Fluency in a foreign language is an excellent, useful skill to have. Unfortunately, many teenagers see language learning as just another chore, especially if they are having difficulty grasping the concepts. Studies have shown that listening to native speakers makes it easier for your brain to pick up a new language. However, it’s hard to […]
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The 21st February was the tenth International Mother Language Day. The day was officially named so by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Americans are not known for being avid consumers of foreign literature. In fact, last year, only about 2 or 3% of new titles published in the US were translations of titles by non-English-speaking authors. However, as the New York Times reports, an independent publishing company called Europa Editions has had quite a bit of success […]
According to the BBC police in Ireland had an embarrassing month after finally discovering the mystery behind Ireland’s worst driver.
According to the BBC Reading University researchers have identified some of the oldest English words in the languages history.
Today teachers in Britain have to cope with young children who have very little or no grasp of the English language. It is understandably difficult for the children who often misbehave due to the language barriers they face. A school in Devon may have the answer. They have encouraged a small group of their students, […]
The Welsh are very proud of their heritage. St. David’s Day is a major event across the region. In Cardiff a large parade is held every year.
Earlier today, the AP reported on UNESCO’s release of the third edition of its Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. The atlas is available online for free, and a print version will be released in May.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th March.
In England, concern has been growing that the country’s students are falling behind when it comes to learning other languages. In 2004, England stopped requiring that students over the age of 14 take classes in a foreign language. Since then, the percentage of students that have chosen to take foreign language classes has continued to […]
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