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

Spanish as a Second Language, With the Accent on Fun
New York Times
MindSnacks' app has different games meant to help you learn the language. In one game, for example, you click the word on the screen to match the Spanish word you've just heard. You play against the clock while water is draining out of an on-screen ...


New York Times

'Goodbye to Language,' the Latest From Jean-Luc Godard
New York Times
Mr. Godard has a habit of blending gravity with whimsy. His latest film, a 70-minute 3-D visual essay called “Goodbye to Language” (“Adieu au Langage”), exhibits the formal and philosophical mischief that has been his late-career calling card. It is ...

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Salon

“Goodbye to Language”: Jean-Luc Godard's dazzling, provocative 3-D mind trip
Salon
I'm tempted to say that “Goodbye to Language” brings together two cultural phenomena that cannot be explained and that may not be useful: an 83-year-old cinematic legend and 3-D technology. If that sounds like the opening line of a gag, you're on the ...
With Goodbye To Language 3D, Jean-Luc Godard reinvents a new mediumA.V. Club Denver/Boulder
Review: 'Language' explores a relationship in 3-DArizona Daily Star
Thanks for the snooze fest, 'Goodbye to Language'New York Post
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CBC.ca

Book helps to preserve Woods Cree language
CBC.ca
A new book of stories features the Woods Cree language, part of a larger project aimed at preserving First Nations languages. Author Soloman Ratt says the goal is to ensure the Woods Cree language is not lost. "Helping to bring the language back is ...
Preserving language through storiesRegina Leader-Post

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NET Website

Navajo Nation presidential campaign in turmoil over language requirement
Washington Post (blog)
A requirement that the president of the Navajo Nation be fluent in the tribe's language has forced one candidate off the ballot, just a week before Election Day. Navajo President Ben Shelly on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would have eased the language ...
Navajo President Vetoes Language-Fluency ChangesABC News
The Language Problem in the Navajo Nation Presidential ElectionGoverning

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How to Revive a Language With No Native Speakers
Slate Magazine (blog)
As Los Angeles fourth graders know (because their curriculum includes the study of California Indians), the original language of Los Angeles is Tongva. This American Indian language (also called Gabrielino) used to be spoken in villages all over the L ...


Ubyssey Online

UBC prof hopes to bring more Aboriginal language study to UBC
Ubyssey Online
A UBC anthropology professor is hoping to bring aboriginal languages to the forefront of language study at UBC. Mark Turin, who is chair of the UBC First Nations Language Program and a registered student in the same program, has an academic ...


NPR (blog)

Navajo Nation Changes Language Law
NPR (blog)
Here's the set up: Navajo law states that Navajo presidents must speak the language to hold office. Forty-three year-old Chris Deschene received enough votes in the first round of presidential voting to make it to the final Nation's ballot. But later ...


With election around the corner, Rep. Cory Gardner airs first Spanish language ad
The Denver Post (blog)
Congressman Cory Gardner, who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, has aired his first ad aimed at Colorado's growing Latino population and crucial vote. “Cory is a family man with two priorities: preparing our kids to be leaders and ...

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New York Times

Those Silly Glasses Are Hip Again
New York Times
Godard Tries Out 3-D in 'Goodbye to Language'. By NICOLAS RAPOLD OCT. 27, 2014. Inside. Photo. Jean-Luc Godard is releasing “Goodbye to Language 3D,” with Zoé Bruneau. Credit Kino Lorber. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the ...

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English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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

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Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

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Learn Italian in Italy

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

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

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English Has Come A Long, Long Way...

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Don?t Take The Romaji Short-Cut When Learning Japanese

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

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7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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Preschool Spanish

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Learn Italian in Your Hometown

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Speaking Spanish To Increase Mind Power

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