Why France's language police are very worried about 'franglais' The Local France
Has the Danish language stopped borrowing English words? The Local Denmark
Fluidity in disability: Exploring the spectrum of language, identity The Daily Cardinal
'Huelitic Code' explores a color-coded language Albany Times Union
Critical Language The Yale Politic
Global Online Language Learning Market 2019-2023 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Language Learning to Boost Growth | Technavio - Business Wire
Global Online Language Learning Market 2019-2023 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Language Learning to Boost Growth | Technavio Business Wire
Seven language apps for pleasant, confusion-free travel experience - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post
Calls to use Nigerian languages at school are going unheard The Conversation Africa
Sondland’s testimony will expose Trump’s use of crime-boss language The Washington Post
Quebec language minister says he wants to improve his English, insists there will be no 'historic anglophone' list - CTV News
Quebec language minister says he wants to improve his English, insists there will be no 'historic anglophone' list CTV News
Germany: FDSV adds three German language schools The PIE News
Mortgage Industry Group Issues Language to Help Lenders Comply with New Law ABA Banking Journal
The 'Jamaican as Official Language Alongside English' Petition: What Does that Mean to Me? - Jamaicans.com
The 'Jamaican as Official Language Alongside English' Petition: What Does that Mean to Me? Jamaicans.com
‘Climate emergency’: Another dictionary says Greta Thunberg’s movement is rewriting our language - MarketWatch
‘Climate emergency’: Another dictionary says Greta Thunberg’s movement is rewriting our language MarketWatch
Do Babies Cry in Different Languages? International New York Times
NMC proposes further changes to English language testing Nursing Times
The 10 fastest-growing programming languages, according to Microsoft-owned GitHub - Business Insider
Do our reading lists determine how we process language? Medical News Today
DOE Offers Free Hawaiian Language Classes To All Staff Honolulu Civil Beat
Put “Whole Language” on Trial: The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy - Education Next - EducationNext
Put “Whole Language” on Trial: The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy - Education Next EducationNext
New research quantifies how much speakers' first language affects learning a new language - Science Daily
New research quantifies how much speakers' first language affects learning a new language Science Daily
Language showcase at Qualicum Beach Museum Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Language professors publish innovative Spanish text - Newsroom Wagner College Newsroom
Can Film Save Indigenous Languages? The New Yorker
New book helps to preserve Okanagan First Nation’s language Pentiction Western News
Tokyo 2020 Adding Third Language Around the Rings
partners with Council to map diversity of Manchester's languages The University of Manchester
Teachers revitalising Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay languages across NSW National Indigenous Times
The crisis in language education across the UK — what it means for schools and the future of business - inews
The crisis in language education across the UK — what it means for schools and the future of business inews
Yes, the English Language Is Important National Review
Ableist language is insidious. Let’s choose our words more carefully The Globe and Mail
Designer biopolymer speaks nucleic acid and protein languages Chemical & Engineering News
Learning a foreign language is more important than ever The Dallas Morning News
Language, literature, ethics, music and spirit | Health Wahpeton Daily News
For Lydia Davis, Language Is Character The New York Times
Record 67.3 million speak foreign language at home, over 50% in 90 big cities, 59% in Los Angeles - Washington Examiner
Record 67.3 million speak foreign language at home, over 50% in 90 big cities, 59% in Los Angeles Washington Examiner
The latest word on Planet Word: Downtown D.C.’s language museum is set to open in May - The Washington Post
The latest word on Planet Word: Downtown D.C.’s language museum is set to open in May The Washington Post
Language barrier in Southwest Florida's growing Mayan community hinders justice for toddler's brutal rape - Naples Daily News
Language barrier in Southwest Florida's growing Mayan community hinders justice for toddler's brutal rape Naples Daily News
Urdu, a language of Hindus, Sikhs, says AMU Prof The Tribune
PC language is a tool to unravel our social fabric The Australian
Macalester's Portuguese program seeks its own language house Macalester College The Mac Weekly
Jhumpa Lahiri Wants People to Consider the Power of Language The Montclarion
Don’t link language to religion, says Muslim scholar of Sanskrit Hindustan Times
Discover a World of Possibilities at the Language Centre, SOAS University of London - Kensington Chelsea & Westminster Today
Discover a World of Possibilities at the Language Centre, SOAS University of London Kensington Chelsea & Westminster Today
11 Weird facts About the English Language Redbookmag.com
10 Best Programming Languages To Learn In 2020 For IoT Development Analytics India Magazine
Bid to promote Khoi, San languages SowetanLIVE
Bringing up a bilingual child is hard work. But passing on your mother language is a gift beyond words - ABC News
Bringing up a bilingual child is hard work. But passing on your mother language is a gift beyond words ABC News
Music May Really Be a Universal Language Inside Science News Service
Google Introduces Huge Universal Language Translation Model: 103 Languages Trained on Over 25 Billion Examples - Synced
Google Introduces Huge Universal Language Translation Model: 103 Languages Trained on Over 25 Billion Examples Synced
Georgia's Leading English-language Tourism Platform WHERE.ge Celebrates Three Years of Success - Georgia Today
Georgia's Leading English-language Tourism Platform WHERE.ge Celebrates Three Years of Success Georgia Today
Sandy Springs changes language in proposal after resident complaints Atlanta Journal Constitution
Religion no bar for two Patna professors teaching languages Times of India
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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 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!
GROUSE ... GROUSE ... GROUSE!!!
I realize that we here in the United States consider ourselves at the top rung of the educational ladder, if only for the fact that so many foreign language students are breaking their necks to come here to both study and live English.
7 Words Americans Should Stop Using Until Further Investigation
Relationship: Here is a word that is used to qualify, justify and honey coat just about every nefarious, sleazy or reprehensible union between almost anybody and anything. Recently on an edition of the Jerry Springer show a guest was about to be interviewed who was getting it on with a very close relative. Heckles, and murmurs flowed through the crowd from the moment they entered the room and much of the way through the interview. Everything quieted down instantly when Springer asked the question, using in this case the great justifier. He asked how long they had been having this relationship. The audience quieted at first then began to add their opinions and advice as if the word relationship provided all the civility and credence needed to put this obviously perverted affair back into the realm of respectability or at least acceptability. The word is used today to describe everything from marriages to the on-goings between a farmer and his barn animals. This is an overused word that has elevated some of the worst unions in history to a place they hardly deserve.
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 head in his hands, and mumbling various lists of words over and over. Does this child remind you of your own experience? If yes, I bet that "list of words" does not sound appealing to you. You are almost ready to swear that they do not work. Before you mortgage your part of paradise, it may be wise to make sure you are right.
Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier
Imagine the following scenario: You wake up one morning and instead of speaking English, everyone around you--including your family and friends--is speaking Hungarian. This is a problem because you don't speak Hungarian and you don't have a clue what they're saying. You become frustrated. The people around you become frustrated, too, but instead of switching back to English, they speak Hungarian more loudly.
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.
Why an EarlyAGE 2nd Language?
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!
Learn Korean: Part 2 - Social Status in Culture
Part 1 of this series covered the language and language families in general for the Asian languages. Part 2 will cover the social conduct that is seen throughout Asian countries.
Teaching English in Greece - What Do You Need to Know?
The employment situation can be quite uncertain for newcomers to Greece and therefore many people choose to try teaching English as a foreign language, on a full or part-time basis. It can bring in a good income whether it is your preferred career choice, or you wish to do it short-term until another career choice pans out. Qualifications and Experience There are many language schools or frontistiria in Athens and all over Greece, to which you could apply for work. In order to get a job in one of these schools, it is still not strictly necessary to have a formal teaching qualification such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Often all that is required is a university degree (in any subject) from a UK or US university. That said, if you are uncertain about your ability to teach English and want to ensure that you start off in this line of work with the necessary skills, a course would be useful. It would provide you with some teaching theory, knowledge of English grammar (let's face it, many of us have never formally studied English grammar in any great depth, even though we speak and write English everyday) and give you some valuable experience of teaching in a classroom, since this is included in most courses. When applying for jobs, you will find vacancies that specify that previous teaching experience is required and others for which no experience is necessary. It does not matter if you do not speak a lot of Greek. Native English speakers are often valued for other reasons such as having what is seen as a "proper" accent. Many people also swear by the approach of not speaking your students' language, so that they hear only English being spoken for the duration of the lesson. You will find ways to make yourself understood. In my experience of language teaching, it can even be counter-productive if your students know that you speak their language well, because they may be too easily tempted to speak to you in Greek when they find it hard going. Finding work Teaching English as a foreign language jobs are widely advertised in newspapers and on the Internet all year round and most often from August to October. As well as applying before in Greece, you can also go to door-to-door around the frontistiria with your CV, again in the August to October period. If you are visiting them in person, it is not recommended that you spend time doing this any earlier than August because the schools often do not consider their recruitment needs much before the beginning of the academic year. Pay and working conditions Pay and conditions offered by language schools will vary enormously, so it is important to check these out in detail first before accepting a contract. If time is on your side, it may be worth speaking to several schools rather than taking the first job you are offered. Also, if you work in a frontistirio it is quite likely that you will be working mainly in the afternoons and evenings, since this is when children and adults are free to take their lessons. Making some extra money Many people who teach English as a foreign language in a school, also do private English on the side and this can become a lucrative activity in itself. Working in a language school for a few months is a good way to meet students and advertise the fact that you do private English lessons, on a one-to-one basis. It can be difficult to get the first few, but then through word of mouth, you'll get more if you do a good job ? that great social network of mums and dads on the school run can work wonders! The University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) exam system seems to be the most widely known and respected in Greece, many people who want to be taught privately are preparing to sit a Cambridge exam or some other type of test. It is worth familiarising yourself with the system ? there is an enormous amount of free information on the Internet, including lesson plans, tips, exam practice etc. The exams which are most commonly sat by students are the "First Certificate in English" (which many people still refer to by its old name: "Lower"), "Certificate of Proficiency in English" (known as "Proficiency"), and "Certificate in Advanced English" (commonly referred to as "Advanced"). More information is available from the Cambridge ESOL web site (www.cambridgeesol.org). What private students will want from you varies a great deal. Some may just want a conversation class, others may just be starting on the Cambridge examinations path and there will be some who are already at a very high level and may need detailed coaching on specific grammar points or on vocabulary for a particular purpose e.g. business English. And given these differences, the amount of preparation required on your part and the fee per hour you are able to charge will probably vary too. I will finish with a word on advertising. My experience has been that I have paid out money for two newspaper ads, which got back zero replies! What has worked well for me is local advertising - you need to use your imagination. I put a card in local shops and a small notice in the back window of my car and you can see people reading it at every traffic light! Just beware of getting calls on your mobile phone while you're driving - not good! As I said before, word of mouth should kick in too once you have your first couple of lessons.
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.
Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 1)
What? Kanji can be learned quickly? This seems an impossible dream to many students of Japanese who come from a non-kanji language culture. Even hiragana and katakana seem impossibly hard to the average beginner, so remembering kanji, with all their intricate strokes and multiple readings, can appear to be beyond the abilities of the human mind.
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.
Online IELTS Preparation - Why Does It Make Sense?
Because IELTS is a difficult test. While most agree that IELTS is a reasonable test, it is generally regarded as one of the most challenging tests of its type.
Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 2)
In Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery Part 1, we looked at mnemonic methods devised by James Heisig and Kenneth Henshall to speed-up kanji acquisition. We saw how their techniques activate the imagination by assigning different meanings individual elements of each kanji. But perhaps these methods do not work so well for you. If you are more of a visual learner, what are your options for rapid kanji assimilation?
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?
Learning a Foreign Language: the Ventriloquists Lesson
The main feature you have to master, in order to call yourself a ventriloquist, is to speak without moving your lips. It is not that difficult. There is a trick, of course. The sounds M, B and P make your lips move, as make the sounds V and F but in a lesser way. So, in order to be a ventriloquist, you should ban any word with m, b or p inside and avoid to pronounce f-v words. If your name is Mabel or Patrick, choose a stage name!
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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