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The relative lack of foreign language skills among the UK population is well-documented. A recent Guardian survey revealed that 39% of young native English speakers were put off learning a foreign language because “most people speak English”, and 14% by the idea that “most other languages are not …Language
100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Languageby TeachThought StaffEd note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being …Learning
English as a Third Language is an excerpt from the novel international Student Part One: Journey to America,”
a comedy about an African student who …
Sure, Canadian students can learn their other official language at school. Knowing un peu de français might help a bilingual culture, but what about …Education (Canada)
For 140 years, scientists' understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. Based on language impairments …The Brain
The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal Brain wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language comprehension, in fact is not.
In 1874, the …The Brain
Spinglish is everywhere. It is the first language of press secretaries, PR reps, politicians, doctors breaking bad news, and much, much more. Anyone …
Language Family Tree
Illustration of the Indo-European and Uralic language families, adapted from an infographic page from the comic Stand Still. Stay …Genealogy
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
Hi there, …Language Learning
There's an old joke that asks, "If someone who speaks many languages is multilingual, and someone who speaks two languages is bilingual, what do you …Education
Do you dream of learning a new language, but then find you rarely take action towards making your dream a reality?I’ve said before that the biggest …Productivity
Alberto Lucas LopézThere are 7 billion people on earth and about 7000 languages, but more than half of the world's population speaks one of just 23 …Maps
Belief in evolution predicts GDP per capita
I’ve got numbers from Pew Survey on Religion and Public life 2007, and wiki page on GDP...
The most spoken language in any country is often obvious; usually, it’s the official language of the country. However, you can learn a lot about a …
Italian startup Naboomboo is a language learning social network. Their goal is to help you improve your proficiency in a foreign language by having …Language
For those of us who aren’t polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat. BBC interviewed people who know 20 or …Language Learning
And now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Learning English program about American expressions.
When you are learning a language, context is everything. …
• Eyes up and alert. Your eyes betray your focus. So, if you’re picking lint from your pants or looking for the exits, you’ll show your interest lies elsewhere and seem dismissive. For maximum engagement, do the physical equivalent of faking it until you make it. Start with the eyes, making solid …Body Language
The language of romanticism, language which is beautiful and steals the heart of people surely deserves admirer. And, yes none other than the …Language Learning
5 Steps to Become Conversationally Fluent in Spanish - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips
Spanish is the language that started off my lifelong obsession with language learning, so it holds a special place in my heart. Thanks to Spanish I …
The “Pinch Yourself” Hack for Rapid Language Learning (Backed by Science) - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips
My friend Maneesh Sethi spent five years travel hacking his way around the world, learning Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German along the way. Now …
Photo: Damianos Chronakis
You’re talking to a guy and things are going well, and perhaps you want to have one of those “netflix and pizza” nights …Spain
Spanish is the most studied second language in the United States. Many Americans start learning it in middle school or high school, but most of us …
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Exposure to another language is a gateway into another culture. How sentences are composed and how certain sounds are emphasized can tell …Language
There are more than a few ways for you to learn a language. No best way exists; if that is what you are after. What works for you will depend …
By Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks
For decades, psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents …The Brain
Learning to speak a second language often starts with memorizing words and phrases like colors, numbers and salutations. Soon teachers introduce …Education
With more than 2,000 distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world's languages with less than a seventh of the world's population. By …