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10+ Hilarious Reasons Why The German Language Is The Worst

German may be the most widely spoken language in the European Union, but let's be honest - it's just downright funny sometimes. We roasted French …

Language Learning

Elderly refugees face challenges in German language courses

Refugees in Germany have to attend obligatory German language courses in order to integrate. Learning a foreign language can be challenging for older …

Old Age

INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

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Speaking Multiple Languages Staves Off Dementia - Facts So Romantic

P<i>arlez-vous francais</i>? If you answered yes, then you’re well on your way to enjoying the many benefits of bilingualism. Speaking both English and …

Language Learning

Losing Identity During the Refugee Crisis

The difference between assimilation and integration in the classroom<p>Rachel McCormack arrived in Europe last November to research international schools catering to English-speaking students, but her plans were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the continent’s refugee crisis. Now, she’s spearheading a …

Language Learning

Learn Tagalog Language – It´s Inspiring

Do you want to make a good first impression? Either you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, will be meeting up with a Filipino friend, or simply …

Philippines

Beyond LOL and OMG: How to translate millennial speak

<b>NEW YORK --</b>How well do you know today's modern English? If words like "Brotus" or "bae" sound foreign to you, you're not alone.<p>America's lexicon is …

How do you say @ in other languages?

We use the @ symbol in email and elsewhere thanks to Ray Tomlinson, who has died aged 74. Tom Chatfield looks at the unusual and poetic ways that the world now describes this iconic keyboard character – and how its roots go back to the 1500s.<p>Talking about the “at” sign is much more interesting if …

E-Mail

Why the German language has so many great words

In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial …

Language

Efforts to build world economy limited by lack of languages

Conference told thousands of vacancies not being filled by Irish because of lack of German and other languages<p>Mon, Mar 7, 2016, 07:15<p>Ireland’s …

The French Are Dumping Their Language

The French just announced that they will make some major changes to their language. This is a major move, quite different from other moves by other countries. You see: the French are not only the great bastion of culture, they are the great bastion of culture because they were the first …

Language

Learn German - first steps | DW

DW has been offering a modern and diverse range of German courses<br>for over 60 years. The bilingual courses are ideal for beginners.<br>Advanced learners …

Language Learning

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

On March 28th, 2014, a colleague published a somewhat shaky video of me talking, rather nervously, about how I came to learn each of the nine …

Language Learning

Ciao Italia! Germany's other migrant influx

<b>More than a million refugees and migrants from war-torn regions of the Middle East and Africa came to Germany in 2015. It was the news story of the year. But at the same time Germany has been quietly undergoing a radical transformation with another influx of people from closer to home.</b><p>In my …

Europe

smarterGerman

Learn Faster. Speak Better.<p>A model for<br>mastering German<p>I don’t just teach German, I give you a learning model -- the smarterGerman Cycle -- that works …

Learning

New German Series: Deutschland 83

Guten Tag, liebe Leser!I hope 2016 is treating you well so far!Foto: verzo on flickr.com under a CC licenseAt the end of last year I saw posters and …

Language Learning

The Flama

Uncategorized<p>Princess Elena Halloween Makeup Tutorial | ft. @TheeRealKarlaJ<p>Karla J is here with a tutorial so simple you too can be Princess Elena …

15 Words You Use Without Realizing They're From Foreign Languages

The English language loves a good loan word. These are words and phrases lifted directly from another language. You may recognize some of the popular …

Debate Rages over Whether Speaking a Second Language Improves Cognition

The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be widely accept as fact, particularly in popular media. Studies …

Linguistics

Learn a language in 2016, Britons are urged

<b>As the New Year beckons, the British Council is calling on people in the UK to make learning a foreign language their resolution for 2016.</b><p>The campaign is being backed by actor and broadcaster Larry Lamb.<p>In August, a poll of 2,098 UK adults by the British Council poll found a quarter felt nervous at …

Language

How to Say "Happy New Year!" in 11 Different Languages

As soon as the last seconds of 2016 are over, the world will ring in the New Year with fireworks, champagne toasts, and an emphatic "Happy New Year!...or "Bonne Année!"...or "Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!" Whether you're in Iceland or the Philippines, here's how to properly greet 2017 in 11 different …

Language Learning

Getting to Know Gerunds and Infinitives

Direct link<p>Pop-out player<p>Welcome to another episode of Everyday Grammar on VOA Learning English.<p>English learners have difficulty with <b>gerunds</b> and</b> …

Language Learning

Can you really sum up a whole year in one word?

Binge-watch, identity, ism, sharing economy, welcome culture, even an emoji ... little things can say a lot<p>One of 2015’s most irresistible apps presented you with your personal words of the year, or at least the ones you used most on Facebook, in the form of a word cloud – and who doesn’t love a …

Language

5 Common Mistakes Learning German (and How to Fix Them)

When you first start speaking German, you’re bound to make mistakes. You can’t expect to just open your mouth and start speaking a second language …

Language

In Germany, robots will teach refugee children the language

Combining artificial intelligence and language acquisition skills, robots will soon teach refugee children the German language. Scientists are …

We're in the Midst of a Singular Grammatical Shift

(Newser) – Jane Austen wrote, "To be sure, you knew no actual good of me—but nobody thinks of that when they fall in love." But had she submitted …

English Will Remain the International Language

The dominant position of English as an international language seems to create controversy in certain circles.<p>Some French people for example, resent …

Mapped: The 7,000 languages across the world

Many countries are home to hundreds of languages, sometimes despite having very small populations<p>There are thought to be more than 7,000 languages around the world, shared between almost seven billion speakers.<p>These languages are spread unevenly across the globe, with Asia and Africa being home to …

13 German Immersion Programs for Getting the Language in Hi-def and Full Color

German kids learn their mother tongue the same way you learned yours.<p>They probably make as many mistakes as you while they’re at it.<p>But they …