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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Johnson: Politics and language
The Economist (blog)
Questions of language are not just questions of style; quite often they are questions of fact. The good news is that through the internet more linguistic facts are available to amateurs than ever before. The world wide web itself is a huge body of ...


New York Times

Language Dispute Halts Navajo Election
New York Times
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered election officials on Thursday to postpone the tribe's presidential election and remove one of the candidates from the ballot because he failed to prove he spoke the Navajo language fluently. The decision was the ...
Navajo court bars candidate for tribal presidency over language doubtsThe Guardian
Navajo presidential candidate removed from ballot over language issueLos Angeles Times
Navajo officials weigh how to proceed with presidential race amid confusion ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
PBS NewsHour -Salt Lake Tribune -680 News
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Mediaite

Sign Language Interpreter Goes Viral During De Blasio Ebola Press Conference
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork.com) — While Mayor Bill de Blasio and health officials were giving updates on New York City's first Ebola case Friday, the focus turned to another person in the room: The sign language guy. The signer, who was seated to the right ...
Sign language interpreter steals show during De Blasio speechChicago Sun-Times
Fall in Love With the Sign Language Interpreter at Ebola Press ConferenceMediaite
Officials ramp up Spanish-language Ebola outreach as first case of virus ...Fox News Latino
ABC News
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azcentral.com

Election dispute highlights Navajo Nation divide over language
Al Jazeera America
The qualifications for the Navajo Nation presidential candidacy required that he or she must understand and speak fluent Navajo. Deschene, who had said he was eligible for candidacy, and therefore fluent in Navajo, has said that he is learning the ...
Navajo Council changes language rule for candidatesazcentral.com
For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying languageLos Angeles Times
Navajo Nation Council passes emergency language requirement repealArizona Capitol Times
Newser -KOB.com -Arizona Public Media
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Why Learning A Language Could Save Your Career
Forbes
In today's Millennial-saturated job market, it can be hard for even the most talented and experienced boomers to preserve their competitive advantage. However, there is a rare skill that makes hiring managers sit up and take notice: fluency in a high ...


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Sign Language Interpreter Rocks Out During Ebola ...
TheWrap
Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference addressing New York City's first Ebola case has gone viral, but not because of what he was saying. Instead, people have been fascinated by what a sign language interpreter was saying — and doing — while ...


The Guardian

Jane Seymour: 'Everyone should know another language'
The Guardian
You just never know what circumstances you're going to be in when you might have to communicate with somebody in a language that isn't your own, so it's useful to have some basics in at least two others. I'm working on a TV series right now called Hey ...


The Economist

Ghosts in the machine language
The Economist
HEARTBLEED. Goto Fail. Shellshock. POODLE. These are the inscrutable monikers of this year's crop of overlooked errors in widely distributed software programs. Each represents a little digital thread, the pulling of which exposed vulnerabilities in ...

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CTV News

Here's A Sneak Peek At MotionSavvy's UNI Sign Language Interpretation Device
TechCrunch (blog)
MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each sign from American Sign ...
New tablet technology translates sign languageCTV News
New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into TextWired
MotionSavvy UNI Sign Language Interpreter Gives a Voice to the Deaf and Hard ...Medgadget.com
The Malay Mail Online -Gizmag
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Daily Mail

Learning a new language activates same part of the brain as SEX
Daily Mail
A new study suggests that learning a new language stimulates the same part of the brain as having sex or eating chocolate. During tests, subjects participated in gambling simulations (in blue) and language-based tests (in yellow). Scans showed that ...

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Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

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Second language learning has associated with it many types of... Read More

Learning French in Paris

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

Learn Italian in Your Hometown

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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

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GROUSE ... GROUSE ... GROUSE!!!

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Learn Italian for Free

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Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?

What's more disappointing than a person who makes a promise... Read More

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

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

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

What Does an Interpreter Do?

Many people get confused as to the difference between an... Read More

Can You Understand English?

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

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

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Learning a Foreign Language: the Psychological Factor

When it comes about learning a foreign language, many people... Read More

Learn Italian in Italy

You can combine your love of the Italian language with... Read More

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

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7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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

English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English

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

Preschool Spanish

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

How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

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

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

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