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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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Is cultural knowledge more important than language skills?
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Growing numbers of multinationals and start-ups are adopting English as their official company language, even if they're not based in an English-speaking nation. And internationally, millennials seem to have a much higher tolerance for using the global ...

FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States
Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was the subject of a viral video last week after he was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers. It might be news to him that nothing in the Constitution or ...

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FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States - CNN
A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language.
English isn't the official language of the United States | fox5sandiego

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Rapid City Journal

Lakota language immersion expanding at General Beadle
Rapid City Journal
Students can enroll in Lakota language at many colleges from the University of South Dakota to Sitting Bull College. On Pine Ridge, students learn Lakota, too. The Lakota classes offered in public schools in Rapid City include an elective at North ...

Futurity: Research News

Ready to enter kindergarten? Language skills are key
Futurity: Research News
It's time to add language to the list of skills that constitute “kindergarten readiness,” a new study suggests. Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten—in basic math, reading, even friendship and cooperation—the ...

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Tlicho region looks to bridge language gap between youth, elders
According to the N.W.T. Bureau of Statistics, the Tlicho region leads in the territory when it comes to people who can converse in select Indigenous languages. However, the number of people above the age of 15 in the region who can converse in an ...

Us Weekly

Body Language Expert Weighs in On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding
Us Weekly
Body language expert Blanca Cobb spoke to Us Weekly about what she observed during Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's wedding. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Wedding Timeline. The wedding took place on Saturday, May 19, at St George's ...
How Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding Body Language In 2018 Differs From Will & Kate's In 2011Elite Daily
Royal wedding body language expert: Meghan Markle was 'strength of ceremony'
Body Language Experts Compare Meghan and Harry's Wedding to Kate and Will'
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Yahoo Lifestyle

What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's body language says about their future together
Yahoo Lifestyle
It's pretty obvious to anyone who watched the royal wedding that the occasion was filled with love, from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's adoring gazes at each other throughout the ceremony, to the groom rubbing his new bride's hand as they sat together.

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Vancouver Courier

UBC prof nabs 100k prize for toddler language research
Vancouver Courier
Earlier this month, Janet Werker was awarded the Killam Prize in social sciences for her research examining the foundations of language acquisition in infants growing up in both monolingual and bilingual households. Her research has shown how babies ...


Solo stars explain how to speak the Wookiee language (blog)
Shyriiwook. That's the name for Chewbacca's grunts, growls, and roars, a language often imitated but never fully deciphered by Star Wars fans. That's because most of what Chewie says is a sound-designed hybrid of animal noises, which made it especially ...
Solo: A Star Wars Story actors detail how to speak the Wookiee languageLooper

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