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“Translator Registration – Become a Verified Translator To start receiving translation projects from Diamond Translation you need to Verify your account. Once you verify your account, o...
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VIDEO. Accent circonflexe, ognon et nénufar... L’orthographe se réforme

VIDEO. Accent circonflexe, ognon et nénufar... L’orthographe se réforme | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Les accents circonflexes ne seront plus (tous) obligatoires ! La réforme orthographique élaborée en 1990 va enfin être appliqué par les enseignants et éditeurs de manuels scolaires à la rentrée 2016. Malgré les recommandations du Conseil supérieur de la la...
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Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News

Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years - BBC News | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A full dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work.
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9 Surprising Health Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language

9 Surprising Health Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
There are many surprising health benefits of learning a foreign language. Would you like a better memory, or even a bigger brain? Read on...
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Bilingualism vs. Biculturalism? The Curious Case of the Japanese Brazilians

Bilingualism vs. Biculturalism? The Curious Case of the Japanese Brazilians | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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Is Getting a Degree in Translation or Interpreting Worth It? - TranslatorGigs - Freelance Translation Jobs Insights

Is Getting a Degree in Translation or Interpreting Worth It? - TranslatorGigs - Freelance Translation Jobs Insights | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Many translation or interpreting students wonder whether they need a degree in these disciplines in order to do better. Qualifications related to these careers range from a certificate, a diploma, a degree all the way to masters level.
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Why some people find learning a language harder than others

Why some people find learning a language harder than others | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Speed and extent of learning determined by innate differences in how the
various parts of the brain "talk" to one another
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If You're Bilingual, You're More Intelligent Than People Who Only Speak One Language

If You're Bilingual, You're More Intelligent Than People Who Only Speak One Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Habla español? This TED video explains the benefits of a bilingual brain.
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What's proper English? In South Korea, it starts with sounding American

What's proper English? In South Korea, it starts with sounding American | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
In South Korea, mastery of American English is a status symbol. Families send their kids to academies chosen for their American instructors. We hear from an English teacher from Ireland who was told by a Korean recruiter, "You don't speak English."
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Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages

Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each language in 2015 tells a story about how the various versions are used.
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12 Wonderfully Bizarre French Expressions, Translated Literally

12 Wonderfully Bizarre French Expressions, Translated Literally | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
"To have one's arse filled with noodles" = to be lucky. Makes perfect sense...
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British Council MOOC To Explore English Language

British Council MOOC To Explore English Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
British Council MOOC for learners of English to help improve language skills. It is for applicants who have studied English to around intermediate level.
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Translation of Bulgarian Novel Goes to 2016 PEN Prize Finals - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Translation of Bulgarian Novel Goes to 2016 PEN Prize Finals - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The English translation of The Physics of Sorrow, a novel by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, has been shortlisted for the finals of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize. Angela Rodel is the translator.
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26 free tools and resources for freelance translators

26 free tools and resources for freelance translators | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
In this blog post, I prepared a comprehensive list of 26 free tools and resources for freelance translators that will help you to handle almost every possible task.
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Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go
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London children whose first language isn’t English are doing better at school than native speakers

London children whose first language isn’t English are doing better at school than native speakers | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
London children whose first language is not English are getting slightly better overall grades at school than pupils who were brought up speaking it, newly-released official figures show. The statistics, complied by the Department for Education, come the same day as the Government released details of a crackdown on immigrant mothers with weak English skills.
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20 Diccionarios online que deberías conocer

20 Diccionarios online que deberías conocer | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Como ya es habitual, en el blog habéis ido encontrando curiosidades de la lengua que os han intentado facilitar la tarea del aprendizaje y comprensión de ellas. Hemos hablado de aplicaciones para móviles para aprender inglés y también francés, de etimología, de varios artículos interesantes que un amante de las lenguas no debería de perderse y…
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'They' Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year

'They' Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Linguists looked at the names and words that were in the news and decided which ones will be used and remembered beyond 2015. The American Dialect Society made its decision at the Linguistic Society of America annual conference in Washington D.C. this week.
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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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There's No Such Thing as a ’Language’

There's No Such Thing as a ’Language’ | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The realities of speech are much more complicated than the words used to describe it.
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What Do Bae, SMH, MFW, NSFW, IAMA, IMO And TL;DR Mean On Instagram And Reddit?

What Do Bae, SMH, MFW, NSFW, IAMA, IMO And TL;DR Mean On Instagram And Reddit? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
LOL and BRB are old news, but SMH and Bae are all the rage.
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British Council Free Online Course For Understanding IELTS

British Council Free Online Course For Understanding IELTS | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
British Council is offering free online course to improve English language proficiency and to prepare for tests.
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