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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.

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.

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 may be asking. Well, my fellow netpreneur...Everything!

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?

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 can be viewed as experiencing difficulties with language development when in reality they are displaying linguistic differences.

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.

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.

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 we set out the main differences between interpreting and translation.

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 classes, or if you would prefer the one-on-one attention of a private instructor.

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 is the best possible experience you can have to learn the language.

Learn Italian for Free


Italian is one of the most widespread languages in the world, and speaking it can give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment, an edge in your career, and even a stronger bond with your ancestors if you are of Italian descent. There are many ways you can learn Italian, including textbooks, tapes, CDs, software, group classes or private lessons, but there are also ways you can begin or continue your studies of the Italian language entirely for FREE!

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize


What?s in a word? Apparently more than we might want.

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English


My dad likes to say, he was made in Italy, but born in Brooklyn New York. You see his parents left Palermo, Sicily in February 1955 and sailed by boat to America. My nonna (Italian for grandmother) was six months pregnant at the time and was quite ill through out the month?s passage. Like most of the immigrants however, all she cared about was that her son be born in America, and thus immediately become a United States citizen. My grandparents, immediately settled in Sicilian-Italian neighborhood called Bensonhurst, and the language of choice was Sicilian, of course. By the time my dad was 10 months old, he was saying words in Sicilian and by the time he was a year-old, he was able to put sentences together. That's why it's no surprise to me that my dad was able to learn the English language as quickly as he did.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners


There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented in our schools for whom a unique approach to developing literacy is necessary. The development of literacy by English language learners (ELLs) includes all of the challenges implicit for English speaking children literacy attainments, and is additionally compounded by a diversity of linguistic, cognitive and academic variables.

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books


There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the United States making it the fifth largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is estimated that within five years, only Mexico will have more Spanish-speakers than the U.S. Schools are offering bilingual courses and fully integrated bilingual curriculum. In some areas of the country , Spanish even exceeds English as the first language of the residents. Families are integrating languages into their neighborhoods regularly.

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A new technology using artificial intelligence detects depressive language in social media posts more accurately than current systems and uses less data to do ...


A Rare Universal Pattern in Human Languages  The Atlantic

Some languages are spoken more quickly than others, but the rate of information they get across is the same.


How to easily change the keyboard language on a Mac  INSIDER

You can change the keyboard language on a Mac computer between dozens of different languages by accessing your Mac's System Preferences menu.


Hints From Heloise: A common language  The Washington Post

Dear Heloise: Please tell your readers that if they are going to a foreign country, it's always wise to learn a few common phrases in that country's language, such ...


Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant  WLOS

The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing ...


Hindi second-most used ‘Assistant’ language globally, says Google  The Hindu

Hindi has emerged as the second-most used language globally on Google Assistant, the tech giant's artificial intelligence powered assistant, behind just English ...


I never advocated Hindi imposition: Amit Shah accuses Opposition of playing politics over language  India Today

Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday claimed that he never sought to impose Hindi over regional languages. Talking to news agency ANI, Amit Shah ...


Amazon just added India's most popular language to Alexa  CNN

New Delhi (CNN Business) Alexa now speaks India's most popular language, as Amazon seeks new ways to reach more than half a billion potential users in the ...


Robert Fulford: How the United States conquered the English language  National Post

Canadians should be neutral, but instead we've ended up with a language chosen by others.


New legislation require Dutch universities to promote the language for international students  Inside Higher Ed

New legislation is not as tough as universities feared, but many say the value of learning English is being undercut.


Here's How to Learn a New Language During Your Commute  Geek

High school foreign language classes were the worst. All you did was memorize dry vocabulary and rehearsed sentences that wouldn't get you anywhere ...


The New York Times ends its Spanish-language coverage  Vox.com

The New York Times announced Tuesday that it is shutting down its Spanish-language coverage — the third news organization to do so in recent months, ...


Do not impose, oppose any language: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu  India Today

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged people neither to oppose nor impose any language and pitched for learning as many languages as possible.


Differences in languages change how informative you can be  Quartz

Not only does the language you speak differ in its tone, syntax, and speed, it also changes the way you convey information. Linguistic researchers studied 17 ...


Eric Evans Wants to Improve the Language of DDD  InfoQ.com

Eric Evans wants architects to actively engage in improving the language used when modeling and designing complex systems. Some of the fundamental terms ...


Ratings: NBC Falls Behind Spanish-Language Nets With Its ‘Good Place,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Specials  TheWrap

NBC settled for sixth place in ratings Thursday, airing a "Good Place" special, a "Downton Abbey" special and a "Law & Order: SVU" repeat.


University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose  The New York Times

A Flemish university in Belgium has declined to remove videos called offensive, saying it is merely hosting a sign-language dictionary, not adding “value ...


Explained | Politics, history and the current row over Hindi language  Moneycontrol

Seeking to put a rest to the controversy over his remarks on Hindi, Amit Shah said he never asked for imposition of Hindi anywhere in the country but advocated ...


Language used as a weapon to exclude at U.S. borders  San Francisco Examiner

Recently, I was in France with a few fellow writers, some of whom spoke fluent French, and some, like myself, who strained to recognize phrases and patterns in ...


Language development worse among HIV-exposed two-year-olds  Avert

Delayed language development found in HIV-negative two-year-olds exposed to the virus during pregnancy. Two african women with their babies. HIV-negative ...


Store: Here's How To Get Babbel, A Top-Selling Language App, For Half Off  HuffPost

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National Dance Day: The language that knows no boundaries  WJAC Johnstown

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) -- Break out your dancing shoes and bust a move, because National Dance Day is September 21st. So You Think You Can ...


How to build a 'perfect' language  The Conversation - UK

From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, writers and linguists have invented an array of new languages.


Univision Set To Finish As No. 1 On Spanish-Language Television For The 27th Consecutive 52-Week Season  Business Wire

atings vernacular can often be challenging at times, however, this is simple: Univision will finish the 2018/2019 season as the most-watched Spanish-l.


Coyotes to launch Spanish-language social media accounts  Five for Howling

The Arizona Coyotes have launched three new social media accounts to provide Spanish language *content* for fans.


UNT pre-k program uses language through play  Denton Record Chronicle

Beneath a laminated label that read “easel,” Jaxs Jewell was drawing wild spirals in black dry-erase marker Thursday morning.


What Languages Does Donald Trump Jr. Speak? There Are A Few  Elite Daily

For someone overseeing a company as big as The Trump Organization and serving as an (unofficial) face of presidential campaigns, speaking more than one ...


How the dictionary is catching up with our ever-evolving language  Mic

Shakespeare was constantly making up new words, and this was well before we had a million different ways to communicate our thoughts and ideas with each ...


Radical Re-Thinking Required  Language Magazine

According to the Migration Policy Institute, the U.S. meets the educational needs of less than 4% of its adult immigrant population—more than 20 million of whom ...


She’s 103 and speaks Patua, the dying language of Macau  South China Morning Post

As a young girl, Aida de Jesus spoke Patua with her grandmother at home. Today, only 50 people speak the critically endangered creole language.


The power of language: How words shape people, culture  Stanford University News

Stanford linguistics scholars seek to determine what is unique and universal about the language we use, how it is acquired and ways it changes over time.


FluentWorlds Brings Immersive 3D Graphics To Language Training  Forbes

Beginning with English language training, Utah-based FluentWorlds is delivering its immersive 3D experience to your phone.


Beyond language and ethnicity in the Great Commission  Mission Network News

York Aspacher with Operation Mobilization, a member of the Alliance for the Unreached, says there is more to the Great Commission than ethnolinguistic...


Demand for Cree-language education outpaces teacher supply  Saskatoon StarPhoenix

One of the reasons we do so well is because we teach our kids about who they are."


In Britain, command of a foreign language is still à la mode  The Economist

But a decline in languages in schools and limits on migration stifle supply.


Welsh-speaking NHS patients ‘put at risk’ by language barrier  The Guardian

Health *service* urged to ensure staff can speak to patients in their own tongue.


N.J. school officials mocked me for Hispanic accent, language teacher says in suit  NJ.com

A former language teacher has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Paterson Board of Education claiming supervisors mocked her Hispanic accent and ...


Containment, water tender, overhead, mop-up: deciphering the language of firefighters  Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — The threat of fire tends to loom over Northern California in the summer and fall months leading to understandable anxiety culminating even from ...


Algorithms Have Nearly Mastered Human Language. Why Can’t They Stop Being Sexist?  VICE

To fight gender bias, researchers are training language-processing algorithms to envision a world where it doesn't exist.


#StopHindilmposition: Indian tweeps respond to Amit Shah's 'Hindi as national language' comment  Gulf News

Dubai: India's Union Home Minister Amit Shah stirred a social media debate in the country on Saturday after he pitched Hindi as a common language for the ...


Politicians must stop ‘mainstreaming language of far-right'  Metro.co.uk

A third of all terror plots to kill in Britain since 2017 were driven by extreme-right causes.


Prison as National Language?  The New Indian Express

Witness the language of incarceration creeping up on us. Prison terms seem to be a walk in the park now, as casually dispensed as Metro tickets.


Democrats blast HUD for removing LGBT language from grant competition | TheHill  The Hill

Dozens of Democrats have signed a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging him to reinstate provisions aimed at helping ...


Only 8 People in This Indigenous Tribe Still Speak Their Native Language. The Amazon Fires May Wipe It Out Completely.  VICE

Indigenous leaders have said there is a “physical, environmental, and cultural genocide” in the Amazon.


Salman Rushdie and Marlon James Discuss Language, Reality, and Nostalgia at PEN Out Loud  PEN America

In conversation with author Marlon James, acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie previewed his latest novel Quichotte at PEN Out Loud in New York City.


Bend Tai Chi master forms bonds beyond language  KTVZ

A Central Oregon martial arts organization is planning another trip bringing students to China, making more connections that go beyond language.


Flemish mayors ask Juncker to apologise for language comments  The Guardian

Jean-Claude Juncker has become embroiled in a row with the mayors of two Belgian seaside resorts after claiming that he speaks German on the Flemish coast ...


Future - How do we measure language fluency?  BBC News

There are many ways of categorising someone's linguistic skills, but the concept of fluency is hard to define.


Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language  The Guardian

Peter Beardsley has been suspended from football for seven months after an FA disciplinary committee found him guilty of three counts of racist or abusive ...


Language skills open doors for alumna | Cornell College  Cornell College News

Knowing how to speak Spanish has opened doors for Gabie Campbell ՚18. She works as a trainer at Epic Systems, which has its headquarters in Verona ...


Complaints about language discrimination in job applications on downtrend: TAFEP  CNA

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Mondly: An immersive way to learn 33 languages in VR or AR  Hypergrid Business

Looking to learn a new language, or to have some fun brushing up on a language you're already familiar with? With so many apps available nowadays, how do ...


Oracle: Programming language Java 13 is out, it'll make you more productive  ZDNet

Oracle commits to six-month release cycle for Java.


The Police State's Language of Force  CounterPunch

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?


Gallop's MLNP Launches 'New Language Of Love' Campaign 09/20/2019  MediaPost Communications

Cindy Gallop's startup MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP) is releasing a campaign called “New Language of Love" to promote MLNP's "Licktionary," a glossary ...


‘This means WAR’: Comedians criticize SNL for firing Shane Gillis over racist language  The Washington Post

Shane Gillis will not be making his “Saturday Night Live” debut, much to the relief of many who decried the comedian for using racist and homophobic language ...


Indigenous elders teaching Dhanggati language to reconnect kids, teens with country  ABC News

A common struggle for Aboriginal elders is how to make their language and culture appeal to young people in order for it to be carried on.


Polyglot tots: Seven languages spoken among 72 Kingston pre-kindergarteners  Hudson Valley One

The Kingston pre-kindergarten center at the Meagher School is off to a quick start, with new students getting more acclimated by the day. School officials say ...


Python Heads IEEE List of Top Programming Languages  Dice Insights

Python has topped IEEE's latest list of programming languages, suggesting that the already-popular language still has massive legs.


English language school teachers to go on strike  Newstalk 106-108 fm

Teachers at an English language school in Dublin city are to hold a three-hour work stoppage.Tea...


Shane Gillis no longer joining SNL cast after outcry over racist language  The Washington Post

“Saturday Night Live” has parted ways with Shane Gillis, the just-hired stand-up comic whose past use of racist, homophobic and sexist language led to a ...


How International Students Can Practice Speaking English | Best Colleges  U.S. News & World Report

For prospective international students who want to study in the U.S., the language barrier does not need to be an obstacle. There are several ways students can ...


A new book spells out the magic of language  The Economist

David Adger explains an unsung human superpower.


Labour to review language of Tony Blair's clause IV amendment  The Guardian

Labour has promised to look again at clause IV of its constitution, which sets out the aims and values of the party, leading to speculation it could revert to its ...


Can Hindi be every Indian's language? | The Hindu Parley podcast  The Hindu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's recent assertion that Hindi, as the country's most spoken language, could work to unite the country has drawn a sharp ...


BHE committee working on new contract language for college presidents  Prairie Public Broadcasting

In the wake of former UND president Mark Kennedy leaving to become president at the University of Colorado, the state Board of Higher Education is looking.


Reviving Colombia's 'language of resistance'  BBC News

Gustavo Reyes Reyes stands in his language class in front of two dozen energetic children who have been tasked with calling out the names of the ingredients ...


Nuxalk Nation puts up stop signs in traditional language  CBC.ca

The Nuxalk Nation, near Bella Coola, B.C., is using stop signs to promote their traditional language.


Decay of English language makes it perfect for lying  The Irish Times

Political rhetoric of our time is conditioned by insult and hardly concealed violence.


RuPaul's Drag Race is inventing a whole new internet subculture and language  The Conversation - UK

What started as a showcase for America's drag queens is fast becoming a global sensation.


Programming language popularity: Python tightens its grip at the top  ZDNet

Python retains its top spot as the most popular language for electrical and electronics engineers.


Non-Native Speakers Share The Weirdest Things About The English Language  Comic Sands

If you talk to anyone studying English as a second language, they'll tell you how hard it is to learn. If you grew up speaking English as your only language, ...


eToro Aims to Put Derivatives on the Blockchain With Lira Programming Language  CoinDesk

eToro, an Israel-based exchange platform, revealed a new programming language designed to simplify derivatives trading. Speaking ahead of the Ethereal ...


How A Made-Up Slavic Language Made It To The Big Screen  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Klingon, Elvish, Dothraki, and Nadsat: there are plenty of invented languages used in movies. But one of them, Interslavic, has the potential to be useful to ...


Former Trinity Broadcasting Network headquarters set to become English language school  OCRegister

When students arrive to perfect their English skills at a new international school in Costa Mesa, they likely won't be greeted by the ornate staircase railings, ...


Language tool Duolingo is on message following rebrand  The Drum

A language app which seeks to take the pain out of the learning process by harnessing gamification for the process of vocabulary acquisition has updated its ...


PHP in decline: The rise and fall of a programming language  JAXenter

According to the TIOBE Index for September 2019, PHP is struggling to keep its spot in the top 10 programming languages. Is it too soon to lower the casket?


Why would anyone shiver their timbers? Here's how pirate words arrr preserving old language  ABC News

There's no shortage of special days throughout the year. Some — like International Literacy Day — speak to important issues in society. Others speak to our ...


‘Hustlers’ Sets Spanish-Language Release Via TheaterEars App  Deadline

'Hustlers' will expand its reach to Spanish-speaking audiences thanks to the app TheaterEars.


English pronouns and language complexity.  Slate

If you've ever had curious thoughts and questions about the ways we speak, read, and write, Lexicon Valley is the show for you. Hosted by linguist John ...


The Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn  AFAR Media

A linguistics expert chimes in on which languages are the most manageable for English speakers to master and shares her personal tips for successfully taking ...


Speaking four or more languages could reduce the risk of dementia finds new study  msnNOW

New Canadian research has found that having a strong ability for learning languages may help to reduce an individual's risk of developing dementia.


Creating awareness of indigenous languages  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: There are133 languages used in Malaysia and almost 80 per cent of them are indigenous languages spoken by the Orang Asli.


The Top Programming Languages 2019  IEEE Spectrum

Python remains the big kahuna, but specialist languages hold their own.


Why Ada Is The Language You Want To Be Programming Your Systems With  Hackaday

The Ada programming language was born in the mid-1970s, when the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK's Ministry Of Defence sought to replace the ...


Pope at Mass: compassion is the language of God  Vatican News

At the heart of Pope Francis' reflection during morning Mass on Tuesday is the virtue of compassion which, he says, is the language of God, whilst ...


Human perception of colors does not rely entirely on language  Science Daily

After patient RDS (identified only by his initials for privacy) suffered a stroke, he experienced a rare and unusual side effect: when he saw something red, blue, ...


Syria Syrians fill language classes as Russian influence grows  Al-Monitor

Syrian students, aware that Russian influence is in their country to stay, see learning Russian as a key to both higher education and employment.


Fact check: Did Gandhi want Hindi as national language?  Telegraph India

'India has many languages and every language has its importance. But it is absolutely necessary that the entire country should have one language that ...


Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others?  PBS NewsHour

Collectively, human beings speak more than 7000 distinct languages, and these languages are not uniformly distributed across the planet.


'Tamil Better Suited to be National Language': DMK's Spin to Amit Shah's Hindi Pitch  News18

DMK MP and spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan said if the government of India wants to choose an Indian language for a global identity, then Tamil, and not Hindi, ...


Is racially charged language ever appropriate for college classrooms?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Colleges grapple with faculty using epithets on campus.


Hindi push intensifies; Rajinikant backs 'one language' while Kamal Haasan counters with 'English'  Times Now

Rajinikanth Vs. Kamal Haasan on Hindi imposition. When Rajinikanth made a statement that the country needs a common language, Kamal Hassan responded ...


The 100 Essential Spanish-Language Movies: The Best Spanish Movies, Latinx Movies, And More  Rotten Tomatoes

As we head into Hispanic Heritage month, Monica Castillo and Rotten Tomatoes bring together the best Spanish-language movies, from recent instant classics ...


Lukas on immigrants: Maybe we need a Language Board to get things in order  ERR News

Things have gotten intolerable when Estonians have to switch to a language other than Estonian to consume simple goods and services, such as cab rides and ...


Do as I say: Translating language into movement: Computer model aims to turn film scripts into animations  Science Daily

Researchers have developed a computer model that can translate text describing physical movements directly into simple computer-generated animations, ...


What's the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results  The Conversation UK

Children as young as eight or nine could be taught in a more adult, analytical way.


Could language be the key to detecting fake news?  The Guardian

Purveyors of disinformation can be caught out by the particular words they use, says Guardian writer and editor David Shariatmadari.





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