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How I learned a language in 22 hours

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Could Joshua Foer really learn a language from scratch in less than three months?
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America's Lacking Language Skills

America's Lacking Language Skills | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world.
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Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips
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What does your accent say about you? | British Council

What does your accent say about you? | British Council | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
English language teacher and author Richard Cauldwell examines the prejudices against various English accents and the effect they can have on one’s sense of self-worth.
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Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career

Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Unsure of where your language learning may lead? From choosing the right degree to making your CV stand out, experts at our recent live chat share advice
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An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions - Tofugu

An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions - Tofugu | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Finding a way to understand and imbibe Japanese onomatopoeia? Then grab yerself An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions.
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Why I taught myself 20 languages -- and what I learned about myself in the process

Why I taught myself 20 languages -- and what I learned about myself in the process | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Timothy Doner started teaching himself to speak in other languages when he was 13, and was quickly hailed as a prodigy for his linguistic proficiency. But as he soon realized, there's more to fluen...
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What It's Like Speaking A Different Language From Your Parents

What It's Like Speaking A Different Language From Your Parents | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
My parents and I communicate in an incomplete mashup of Bengali and English. I sometimes wonder what we are missing.
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Най-досадните правописни грешки в българския език - Uchiteli.bg

Най-досадните правописни грешки в българския език - Uchiteli.bg | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
„Лeтни ceнзaциЙ – нoви пpoмoциЙ нa xaвлиЙ, вcичĸи зoдиЙ и дpyги джyнджypиЙ!” - Uchiteli.bg
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Achingly unacceptable: the bad language that bugs me | Jeremy Butterfield

Achingly unacceptable: the bad language that bugs me | Jeremy Butterfield | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As a professional linguist I try to embrace changes to modern English, but there are a few illiterate horrors I just can’t abide
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Translator Resources (English) - Sprachrausch Blog

Translator Resources (English) - Sprachrausch Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
An extensive list of translator resources for those who enjoy acquiring new skills. Webinars, MOOCS, websites, blogs, books and more. Mainly English.
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Tools, resources and utilities for translators. To acquiere new skills and keep your knowl­edge up to date for your daily work.

Have a look: http://www.sprachrausch.com/blog/translator-resources/#8890GlAJ4j0pFuGG.99
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Guest post: Working with agencies

Guest post: Working with agencies | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Welcome back to our guest post series! Our guest today is Alina Cincan, from Romania, but currently living in England. Alina is learning how to speak Brazilian Portuguese, can you believe it? And d...
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Why all companies should work with a freelance translator

Why all companies should work with a freelance translator | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Yes all companies - small, medium and even big - should consider and work closely to freelance translators, no matter the culture, place or language. If you need extra PROFESSIONAL services, a modern translator will help you. Why? Because WAKE UP people it is 2015, translators don't just handwrite fancy letters with goth black ink on refined paper. We are business owners, exactly like you, dear small business owner. And we face almost the same problems: from recession to growth, competition and
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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know?

There are millions of people, even in the mostly monolingual US, who speak more than one language at home. Competence in three languages is not unusual. But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? What's the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know?
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How many #languages can you speak? What do you think is the upper limit on the number of languages a person can know? In India for business is common using five or six different languages every day... But what about 10, 20, 30, 100 languages? #translation

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5 Hardest Languages To Learn - Insider Monkey

5 Hardest Languages To Learn - Insider Monkey | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what the 5 hardest language to learn are? With the world becoming more and more globalized, it’s no surprise that more and more...
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Korean is virtually two languages, and that's a big problem for North Korean defectors

Korean is virtually two languages, and that's a big problem for North Korean defectors | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.
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10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse

10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The gift of gab has been invaluable throughout history, with interpreters playing a key role in war and peace throughout the ages. Often they simply fade i
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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Project explores the ‘marvelously diverse’ ways we speak English

Project explores the ‘marvelously diverse’ ways we speak English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
“Here’s you a piece of pizza” may sound like an alien way of speaking to some — unless of course you’re one of the linguists working on the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project, in which case, it’s just
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4 steps to help you conquer any editing task

4 steps to help you conquer any editing task | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by a piece of writing that seems impossible to revise? Break your process down into these steps to make it easier.
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7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog

7 grammar myths you learned in school | OxfordWords blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn in school, though, aren’t exactly
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Creative Multilingualism: Why we need to be smarter when we think about languages | Free Word Centre

Creative Multilingualism: Why we need to be smarter when we think about languages | Free Word Centre | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Sam Holmes, Free Word's Researcher in Residence, explains why we need to be more creative in how we talk about multilingualism.
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How Do I Find Direct Customers for My Translation Business?

How Do I Find Direct Customers for My Translation Business? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
  How do I find direct customers? Or failing that, how can I find agencies that pay good rates and on time? What should I do to stop being dependent on pitiful jobs offered at low rates on bli...
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