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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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Want to Learn a Language? Don't Try So Hard
A new study from MIT shows that trying harder can actually make some aspects of learning a new language more difficult. While researchers have known that adults have a harder time with new languages than children do, the latest findings, published in ...
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The Guardian

Breathing life into modern foreign language A-levels
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"The study of modern foreign and ancient languages at AS and A level is valuable in developing communication skills and critical thinking, in gaining insight into other societies and cultures that can only be achieved through the language and in ...

New York Times

Inventive, Cheaper Tools for Learning a Language
New York Times
To learn a new language travelers often turn to time-tested solutions like Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur or actual classes with native speakers. Yet a number of new, creative and often more affordable tools are aiming to help you rattle off “table for two ...

The Barrie Examiner

Georgian College providing language training
The Barrie Examiner
Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) is a free program that teaches language and communication skills specific to certain sectors and occupations. OSLT is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Georgian is offering two programs ...

Public Radio International

From its beginnings to today, the English language has always been a ...
Public Radio International
Even with jets flying overhead and container ships unloading nearby, Bede's World brings to life a time and place when the English language was in its infancy. The monk who Bede's World is named after, the Venerable Bede, lived in the monastery next ...


Google Maps Available in Hindi Language Translations
Computer users must enable Hindi as their preferred language in their Google account settings to use the Hindi labels in Google Maps, according to the post. Android users can select the Hindi option within the "Language and input" menu found in their ...
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Trying too Hard Can Slow New Language Development
Neuroscientists have long observed that learning a language presents a different set of opportunities and challenges for adults and children. Adults easily grasp the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but ...

Taranaki has keepers of our language to pass it on
Taranaki Daily News
\Te Reo Maori must be naturalised to remain a living and spoken language and naturalisation occurs when the language is being used in everyday contexts and situations. I think Maori language use in existing and new domains, including the public and ...

Apple Insider

Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers ...
Apple Insider
Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise ...
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Voice of America

Ukraine: Tycoon to Launch English-Language News Network
Hollywood Reporter
MOSCOW – Ukraine will see the launch of its first and only English-language TV network, Ukraine Today, in a bid to provide international audiences with more news about Ukraine. The idea of an English-language network was first floated by the Ukrainian ...
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