Get a lifetime of language learning with Mondly for $69.99 Popular Science
Many of us will fly abroad at some point this year. To experience the real culture of your destination, you need to speak the language. Learning from a textbook ...
No language a barrier for these Filipino refugees in Sabah Free Malaysia Today
KOTA KINABALU: A group of Chinese tourists is going past a stall at the open-air seafood restaurant next to the Central Market in Sabah's capital when a man in ...
Linguists need preservation of languages to study human language ScienceNordic
In a recent article here at ScienceNordic & Forskerzonen, we argued that this year's UN initiative International Year of Indigenous Languages is urgently needed ...
Language dynamics The Hindu
English teachers will not be able to deliver students who can speak English well, if they don't have the opportunity to speak it with others who can speak the ...
The world speaks your language Ahmedabad Mirror
A Bangalore-based publisher is preserving rare languages from across the world.
Int’l Mother Language Day: Obaseki advocates collective effort in preserving Edo languages - Vanguard
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Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has urged for collective effort among relevant stakeholders in preserving local languages in Nigeria to promote ...
A town where most speak sign language BBC News
Kata Kolok, literally meaning 'deaf talk' in Indonesian, is a unique sign language that's the primary means of communication for just 44 people on the entire ...
Language has become a tool for social exclusion The Conversation - UK
Within a week of the Salzburg Global Seminar's Statement for a Multilingual World launching in February 2018, the document – which calls for policies and ...
Deaf And Blind Dog Knows Special Language | The Dodo Herald Review
Deaf And Blind Dog Knows Special Language | This dog can't see or hear, but her mom taught her a special language.
Raising Social Justice Awareness Through English Language Curricula - Middlebury College News and Events
Raising Social Justice Awareness Through English Language Curricula Middlebury College News and Events
Middlebury Institute Professor Deniz Ortactepe recently designed and implemented an innovative project to raise awareness of social justice among aspiring ...
The surprising revival of the Hawaiian language The Economist
SO SING THE children at Hawaii's Punana Leo O Hilo kindergarten on the Big Island of Hawaii. “It is raining on the uplands, it is raining by the sea.” The chant is ...
Language matters The News International
Language plays an important role in the sociopolitical and education systems of a country. It acts as an important identity marker at the individual and societal ...
Celebrating mother language through art The Daily Star
Marking International Mother Language Day, an international art exhibition titled Celebrating Mother Language in the Light of Art opened at National Art Gallery ...
How to learn a language in an hour a day BBC News
Being bilingual has vast benefits – but getting there needn't be a lifelong slog.
Rosetta Stone Language Learning - Review 2019 PCMag India
Rosetta Stone is undoubtedly one of the most famous language-learning programs. But is it any good? The answer is yes—especially if you're new to a ...
Courier Man Assaults 2 Women With Pen After Fight Over Language: Cops NDTV News
A 28-year-old man working with a courier firm was arrested for allegedly assaulting two sisters with a ballpoint pen in Dadar after they reportedly asked him to ...
How language shapes our brain and our lives The Nation
Islamabad - Language and communication are as vital as food and water. We communicate to exchange information, build relationships, and create art.
Are you a purist or evolutionist? What your language 'pet peeve' reveals about you ABC News
Let's face it, who doesn't love an unjustified, entirely subjective pet peeve? Being precociously cantankerous, especially about language, is how I've formed my ...
Proposed interim act delays Inuktut language instruction in schools Nunavut News
Education Minister Joanasie's proposed Interim Language of Instruction Act passed first reading Feb. 21. Joanasie says the act is temporary and.
International Mother Language Day celebrated in different flavors at Parsudih Avenue Mail
Mail News *Service* Jamshedpur: International Mother Language Day was celebrated in assorted and exciting flavors of Ho, Santhali, Bhojpuri, Gurumukhi and ...
Trump makes up story about voter fraud, lies about border wall then says his 'language is very nice' - The Independent
Trump makes up story about voter fraud, lies about border wall then says his 'language is very nice' The Independent
Donald Trump has repeated false claims about voter fraud and the border wall as he rejected suggestions his attacks on journalists and Democrats were inciting ...
Our language needs to evolve alongside AI. Here's how World Economic Forum
Language changes with the times, so here are some suggestions to help the average person understand the age of data and AI.
Language Access Has Life-or-Death Consequences for Migrants Center For American Progress
In December 2018, two children from indigenous Maya communities in Guatemala died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody. Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, ...
Push on at Capitol to help English language newcomers Star Tribune
The education of students learning to grasp the English language is getting *fresh* attention at the State Capitol — in no small part because of the fiscal pressures ...
Afrikaans, the British empire's youngest language – archive, 1936 The Guardian
21 February 1936 Giving a lecture at Oxford, Professor Haarhoff advocates the desirability of recognising Afrikaans.
Samsung Bixby assistant adds new European language support Shacknews
There are four new additions joining Bixby's existing collection of US English, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese support.
Bringing mother language education home Myjoyonline.com
Growing up, our teachers used the mother language to instruct us in school. At that time, there were few books in mother languages. It was interesting reading ...
The language of conversation impacts on the 'synchronization' of our brains Science Daily
Experts have shown for the first time that the way in which the activity of two brains is connected depends on whether the dialogue takes place in the native ...
Remembering a Programming Language that Helped Shape the Digital New York Times New York Times
NYT4, the fourth and longest living version of nytimes.com died in March, 2018 after serving New York Times *content* for 17 years. NYT4 is survived by Jeff ...
Suresh Prabhu wanted compulsory in-flight announcements in local language, ministry said 'not feasible' - Economic Times
Suresh Prabhu wanted compulsory in-flight announcements in local language, ministry said 'not feasible' Economic Times
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had asked his ministry officials to make it compulsory for airlines to use local languages for in-flight announcements ...
Developing Your Language Skills in Grad School | GradHacker Inside Higher Ed
Tips on bringing language study, an important component of many graduate programs, into your busy schedule.
These 4 language choices can help squash gender bias Technical.ly
While it's not easy to lose the inclination to use gendered language, here are some red flags to avoid. These 4 language choices can help squash gender bias.
Curious Kids: How did spoken language start? - The Conversation - ABC Splash - http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3045904/curious-kids-how-did-spoken-language-start-?null - ABC News
Curious Kids: How did spoken language start? - The Conversation - ABC Splash - http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3045904/curious-kids-how-did-spoken-language-start-?null ABC News
The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they'd like an expert to answer. Finn from Melbourne wants to know how spoken language started.
You can finally download the first Spanish-language Harry Potter digital audiobook MarketWatch
Audible launches its new Latino platform by offering “Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal,” the first Harry Potter book available as a digital audiobook in Spanish.
There's a Weird Similarity Between Chimp Communication And Human Language ScienceAlert
Behind this sentence lies a solid bedrock of mathematics, one that has been shown to govern all human languages. Linguists have found the hoots and hollers, ...
'Drops' app helps users learn a new language in five minutes Download.com
With so much going on each day, how can you find the time to learn a new language? But even the busiest of us can spare five minutes for language learning ...
International research: Preserving an indigenous language in Mexico IU Newsroom
Manuel Diaz-Campos is working to preserve the Cuicateco language with the help of the President's International Research Award.
Why reviving Indigenous languages is so important ABC News
Annalee Pope only knew a handful of words of her language, Wakka Wakka, until she started her career in Indigenous language work. She has now played a ...
General Assembly updates legal language regarding 'persons who are deaf or hard of hearing' - Staunton News Leader
General Assembly updates legal language regarding 'persons who are deaf or hard of hearing' Staunton News Leader
I am a deaf woman who has lived in Virginia for over 40 years.
This Chrome extension lets you learn a new language by watching Netflix The Verge
"Language Learning with Netflix" is a Chrome extension that lets you watch shows with two subtitles on at the same time. It's a clever *service* that makes use of ...
Speaking up for new ways to learn the Irish language Irish Examiner
Meet the man taking Irish out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. Could this be the key to teaching our kids our native tongue? Helen O'Callaghan ...
Custodians of French language finally cave in to the 'feminine form' Telegraph.co.uk
Custodians of the French language are reportedly on the verge of enacting a linguistic “revolution” by finally accepting that job titles take the feminine form.
Indigenous languages on brink of extinction in Sylhet Dhaka Tribune
The alphabets of the languages of ethnic minorities in Moulvibazar district of Sylhet have started to go extinct. The lack of their use and the domination of English ...
Nation pays tributes to language martyrs The Daily Star
The nation is paying rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 12:01am today, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the ...
Udaipur World Music Festival: Music transcends barriers of language and culture - The Financial Express
Udaipur World Music Festival: Music transcends barriers of language and culture The Financial Express
Not just the Swiss, the Greeks, too, seem to be in awe of Indian music. Udopia music group from Greece drew inspiration for its performance from the country's ...
Learn a New Language While Watching Netflix Lifehacker
Trying to learn a new language, but can't find the time? Give your binge-watching a whole new purpose and learn the basics of Japanese, Spanish, or German ...
Japan to ease language requirements for foreign nursing care trainees amid sluggish growth in applications - The Japan Times
Japan to ease language requirements for foreign nursing care trainees amid sluggish growth in applications The Japan Times
The central government plans to ease language requirements for foreign technical interns in the nursing care sector as part of its efforts to bring in more laborers ...
French language police give up battle against feminine job titles The Local France
After refusing to include emerging feminine word versions of job occupations in their pages for centuries, the Académie Française is set to concede to the trend ...
An Introduction to Bitcoin’s Scripting Language BTCMANAGER
In the following introduction, BTCManager will investigate the simple, yet powerful, coding language used in the Bitcoin Network. The Bitcoin Scripting language, ...
Inside an Effort to Document Every Single Language on Earth Atlas Obscura
In 2014, three friends from Brooklyn founded a nonprofit they call Wikitongues. The idea was to create an open-access platform with the ambitious goal of ...
Louise Palanker: Finding a Good Girlfriend, Struggling with Sexuality, 'Love Language' Money - Noozhawk
Louise Palanker: Finding a Good Girlfriend, Struggling with Sexuality, 'Love Language' Money Noozhawk
How do u find a good girlfriend if u have to be 18 or older to be on a dating app? Weezy. I don't really know how to answer this question other than to tell you that ...
Where to watch the Oscar nominees for foreign language film CNN
It's been a remarkable year for foreign language cinema. Led by Mexican drama "Roma," a bumper crop of foreign language films have picked up Oscar nods in ...
Miami Dolphins assistants fluent in speaking Brian Flores language Palm Beach Post
DAVIE — One operative word promoted by the Dolphins for the better part of a decade has been “collaborative.” Ask who was making major decisions and that ...
Board advises parents to monitor language over concerns with 'Peppa Pig' accent EWN
A number of South African parents say that their children often mimic the characters in the show, even during general social interactions.
Most popular programming language frameworks and tools for machine learning TechRepublic
If you're wondering which of the growing suite of programming language libraries and tools are a good choice for implementing machine-learning models then ...
This Chrome extension lets you learn new languages with Netflix TechRadar
Learning Languages with Netflix is designed to help you find high-quality subtitled films.
Uyghurs in America Aim To Keep Language Alive Voice of America
The Uyghur language and culture are closely related to Turkish, Uzbek, Kazakh and other Turkic groups. Today, Uyghurs use an Arabic-based writing system.
Morocco looks to French as language of economic success Reuters
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's economy is getting lost in translation. Students wearing mortar board hats wait to receive their degree diplomas following a ...
Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It Mosaic
Got a question for Philologos? Ask him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Norman Buder has identified the source of the Yiddish expression tapn a ...
Language that India understands – Daily Pakistan Observer – Pakistan Observer
THE National Security Council, highest security-related platform, has authorized the defence forces to respond decisively and comprehensively to any ...
Amazon, Google, Microsoft Press Further into Customized Language Tech and Services Slator
From big technology to language technology. Companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and many others have rapidly expanded their machine learning ...
Google translate is a manifestation of Wittgenstein language theory Quartz
More than 60 years after philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's theories on language were published, the artificial intelligence behind Google Translate has ...
More children around the world are being taught in English, often badly The Economist
ROLY POLY right, right, right. Roly poly left, left, left,” sings a class of five-year-olds at a government primary school on the outskirts of Lucknow, a city in India's ...
UNSC Resolution On Pulwama Contained Language Proposed By India, Say Officials BloombergQuint
The UN Security Council resolution on Pulwama attack contained specific language proposed by India through its partner countries including the naming of ...
Launching into the universal language of love | The Star Independent Online
An intimate love-inspired luncheon with SA's celebs.
Kilili to push for Marianas language in new immigration bill - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads - Saipan Tribune
Kilili to push for Marianas language in new immigration bill - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads Saipan Tribune
Delegate Gregorio Kilil C. Sablan (Ind-MP) would be pushing for the inclusion of language that would grant long-term guest workers CNMI-only residence legal ...
Facebook’s chief AI scientist: Deep learning may need a new programming language VentureBeat
Deep learning may need a new programming language that's more flexible and easier to work with than Python, Facebook AI Research director Yann LeCun ...
Thailand News: The week that was in Thailand news: Mind your language - why I swear by Thailand! - ThaiVisa News
Thailand News: The week that was in Thailand news: Mind your language - why I swear by Thailand! ThaiVisa News
The week that was in Thailand news: Mind your language - why I swear by Thailand! Newbies to Thailand might believe the simplistic guidebooks that claim the ...
Roma and the Oscars: why has Hollywood ignored the foreign language film? The Guardian
If, as the bookies predict, Alfonso Cuarón's Roma triumphs at the Academy Awards, it will open a can of worms. No foreign-language film has ever won. Only two ...
Quebecor's TVA to buy Incendo as part of expansion into English-language markets The Guardian
MONTREAL — Quebecor's TVA Group has an agreement to buy the Incendo group, a Montreal-based producer and distributor of television programs for ...
State lawmaker seeks to change ballot language for property tax hike requests cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A state lawmaker wants to change how requests to hike local property taxes or renew existing ones are presented on the ballot to Ohio ...
Today’s Law-School Graduates Can’t Speak the New Supreme Court’s Language National Review
With Brett Kavanaugh on board, the Supreme Court appears to have a solid right-leaning majority for the first time in 80 years. The split is 5–4, but the ...
Cornish language cheque refused by Lloyds Bank BBC News
Lloyds says it cannot process cheques written in languages its employees do not understand.
Mediacorp integrates English-language channels Channel 5 and okto Channel NewsAsia
Mediacorp will integrate two of its English-language channels, Channel 5 and okto, making the former the "definitive English-language channel for families in ...
Paid family medical leave supporters take pause after revised bill language FOX61 Hartford
HARTFORD -- The debate surrounding paid family medical leave got a lot more interesting. Last minutes changes to the language of the original bill left some ...
Could standardizing Kurdish language save it from oblivion? Rudaw
Differences among Kurdish dialects are used to divide the nation, experts warn.
English’s Reign as the “Global Language” Might End, Says Expert Futurism
According to expert linguist Gaston Dorren, translation tech is going to make learning a second language unnecessary in the future.
All the President’s Pronouns Bloomberg
American leaders' rhetoric has grown less analytical over the past century and more confident. Trump may be as far as that trend can go.
How does switching between languages impact your body? Euronews English
UAE-based researchers are exploring how switching between languages affects the body and brain.
What Language Do People Speak in the Balkans, Anyway? Atlas Obscura
Imagine a situation in which an American defendant hires a British lawyer for a trial in an American courtroom. The accused then demands that a British ...
Full plate: Millikin's Italian language classes more than grammar, vocabulary Herald & Review
DECATUR — Francesca Tescione's classes in Italian at Millikin University have a little different flavor than the usual language classes.
30 foreign countries where Nigerian languages are spoken Pulse Nigeria
We take a look at the international countries where the three major indigenous languages can actually come in handy.
It’s speaking Pak’s language, says BJP The Tribune India
TheTribune: NEW DELHI:After a brief lull, it is an all-out political war over the Pulwama terror attack.
Here’s how you can use Google Chrome in Hindi and other languages Gadgets Now
Google Search allows users to change the default language of its Chrome browser to Hindi or any other language.
7 Programming Languages You Should Consider Learning in 2019 Interesting Engineering
Here are some of the best programming languages to learn to jump-start your career.
Uphold own culture for next generations The Daily Star
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the importance of protection and practice of own languages and cultures for making a healthy environment for the ...
In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance - PRI
In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance PRI
One ethnic studies teacher in Oakland, California, noticed that her students, who come from all over the world, had some trouble relating to each other. So, she ...
Students replicate Dhaka’s language martyr monument on IIEST campus Times of India
The 162-year-old campus of the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST) sets up a new monument to celebrate the Bengali languag.
Programming languages: Python rides high but Groovy is cool again with developers ZDNet
Groovy sees a jump in popularity after years on the periphery of Tiobe's top 50 programming-language rankings.
How to learn bird language in 5 steps Mother Nature Network
Listening to birds reveals a lot about what's happening around you, including what other wildlife is roaming nearby!
Musicians on a mission to preserve Noongar language in WA Sydney Morning Herald
Award-winning musicians Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse are working on a plan with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to help save the indigenous ...
Oscars 2019: The Docs Discussed, The Foreign-Language Films Featured NPR
We're diving into the Oscar-nominated documentaries and foreign language films. We'll tell you which ones to watch and where to find them, which might make ...
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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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