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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Colin Kaepernick gets flagged for 'inappropriate language'
SB Nation
There have been a metric ton of penalties between the Bears and 49ers, but Colin Kaepernick gave us our first for "inappropriate language." It's good to see the NFL has its priorities straight when it comes to acceptable behavior. We don't know for ...

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New York Times

The Language of Love Prevails
New York Times
Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan were married Saturday at the Codman Estate, an event space in Lincoln, Mass. The officiant was Arpad J. Toth, the bride's maternal grandfather and a justice of the peace in New Hampshire, who received a one-day ...


Five Best Language Translation Tools
Lifehacker Australia
It supports dozens of languages, and takes the hassle out of figuring out which language you're reading thanks to its auto-detection. You can translate entire web pages or documents easily as well. It's not perfect, and it definitely falls down when ...

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The Guardian

Am I too old to learn a new language?
The Guardian
When Adrian Black met his Italian partner 10 years ago, he was determined to learn her home language. Having successively picked up French a decade earlier when he lived in France, he felt the challenge was attainable. "I was blown away by how hard it ...


District partners with Rosetta Stone to bring 25 languages to students
Hilton Head Island Packet
The district plans to launch a partnership with Rosetta Stone -- a language-learning software company -- to bring 25 languages to students and staff by the end of this month. "I think students will get excited about the opportunity to self-select a ...

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US lacking in foreign language education
Red and Black
While there are certainly a large number of people who do break the language barrierin the U.S., foreign countries far surpass foreign language standards. it is important for us to look at other regions of the world that teach English or other ...


Prof Kakari questions gov't over use of local language in teaching
GhanaWeb
But Prof Kakari said this will be impossible unless some books written in English language are translated into the local languages just like the Bible and other books have been translated into Twi and other languages. β€œIt is the right way to go,” he ...


Yahoo Travel

Learn Another Language With These 5 Free Apps
Yahoo Travel
The truth is, there are a number of apps that will help you learn a different language while you're on the go. Some even claim to make you proficient with just 30 minutes of study a day. It's not going to be easy, but all of these apps make learning ...


The Guardian

How to Speak Money review – John Lanchester on the language of lucre
The Guardian
Looking back, I'd argue that was also the year in which parts of Britain, particularly in the south-east, particularly in the City of London and in the new towers of Canary Wharf, began routinely to describe the world with a new language, what John ...


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Former teacher hosts class to teach kids sign language
News-Sun
Gisela Soto has been working in sign language-related jobs since the early 1980s. A former teacher at South Florida State College, she is currently putting on a four-week class to teach children sign language at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. Here ...
Intro to Sign Language Class to Be Offered Saturdays at LibraryThe Missourian
Deaf community to raise awarenessRochester Democrat and Chronicle
Baltimore Nonprofit Celebrates Deaf Awareness WeekVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

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Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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Can You Understand English?

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Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

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Learning French in Paris

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Learning a Foreign Language: the Psychological Factor

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

Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier

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