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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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Johnson: Language technology
The Economist (blog)
The real-time appearance of each word allows the curious language pundit to peer into the software's mind. I tried a deliberate “Four score and seven rrrrs ago.” Each of the first four words appeared almost instantly. After the rrrrs, the system paused ...

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know
The Guardian
You have decided to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when? Donavan Whyte, vice president of enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone, ...

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New York Times

Duolingo, Busuu and Other Apps Teach Languages on Phones
New York Times
MindSnacks' app has different games meant to help you learn the language. In one game, for example, you click the word on the screen to match the Spanish word you've just heard. You play against the clock while water is draining out of an on-screen ...

The Week Magazine

How languages are like food
The Week Magazine
You don't need to go to a special linguistic café to get some fusion language whipped up. There are quite a few languages in the world that are the product of two or more unrelated languages coming together — sometimes one language provides most of ...

National Review Online (blog)

Goodbye to Language: Godard Goes 3D
National Review Online (blog)
Godard's first 3D film, Goodbye to Language, follows Scorsese's 3D catastrophe Hugo (2011) but is still ahead of the game. Godard employs the technology devoted to today's family films and fanboy fare and subverts it. This is the same rebellious ...
In 'Goodbye To Language,' Jean-Luc Godard Seeks New Ways To Make PicturesNPR
“Goodbye to Language”: Jean-Luc Godard's dazzling, provocative 3-D mind tripSalon
Thanks for the snooze fest, 'Goodbye to Language'New York Post
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Sign-language translator uses gesture-sensing technology
A team of deaf entrepreneurs is developing software to bridge the communication gap between hearing and hearing-impaired people. by Kara Tsuboi · @karashotcorner; October 31, 2014 5:04 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus.
Now, Uni tablet that translates signs into spoken languageDeccan Chronicle
Now, 'Uni' tablet that translates signs into spoken languageANINEWS
Deaf entrepreneurs develop a tablet case that interprets gesturesDaily Mail
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The Independent

London's second languages mapped by tube stop
The Guardian (blog)
“A buffer around each tube station was created, and the languages of the local population in each buffer were extracted, to produce a 'second language' (after English) most likely to be spoken by the local community there. An interesting and sometimes ...
How the Tube map looks according to primary foreign language at each stationThe Independent
A Portrait Of London's Diversity, Drawn From Languages Spoken Near Tube StopsCo.Design

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The Scariest Thing About Grimm Is Its Horrific Butchery of the German Language
Slate Magazine (blog)
NBC's Grimm is back for its fourth season, much to the delight of aunts and grandmas the country over. But Grimm has another sub-demographic: German-speakers. Of course, we largely watch for linguistic Schadenfreude—a word that, by the way, actually ...

Ultach: Cross-community Irish language trust to close
BBC News
A charitable trust focused on the cross-community promotion of the Irish language is to close because of funding cuts. Ultach will shut its Belfast office later with four redundancies, after funding cuts by all-island Irish language body Foras na Gaeilge.

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For All Its Mysteries, Godard's 3-D Goodbye to Language Has Real Power
That sounds like a condemnation, but a film you need to see again should be a film you want to see again, and the oblique beauty of Goodbye to Language, shot in 3-D, has a tractor-beam-like pull. It's certainly not for everybody: This is Late Godard we ...
Goodbye Language, Hello Communication: Jean-Luc Godard and Ryan ...Indie Wire (blog)

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