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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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Eddie Izzard named public language champion
The Guardian
The award was announced on Friday at the Guardian and British Academy 2014 Schools Language Awards in central London as part of the annual Language Festival. The Public Language Champion award invites Guardian readers to nominate public ...

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If you spoke another language as a child, you probably still can
How robust are languages learned in childhood but disused later in life? A new study by researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal has found that the forgotten birth language of adoptees can apparently leave its traces in the brain ...


Don't Rely On Salary Data To Pick A Programming Language To Learn
You can get paid a lot of money to code COBOL, but that's probably a career-limiting choice. The less popular a language, the more an employer will be likely to pay. It's a simple matter of supply and demand—or, as MongoDB's Kelly Stirman defines it, ...

The Guardian

Lingo: A Language-Spotter's Guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren review ...
The Guardian
Are some languages worse than others? The question might sound silly, but in this entertaining exercise in “language tourism” (the book's original Dutch title), the author isn't frightened of making judgments. He thinks lenition – the habit in Welsh of ...

Indian Express

Language row: Government showing unnecessary haste, say experts
Economic Times
More than 65,000 KVS children will now have to take a new Indian language and be appraised on that in the remaining academic session. It's another matter that KVS says they don't have enough Sanskrit teachers, let alone other language teachers.
Centre confirms in Supreme Court affidavit: For KV, Sanskrit compulsory third ...Indian Express
Consider treating Sanskrit as additional subject, not as third language: SCTimes of India
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Indianapolis Star

Smith: 'A riot is the language of the unheard'
Indianapolis Star
At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. surveyed the rash of violent protests across the country and concluded that "a riot is the language of the unheard." This past week, we heard the unheard in Ferguson. And in New York ...

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The Guardian

Community languages not supported in UK education system, survey suggests
The Guardian
Most young people in Britain whose native language is not English believe speaking a second language is an advantage in life. However only just over a third take a qualification in their mother tongue, according to a Guardian/ICM poll. Despite the fact ...

Business 2 Community

Language Integration and Outsourcing: The New Way of Doing Business
Business 2 Community
Learning a new language is a huge task for most people but the benefits that shortly come after can widen your horizons in the business field. With China emerging as a future super power and America's influence slowly diminishing, taking foreign ...
Andrés Martinez: Will Mandarin overtake English? Don't count on it.Dallas Morning News
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Jokowi and English: Beyond language speaking
Jakarta Post
This general language and accent discrimination has been going on for a long time and no one seems to mind it. In a way, Jokowi's presentation at the summit was actually an eye-opener, particularly from a social-cultural perspective and with regard to ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Demons and Supervillains: The Language of Darren Wilson's Grand Jury ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
This language, too, comes from somewhere. For a recent Slate article, Matthew Hutson spoke to researchers whose findings suggest that white people are likely to envision black people as preternaturally strong, fast, and immune to pain. “You hear these ...
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson's account about Michael Brown shootingDaily Mail

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