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Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?

What's more disappointing than a person who makes a promise he can't keep? A person who makes a promise that is a lie. Many promises to make a "decent living" teaching English in Mexico are just that?a lie.

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview

Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word.

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!

Sad, but true. Just about everywhere you look online, the English language is suffering a fate worse than death. The problem, in reality, is so widespread that it has begun to affect all aspects of the language. "But, what on Earth does this have to do with Internet marketing?" you may be asking. Well, my fellow netpreneur...Everything!

English Has Come A Long, Long Way...

I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to be transported in a time machine to our world today. What would he think? How would he react?

Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood

Second language learning has associated with it many types of benefits. Among them include: social, economic, intellectual and linguistic. Children who engage in second language learning typically outperform their peers in the area of vocabulary development as well as intellectual development. As important as learning a second language is, learners can be viewed as experiencing difficulties with language development when in reality they are displaying linguistic differences.

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition

Some children are really funny about experimenting with speech. Nonetheless, the first intelligible words bring such a feeling of elation to a parent. Come on, Sweetie. Show Mumma the bunny. Without saying a word, my little girl points to a plush rabbit.

Mexican Living: Todays Obsession

I would like to talk about one of my many obsessions: learning Spanish. I have been thinking about this lately mostly because I am under the impression that, though I've lived in Mexico for two years, my Spanish sucks in a major way.

What Does an Interpreter Do?

Many people get confused as to the difference between an interpreter and a translator. There is a common tendency to think translators interpreter, or that interpreters translate. In fact, the two are very separate jobs requiring different skills. To explain who and/or what an interpreter as opposed to a translator we set out the main differences between interpreting and translation.

Learn Italian in Your Hometown

Are you interested in learning the Italian language right in your own hometown? There are several options that you can explore to find the Italian classes that are just perfect for you! First, you should consider whether you would you enjoy the interaction that takes place among students in group classes, or if you would prefer the one-on-one attention of a private instructor.

Learn Italian in Italy

You can combine your love of the Italian language with an unforgettable experience in the country where the language is spoken by studying Italian in Italy! Hands-down, the best way to learn a foreign language is to live, work, or study in a native speaking environment. Studying Italian in Italy is the best possible experience you can have to learn the language.

Learn Italian for Free

Italian is one of the most widespread languages in the world, and speaking it can give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment, an edge in your career, and even a stronger bond with your ancestors if you are of Italian descent. There are many ways you can learn Italian, including textbooks, tapes, CDs, software, group classes or private lessons, but there are also ways you can begin or continue your studies of the Italian language entirely for FREE!

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize

What?s in a word? Apparently more than we might want.

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English

My dad likes to say, he was made in Italy, but born in Brooklyn New York. You see his parents left Palermo, Sicily in February 1955 and sailed by boat to America. My nonna (Italian for grandmother) was six months pregnant at the time and was quite ill through out the month?s passage. Like most of the immigrants however, all she cared about was that her son be born in America, and thus immediately become a United States citizen. My grandparents, immediately settled in Sicilian-Italian neighborhood called Bensonhurst, and the language of choice was Sicilian, of course. By the time my dad was 10 months old, he was saying words in Sicilian and by the time he was a year-old, he was able to put sentences together. That's why it's no surprise to me that my dad was able to learn the English language as quickly as he did.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners

There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented in our schools for whom a unique approach to developing literacy is necessary. The development of literacy by English language learners (ELLs) includes all of the challenges implicit for English speaking children literacy attainments, and is additionally compounded by a diversity of linguistic, cognitive and academic variables.

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books

There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the United States making it the fifth largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is estimated that within five years, only Mexico will have more Spanish-speakers than the U.S. Schools are offering bilingual courses and fully integrated bilingual curriculum. In some areas of the country , Spanish even exceeds English as the first language of the residents. Families are integrating languages into their neighborhoods regularly.

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Billings Gazette

Crow women gather to practice language, saying 'our language is our identity'
Billings Gazette
Janice Little Light-Hudetz, Crow name Baanashchi Koowisse meaning Forever Beads, right, speaks in Crow with fellow members of the Crow Language Club at Little Light-Hudetz's home on Thursday, June 1. REBECCA NOBLE, Gazette Staff. prev. next.

Eyewitness News

'IsiZulu can't be SA's official language'
Eyewitness News
Times Live columnist Andile Ndlovu wrote a piece in which he suggested that it may be time to consider dropping English as South Africa's official language and instead begin using isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa. EWN political ...

The Guardian

Difficulty of NHS language test 'worsens nurse crisis', say recruiters
The Guardian
Language tests introduced by the government to restrict immigration are stopping the NHS from recruiting foreign nurses – including highly qualified native English speakers. Growing nursing shortages mean that the NHS has major gaps in its workforce ...


Eid-El-Fitr: How can Buhari address Nigerians in Hausa language? – Reno
Former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, has queried why Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, whom he described as a national leader, would, in his Eid-El-Fitr message, address Nigerians in a sectional language.
Reno Omokri blasts President Buhari for addressing Nigerians in Hausa languageNAIJ.COM

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Korean language to be taught in public high schools
“I'm very happy that Korean language is added as one of the second foreign languages. Language is very important so teaching and studying [foreign languages] in schools is very helpful to deepen the bilateral understanding between two nations,” ...

ABC Action News

South Florida Baptist Hospital raises awareness of aphasia, a language disorder
ABC Action News
PLANT CITY, Fla. - In case you didn't know, this is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Officials at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City are highlighting the importance of recognizing someone living with the language disorder. Stroke is the No ...

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Maori language in danger of dying out, principal warns
The celebration of the 25th anniversary of a Maori language total immersion school in Invercargill has come with a warning that te reo is in danger of dying out. Te Wharekura o Arowhenua principal Gary Davis, speaking to Fairfax during the school's ...

Budget language targets court fee waivers for poor defendants
The budget language forbids judges from waiving any fines or court costs without first providing notice to every government entity that gets funding from those fines. Clerks said that list includes the courts, law enforcement agencies, county ...

Jehovah's Witnesses host annual convention in American Sign Language
JERSEY CITY -- The Jehovah's Witnesses hosted its annual convention at their Assembly Hall on Kennedy Boulevard this weekend. The convention, with the theme "Don't Give Up," was one of more than a dozen regional events hosted around the country in ...

Nottingham Post

Revealed: The lost language of Nottinghamshire's miners
Nottingham Post
If you do, you're not alone because those are just two of the huge array of secretive slang words miners in Notts used to use while down the pit. But with the decline of mining as an industry, the language is also in danger of becoming lost. So Dr ...

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