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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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Sarah Palin defamation suit: 'Political incitement' language was added to New York Times draft
Washington Post
A draft of the New York Times editorial that triggered a lawsuit from Sarah Palin didn't include language blaming her political action committee for “political incitement,” according to a document entered into evidence in the case. The controversial ...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Same-sex marriage: Malcolm Turnbull says he deplores 'disrespectful' language in debate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he deplores the hurtful language being used in the same-sex marriage debate, and insists the vast majority of Australians are bringing respectful views to the discussion. As "yes" and "no" campaigns heat up ahead of ...

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Immigrant groups seek new language-immersion programs in diverse Osseo schools
There are lots of ways for students to gain exposure to a second language in school. Going the traditional route, students can study a foreign language through an elective course, progressing to higher levels over the years. For students who qualify ...


'White Sun' Is Nepal's Foreign-Language Oscar Submission | Deadline
Nepal has selected Deepak Rauniyar's social drama Seto Surya (White Sun) as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy ...
Oscars: Nepal Selects 'White Sun' for Foreign-Language Category ...Hollywood Reporter

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First look: Weld County releases potential ballot language for disbanding watchdog board
Greeley Tribune
An early draft of ballot language that would disband a Weld County oversight board removes all reference to that board in the more than 40-year-old Weld County Charter and assigns the majority of that board's duties to existing state statute. The ...

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A new digital platform in West Africa targets speakers of the Pidgin language
Millions of people speak this informal language, a constantly evolving mix of English and local languages, as a way to overcome language barriers in the region. And the BBC sees an opening for new audiences. They've launched a Pidgin language digital ...
BBC World Service kicks off its biggest expansion in more than 70 years, readying 12 new languagesNieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
'Reappropriating English': BBC launches online news portal in Pidgin, Nigeria's informal languageFirstpost
BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiencesBBC News
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The Conversation UK

Hundreds of languages are spoken in the UK, but this isn't always reflected in the classroom
The Conversation UK
More than 300 different languages are now spoken in British schools. And in England, over 20% of primary school children use English as an additional language. This equates to over 900,000 children for whom English is not their first language.

Foreign language program at library
Times Daily
FLORENCE – A foreign language program will be held Tuesday at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. The event, Foreign Language Learning and Test Prep, will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the library, located at 350 N. Wood Ave., in Florence.

Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Bosnia and Herzegovina Selects 'Men Don't Cry' for Foreign-Language Submission
Hollywood Reporter
Bosnia and Herzegovina has picked Alen Drljevic's Men Don't Cry, a drama about the physiological scars still remaining from the Yugoslav War, as its foreign-language film submission for the 2018 Oscars. Drljevic's debut feature premiered at the Karlovy ...

Golden State of Mind

Video Quiz 1: Celebration Sign Language
Golden State of Mind
This is a mini-series of quizzes on the Warriors' sign language when celebrating baskets. The quiz questions will be stills or short clips of the celebration and you have to guess what type of play is being celebrated. The answer to the quiz will come ...

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