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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Iowa State Daily

Teacher is a hit with sign-language covers of music videos
Today.com
A teacher is hoping to encourage more kids to learn American Sign Language, with a little help from Taylor Swift. Brittany Adams, who teaches ASL to hearing students at Romeo High School in Romeo, Michigan, has begun creating sign-language versions of ...
ASL to be approved as new minorIowa State Daily

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New York Times

Presidential Candidate in Navajo Nation Protests a Language Requirement
New York Times
But there is a problem that may disqualify him as a candidate: His command of the Navajo language is far from perfect, as he himself admits. And Navajo law requires the tribe's president to speak the language fluently. Thus Mr. Deschene's candidacy has ...
Navajo high court weighs case on language fluencyArizona Capitol Times
Language issue gets thornier for Navajo candidateazcentral.com
Navajo Court May Disqualify Presidential Candidate Over Language CredentialKQED

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Arutz Sheva

Incendiary language in UN address renders efforts futile
Daily Trojan Online
Though his proposal to end Israeli occupation in the West Bank expresses his people's frustrations well, Abbas's fiery language empowers the wrong people in this struggle to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian rift. “War of genocide,” “racism” and “war ...
PLO official says Netanyahu speech full of 'hate language and slander'Jerusalem Post
PLO: Netanyahu's Speech Full of Hate LanguageArutz Sheva

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The Creepy Language Tricks Taco Bell Uses to Fool People Into Eating There
Mother Jones
Jurafsky, a professor of linguistics at Stanford, looked at hundreds of examples of food language—from menus to marketing materials to restaurant reviews. Along the way, he uncovered some fascinating patterns. For example: In naming foods, he explains ...
What a menu tells you about a restaurant: The language of foodThe Independent

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IcelandReview

European Language Day Celebrated in Iceland
IcelandReview
The European Day of Languages was celebrated in Iceland on Friday, among other things with a symposium at the University of Iceland, which was organized by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages in collaboration with the Ministry of ...


Love Languages: Relationship Communication 101
Huffington Post
Call me materialistic but I learned something about myself in couples counseling a year and a half ago: my love language is my own and not everyone else shares my viewpoint. In childhood, my family showed love by gift-giving, and I carried this ...


​Institute of World Languages to host open forum for language students
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences received feedback from faculty Thursday on an initiative commissioned early last year known as the Institute of World Languages — which works to promote language learning and instruction at the ...


WalesOnline

Hospital ward dedicated for Welsh language patients
WalesOnline
“This type of initiative is vital in ensuring that Welsh language speakers are able to receive health care services and treatment in their first language, which is often a matter of need rather than choice.” The staff on the ward, both Welsh speaking ...


KTXS

AISD offers sign language class to public
KTXS
The Abilene Independent School District is giving the public a chance to learn sign language at a class held at Cooper High School Monday nights. Sharon Arnold, who has been teaching American Sign Language for many years says there is a growing ...


The Times (subscription)

The language of finance is being lost in translation
The Times (subscription)
What does the word “wrap” mean to you? It could mean lunch, or something to wear over a dress in the evening if it gets a bit chilly. What about the word “platform”? Most obviously, it is something to stand on while waiting for a train, or a type of ...

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Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

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

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

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

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

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

Speaking Spanish To Increase Mind Power

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

Teaching English in Greece - What Do You Need to Know?

The employment situation can be quite uncertain for newcomers to... Read More

Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

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

Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

English is an international language. It has so many grammar... Read More

7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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

Learn Italian in Italy

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

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

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

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

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

How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

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

Learn Korean: Part 2 - Social Status in Culture

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

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

This is an issue many Japanese learners come up against,... Read More

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English

My dad likes to say, he was made in Italy,... Read More

Learning a Foreign Language: the Psychological Factor

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

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

Learn Italian in Your Hometown

Are you interested in learning the Italian language right in... Read More

Learning French in Paris

Nothing can be more frustrating than to be in France... Read More

Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

In a previous article, you read that to establih your... Read More

Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?

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

What Does an Interpreter Do?

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

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

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