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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 07.28.2014 | 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...

The Skill That Every Teen Should Have

Abi Hunter | Posted 07.23.2013 | Teen
Abi Hunter

I could not be patriotic in a country where people from varied backgrounds are expected to eschew their culture and language. That's not the country that I believe in.

Want To Learn A Foreign Language?

Next Avenue | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Oswald You could study in a classroom, but why not get immersed in the culture as well? Old joke: What ...

Tower of Babble

Julie Gray | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Julie Gray

Recently I began to study in Israel's famed Ulpan Hebrew immersion classes. There are those who say that Hebrew isn't that difficult to learn but they are liars.

The Tower of Babble: How Humans Learn Language

Laura Cococcia | Posted 04.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Cococcia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhat is truly fascinating is that just as children have an innate ability to learn language, their caregivers -- anyone from a mother to an older sibling to the teenage babysitter from down the block -- have an innate ability to teach it.

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for Translation, Just Not for the Reasons You Think

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

How does immigration boost the economy? There are many reasons, but the short answer is that immigration adds more people who in turn spend more money. Businesses benefit from this spending, a fact reflected in the larger economy.

America the Multilingual

Lance A. Twitchell | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Lance A. Twitchell

Every Native American language is in extreme danger. Some of them are looking at language death in the next decade, and some are trying to just stabilize the number of children who are learning and speaking their ancestral languages.

Google, Kurzweil, and the Information Transformation Age

Nataly Kelly | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Google's self-declared mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It's impossible for Google to accomplish this without translation.

How Democrats Do Diversity: Using Voters' Language to Get Out the Vote

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

All linguistic minorities deserve to be approached and heard in their home languages whenever possible, because the conversation that results is fuller and richer and you tend to hear things that otherwise might not be said in English.

Brands With Hilarious Names In Other Languages

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

Any company pushing overseas struggles with new demands and cultures. But the most annoying obstacle may be that pesky language barrier. Just ask the ...