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The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words | Culture | Scoop.it
What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English
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Why the German language has so many great words

Why the German language has so many great words | Culture | Scoop.it
RT @germanlanguage: Why the #German language has so many great words - https://t.co/VyIxeuTP2S
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The Spanish Language and What Makes it The Coolest

This video is all about the Spanish language! Come learn about one of the world`s most important languages, spoken in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and ...
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Fun Languages - Australia - What The Phoque! Funny Faux Pas For French Speakers Learning English

Fun Languages - Australia - What The Phoque! Funny Faux Pas For French Speakers Learning English | Culture | Scoop.it

The pronunciation of “happiness” by any self-respecting French person has to be handled delicately!

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Fun Languages - Australia - Need A Tour Guide In France? Your Own Kids May Surprise You!

Fun Languages - Australia - Need A Tour Guide In France? Your Own Kids May Surprise You! | Culture | Scoop.it
“Every time we ate out in France, the kids insisted on ordering their meals in French”.
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Fun Languages - Australia - Languages Are "A La Mode"

Fun Languages - Australia - Languages Are "A La Mode" | Culture | Scoop.it
To really succeed in the fashion industry, knowledge or more than one language is becoming increasingly important.
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Fun Languages - Australia - When A Language Skips A Generation

Fun Languages - Australia - When A Language Skips A Generation | Culture | Scoop.it
Like many parents in Australia, Jodie deeply regrets the fact that she did not learn the Italian language from her parents, who came over to Australia in the post-WWII period.
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7 Life Lessons Language Learning Will Teach You | Living Language

7 Life Lessons Language Learning Will Teach You | Living Language | Culture | Scoop.it
Konnichiwa! Isn't it amazing that they differ in sound, form, and origin but share a single purpose? To build a bond. Beyond connection, learning new languages is an advantage when you are seeking employment, education, ...
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Why I love living in a multilingual town

Why I love living in a multilingual town | Culture | Scoop.it
Moving to a multilingual area at first feels like playing a game where everyone knows the rules, apart from you. As a language student however I quickly realised it was the perfect place for my year abroad Continue reading...
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Infographic: Body Language Around The World - DesignTAXI.com

Infographic: Body Language Around The World - DesignTAXI.com | Culture | Scoop.it
Did you know that while nodding your head generally indicates your agreement or approval, it signals otherwise in some cultures?

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Research: Video games driving English language skills; other languages suffer

Research: Video games driving English language skills; other languages suffer | Culture | Scoop.it
Research has shown that students who spend time playing online computer or console games reap an added benefit – good grades in English.

Via Charles Tiayon
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Dante turns in his grave as Italian language declines - CNN.com

Dante turns in his grave as Italian language declines - CNN.com | Culture | Scoop.it
Italians are increasingly speaking their mother tongue poorly and a decline in the teaching of Latin is a major factor, writes Silvia Marchetti.
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Top Ten Best Proverbs About Language Learning - Lingholic

Top Ten Best Proverbs About Language Learning - Lingholic | Culture | Scoop.it
Ten treasures of popular wisdom about language learning. The top ten best language-related proverbs that you will ever find!

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French vs Spanish - Foreign Language Advantages

Peter pits his language skills up against Gavin's as each discuss how knowing a second language greatly enhances your career and social opportunities.
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40 Reasons To Learn a Dead Language

40 Reasons To Learn a Dead Language | Culture | Scoop.it
Veteran editor Ann Patty on why she decided to learn Latin, and why you should, too.
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Fun Languages - Australia - Zara In Paris

Fun Languages - Australia - Zara In Paris | Culture | Scoop.it
When it comes to learning another language, kids are simply UNSTOPPABLE and that is certainly the case with my student, Zara, who has been taking French lessons in Newcastle with me for 3 years.
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The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today

The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today | Culture | Scoop.it
Oldies and goodies: Check out our list of the ten oldest languages in the world.
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Top Dialects of the Italian Language

Top Dialects of the Italian Language | Culture | Scoop.it
Learning Italian? Check out these fun facts about the language's top dialects!
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How to Declare Your Confusion in Relation to Another Language—Anywhere

How to Declare Your Confusion in Relation to Another Language—Anywhere | Culture | Scoop.it
If you find something confusing, you might find yourself uttering that what you’re dealing with is “all Greek” to you. But what do the Greeks say? And for that matter, what does everyone else around the world say?
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Bookmark This! The 73 Best Language Blogs To Help You Learn Any Language

Bookmark This! The 73 Best Language Blogs To Help You Learn Any Language | Culture | Scoop.it
You may remember that back in July, Fluent hosted a rather sensational
giveaway featuring prizes from Italki, Rosetta Stone and more friends of
the Fluent blog. The giveaway was amazing, with more than 500 of you
entering to win a prize!

Via Maria Margarida Correia
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Hmm - Nobody liked the Gamesforlanguage Blog?

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Reading and technology

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Seven ways to get tongue-tied in Italian The Local

Seven ways to get tongue-tied in Italian The Local | Culture | Scoop.it
Take your Italian skills to the next level, by learning some of the longest words in the language!
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7 (More) Spanish Words That Have No Direct English Translation - Huffington Post

7 (More) Spanish Words That Have No Direct English Translation - Huffington Post | Culture | Scoop.it
Being able to speak more than one language opens people up to an array of amazing experiences. Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the United States.
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The story behind 'Australian English': why we talk the way we do - ABC Online

The story behind 'Australian English': why we talk the way we do - ABC Online | Culture | Scoop.it
Tracing the roots of Australian English from 1788 to present day, author Kel Richards maps the history and reasoning behind our language and distinctive sound.
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The ‘Most Beautiful Words’ In The English Language - DesignTAXI.com

The ‘Most Beautiful Words’ In The English Language - DesignTAXI.com | Culture | Scoop.it
Buzzfeed staff Daniel Dalton recently took to Twitter, where he asked logophiles for their favorite words in the English language.

32 words...
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