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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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Trenton school district launches English language, civics classes for parents
TRENTON – A new effort by the Trenton school district will offer English as a second language and civics classes to parents of English language learning students this spring as a way to increase parent engagement in the schools. The city school board ...

Bloomington Pantagraph

Local school districts cautious about dual language program
Bloomington Pantagraph
Immersion seeks to improve on two traditional language programs: foreign language teaching for English speakers that usually begins in middle or high school, and bilingual education that helps students who don't speak English learn the language but not ...

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Winona Daily News

Learning a new language: WAPS' Spanish immersion program starts strong ...
Winona Daily News
Here's a look at the potential benefits that students can gain from a well-implemented immersion or dual-language program, as explained by Tara Fortune, immersion program director with the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Research on ...

CBS News

​Best Foreign Language Oscar shortlist announced
CBS News
Nine features from among those submitted for consideration in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category have advanced to the next round of voting, it was announced on Friday. Eighty-three films -- the most ever - were submitted for this ...
Oscars: 9 Titles Advance in Foreign-Language CategoryHollywood Reporter
Best foreign language Oscar slimmed down to nine contendersThe Guardian
Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist: 'Force Majeure', 'Ida' In; 'White God
Variety -A.V. Club (blog)
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The Indian Express

Will do my best to get Marathi classical language status: CM Devendra Fadnavis
The Indian Express
As per the centre's guidelines the parameters required for declaring a language classical are –documentary evidence to show its existence in form of texts/ historical evidence that goes back to 1500 years to 2000 years. Interestingly, after the ...

Irish Times

What role does cliché play in language?
Irish Times
Clearly, such expressions did not enter the language as full-blown clichés because at one time they could not have enjoyed one of the characteristic traits of cliché: being familiar. All idioms were novelties when they first gained a foothold in the ...

'The Language of Xu Bing' Opens at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
New York Times
The Chinese conceptual artist Xu Bing often gets his inspiration from language and the printed word. In the soaring glass atrium of the Morgan Library & Museum three years ago, he created a floating iridescent cloud of Chinese calligraphy made up of ...

Shreveport Times

Listening to the language of the holidays
Shreveport Times
There's the sound of the angry shopper, the screeching tires, the curse word when the lights don't work, and the timeless “Are we there yet?” Those are Christmas-seasoned but could happen almost any time. Christmas, though, Christmas has a language all ...

Daily Mail

Skype Translator beta is released and it could banish language barriers around ...
Daily Mail
A world where there are no more language barriers might not be too far away - online, at least. Skype has now released the beta version of its live translation tool, allowing people to speak to others in another language - even if they don't know what ...
How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language BarrierPopular Science
How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language TranslatorWired
Microsoft puts a wrecking ball to the language barrierFortune
iProgrammer -Big Think (blog)
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Deutsche Welle

Brad Pitt 'Keeper of the German Language'
Deutsche Welle
The American actor is of German ancestry, speaks the language and is a regular to the country, including during the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 2009 alternative war flick "Inglourious Basterds" shot in Potsdam's historic Babelsberg Studios, and in ...

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