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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Business Insider

Here's Why It's So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult
Business Insider
"In history class, you start chronologically and you use dates in order of how things happened," Nielson says. "That's just not how language-learning works. You can't memorize a bunch of words and rules and expect to speak the language, then what you ...

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Slate Magazine

These Verbal Tics Show the World You're Insecure
Slate Magazine
In a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science (described by Wray Herbert), researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard report that people at the edges of a given group are more likely to use language that emphasizes their membership ...


Learning a New Language: Challenges and Joys
New York Times
It's not surprising that William Alexander (“The Benefits of Failing in French,” Op-Ed, July 16) hasn't succeeded in learning French to the point where he can converse with a 3-year-old. By focusing his efforts on the code of language, without taking ...


A Blog About Language
Slate Magazine (blog)
The Japanese language has a single word that encompasses both green and blue colors, while the Russian language has separate terms for different shades of blue. So does this mean that people who speak Russian and Japanese perceive these colors ...

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Forgetting and Remembering Your First Language
The Atlantic
I said, pointing at the car directly behind him. “Nyet,” he answered, and then directed me to a location three cars back, where I eventually found our assigned seat. The above exchange should have been easier for someone whose first language was, in ...


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Want to Learn a Language? Don't Try So Hard
TIME
A new study from MIT shows that trying harder can actually make some aspects of learning a new language more difficult. While researchers have known that adults have a harder time with new languages than children do, the latest findings, published in ...
There's a Reason Why Learning That Second Language Is So ToughVocativ
When learning a new language, trying too hard is never goodDaily Digest
Don't Try Harder to Learn Any Language, It Makes Things Difficult ...International Business Times AU
MIT News
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Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Embracing the language of versatility
Montreal Gazette
But English is the dominant global language. That's not an opinion, it's just a fact. Unfortunately, it's a fact that escapes, or is intentionally overlooked by, those in positions of power who would deny young people the opportunity to speak English ...
MUJICA: Make English N.J.'s official languageAsbury Park Press
Australia's Foreign Language Deficitthe Diplomat
The Need For Common Language In a SocietyHuffington Post
Massey News (press release) -Greenwich Post
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Physicists create tool to foresee language destruction impact and thus prevent it
Phys.Org
In this occasion, the researchers applied their expertise to the area of language substitution, i.e. when the language of one region comes under the influence of the language of a neighbouring region considered to be at a greater social and economic ...

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A Healthier Michigan

The amazing benefits of learning a new language
A Healthier Michigan
why you should learn another language It's been proven that speaking multiple languages growing up can have an impact on your life that goes way beyond being able to order food in foreign countries. For instance, those who speak two languages every day ...


Bidness Etc

Apple's Swift Programming Language Paves New Path For iOS Ecosystem
Bidness Etc
In a recent World Wide Developer Conference attended by over 20 million people, Chief Executive of Apple Inc.(AAPL) Tim Cook introduced Apple's new programming language Swift for app development on iOS and OS X. He also introduced iOS 8 and OS X ...
Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers ...Apple Insider

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English Slang For Perplexed Tourists

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7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation

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How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English

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Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

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

Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families

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Learn to Speak Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Words and Phrases

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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

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Learning a Foreign Language: Learn from the Blind

In a previous article, you read that to establih your... 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 Korean: Part 2 - Social Status in Culture

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Uncommon Facts / Rules of English Language

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Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

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Preschool Spanish

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Learning French in Paris

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

Speaking Spanish To Increase Mind Power

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

Can You Understand English?

There is a lot of talk about making English 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

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books

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

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 Italian in Your Hometown

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

What Does an Interpreter Do?

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

Online IELTS Preparation - Why Does It Make Sense?

Because IELTS is a difficult test. While most agree that... Read More