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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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Nurse language tests overhauled after complaints they too difficult
Under the new system, applicants who have spent at least a year working in a country where English is the native language, with language tests required for registration, will not have to undergo such exams. Those whose nursing training was taught in ...

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International Newswire: HBO Adds Foreign-Language Dramas to US Service
In today's International Newswire, HBO adds foreign-language series to its U.S. service; Discovery and animation company Nelvana launch kids' content joint-venture; Hungary's TV2 takes scripted format 'Step Dave'; and Miami-based BTF Media to produce ...

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Uber's Sign Language Feature Helps You Learn Basic Phrases, Directions
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Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning ...
It's a tale as old as time. Entrepreneur meets VC. VC shells out a bunch of dough. Entrepreneur operates under threat of failure to turn that cash into a..
Fluent City Secures $3 Million in Funding to Redefine What It Means ...Business Wire (press release)

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Radio New Zealand

Niue language in crisis - academic
Radio New Zealand
Niueans are celebrating their language, culture and heritage this week in New Zealand as part of the Pacific Language weeks. The University of Auckland's John McCaffery said he had studied Pacific languages for four decades and believes the Niue ...

New York Times

Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills
New York Times
And as more and more attention was drawn to early brain development, it seemed clear, as we talked about getting books into children's hands and children's homes, that what we were really trying to do was help foster the language-rich parent-child ...

Language Magazine

Tailoring Instruction
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By 2025, one in four public school students will be an English language learner. As a result, school districts and educators across the country are rising to the challenge of improving language development in their diverse, complex, and rapidly growing ...

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Times LIVE

'State capture' is the most popular phrase in SA: language board
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State capture” is the 2017 word of the year‚ having been used more than 20‚000 times‚ according to the Pan South African Language Board (Pansalb).

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Language creates barriers to healthcare in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The United States healthcare system can be difficult to navigate on its own and becomes even more opaque for those whose primary language is not English. In the U.S., about 25 million people - 8 percent of the population 5 years and ...
Nashville ranks high for language gap between patients, doctors, study revealsThe Tennessean

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Stanford University News

Stanford scientists seek to speak the brain's language to heal its disease
Stanford University News
Like linguists piecing together the first bits of an alien language, researchers must search for signals that indicate an oncoming seizure or where a person wants to move a robotic arm. Improving that communication in parallel with the hardware ...

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