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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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Kids song about alligator clue to Houma language
Monroe News Star
BATON ROUGE – In a dead language on a tape 40 years old, Elvira Billiot sings a children's song about an alligator. Last year, a great-granddaughter Elvira Billiot never met heard "Chan-Chuba" for the first time and felt an immediate connection to the ...
Kids' song about alligator opens a window to Houma

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'Force Majeure' to Rep Sweden in Foreign-Language Oscar Race
Ruben Ostlund's “Force Majeure” (Turist), which world-premiered at Cannes' Un Certain Regard and won the jury prize, will represent Sweden in the Oscar's foreign-Language race. The fourth feature from director-writer Ostlund, “Force Majeure” will be ...
Oscars: Sweden Picks 'Force Majeure' Best Foreign Language Film CandidateHollywood Reporter

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Tongan Language Week encourages Tongan NZers to nurture native tongue
Māori Television
As the Tongan community of NZ launch Tongan Language Week, we find that it's not only the language that's been celebrated and taught here, it's also the culture and ancestral beliefs with a spiritual and holistic approach. There are some students of ...
Minister launches Tongan Language (press release)

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Why we love the language police
Boston Globe
“What I maintain is that our ancestors created this language, which is one of the three best languages in history,” Gwynne said (he considers the other two to be Latin and classical Greek). “And we know how they passed that on from generation to ...

BET (blog)

Mixtape Review: Ty Dolla $ign, Sign Language
BET (blog)
On his latest mixtape Sign Language the “Irie” crooner gave fans something similar to his Beach House mixtapes. Even though he didn't have DJ Mustard on this one, Dolla $ign did enlist the services of some A-list talent to help give this mixtape a more ...

North Albany Middle School adds dual-language classes
Corvallis Gazette Times
Cedillo never forgot her first language, even though her family spoke it less as the children went to school. But she didn't know how to read or write in it, and even its spoken use was discouraged by the English-only businesses nearly everywhere she went.

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San language lobbyist Banini Moyo dies
TSORO-O-TSO San Development Trust director Davy Ndlovu said Moyo's work at the University of Zimbabwe represented the first ever San language transcription in the country. “He was admitted at Tsholotsho Hospital on August 21 and passed away on ...

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Providence language teacher helps newcomers from diverse backgrounds ...
The Providence Journal
More than 25 countries and 10 language groups are represented, the center says on its website. Clients learn English and life skills and get job training so they can support themselves and their families. In July, the center was chosen by Vice ...

Foreign language courses expanding to all Metro middle schools
The Tennessean
The hope is for foreign languages to be offered in all four middle school grades — fifth through eighth — but details are still being finalized. It is also unclear which language will be matched to each school, though the majority of middle schools ...

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Students in dual language programs will face extra hurdles on Smarter Balanced ...
The Oregonian -
Three Reedville Elementary students get help from two Brown Middle School students during an after-school coding class. All Reedville students, from both Spanish- and English-speaking backgrounds, learn in both languages in the school's dual language ...

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