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Attention Arabic Students: Learn a Colloquial Dialect!

5th December, 2017 I by Zachary Sheaffer

At the end of the first semester of my sophomore year, I thought that I had nearly conquered the Arabic language. I figured that I was ready to go abroad; I had the necessary skills to communicate in a casual setting and make friends. I was wrong. In the second semester of my sophomore year, […]

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Five benefits of raising bilingual children

27th November, 2017 I by Elena Orozco

Recently I was asked to list five benefits to being bilingual. Well that’s easy enough I thought as there really are so many benefits to being bilingual. However, raising a child to be truly bilingual is not always as easy. Parents encourage your children to speak your language, your native tongue and that of your […]

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Foreign Language in Education: Europe vs. USA

22nd November, 2017 I by Erin Lipp

With nearly 200 countries, close to 7,000 languages and over 7.1 billion people in this world, cross-cultural communication can be extremely challenging. Every day people face language barriers that lead to miscommunications which can yield life-altering outcomes. The United States and Europe have varying emphasis placed on foreign language studies; it is mandatory to study […]

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Why The United States Doesn’t Need an Official Language

17th November, 2017 I by WebSiteAdmin

Did you think English was the official language of the United States? It may be the primary language that the U.S. government and media conduct themselves in, but it has never been formally declared. In fact, the U.S. has no designated language, making it one of very few countries in this scenario. This post explores […]

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5 Myths About the French Language – how widespread is it?

17th February, 2017 I by Natalie White

What do you know about French, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world? The follow are the truths about 5 common misconceptions of the French language that reveal just how dynamic and widespread this language is. #1- French is Only Spoken in France While the official French language was developed in the […]

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5 Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

23rd September, 2016 I by Erin Lipp

In a world where forward mobility is an inevitability, finding ways to ensure that you’re keeping up can be difficult. Learning a foreign language can strengthen brain functionality, produce long-term health advantages and even help secure a higher-paid position in the work force. The following list will elaborate on some of the ways in which […]

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Explaining the Three Levels of Arabic

15th September, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

The three levels of Arabic are Classical, Modern Standard (MSA) and Colloquial. Although all of these levels fall under the blanket of the Arabic language, they are each distinct from one another in many ways. Classical Arabic Classical Arabic is the Arabic of the pre-Islamic era. It is incredibly complex and sophisticated in terms of […]

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What is Foreign Accent Syndrome?

14th July, 2016 I by Erin Lipp

How would you feel if you woke up one day with a new, foreign accent? Surprisingly this happens, and it’s as a result of something called Foreign Accent Syndrome. This rare condition is caused by neurological damage like a stroke or multiple sclerosis, and it has very interesting effects. There are only 100 reported cases […]

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Pokémon Now Available in 9 Languages

3rd March, 2016 I by Kyra Hogue

With the Nintendo Direct released on 26 February 2016, Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO and President of the Pokémon Company announced the latest games in the series. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be release in late 2016, and available in a 9 languages! English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and the newest languages, traditional and […]

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What do linguists do with undocumented languages?

30th December, 2015 I by Eve Olson

You may be under the impression that linguists know about all of the languages on Earth, but in reality, there are some populations that are so isolated that their languages are completely undocumented. On rare occasions, researchers will discover a new language that no one has ever encountered except for the small group of speakers. […]

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How Language is Processed in the Brain

19th November, 2015 I by Translation Excellence

The brain is the most complex feature of the human body, and there are still many mysteries to unravel about how it functions. Neurologists and linguists still do not understand much about how our minds manage to achieve the incredible act of speaking and comprehending language. Still, scientists believe they have a basic outline of […]

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Learning Languages through Comics

26th August, 2015 I by Eve Olson

  Everyone knows that learning a new language is a task that requires a lot of time and practice. Language learning in a classroom environment consists of formal lessons, explicitly teaching grammar, and a lot of repetition and memorization. While this is one of the most standard techniques used for second language learning, it can […]

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