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I Forgive You, English Speakers

THINK Global School | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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
Quora

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...

7 Things to Know About Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. A recent editorial by Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, suggests that "the vast majority of Americans have a limited -- and often mistaken -- understanding of Native American history."

Protecting Our Cultural Endangered Species: School Policies

Alissa Stern | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Alissa Stern

The combination of political stability and internal educational policy advocacy is one combination that seems to hold promise for the strengthening of regional languages. But the pace needs to be sped up, before regional languages are too inconsequential to be revitalized.

Mabou: September, 2014, New York City

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 12.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

During my career as a "Hollywood photographer" I have been blessed to meet many amazing people of great accomplishment, who have achieved fame through talent, dedication and spirit.

7 Things Your Child Needs to Learn a Language

Olga Mecking | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Olga Mecking

I think a lot about what it takes to really learn a language because I am raising my own children with no less than three of them, but also because I find it absolutely fascinating. My experience is that there are several things children (and adults!) need to speak a new language.

Can Language Learning Help You Achieve Your Dreams?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Amelia Friedman

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.

Species Not The Only Things Facing Extinction

| Emily Underwood | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

A different tongue dies approximately every 2 weeks.

Common Core and Esperanto

Peter Greene | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

It's seductive to think that we could come up with a neat, efficient, one-size-fits-all education system that would be orderly and clean, and we just get everyone to use it exactly the same way.

What Language Should I Learn?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

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.)

What New Graduates NEED to Know About Applying for Jobs Internationally

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Before you start applying for jobs internationally, do the basic research on what kind of work visas or permits you'll need to have to accept the position.

How to 'Shush' People in Different Languages

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

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How to Encourage Young Children to Start Talking and Expressing Themselves

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

Helping children develop their language supports their ability to communicate and express their feelings and better understand yours. Learning to use and understand language is the first vital step towards literacy, providing the basis for learning to read and write.

Girl Perfectly Demonstrates What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.06.2014 | Comedy

What do you sound like to a foreigner? 19-year-old Finnish YouTube user Sara is here to unveil the mystery. Although she is speaking total gibberi...

America the Bilingually Beautiful

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Media
Steve Leveen

Mere seconds after Coca-Cola's 60-second Super Bowl ad faded out with "America is Beautiful," morphing to the Twitter hashtag #AmericaisBeautiful, the social media ignited.

America, Home of the Double Standard?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Wardah Khalid

Super Bowl commercials are well-known for their controversial subjects and the chatter they spark post-game, but the conversations following Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad were in a league of their own.

Say 'Merry Christmas' In 24 Ways!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | Religion

Christmas is right around the corner, and all over the world people are preparing for the big day. Everyone has their own way of expressing their ...

Language Facts Around The World

Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel

Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... a...

Of Arianna, Languages, and Cultural Understanding

Michael Elchik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Elchik

For those of us beyond our school years, exposure can occur anytime, anywhere and in a variety of different ways from reading a news article to following a Twitter stream to practicing a language to visiting a foreign country.

Sometimes You Just Need to Get Lost

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

These seven exercises will strengthen your mental flexibility, prepare you be more resilient to change and help you be more successful at work (because nimble thinking is often rewarded). And frankly, maybe you'll have some fun doing things differently for a change.

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Ella Frances Sanders | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Ella Frances Sanders

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.

This Is Why Germans Sound So Angry

Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy

Welcome to today's edition of European stereotyping, fake mustaches included. In defense of German language... ugh, who are we kidding? Via Copy Ca...

DISCOVERED: Rare New Language In Outback

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science

A new language, one that combines elements of English with traditional indigenous speech, has been discovered in northern Australia, according to a n...