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Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

In Stunning Twist, England Leaves United Kingdom Instead of Scotland!

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

It is rumored that the British were forced to make this sudden decision when the Scots threatened to invade England wearing nothing but kilts -- and more disturbingly -- no underwear.

Stand on the Table!

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world.

Here's The One Word Everyone Is Saying/Writing Right Now

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books

We all love slash can't stop using "slash."

How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

I sometimes lie awake at night cursing the heavens, wishing that God had never forged a love of the written word from the steel of my very soul and instead forged something that would have allowed me to invent Candy Crush.

Creative Entertaining: Game, Set, Match! (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 08.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Whether you're cheering for last year's reigning British champ or this year's French Open winner, what better time to don your tennis whites and host a viewing party for friends and family?

So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

In Defense of Teaching Poetry

Stephen Chiger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Stephen Chiger

If children tell you that they do not like poetry, the first question you should ask is whether they have ever been taught how to read it.

The Importance of Being Fluent in the Language of Texting

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If conversation is an art, art takes practice. Today, that practice time is used up screen-to-screen, rather than face-to-face or through composing a well-constructed letter. And yet the reports of the death of eloquent expression may be greatly exaggerated.

Side Effects, in Spanish: The Books of Almudena Solana

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a huge fan of the Spanish writer Almudena Solana. Great news for me: I am finally meeting her this week after years of reading and re-reading he...

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

Because of Her, I Rise: 5 Lessons Learned from Maya Angelou

Lindsey Mask | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Let us not lessen the impact a single life can have in this world. Like moments in history before today and surely for moments yet to come, this day i...

How to Learn a Language Without Burnout

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other langua...

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Learn French!

Dominique Hoppe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Dominique Hoppe

In fact, virtually any career, public or private, is given a boost with knowledge of a foreign language. But why French?

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

5 Words You're Probably Misusing

Rob Reinalda | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Rob Reinalda

In the game of Telephone, by the time the message reaches the last player in the queue, it usually bears little resemblance to the initial utterance. With that in mind, here are some words that many people use frequently -- and incorrectly.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Finding The Words

Liz Madans | Posted 02.27.2014 | Education
Liz Madans

Are the old masters to be left alone to the practice of writing, while we watch and marvel from the sidelines? I know that everyone has a story to tell, but perhaps it is an English teacher's closeness to the words that renders the wistfulness almost ironic.

"Breakfast at Zezima's"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Beer: It's not just for breakfast anymore. But the greatest beverage in the history of mankind, which guys often use to hook up with ...

Ode to My Graduating Daughter

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Sidonie Sawyer

Despite living in a privileged country where liberty is acquired, she knows well about the struggle of less privileged. She will gently coach those in need of advice or just a simple word of consolation. She is great with children.

Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.19.2013 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

Not long ago I was at my dentist's office getting my teeth cleaned. The hygienist, who has gone back to community college to further her education, had a grammar question for me that arose from a history class.

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Cullen White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cullen White

If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing. There is no way we can fill those jobs with American students and an education system that doesn't adequately prepare them.

The Lake Wobegon Effect at California State Univeristy

William G. Tierney | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
William G. Tierney

California State University is inventing its own Lake Wobegon in dealing with entering freshmen who need to take remedial classes in math and English.

Abeer Saady: Egyptian Journalism Dynamo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's a ball of fire, constantly moving, talking, acting, fighting for journalists' rights, documenting events on tough assignments, traveling, traini...

The English Language Used To Sound Like This

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

As English continues to become the global go-to language, it's easy to forget that it was drastically different even just a few hundred years ago. The...