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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 (blog)

In Treatment, but in Which Language?
New York Times (blog)
I have a psychotherapy practice in Madrid, but I often receive email requests for counseling from people in other parts of the world, since I also practice psychotherapy online, via Skype, in several languages: English, French, Italian and Russian ...

The rapid rise of human language
MIT News
It is easy to imagine this epochal change as cavemen grunting, or hunter-gatherers mumbling and pointing. But in a new paper, an MIT linguist contends that human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system: Instead of mumbles ...

The Guardian

Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career
The Guardian
If you want to be able to use a language within a specific field, it's essential to combine subjects, as a straight language degree may not command a big enough premium on the job market. Adam Marshall, executive director, policy and external affairs ...
Is learning on the job the best way to master a language?The Guardian

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The Sun Chronicle

Boston schools' language barriers persist
Boston Globe (subscription)
The situation is the most dire in the middle grades and the high schools, where 49 percent of students known as English-language learners are receiving insufficient levels of specialized instruction or none at all, according to the latest review by the ...
Fed. Review Finds Boston Provides Poor Services To English Language LearnersWBUR
Review: Boston doing poor job with English language learnersWCVB Boston

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Kankakee Daily Journal

Fixing Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law
The Atlantic
The new Indiana statute also contains this odd language: “A person whose exercise of religion has been substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened, by a violation of this chapter may assert the violation or impending violation as ...
Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections lawKankakee Daily Journal
Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law to assuage ...Fox News
Indiana lawmakers move to clarify language in controversial religious

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Head of New Brunswick Water Utility removed for using offensive language
NEW BRUNSWICK — The director of the New Brunswick Water Utility was removed from his position for using offensive language, according to a spokeswoman for the city. Alexi Walus, who has been director sincer Nov. 3, 2014, was removed "effective ...

New York Post

Brits v. Americans — Whose language is it, anyway?
New York Post
Our cousins across the pond may have invented the English language, but over the past 240 years or so, Americans have made some … shall we say … “improvements.” Often, people travel from the U.S. to England wrapped in a sense of comfort, thinking, ...

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Center for Research on Globalization

Islamophobia in the USA: The Case of The Arabic Language
Center for Research on Globalization
On March 18, a student in Pine Bush High School near New York City recited the American Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. This was done as part of the school's Foreign Language Week, which was conducted to celebrate the “many races, cultures and ...

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BBC News

Primary Modern Languages Programme stopped in Northern Ireland
BBC News
Tuesday was the final day of funding for the foreign languages programme for primary schools. The Primary Modern Languages Programme has been scrapped as part of Department of Education's cuts for the new financial year. Four hundred and thirteen ...

Washington County health clinic closures on the docket at Spanish-language ...
The City of Cornelius and Latino community organization Centro Cultural de Washington County will host a Spanish-language town hall at 11 a.m. April 18 to hear the concerns of Latino community members. The roughly 90-minute meeting will be held at ...

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