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Coursera Launches 14 New Spanish Language Specializations and over 150 Courses | Coursera Blog

Coursera is expanding access for Spanish speaking learners today by launching more than 150 new courses, 14 Specializations, and a fully translated …

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10 Modern Spanish-Language Writers To Read Before You Die

Ana María Matute<p>Author Ana María Matute. Image Source: ARN digital<p>Ana María Matute, who died last year, not only wrote adult novels but also …

Books

The Fantastical Rise of Invented Languages

In the language spoken by the Dothraki on the violent and popular HBO show <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the word for cat is <i>keli</i>. Reasonable, you might think. The …

Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature

Swedish Academy praises Belarusian writer’s work as a ‘monument to suffering in our time’<p>The news and reaction – as it happened Everything you need to know about Svetlana Alexievich: an introduction Her life and career, in pictures<p>Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have …

Literature

Telling Writers to Avoid the Passive Is Bad Advice

Telling writers to avoid the passive is bad advice. Linguistic research has shown that the passive construction has a number of indispensable …

Writing

Why English Can Feel Like a Lawless Language

While we love all languages, English tends to get more of the spotlight at The Lingua File than other languages since it's our mother tongue. As our …

Language Learning

You might be pronouncing these 10 literary names wrong

LONDON — It turns out Voldemort isn't the only name giving readers trouble. Don Quixote, Daenerys Targaryen and even Violet Beauregarde have been …

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Duolingo brings free language courses to the iPad

The service has 5 million users across its Web, iOS and Android smartphone versions, said CEO Luis von Ahn, and is among the most popular education apps.<p>Duolingo, a free language-learning service that doubles as a crowdsourced text translation platform, is now available for the iPad.<p>The service, …

Language Learning

The countries with the most spoken languages

There are thought to be more than 7,000 languages across the globe. Asia has the largest number (2,301), followed by Africa with 2,138. In the …

Language

Which languages do Europeans learn?

Learning English as a second language is a priority in most European Union nations, according to data from Eurostat. In fact, 77% of EU citizens …

My son-in-law's mom only speaks in her native language with our grandson. Is this rude?

<b>The question</b><p>The mother of my son-in-law is a delightful person, born in Europe. She is keen that our mutual grandson learn her native language, and the extended family, including my husband and I, agree. So whenever she minds the grandson, currently two years old, she speaks to him in her language. …

Which languages are most widely spoken?

English is the most widely spoken language worldwide, with 1.5 billion speakers. As we become increasingly connected, English has assumed a position …

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How Learning a Foreign Language Reignited My Imagination

Pardon my French<p>When I was about 6 years old, I started collecting model trains with my father. We would assemble the track in the attic, put a foam mountain with a tunnel over the top, and, through the magic of a transformer, watch the trains make their rounds. My dad took me to train shows, and …

Flamenco, Flamenco - Trailer 1

Carlos Saura, perhaps best known for his Flamenco Trilogy of the 1980s (Blood Wedding, Carmen, El Amor Brujo), returns to his favorite subject with …

Shia LaBeouf slashed face for second world war drama Fury

The actor tried to achieve maximum verisimilitude on the set of David Ayer’s drama by cutting his face, as well as previously-reported teeth-pulling and aversion to washing<p>Shia LaBeouf cut his face with a knife to effect convincing war wounds for new movie Fury, according to a co-star. Logan Lerman …

The Gone Girl backlash: what women don’t want

Is David Fincher’s new film misogynist agit-prop or a message of empowerment? Emine Saner weighs up the arguments that have greeted the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s controversial novel<p>David Cox: Gone Girl revamps gender stereotypes for the worse Discuss the movie’s ending and changes to …

‘Dracula Untold’: Luke Evans sinks teeth into Vlad Tepes for vampire epic | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Luke Evans stars as Vlad in "Dracula Untold," the origin story of the man who became Dracula. (Jasin Boland/Universal)<p>Luke Evans stars as Vlad in "Dracula Untold," the origin story of the man who became Dracula. (Universal)<p>The Master Vampire (Charles Dance) offers Vlad (Luke Evans) an impossible …

THE WALKING DEAD Renewed for a Sixth Season

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Why It Cost $200,000 to Shoot Lena Headey's 'Game of Thrones' Nude Scene

What's the price of humiliation? For Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in "Game of Thrones" Season 5, it's roughly $200,000.<p><i>*Warning: Minor plot spoilers ahead*</i><p>HBO is currently filming Season 5, which will include a very powerful scene for Cersei that forces the queen to be completely naked as she …

“Inherent Vice”: A first look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s loopy Pynchon movie

Joaquin Phoenix plays a baked private eye in Anderson’s gorgeous, hazy, brutal vision of Pynchon paranoia<p>Novelist Thomas Pynchon and filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson are on such similar quests, pursuing threads of meaning into the American past in search of an answer to David Byrne’s famous question …

Iceland’s Beautiful, Onyx Waterfall

So why exactly does this waterfall go by “Svartifoss”, or “Black Fall”? That would be due to the dark, basalt lava columns that surround it.

European Travel

How Photography Made Me An Eternal Student

Despite a happy marriage, I have been involved in another relationship for over 25 years. My tryst with photography began way back in 1988.<p>When I was just eight years old, my uncle bought me a Minolta film camera. It was hard for me to ever put it down because I didn't want to miss a chance to …

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What You Should Watch in October 2014

In theaters and on Netflix Streaming and VOD, straight from your couch<p><b>While September might have been</b> a relatively lean movie month, October will no doubt remedy that situation. With the summer now clearly in the rearview mirror, the multiplex promises to be a place full of award-baiting studio and …

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The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …