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Nazi Language Increasingly Common In Germany’s Discussion Of Refugee Crisis

Nazi Language Increasingly Common In Germany’s Discussion Of Refugee Crisis | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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That's why watching the language of our politicians is so important....
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How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season

How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
How to explain linguistics to your friends and family this holiday season allthingslinguistic: “ This time of year often involves leaving the cozy sanctuary of your linguistics departmen
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Well, if that's what you want to talk about:  Now you have some pointers! 
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French boat sank in Devon harbour due to 'language difficulties' - BBC News

French boat sank in Devon harbour due to 'language difficulties' - BBC News | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
A French fishing trawler sank after taking refuge in a Devon harbour because of "language difficulties", a report reveals.
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Hmm, learning the language basics of the ports you enter may not be a bad idea.... 
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German1, Chapter 5 - Michael in Deutschland - Explores Munich

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Did you listen to Chapter 5 when Michael explored Heidelberg (and learned about Michael Twain's 3-month stay there in 1878?) 
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Syracuse University News » » Four Questions with Professor of Linguistics Jaklin Kornfilt

Syracuse University News » » Four Questions with Professor of Linguistics Jaklin Kornfilt | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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Noam Chomsky is quite an amazing person!
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Anglish: The English Language at its "Purest"

Anglish: The English Language at its "Purest" | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
The Lingua File is looking at what the English language would look like if we didn't use Latin or Greek words.
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"Anglish" - an effort of futility? 
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Go Postal! 9 of the Best Websites to Find a Foreign Language Penpal | FluentU Language Learning Blog

Go Postal! 9 of the Best Websites to Find a Foreign Language Penpal | FluentU Language Learning Blog | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Foreign language penpals can become your new best friends. Communicate with them via snail mail, chat messengers, email and more, by visiting these 9 sites!
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Good list of site to get learners to the next level!
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Play "Die Bootsfahrt" a Quick German Language Game for Fun Learning and Practice

Play "Die Bootsfahrt" a Quick German Language Game for Fun Learning and Practice | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
FREE online German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Inglés Quick Language Games make practicing fun and improve your language skills.
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If you read our Canal Boating blog post you may also want to play this German Quick Game "Die Bootsfahrt"
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How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year - The Power of Ideas

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year - The Power of Ideas | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Though these achievements may seem impossible for the average person to achieve, I was able to do them by starting small and being consistent. I believe in working smart and not hard and I believe in making my work more efficient. To do this I came up with four principles that I always apply when …
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Yep, it's all about developing a learning habit: 15 minutes EVERY DAY will get you further than 2 hours once a week
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7 Ways to Be Socially Responsible While Traveling - A Bite of Culture

7 Ways to Be Socially Responsible While Traveling - A Bite of Culture | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
As travelers, we owe it to the world around us to be socially responsible while traveling. It's hard figuring out how to do that, but we have the answers.
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A great post for all the travelers and language learners!
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Learning Foreign Languages More Effectively with Ulrike Rettig

Learning Foreign Languages More Effectively with Ulrike Rettig | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
A polyglot teaches us how to improve our mastery of a foreign language.    
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In this interview with Flexyourmemory's Brent Sverdloff, Gamesforlanguage's Ulrike Rettig explains some of her language learning techniques. 
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Learning Languages while Traveling as a Digital Nomad

Learning Languages while Traveling as a Digital Nomad | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Learning Languages while Traveling as a Digital Nomad https://t.co/TpcV1X9Bdi #traveltips #travelonskill https://t.co/4IklaPnGGH
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Great post about learning foreign language while traveling!
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"Fitting in language learning in the life as a digital nomad or a long term traveler is not an easy task."
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Multilingualism and technology—key takeouts from META-FORUM 2016 – LEKTA BLOG

Multilingualism and technology—key takeouts from META-FORUM 2016 – LEKTA BLOG | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
RT @Lekta_NLP: Multilingualism and technology—key takeouts from META-FORUM 2016 https://t.co/8kb2K95pp0
#AI #tech #machinelearning
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Here in the US one tends to forget the challenges European businesses face with the "Don't understand - won't buy" notion of consumers!
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Remembering the Dead in the Italian Language

Remembering the Dead in the Italian Language | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Italy’s cimiteri (cemeteries) come alive on November 2 (All Souls’ Day), which la Chiesa cattolica (the Catholic church) dedicates alla commemorazione dei defunti (to the commemoration of the deceased). Many Italians travel to their home towns to place fiori, soprattutto crisantemi, e lumini (flowers, especially crysanthemums, and small lights) on the graves of i parenti scomparsi (departed relatives).
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A little late for All Saint's day, but still a gem for Italian Lovers: A wonderful reading of Cesare Pavese's poem by Vittorio Gassman.
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Spanish Language Books Update, November 2016

Spanish Language Books Update, November 2016 | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Highlights of new Spanish-language titles publishing in the U.S. through December 2016.
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If you can read Spanish, there should be some books for you...
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10 Ancient Languages With Unknown Origins - Listverse

10 Ancient Languages With Unknown Origins - Listverse | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Languages can provide us with a great deal of knowledge about a society’s culture, way of life, evolution, and even their migration patterns. They have giv
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I did not know some of these languages...
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The many ‘sides’ of Thanksgiving…and the English language

The many ‘sides’ of Thanksgiving…and the English language | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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The subtleties of English language - "beside" the point for the Donald? 
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Victor Davis Hanson - Enemies of Language

Victor Davis Hanson - Enemies of Language | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.
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How 'seeing' a language can help learners retain it | British Council

How 'seeing' a language can help learners retain it | British Council | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Different learners require different learning methods, so we shouldn’t always favour a ‘communicative’ approach over an ‘academic’ one, argues Rupert Lezemore.
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Study reveals how long Brits take to learn foreign languages

Study reveals how long Brits take to learn foreign languages | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
French is the easiest language for native English speakers to learn, a new study has revealed. The average time taken to become fluent in French is 550 hours, the equivalent of 23 days, according to research from translation service LanguageLine.
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Yes, learning a foreign language as an adult is certainly a long-term project. You'll need to find a teacher, program, or course that keeps you interested and going... 
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Quick French Language Games for Fun Learning and Practice - FREE

Quick French Language Games for Fun Learning and Practice - FREE | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
FREE online German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Inglés Quick Language Games make practicing fun and improve your language skills.
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Test your French with this FREE Quick Language Game
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Yes, your pronouns are up for discussion: Neil Macdonald

Yes, your pronouns are up for discussion: Neil Macdonald | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Still, universities — the earliest adopters of radical language — are falling into line, writes Neil Macdonald
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Hmm, just an English issue?
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Quick Language Games for Fun Learning and Practice

Quick Language Games for Fun Learning and Practice | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
FREE online German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Inglés Quick Language Games make practicing fun and improve your language skills.
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"Saltimbocca" - You may have eaten it - but do you know what it means? Surprise your friends or guests ...
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Language Is Just One of the Things That Makes Humans Different [Video]

Language Is Just One of the Things That Makes Humans Different [Video] | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
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Fascinating talk beyond what Chomsky postulated!
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Studying foreign languages gains importance post-Brexit, survey suggests

Studying foreign languages gains importance post-Brexit, survey suggests | Language Learning Means and Methods | Scoop.it
Foreign language skills are more vital than ever as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, according to new research.
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One of the "unintended consequences" - among many others - that Great Britain will have to deal with?
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