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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Catching Spies: James Bond's Body Language
Business Insider
American spooks think studying body language may help. Spooks are seldom as easy to spot as Leslie Nielsen in "Spy Hard" (pictured). A diplomat who doubles as a spy will typically become agitated when he stops doing humdrum work and switches to the ...

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GU professor explains if Patriots body language tells the truth
KREM.com (subscription)
KREM spoke with Dr. John Caputo, a nonverbal communications professor at Gonzaga, who looked into the Patriots body language and their nonverbal cues to see if they were telling the truth. "Brady a couple times did eyebrow flashes," said Caputo.


Frame game returns: Yes, yet another blast of biased language on abortion and ...
GetReligion (blog)
Yes, that is loaded language, in mainstream media. Thus, let me note that my point was not that I wanted mainstream reporters to replace biased pro-abortion-rights language with language that favored those who oppose abortion and/or favor expanded ...


Cherry Hill Courier Post

South Jersey schools offering more foreign language classes
Cherry Hill Courier Post
In spite of increased interest, educators and world language advocates said restricted state and local funding and a shortage of certified teachers have kept New Jersey public schools from offering additional languages that are becoming more important ...
Some NJ schools offering more foreign language classesNew Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

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The Economist

Catching spies
The Economist
For example, since 2009 a Pentagon think-tank called the Office of Net Assessment has spent roughly $300,000 a year on interpreting the body language of foreign leaders, says Valerie Henderson, a spokeswoman. The Body Leads Project has subjected ...


'Goodbye To Language 3D' Is Really Unlike Any Film You've Ever Seen
LAist
"Those lacking in imagination take refuge in reality," reads a subtitle at the beginning of Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language 3D, setting the tone in the first shot like the "NO TRESPASSING" sign at the gates of Xanadu in Citizen Kane. Whether it ...


The Guardian

Losing my Welsh: what it feels like to forget a language
The Guardian
Growing up, the Welsh language was such a central part of my life and identity that forgetting it would have seemed as likely as my arm spontaneously falling off. And yet here I am, 10 years later, shamefully putting Welsh words into Google translate ...


Ars Technica

Tool-making may have made language genes more useful
Ars Technica
Yam farmers in the region have been found to have a higher incidence of this genetic trait than nearby groups—even speakers of the same language—who farm other crops. A recent study published in Nature Communications has suggested that stone ...


A language family tree - in pictures
The Guardian
Minna Sundberg's illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, put the illustration together to show why some of the characters in her comic were able to understand ...


BT.com

How to fix problems with language settings in all versions of Windows
BT.com
These problems, and others like them, all stem from incorrect language settings in Windows. In short, inadvertently setting Windows to use something other than English (UK) can cause all manner of trouble, but it's easily fixed once you know where to look.

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How To Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily

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

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

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

Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

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

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

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

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books

There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the... Read More

Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

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

Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier

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

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

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

Learn Italian for Free

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

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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

English Has Come A Long, Long Way...

I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to... Read More

Can You Understand English?

There is a lot of talk about making English the... Read More

English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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

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

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

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

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

Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

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

Learn to Speak Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Words and Phrases

The Chinese Language and dialectsEach province, each city and even... Read More

Speaking Spanish To Increase Mind Power

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

What Does an Interpreter Do?

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

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

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

Learning a Foreign Language: the Psychological Factor

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

Learning a Foreign Language: the Ventriloquists Lesson

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

Learn Italian in Your Hometown

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