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Living A Marriage And Raising Kids In Two Languages
Journalist with an adventurous past, present, and future
I live in a schizophrenic household. Two languages, two cultures, two sets of swear words. In our marriage of 40 years, my French husband and I have lived daily between two worlds. We lived in his country, and in mine. We worked in his country, and in mine.
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ARTS & CULTURE
What Does The Fox Say, And Why Is It Different In Every Language?
In nearly every language, we're pretty clear that cats say something along the lines of "meow."
Finding a Gifted Translator to Translate Your Important Documents into Foreign Languages
Ashley Wren Collins
Huffington Post Contributor
Whether you need your website, or an important document such as a marriage license, transcript, contract or other official document translated into another language, it helps to understand what kinds of features you should be looking for.
Learning Languages Beyond the Classroom
Student from Australia
There is no right or wrong way to learn a language, but there are many other ways to implement that aren't monotonous or arduous to improve your learning.
CULTURE & ARTS
Billion Word Bonanza
K. David Harrison
Linguist and advocate for endangered languages
Movie subtitles can annoy--as visual clutter--when you don't need them, but they are a godsend for the deaf and anyone watching a foreign language film. Now a devoted group of 200,000 volunteer video subbers on Viki.com have elevated the humble subtitle to an art form.
Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence
Theatre Director & Leadership Development Consultant
I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.
Ethnographic Interventions: Waking Up and Walking With Abel
Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University
In a destructive climate how do we open the eyes of our students to the complexities of the human condition? How do we ignite their curiosity about the natural and social world? How do we teach them to think critically and respect human difference?
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Why Not Speak Their Language When You Travel?
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more than a year.
Fear and Loathing at IHOP
The Hispanic Fanatic
So a woman approached the Vazquezes, and in the spirit of neighborliness, promptly snapped, "We speak English in America." She also offered the helpful suggestion that the mother and son should "go back to Spain," even though Ms. Vasquez is from El Salvador.
How Learning a Foreign Language Is Like Learning to Order at Starbucks
Learning a foreign language is obviously slightly more difficult than learning how to order your favorite beverage from Starbucks, but you can draw some interesting comparisons between the feelings you may experience along the way.
The Hidden Language of Food
Author, 'The American Plate'
Good news: you are better at languages than you realize. If you don't believe me, take a look at the foods you regularly
America's Distrust of Foreign Languages
Retired High-School Teacher
Foreign languages help free us from ethnocentrism, the delusion that we alone are the measure of all things human, and they connect us to a larger, saner, more humane world.
At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?
COO at Hatch Apps
You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.
Can Language Learning Help You Achieve Your Dreams?
COO at Hatch Apps
Learning a language can do so much for us both personally and professionally, so
let's learn languages
. But first, let's think about how learning a language will help us achieve our life goals.
What Language Should I Learn?
COO at Hatch Apps
Learning a language is a commitment. It takes years to become truly proficient, and even then there will be yet more to learn. (I'm still learning new words and cultural references in English, and I've been speaking it since I was in diapers.)
Girl Perfectly Demonstrates What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners
What a Coca Cola Ad Taught Us About Language Policy in the U.S.
Author, Language-Lover, and Former Senate Staffer
For a country that considers itself the world's superpower, its citizens are shockingly deficient when it comes to having a knowledge of foreign languages.
THE WORLD POST
Killing Them Softly
The pressures of modernity have resulted in many casualties. In this battle between the head and the heart, the language with international acceptability, the language of future and opportunities and the language required for basic survival in today's world is likely to win hands down.
A Confluence of Fluency in Orlando
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
International Careers Expert, Award-winning & Best-selling Aut...
I'm not a language teacher -- and I don't speak another language with any degree of proficiency -- but I have great admiration for those who do.
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