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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In which language do you Google? Tracking 135 languages in 9 cities since 2004
Vox
The most-used language tends to be pretty intuitive, and Google lets you choose whether you want to see that or not. The interactive gets way more interesting once you hone in on changes in non-native languages. In New York, for example, Spanish was ...


Language the next key to pot initiative
Columbus Dispatch
The five-member board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted and controlled 3-2 by Republicans, will meet later this month to work out the specific language Ohio voters will see on three statewide issues on Nov. 3. In addition to the marijuana ...

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Stuff.co.nz

John Key leaves girl in tears after calling Maori language month 'boring'
Stuff.co.nz
A teenage girl was "upset and embarrassed" when the Prime Minister said her suggestion of a Maori language month would be boring. The 16-year-old asked John Key whether he would extend Maori language week, when he visited a school assembly at ...
Girl in tears after John Key's Maori Language Week remark3News NZ

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Telegraph.co.uk

Social worker's report may as well have been in foreign language, Judge says
Telegraph.co.uk
Reading out passages of the document, he said the language was so unclear that he doubted the woman it was about would have understood it. Judge Jeremy Lea said social worker Tina Pugh had used phrases including: "imbued with ambivalence", ...
Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judgeexpressandstar.com

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WalesOnline

Welsh language broadcasting 'has never mattered more', says BBC Wales director
WalesOnline
The case for public investment to support Welsh language broadcasting “has never been clearer,” according to says Rhodri Talfan Davies, the Director of BBC Cymru Wales. He was speaking ahead of a major debate at this year's Eisteddfod in Powys which ...


The Star Online

Master language to stay competitive, says deputy minister
The Star Online
“While it is true that English is not the most widely spoken language in the world (that honour falls to Mandarin), no other language is used more frequently by different speakers to share their ideas with one another than English,” he said when ...

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Fox News Latino

In first Spanish-language interview, Jeb Bush promises to make immigration a ...
Fox News Latino
MIAMI (AP) – In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from ...
Bush does first Spanish-language TV interview of campaignYahoo News

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The Press

Leeston Supervalue gets into the swing of Maori Language week
The Press
Children from Leeston's Active Learners displaying their art work for Supervalue's Maori language week celebrations. From left, Alexis Aspen ,4, Lauchlan Christian, 5, Jake West, 4, Rosaline Brown, from the Te Taumutu Runanga, and Lucas Stredwick,4.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buddy Guy's foul language makes festival official blue
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“I want to apologize for Buddy Guy's language last week at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival,” he wrote. “I booked him. I've been working with him for literally 30 years. Never thought it would be an issue. I was offended also because my 13-year-old son ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Native Language: Pathway to Traditions, Self-Identity
Indian Country Today Media Network
Burns is the language and culture coordinator for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the governing body of the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone people of the Reno-Sparks area in Nevada. She says the tribal government has been investing in language ...

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Can You Understand English?

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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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

Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier

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

7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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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

Preschool Spanish

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

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 1)

What? Kanji can be learned quickly? This seems an impossible... Read More