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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.

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?Yes, Willie would probably tell me "thou hast too much time on thy hands if thou spendeth it wondering about such flights of fancy.

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.

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.

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.

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.1.

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!1.

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

What's in a word? Apparently more than we might want.For others, the ability to express yourself in the most meaningful way.

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.

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.

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Foreign language skills worsening, except in English
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Työhakemuksessa kysytään kielitaitoa Certain boxes are ticked more often than others. Image: Sarah Laukkanen / Yle. Besides English, the popularity of studying foreign languages has been falling in Finland for years. The Matriculation Examination Board ...

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Science Daily

The universal language of hormones
Science Daily
"Cytokinins speak a universal hormone language that is understood by many living beings and produces the most diverse results," Thomas Dandekar sums up the central finding of the bioinformatics overview now published. However, a lot of research is ...

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BBC News

Is this the best time in history to learn languages?
BBC News
It's likely to contribute to an environment with more opportunities for language learning, says Angela Creese, professor of educational linguistics at the University of Birmingham. “What it's likely to do is have a positive orientation to differences ...

Georgetown University The Hoya

Georgetown's Language Landscape Promotes Multiculturalism
Georgetown University The Hoya
Since Georgetown University's founding in 1789, the school has encouraged students and faculty members to broaden their worldviews and dedicate themselves to others, regardless of cultural and linguistic differences. Back then, the university offered ...

Science Daily

Dravidian language family is approximately 4500 years old, new linguistic analysis finds
Science Daily
The origin of the Dravidian language family, consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across southern and central India and surrounding countries, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago. This estimate is based on new linguistic ...
Dravidian language family is 4,500 years old: study - The HinduThe Hindu
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Dravidian language family is 4,500 years old, finds international ...Hindustan Times

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Pacific Standard

'The Myth of English as America's National Language': A Conversation With Dominika Baran
Pacific Standard
In September of last year, just as President Donald Trump first announced his intention to end the DACA program, Duke University professor Dominika Baran published a book called Language in Immigrant America , which looks at immigration through the ...
Preserving culture through languageNorth Texas Daily

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Lexington Herald Leader

State workers alarmed by layoff language in Kentucky Senate's budget bill
Lexington Herald Leader
Language tucked deep inside the Senate's version of the state budget for the next two years would make it easier to layoff state employees and strip them of their right to appeal that decision to the Kentucky Personnel Board. The language — a ...


State election officials seek help registering, informing voters in their Native language
“They are so geographically isolated from the polling location,” Johnson said. “They are what we call 'permanent absentee voting locations.'” Under the terms of a Voting Rights Act court settlement, the state is required to provide Birch Creek with a ...

'Speaking glove' translates sign language into speech
Three polytechnic students in western India have developed a 'speaking glove' for the speech impaired that can interpret sign language and convert the message into speech through a mobile application. The inventors, Gopi, Khushali, and Dhrumi, designed ...

Evening Standard

Sheboard: the new keyboard challenging gendered language
Evening Standard
Language is not gender neutral. Explicitly or implicitly, certain adjectives are female, and certain adjectives male. It's limiting for both sexes, though girls lose out the most — a recent study found that by the age of six, girls were learning the ...

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