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

In The News:

Irish Times

Better language skills at age 3 if young minded by relatives - study
Irish Times
Infants cared for by a relative develop better language skills by the age of three than those cared for in settings such as creches, according to new research. Children looked after in creches develop better motor-skills such as hand eye co-ordination ...
Toddlers cared for by their families have stronger language skills...but those ...Daily Mail

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Sydney Morning Herald

Mount Druitt Indigenous Youth Choir revives Dharug language
Sydney Morning Herald
Ten-year-old Shonelle Clarke lowers her head in thought before she softly replies: "Aboriginals were here first, but now kids like me don't really know what Aboriginal is." This, she explains, is why she wants to learn Dharug, the first Aboriginal ...

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The Guardian

The case for foreign languages as an aspiring lawyer
The Guardian
The relative lack of foreign language skills among the UK population is well-documented. A recent Guardian survey revealed that 39% of young native English speakers were put off learning a foreign language because “most people speak English”, and 14% ...

USPSTF: Data Lacking for Speech, Language Screening in Kids
Evidence is lacking to support routine primary care screening of young children for speech and language problems, according to an updated recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published online July 6 in Pediatrics.

TV Guide

Oops! A Spanish-Language Promo Revealed Which Avenger Is Joining Ant-Man
TV Guide
Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson (you know, The Falcon) may only be an Avenger-in-training, recruited to the team at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he definitely already has his next mission. A new Spanish-language TV spot for the movie confirmed ...
'Ant-Man' Spanish-language TV spot reveals major spoilerNew York Daily News

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Language issue probed in Jandakot Airport near-misses
“You do have people there (for whom) English is not their first language but whether that's contributing to these things, we don't have evidence of that yet. “It's definitely something we'll follow up.” Mr Godley said the investigation would take about ...
ATSB probes near misses at Perth's Jandakot AirportWA today

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Language is key to personality development: PM Narendra Modi
Economic Times
Modi, who was interacting with indologists, Hindi language students and Indian community members here, also said that language helped connect with strangers in a foreign place and hearing someone speak in one's native tongue gave happiness.
Narendra Modi: Language is key to personality developmentIndia.com

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KKTV 11 News

11 CFA Investigation: Learning The Language Of Child Predators
KKTV 11 News
We've all heard of Facebook, Snap Chat and Instagram, but now predators are looking to target kids on a lot more sites and apps than just those. “We could have a website that pops up today or an app that pops up today that looks pretty mundane and ...

Irish Examiner

Young children cared for at home have better language skills
Irish Examiner
Young children cared for at home have better language skills. Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 09:12 AM. New research shows three-year-olds who are cared for by relatives have better language skills than those in crèches. However, it is the only category where ...

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Montreal Gazette

Some French-language advocacy groups are speaking out against English ...
Now the Bloc Québécois and French-language advocacy groups Impératif Français and Mouvement Québécois Français are speaking out against the "bilingualism" of Quebec public institutions. Jean-Paul Perrault, a spokesman for Impératif Français, says ...
Rally planned in support of Longueuil mayor after language commentsMontreal Gazette

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