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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New York Times (blog)

In Treatment, but in Which Language?
New York Times (blog)
I have a psychotherapy practice in Madrid, but I often receive email requests for counseling from people in other parts of the world, since I also practice psychotherapy online, via Skype, in several languages: English, French, Italian and Russian ...


The Sun Chronicle

Boston schools' language barriers persist
Boston Globe (subscription)
The situation is the most dire in the middle grades and the high schools, where 49 percent of students known as English-language learners are receiving insufficient levels of specialized instruction or none at all, according to the latest review by the ...
Fed. Review Finds Boston Provides Poor Services To English Language LearnersWBUR

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MIT News

The rapid rise of human language
MIT News
It is easy to imagine this epochal change as cavemen grunting, or hunter-gatherers mumbling and pointing. But in a new paper, an MIT linguist contends that human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system: Instead of mumbles ...
Humans picked up sophisticated language 'pretty quickly': StudyZee News

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The Guardian

Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career
The Guardian
If you want to be able to use a language within a specific field, it's essential to combine subjects, as a straight language degree may not command a big enough premium on the job market. Adam Marshall, executive director, policy and external affairs ...
Is learning on the job the best way to master a language?The Guardian

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fox4kc.com

Kansas Rep. Winn vigorously defends her language deemed “inflammatory” by ...
fox4kc.com
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas Democratic lawmaker is now facing a formal complaint filed by a group of conservative Republicans who believe the state representative used “inflammatory language” during a House Education Committee meeting earlier this ...

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CBC.ca

Evelyn Skookum honoured on Aboriginal Languages Day
CBC.ca
Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation is celebrating Aboriginal Languages Day with a feast to honour an elder who dedicated her life's work to the Northern Tutchone language and culture. Evelyn Skookum, who died in February, won the Ruth Welsh Memorial ...


MLive.com

Poll shows strong opposition to Prop 1, grows when read ballot
MLive.com
When read the full ballot language, opposition jumped to 71 percent. "It's heading in the wrong direction," said pollster Bernie Porn. "It's pretty clear the ads are not connecting with voters." EPIC-MRA polled 600 people between March 28-30. There is ...
Proposal 1's Language Could Be Causing Voters To Say NoWLNS
Poll: Majority of voters against Proposal 1WXYZ

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The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn women's tennis knows love in any language
The Daily Pennsylvanian
As a program, the Quakers do not define their team by their nationalities or native languages. Tennis players from around the world are not all that different, and the competitiveness is certainly universal. “You have to realize that the players that ...


New York Post

Brits v. Americans — Whose language is it, anyway?
New York Post
Our cousins across the pond may have invented the English language, but over the past 240 years or so, Americans have made some … shall we say … “improvements.” Often, people travel from the U.S. to England wrapped in a sense of comfort, thinking, ...

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BBC News

Primary Modern Languages Programme stopped in Northern Ireland
BBC News
Tuesday was the final day of funding for the foreign languages programme for primary schools. The Primary Modern Languages Programme has been scrapped as part of Department of Education's cuts for the new financial year. Four hundred and thirteen ...

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How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

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

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

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

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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

Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

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

Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

I would like to talk about one of my many... Read More

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

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

Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

In a previous article, you read that to establih your... 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 Italian for Free

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

Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?

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

Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

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

English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

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

Learn Korean: Part 2 - Social Status in Culture

Part 1 of this series covered the language and language... Read More

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

Preschool Spanish

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

What Does an Interpreter Do?

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

Learn Italian in Italy

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

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

I realize that we here in the United States consider... 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

Learning a Foreign Language: the Ventriloquists Lesson

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

7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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

Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier

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