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How to Pronounce RECOGNIZE, RECOGNIZED, RECOGNIZING, RECOGNITION - English Pronunciation Lesson

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This is why babies are so much better than you at learning languages

Researchers have developed a play-based educational program that can teach babies a second language in just one hour per day.<p>For years, scientists …

University of Washington

Talking With Toddlers Could Boost Their IQ And Language Skills

Talking with toddlers linked to higher IQ scores<p>Talking with toddlers can improve their IQ and their language skills, according to a new study …

Language Learning

The Top TOEFL Speaking Templates for All Speaking Tasks

TOEFL Speaking Templates for You to Use<p>Finally, we get to the templates! Below are helpful TOEFL Speaking templates for all 6 TOEFL speaking …

Regulation

How talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages

The typical foreign language class spends much of its time listening to fluent speakers — a teacher or a recording — and doing other …

TUTORIAL: Learn How to Pronounce the DAYS OF THE WEEK - English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce SEPTEMBER - Months of the Year English Pronunciation Lesson

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20 amazing words that don't exist in English — but really should

It seems like there's a word for everything, but as it turns out, there are a lot of terms missing from the English dictionary that perfectly describe many common aspects of everyday life.<p>From very specific emotions to awkward situations, languages like German and Portuguese can describe certain …

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The Hawaiian language is endangered. This app wants to help it survive

When the last Hawaiian queen was overthrown by a coup in 1896, a law was passed that made it illegal to use or teach the Hawaiian language in public schools. That law stayed on the books for 90 years, according to the podcast <i>The World in Words</i>, and by the 1970s, the Hawaiian language was dying …

Language

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

<b>Doctors are being told to adopt a new policy of writing letters that are easier for patients to understand.</b><p>The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says too often correspondence contains complex medical jargon rather than plain and simple English.<p>Using the phrase "twice daily" to explain the dosing of …

Medicine

Sitzfleisch: The German concept to get more work done

Angela Merkel has it in abundance – how do you cultivate this crucial skill?<p>Even non-German speakers may be familiar with the joys of its compound words. They express something that English just can’t quite grasp, like <i>s</i><i>chadenfreude</i> (feeling pleasure at someone else’s pain), <i>wanderlust</i> (the desire to …

Angela Merkel

Consternation over suggested French grammar change

<b>The suggestion by a pair of Belgian teachers to drop a rule of grammar drilled into every French speaker at an early age has led to some amusement and consternation in France.</b><p>The teachers say rules for past participles that follow the verb <i>avoir</i> (to have) should be simplified.<p>The change would save …

French Language

How to Pronounce WHALE, WHEEL, WHILE, WELL, WILL - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How people are using natural language for search

As technology becomes more intuitive, people are changing the way they interact with it. In search, we are seeing that people are beginning to use …

What's a loanword? 10 English words borrowed from other languages that will enrich your vocabulary

CommentsTo post comments please <br>log in register or Login with facebookSubheadline: Schadenfreude? Faux pas? Eureka? Here are some English words with …

Language

Ubang: The Nigerian village where men and women speak different languages

<b>In Ubang, a farming community in southern Nigeria, men and women say they speak different languages. They view this unique difference as "a blessing from God", but as more young people leave for greener pastures and the English language becomes more popular, there are concerns it won't survive,</b> …

Language

Can you actually speak the languages you list on your CV?

Lots of us take a foreign language for a term, and then claim fluency on our CVs. How could such a small white lie cost us a job?<p>Several years ago, Facebook started allowing users to add ‘languages spoken’ to their profiles.<p>One thing became abundantly clear: I had, apparently, been living a life …

Language

Is this phrase the Swiss Army knife of Japanese?

A term that is easy to find but hard to define – and goes a long way in any type of situation.<p>There are some languages where deploying one tiny little phrase unlocks doors.<p>It’s a phrase that “makes Japan go around,” according to Shihoko Goto, senior associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a US …

Swiss Army Knives

13 Britishisms That Have Invaded American English

It's part of a phenomenon called "Anglocreep."<p>Over the years, folks in the U.K. have lamented the American influence on British English. Paul McCartney’s father famously reacted to the lyrics “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah” by asking his son, “Couldn’t you sing, ‘She loves you, yes, yes, yes?’ …

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How to Pronounce MEADOW & MEDAL - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce FLOWER & FLOUR /flaʊɚ/ - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce SURE, SHOW, SAW, SEW, SO, SOUL - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce ROLL, ROLE /roʊl/ HIGHER, HIRE /haɪɚ/ - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How the English Language Would Sound If Each Vowel Had a Single Consistent Phonetic Voicing

American composer, writer, director, and filmmaker Aaron Alon explains the difficulty of learning the English language, specifically in regard to the …

Introductory Sentence Diagramming For Dummies

A Beginning How-To In the Long Lost (and Necessary) ArtDid you know that in public education, knowing how to diagram sentences used to be a …

Doodling

How would English sound if it were phonetically consistent?

English is a marvelously and maddeningly inconsistent language. The words “rough”, “though”, “thought”, and “through” all contain “ough” but …

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

China's rebel generation and the rise of 'hot words'

<i>Language Matters is a new column from BBC Capital exploring how evolving language will influence the way we work and live.</i><p>Mandarin Chinese is one of the most complex languages in the world. Opening a Chinese dictionary, you find around 370,000 words. That's more than double the number of words in …

China

The Surprising Pattern Behind the Names of Colors Around the World

People in South Korea, where I live, often ask if I don't find the Korean language awfully hard. I reply by asking them what they imagine the most …