How Penguins from foreign countries grasped English language Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana - VentureBeat
Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana VentureBeat
5 unique products to help you learn a new language in 2020 Windows Central
The most common language in every state, besides English and Spanish Atlanta Journal Constitution
Indigenous languages matter – but all is not lost when they change or even disappear - The Conversation AU
Indigenous languages matter – but all is not lost when they change or even disappear The Conversation AU
State board approves language for new petition drive to expand protections for LGBTQ - Michigan Radio
Expanding access to sign language would improve education for deaf students, backers say - MDJOnline.com
Expanding access to sign language would improve education for deaf students, backers say MDJOnline.com
Lesson of the Day: ‘Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building)’ - The New York Times
Lesson of the Day: ‘Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building)’ The New York Times
Automatic enrolment in Gaelic education will benefit both children and the language - The Conversation UK
Automatic enrolment in Gaelic education will benefit both children and the language The Conversation UK
Foreign Languages in Belgian Employment Contracts The National Law Review
Ballerina - An Open Source JVM Language and Platform for Cloud-Era Application Programmers - InfoQ.com
Ballerina - An Open Source JVM Language and Platform for Cloud-Era Application Programmers InfoQ.com
Language conference explores digital world New Straits Times
Petition language approved again in recall against TCAPS trustees Traverse City Record Eagle
UPDATE: TCAPS Recall petition language UpNorthLive.com
Local man breathes life into language Manistee News Advocate
Ballot language to include LGBT Michiganders in anti-discrimination law OKed by state board - MLive.com
Ballot language to include LGBT Michiganders in anti-discrimination law OKed by state board MLive.com
In some EU countries, fewer speak the national language at home Pew Research Center
Roger Federer caught out by linesperson who could speak multiple languages, fined $3000 - Stuff.co.nz
How to learn a new language from your phone Evening Standard
'Language of a rapist': Trump blasted for telling Pompeo he 'did a good job on' NPR reporter he attacked and lied about - Raw Story
'Language of a rapist': Trump blasted for telling Pompeo he 'did a good job on' NPR reporter he attacked and lied about Raw Story
The united colours of language Times of India
Language Industry Hires at Lingotek, Take 1, ProTranslating, Language Connections, and Travod - Slator
Language Industry Hires at Lingotek, Take 1, ProTranslating, Language Connections, and Travod Slator
Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building) The New York Times
Survey: 37 languages spoken by diverse Reading Hospital employees Lehigh Valley Business
Is there a link between language and religion? Deccan Herald
A fascinating map of the most spoken languages in every US state besides English and Spanish - Boing Boing
A fascinating map of the most spoken languages in every US state besides English and Spanish Boing Boing
EXPLAINED: The foreign languages children learn in French schools The Local France
Learning curve starts with language Bangkok Post
Google: Mixed Languages In URLs Are Fine For Search Search Engine Roundtable
Multilingual linesperson stuns Roger Federer after obscenity warning in quarter-final - Wide World of Sports
Multilingual linesperson stuns Roger Federer after obscenity warning in quarter-final Wide World of Sports
Sign languages evolve just like spoken languages ZME Science
Chinese academic suspended for copying programming language Financial Times
Language around a possible Mookie Betts trade is getting stronger 98.5 The Sports Hub
KU to close its languages school due to reported budget problems WDAF FOX4 Kansas City
Roland Park school community upset over racial language against students WBAL TV Baltimore
“It’s Like a Foreign Language”: Donald Trump’s Encounter With the Constitution Did Not Go Well - Vanity Fair
“It’s Like a Foreign Language”: Donald Trump’s Encounter With the Constitution Did Not Go Well Vanity Fair
Football 101: What Does “Language” Even Mean? Inside The Star
Eric Felten on the Uses of Language National Review
Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address | TheHill - The Hill
Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address | TheHill The Hill
'Kwawaldam?': Middlebury Language Schools To Offer Abenaki Pilot Program Vermont Public Radio
Language on markers honoring students who integrated Albemarle schools at issue - The Daily Progress
Catholic activist asks bishop to clarify ‘deeply confusing’ language he used about female Episcopal ‘bishop’ - Lifesite
Catholic activist asks bishop to clarify ‘deeply confusing’ language he used about female Episcopal ‘bishop’ Lifesite
Macpherson: In Quebec, the language issues keep getting smaller Montreal Gazette
Free “Language Learning with Netflix” extension makes studying Japanese almost too easy - SoraNews24
Introducing La DePaulia: DePaul's new Spanish-language news site Chicago Tribune
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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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