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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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New York Times

The Language of Love Prevails
New York Times
Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan were married Saturday at the Codman Estate, an event space in Lincoln, Mass. The officiant was Arpad J. Toth, the bride's maternal grandfather and a justice of the peace in New Hampshire, who received a one-day ...

Five Best Language Translation Tools
When you need to translate one language to another, either just to communicate or because you're trying to read something, you have tons of options—they're just not all that great at capturing what the original language really meant without sounding ...

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The Guardian

Am I too old to learn a new language?
The Guardian
When Adrian Black met his Italian partner 10 years ago, he was determined to learn her home language. Having successively picked up French a decade earlier when he lived in France, he felt the challenge was attainable. "I was blown away by how hard it ...

District partners with Rosetta Stone to bring 25 languages to students
Hilton Head Island Packet
The district plans to launch a partnership with Rosetta Stone -- a language-learning software company -- to bring 25 languages to students and staff by the end of this month. "I think students will get excited about the opportunity to self-select a ...

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US lacking in foreign language education
Red and Black
While there are certainly a large number of people who do break the language barrierin the U.S., foreign countries far surpass foreign language standards. it is important for us to look at other regions of the world that teach English or other ...

ABC News

Language Factors Into Race for Navajo President
ABC News
The Navajo language is a vital part of the tribe's culture, most commonly spoken among elderly Navajo people as their first language and less so among younger generations. Most tribal members grow up hearing it at home and in prayers and songs recited ...

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Learn Eastern Armenian with Birthright Armenia's Online Language Tutorial
Armenian Weekly
It's back by popular demand! The Depi Hayk Language Tutorial has successfully undergone a thorough technological upgrade to ensure usability across all desktop platforms and browsers. Registration is simple, and within a minute you're ready for your ...

The Guardian

How to Speak Money review – John Lanchester on the language of lucre
The Guardian
Looking back, I'd argue that was also the year in which parts of Britain, particularly in the south-east, particularly in the City of London and in the new towers of Canary Wharf, began routinely to describe the world with a new language, what John ...


Former teacher hosts class to teach kids sign language
Gisela Soto has been working in sign language-related jobs since the early 1980s. A former teacher at South Florida State College, she is currently putting on a four-week class to teach children sign language at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. Here ...
Intro to Sign Language Class to Be Offered Saturdays at LibraryThe Missourian
Deaf community to raise awarenessRochester Democrat and Chronicle
Baltimore Nonprofit Celebrates Deaf Awareness WeekPR Web (press release)

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Wall Street Journal

The Best Language for Math
Wall Street Journal
The language gap is drawing growing attention amid a push by psychologists and educators to build numeracy in small children—the mathematical equivalent of literacy. Confusing English word names have been linked in several recent studies to weaker ...

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