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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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The Star Online

Language day plan hailed
The Star Online
She was responding to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik's proposal for schools to have two days every week where only Bahasa Malaysia or English is used to help students improve their language skills. However, a senior English teacher from Selangor ...
Recognising UEC won't undermine BM's position as national languageThe Edge Markets MY
Maszlee proposes weekly BM, English language days in all schoolsThe Sun Daily

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ABC News

Chart of the day: Does speaking another language hurt your education opportunities?
ABC News
Analysis of Census data by the Grattan Institute's Andrew Norton finds that 18 to 20-years-olds from households where another language is spoken at home are far more likely to be studying at university than those from homes where only English is spoken.

Voice of America

Saving A Critically Endangered Aboriginal language in Australia
Voice of America
Indigenous elders in central Australia are leading efforts to save a critically endangered language. Of the estimated 300 Indigenous languages that once existed in Australia, only 90 are still spoken. Language is a critical part of Indigenous culture ...


The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages
According to Niels Eek, a psychologist and cofounder of mental health and self development platform Remente, swear words may be associated with older parts of the brain. Most language, he said, is located in the cortex and specific language areas in ...

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EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING: Racist graffiti found on south Toledo home, suspect in custody
(Source: WTOL). TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -. (WARNING: The video below that originally was posted on Facebook contains explicit language.) MOREAdditional LinksPoll. A woman posted a Facebook live video on Saturday afternoon in which she says someone ...

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Psychology Today (blog)

The Surprising Power of Language over Memory and Choice
Psychology Today (blog)
Those who are bilingual and bicultural know first-hand that how we behave can depend on what language we are speaking. As scientists with a combined 30 years of expertise studying bilingualism and decision-making, our research shows that who you are ...

The Times of Israel

IDF counters Hamas 'fake news' about Gaza target with Arabic-language video
The Times of Israel
Israel's chief military liaison to the Palestinians released an Arabic-language Facebook video Sunday accusing the Hamas terror of spreading “fake news” and challenging reports that Israel had hit a playground in Gaza in its airstrikes Saturday. “In ...

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Irish Times

Basque language defies globalisation and enjoys resurgence
Irish Times
This almost total immersion in the Basque language ensures that these children have a command of a language whose grammatical complexities often bewilder outsiders and which, having been threatened with extinction just half a century ago, is now ...

He invented the Klingon language for 'Star Trek.' But how?
The Daily Herald
The only thing we knew about the language was character names. In the first movie, the Klingon captain speaks maybe two or three lines. That was made up, before I got involved. I was hired to do the Klingon for “Star Trek III.” Q: And how did that happen?

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