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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: Mountains high enough and rivers wide enough
The Economist (blog)
WHY do some places in the world have lots of small languages, and others have fewer, bigger languages? Earlier studies seemed to show that areas of high altitude, rainfall and temperature had high cultural and linguistic diversity. A brief glance in ...

Times of India

The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way
Roughly 17% of U.S. citizens can speak more than one language, compared with 54% of Europeans. Stanford Professor Russell A. Berman, former president of the Modern Language Association, has warned that the U.S. is quickly becoming a nation of ...
Slangs changing the face of English language?Times of India
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Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Chinese-only sign reignites language debate in Richmond, BC
CTV News
A Chinese-language advertisement at a bus shelter in Richmond, B.C. has reignited a debate over the language used on signs in the Vancouver suburb. The ad, which can be seen from Steveston Highway, targets its message at the Chinese community in ...
Should public advertising include at least one official language?News1130
Chinese-only sign stirs language controversy in Richmond, BCYahoo News Canada (blog)
Chinese Crest ad draws criticismRichmond Review -South China Morning Post (blog)
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'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words
Most parents are pretty concerned about their kids using foul language. Dr. Timothy Jay, a psychologist and expert in swearing, says parents worried about bad words might be fighting a losing battle. "As soon as kids start talking, they pick up this ...

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The West Australian

Netflix to Create Its First Spanish-Language Original Series
Variety Staff. Netflix has announced its first Spanish-language original series, a soccer comedy from director Gaz Alazraki that reunites the team that made Mexican box office hit “We Are the Nobles.” TV PILOTS/DEVELOPMENT SCORECARD: Follow all of ...
Netflix Is Making Its First Spanish-Language Original SeriesTIME
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Sydney Morning Herald

Ten workplace body language mistakes
Sydney Morning Herald
Your body language determines how people perceive you. Excellent non-verbal communication skills tell your audience that you're confident, energetic, engaged, and honest, says Tonya Reiman, author of The Power of Body Language. Someone with poor ...
10 workplace body language mistakesThe Age

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Avril Lavigne 'Hello Kitty' Video Is An Embarrassment In Any Language
The majority of the "Hello Kitty" music video finds the Canadian pop princess parading around with four identical, creepily expressionless Asian women behind her, performing mind-numbingly generic dance moves, in locales like a bedroom, a candy store ...
Avril Lavigne deletes 'Hello Kitty' video after online responseGigwise

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Saint Mary's receives $1 million for language clinic
South Bend Tribune
Saint Mary's College on Wednesday announced it has received a $1 million grant from the Judd Leighton Foundation to fund its new speech and language clinic that opened last fall in Madeleva Hall. The facility will be named the Judd Leighton Speech ...

Cannes By the Numbers: Festival Big on Female Filmmakers, Canadians ...
As always, French helmers are plentiful, including Godard (“Goodbye to Language”), Michel Hazanavicius (“The Search”), Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria”) and Bertrand Bonello (“Saint Laurent”). Unprecedentedly, there are three Canadian filmmakers ...

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5 Poets On The Most Beautiful Word In The English Language
Huffington Post
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder--or the ear of the listener--but when it comes to discerning the most beautiful words in the English language, there's some objectivity at play. Certain sounds make English speakers cringe; moist is a classic ...

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