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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BBC News

Ulster University: Languages school to close and maths degrees cut
BBC News
Ulster University is to close its school of modern languages at its Coleraine campus and cut maths degrees as a result of budget reductions. The move follows an £8.6m cut in the subsidy received from the Department for Employment and Learning. Existing ...
Language school at University of Ulster to close as Stormont cuts squeeze hardBelfast Live
'Ulster University language school closing' - UniteU.TV
Modern languages school at University of Ulster Coleraine campus to closeBelfast Telegraph
Times Higher Education
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Philly.com

State AG reaches $1 million settlement in language CD scheme
The Spokesman Review
Congress said “nyet” to such marketing schemes back in 2010 when it passed the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act. In the first case filed under that law, Washington state sued the company that offered a “Quick and Simple” set of language discs at ...
Pa. Attorney General's office announces settlement with online language ...Philly.com
Internet Order, seller of 'Pimsleur Approach' language courses, charged with ...seattlepi.com (blog)
Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuitKOMO News
Oneonta Daily Star
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Slate Magazine

Wittgenstein Explains Why We Always Misunderstand One Another on the Internet
Slate Magazine
Unfortunately, this makes the study of language considerably more difficult, since examining the meanings of words now requires not just verbal definitions, but analyzing the whole “language-game” of situations and practices to which they are attached.


Medical Daily

Read A Book In A Second Language To Avoid Emotion; Reading In Your Native ...
Medical Daily
Vicariously experiencing the emotions of a character in a book brings readers closer to the storyline, but the way readers react to fictional emotions depends on the language they read it in. Research conducted at the International School for Advanced ...
What happens when we read in a second language and not our mother tongue?The Indian Express
People 'embody' less when they read in second languageThe Statesman
People relate less with emotions when they read in their second languageTheHealthSite
Business Standard
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Slate Magazine (blog)

Facebook's New Spam-Killer Might Be the Evolution of Coding
Slate Magazine (blog)
In the early '90s, a committee of academics built Haskell as a kind of experiment in language design, and all these years later, it remains on the fringes of mainstream programming. At GitHub—the primary repository for software code on the Net ...


CTV News

Peruvian teen aims to revive language with Michael Jackson, Bob Marley covers
CTV News
"I sing in Quechua as a voice of warning, because the language is being lost. Children and young people are ashamed to speak it. They think only poor people in the Andes mountains speak it," said Flores, who lives in Huamanga, the capital of the ...

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The limits of language
OS News
The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being too esoteric and hermetic to be of use. David Pears, a prodigious yet modest and approachable figure ...


Study: Southern Dialect Is a Language Barrier in College
WLOS
They concluded that sometimes the result is a language barrier. "So a lot of students, as the study indicates, do not feel speaking up in class or make oral presentations or are made fun of," Shepherd-Powell explains. "Luckily, in my classes at Warren ...


InfoWorld

Microsoft Azure welcomes R language, with more to come
InfoWorld
Even further out and more speculative is the possibility that Microsoft is producing its own version of the R language. Such a project wouldn't be licensed under the GPL and thus easier to integrate into products like SQL Server (as Microsoft has ...

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Palm Beach Post

Bank robber defeated by language barrier
Palm Beach Post
A would-be bank robber in San Antonio went up to a teller handed off a note that read “dame dinero,” Newser reports. In Spanish, “dame dinero” translates to “give me money.” However, the teller thought the note said “Damien” and began to search for an ...

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Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

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Learn Italian in Italy

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English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

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7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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

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

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Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

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Preschool Spanish

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Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

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