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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 Guardian

Learn another European language – and give two fingers to Brexit Britain
The Guardian
Foreign languages have been in decline in British schools for years, especially at A-level; German in particular is so unpopular now, with a 45% drop in entries since 2010, that some schools will be seriously debating dropping it from the timetable ...

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Amazon introduces APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screens
Along with the launch of the all-new Echo Show, the Alexa-powered device with a screen, Amazon also introduced a new design language for developers who want to build voice skills that include multimedia experiences. Called Alexa Presentation ...
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Language Links
The pointy end of the spear of language revival – Language revival is tricky business – particularly for Aboriginal languages once considered to be extinct. The question is, to make language revival bite, do we modernise our languages and devise words ...


Beyond Language: The Power Of Mindful Nonverbal Communication
When it comes to communication, we often tend to rely on language at the expense of the rest of our communication toolbox . Language is one of the main traits that sets human beings apart. Yet, we communicate with one another in other ways as well such ...

Gladstone Observer

Second language can give you the job edge
Gladstone Observer
WORKERS who can speak a second language or have experience with other cultures should highlight this on their resume as it can give them an edge in many sectors. Jobs that require human understanding, such as social work, customer service, and ...
Workers with second language and cultural awareness are in

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South China Morning Post

Real-life learning the key to mastering a second language
South China Morning Post
Noting such concerns, Lai Chun, an associate professor in the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of education, points out that most second language curricula and textbooks used in international schools now pay more attention to developing learners ...

The Economist

Subjects to changeThe natural wildness of the English language
The Economist
In one are the descriptivists, for whom change is a natural feature of a living language; in the other are the prescriptivists, who view such changes in strictly negative terms as evidence of slipping standards. “Talk on the Wild Side” is aimed at ...

Irish Times

Newton Emerson: Next stop, an electronic solution to language issue
Irish Times
Glider buses are made in Belgium, where an even stricter policy applies across the entire country – only the official language of each region is used on public transport, with languages switched mid-journey on through services. But bilingualism is ...

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Fast Company

Five ways your body language is inadvertently offending people
Fast Company
There's been a lot of talk these days about the importance of emotional intelligence and the need to be sensitive to others. But few people take this concept and apply it to body language. Yet the physical cues we provide to those around us tell ...

Times of India

Hindi most spoken Indian language in US, Telugu speakers up 86% in 8 years
Times of India
MUMBAI: Hindi continues to be the most widely spoken Indian language in the US, followed by Gujarati and Telugu. However, in terms of percentage increase, if the data of 2010 is compared with the most recent figures for 2017, the number of Telugu ...
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