...

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CNBC

Using crimefighting tech to help brands communicate
CNBC
Communication has always been a core part of a company's strategy, as they strive to tempt consumers into making that crucial purchase. Now – thanks to big data - brands are using language analysis to get closer to their customers. A growing number of ...

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English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

Sad, but true. Just about everywhere you look online, the... Read More

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 2)

In Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery Part 1,... Read More

Learn to Speak Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Words and Phrases

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

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

The employment situation can be quite uncertain for newcomers to... Read More

7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

Relationship: Here is a word that is used to qualify,... Read More

Can You Understand English?

There is a lot of talk about making English the... Read More

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English

My dad likes to say, he was made in Italy,... Read More

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound".... Read More

Preschool Spanish

Why an EarlyAGE 2nd Language?Research indicates that from ages 1... Read More

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books

There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the... Read More

Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

So, you have always been fascinated by Asian culture have... Read More

Learning French in Paris

Nothing can be more frustrating than to be in France... Read More

Learning a Foreign Language: Why Should you Learn Words You Never Use in Your Mother Tongue?

Imagine a child sitting in front of a desk, his... Read More

English Has Come A Long, Long Way...

I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to... Read More

Learn Italian for Free

Italian is one of the most widespread languages in the... Read More

Learning a Foreign Language: the Ventriloquists Lesson

The main feature you have to master, in order to... Read More

Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier

Imagine the following scenario: You wake up one morning and... Read More

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

What's in a word? Apparently more than we might want.For... Read More

Don?t Take The Romaji Short-Cut When Learning Japanese

This is an issue many Japanese learners come up against,... Read More

English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

I watched the British version of 'Big Brother' recently. That's... Read More

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented... Read More

Online IELTS Preparation - Why Does It Make Sense?

Because IELTS is a difficult test. While most agree that... Read More

Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

English is an international language. It has so many grammar... Read More

How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

Spanish is a very useful language to learn as it... Read More