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For cultures and languages to be recognized as invaluable assets in the momentum needed to change and create 21st century organizations <br><br>
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Britain's centuries-old secret slang

Britain's centuries-old secret slang | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Susie Dent is one of the UK’s best-known word experts. In her new book she explores the fascinating alien codes and colourful slang spoken for centuries.
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A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures Open Culture

A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures Open Culture | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
RT @openculture: A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures
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Can a Smartphone App Help Save a Dying Language? - The Crux

Can a Smartphone App Help Save a Dying Language? - The Crux | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
As the world’s Indigenous languages fade away at an alarming rate, some people are turning to technology to preserve their ancestors’ native tongues. 
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How English gave birth to surprising new languages

How English gave birth to surprising new languages | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
English has morphed into several other languages all over the world. James Harbeck looks at the origins and possible future of these strange descendants.
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The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
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Our brain benefits from an overlap in grammar when learning a foreign language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Our brain benefits from an overlap in grammar when learning a foreign language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers from Nijmegen have for the first time captured images of the brain during the initial hours and days of learning a new language.
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European Union - EEAS (European External Action Service) | A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations

European Union - EEAS (European External Action Service) | A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.

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5 Essential Types of Words That Some Languages Do Without

5 Essential Types of Words That Some Languages Do Without | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
They somehow manage to get by without them.
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Look Beyond Borders - 4 minutes experiment

When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concern
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7 more ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally

7 more ways native speakers can effectively communicate internationally | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
In the final part of her blog series on communicating internationally, Chia looks at seven more tips for native speakers including the use of humour, accommodation and adaptation skills, and cultural awareness.
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Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain
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6 Most Lucrative Second Languages for Jobseekers

6 Most Lucrative Second Languages for Jobseekers | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
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Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost
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Tea Culture Across the World: An Important Business Skill

Tea Culture Across the World: An Important Business Skill | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Teabag or tea ceremony? Discover more about tea culture across the world, and learn about some deeper tea meanings and traditions
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Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press

Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
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Putting things in new places: your native language influences what you expect to hear in your second language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Putting things in new places: your native language influences what you expect to hear in your second language — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Languages differ in how they describe simple acts of placement, e.g., putting a cup of coffee on the table. The Dutch placement verb 'zetten' for example, characterizes objects as ‘standing’ (vertical orientation).
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Massive open-access database on human cultures created

Massive open-access database on human cultures created | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity.
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Why International Mergers and Acquisitions Fail

Why International Mergers and Acquisitions Fail | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Culture and the inability to address its impact lies at the heart of why international mergers and acquisitions fail. Discover more.
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DNA and Cultural Diversity

DNA and Cultural Diversity | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
In an unusual effort to encourage intercultural dialogue, Momondo, the online flight search company, is giving away 500 DNA kits to discover participants’ genetic background and the places their ancestors came from, and then 17 trips, traveling to...
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Manifesto for Adult Learning in the 21st Century

Manifesto for Adult Learning in the 21st Century | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
RT @2ndChanceEdu: #Manifesto #AdultLearning 21stC, 12 languages, aimed at #policymakers, #learning objectives https://t.co/wiacYX3Bfj https…
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Languages: centuries of colonialism have made us lazy

Languages: centuries of colonialism have made us lazy | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Languages: centuries of colonialism have made us lazy #English #multilingualism https://t.co/O3bHUHrqzR
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Speakers of two dialects may share cognitive advantage with speakers of two languages

Speakers of two dialects may share cognitive advantage with speakers of two languages | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The new findings on bi-dialectalism are published in the journal Cognition, following a study undertaken by researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Cyprus, and the Cyprus University of Technology.
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The Glossary of Happiness - The New Yorker

The Glossary of Happiness - The New Yorker | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
Emily Anthes reports on the Positive Lexicography Project, an attempt by the positive psychologist Tim Lomas to catalogue foreign terms for happiness.
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We need to fall back in love with learning languages

We need to fall back in love with learning languages | Intercultural Language Learning | Scoop.it
The drop in applications to European language programmes at UK universities will not have come as a great shock to anybody teaching languages.
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