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A School District That’s Starting Gender Diversity Conversations Early

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 04.19.2017 | Queer Voices
Laurin Mayeno

It’s a Tuesday after school and 25 elementary school personnel are gathered at the Office of School Health of the San Francisco Unified School Distr...

7 Ways Media and Tech Can Help You Raise Bilingual Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Common Sense Media

By Maria Alvarez, Common Sense Media Whether you speak Spanish or just want your kids to learn it, raising bilingual kids is a big commitment. But eve...

This Headband Could Help Us Understand Each Other Better

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living

Your doctor just diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes. You’re going to need to change your diet. Something is happening to your pancreas. You need to ...

How Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — On a chilly December evening, King Middle School students and their families streamed into Ocean Gateway, a party space with sweep...

Yiyun Li On Choosing To Be 'Orphaned' From Her Native Language

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Launching a career as a novelist seems like an impossible dream to many ― let alone doing so in a second or third language. But that’s exactly wha...

The Media Rejects Black People, But Accepts Black Lingo

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 04.03.2017 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

The video above is a part of a series on NBC’s Today morning show called “Teens Tell All.” In this episode of the series, teens reveal popular ...

So You Want To Work In Chinese?

Frances Chan | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Frances Chan

You’ve been studying Chinese for a few years, and you want to take your China-savvy to the next level: your career. But what do you do with it? Ther...

Is Perfect Bilingualism Attainable?

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Kevin M. Wong

Raising children to speak two languages is no easy feat. Parents often find themselves enrolling children in language immersion programs, exposing the...

Forgetting Languages Cost Me $127,000, And So Much More

Philip Sopher | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Philip Sopher

Yesterday I met a Brazilian woman in a coffee shop in D.C. This was my chance to show off my Portuguese! But after "Oi! Tudo bom?" I had nothing left,...

What Does Being Bilingual Really Mean?

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 06.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

An absolute level of correctness or proficiency, or even certainty, does not exist, and perfection, in any field, is always an ideal. A high stage o...

Want To Teach Kids "Proper" English? Speak Their Language.

Monica Gray | Posted 04.22.2017 | Education
Monica Gray

In a lab in Pittsburgh filled with sleek computers, doll houses and an assortment of colorful toys, two scientists are trying to find better ways to t...

Hilarious Video Shows That Portuguese And Spanish Aren't As Similar As People Think

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.31.2016 | Latino Voices

How different can Spanish and Portuguese really be? A group of innocent Spanish-speaking souls found out the fun way. In a video published by ...

The Gentle Art Of Sucking At Languages

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.10.2017 | Education
Steven Shehori

Languages are hard to learn. Sure, I'm a professional writer, which means me am totes real good at English. But outside of my mother tongue, these abilities sort of drop off the table. I studied French for 15 years in school, from Kindergarten to my final year of college.

Living A Marriage And Raising Kids In Two Languages

Janis Couvreux | Posted 03.05.2017 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

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.

Learning a Second Language is a Waste of Time

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 02.04.2017 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

Learning a second language is unproductive and a veritable waste of time. At long last I have come to my senses. After years expounding and arguing about the benefits of learning foreign tongues I have come to realize the truth and seen the light.

The History of Duolingo

Quora | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 01.11.2017 | New York
Jacquelin Carnegie

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson.

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Anyone who's ever been irked by improper use of a semicolon or a misplaced comma will find a kindred spirit in Lynne Truss, a British journalist and novelist whose bestselling book covers all manner of mistakes in the English language.

Learning Languages Beyond the Classroom

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 11.18.2016 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

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.

Billion Word Bonanza

K. David Harrison | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
K. David Harrison

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 have elevated the humble subtitle to an art form.

Google Translate's Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

The Google Translate app can be a godsend for travelers and language learners. And it just got even better. In January, the mobile app debuted a featu...

I Forgive You, English Speakers

THINK Global School | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

Being a linguist does put you in a minority amongst native English speakers. I guess I've been in a little comprehension bubble by mainly traveling in countries in which I speak the lingo. All that changed when I moved to Greece.

The Best Way to Learn a New Language... Fast!

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education

There is a trick to learning languages that can shorten the journey to fluency from decades to mere months. There's also something most teachers won't even tell students for fear they would never start, but in fact, is vital that you know.

UK Start Up Erly Stage Studios: 'Make Learning Fun'

Anna Shen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Technology
Anna Shen

Farid Haque's mother speaks Arabic, his father, Japanese, his friends, Urdu and his wife, Norwegian. When this education technology entrepreneur, publisher and gamer launched his company, the road ahead was obvious.

The Hilarious Struggles That Only Bilingual People Understand

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 01.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language brings many benefits. It's easier to travel, your brain stays sharp and it even helps the decision-making process. Rec...