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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Forbes

Google's Search app becomes 'pentalingual' with language switching
ZDNet
Speak Spanish and English, French and Mandarin, or Swedish and German at home? If you're bilingual, or speak several languages on a daily basis, Google's has updated its Search app on Android to make it a lot friendlier to use. For the few billion ...
Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing SettingsWebProNews
Google's Android search app adds multi-language voice featureCNET
Google Search for Android now understands multiple languages at onceGreenbot
The Next Web -Gizmodo
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Nature World News

Chirps, whistles, clicks: Do any animals have a true 'language'?
Washington Post
“What makes human language special is that there's no finite limit as to what comes next,” he said. Kershenbaum used recordings of the wild rock hyrax, a small and furry rabbit-like critter that grunts, wails, whistles, and barks, along with calls of ...
Calls of Nature: Animals Sounds Similar to Human LanguageNature World News

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Elle

Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' Performed in Sign Language Is Pure Joy
People Magazine
If you thought you couldn't love Pharrell's "Happy" any more than you already do, check out this adorable video. Those are the kids from Deaf Film Camp at upstate New York's Camp Mark Seven performing the song in sign language. There have been plenty ...
TVtype: Watch kids perform Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' in sign languageTulsa World (blog)
This Video of Kids Signing Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Is BlissElle
Pharrell Williams—Watch Amazing Kids Perform 'Happy' In Sign LanguagePopdust
Eurweb.com -Newsmax.com
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Slate Magazine

The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research
Slate Magazine
A press release from the foundation announced that Koko the gorilla—the main subject of its research on ape language ability, capable in sign language and a celebrity in her own right—“was quiet and looked very thoughtful” when she heard about ...

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Johnson County Courthouse annex bond language will reflect increased cost
Iowa City Press Citizen
New bond language for a proposed courthouse annex will reflect the estimated increased cost of building the facility. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors repealed the former bond language for a $30.8 million annex and on Wednesday will formally ...


Christian Science Monitor

Belarusians try out a new language: their own
Christian Science Monitor
Linguist Alesia Litvinouskaja, who co-founded of Mova Movanova ('Language Anew' in Belorussian) in January 2014. Here she speaks at the graduation of the first season, which was held at a contemporary art gallery in Minsk, before the summer break.

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Yahoo Sports (blog)

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee gets unsportsmanlike penalty for abusive language
Yahoo Sports (blog)
The rule isn't new, but got a lot of attention for increased emphasis on cracking down on language with racial tones, although the rule is in place to penalize all abusive language. In the first two weeks of the preseason, six abusive language ...
Marqise Lee Draws NFL's First Abusive Language PenaltyBleacher Report

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor?
Slate Magazine (blog)
What's most interesting is not simply how we got multiple languages but rather how we determine, without the benefit of a time machine, which modern languages are related. To do this, historical linguists compare large numbers of words in different ...


The Guardian

Rustie: Green Language review – brilliantly varied, futuristic electronica
The Guardian
Glaswegian producer Russell "Rustie" Whyte has firmly staked his place in the maximalist electronic music world. His debut Glass Swords nabbed the Guardian's first album award in 2012, and on Green Language he careens through a collection of ...
Rustie Green LanguageExclaim!
Rustie releases 8-bit-style video game to accompany Green Language stream ...Tiny Mix Tapes

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WFMY News 2

How Body Language Gives Away What Your Kid Is Thinking
WFMY News 2
How can you, as a parent or teacher, tell if something is going on with your child even when they don't want to tell you? Watch their body language! Body language expert Blanca Cobb with Truth Blazer is here to help us break down some behavior that ...

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Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

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Our "mind power" is largely in the way we use... Read More

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Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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