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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people in the United States who speak a language other than English at home has nearly tripled over the past three decades, far outpacing the overall population growth,...
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A look at why cognates are a language learner's best and worst friends.
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Using gestures to supplement your language-learning method may boost your progress. So let's get physical!
For Americans, making small talk is perfunctory, but that's not the case in every culture. This post looks at perceptions of small talk around the world.
Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive function to higher rates of success in school and in the careers that come afterward. It's no wonder that parents and schools across the globe are pushing for increased language education.
You will never guess what this guy guessed to win "Wheel Of Fortune."
Here are three stories of how learning a new language changed someone's life in an unexpected way, including new career opportunities, friendships, and travels.
For a country that considers itself the world's superpower, its citizens are shockingly deficient when it comes to having a knowledge of foreign languages....
Manchester-based artist James Champman illustrates how to sneeze in ten different languages. Previously he explored what various animals sound like in different languages.
Electrodes make it possible to “see” how the brain listens to linguistic sounds
Just before Christmas the UK government announced that migrants will only be able to claim benefits if they pass a series of tough new tests. One of these includes a check on their fluency in Engli...
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Fluency in foreign tongues may increase your job options — and your pay. Interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest growing occupations
Picking up a second language, even later in life, can have benefits for the brain
Are you an adult struggling to learn a foreign language? Consider these five things that might change your perspective on language learning.
These are words for very specific emotions or things, and there is no match for them in other languages.
Though the objective to get youngsters learning more languages has been restated repeatedly among European Union officials, progress seems to be slowing.
Learn 6 effective ways to avoid losing your foreign language abilities.
Let's take a look at what makes a language difficult, and explore why it's more about the learner than the language.
Shouldn't it be "willn't"?
Phonemic awareness is a common part of teaching children to read English, but researchers say it may not be ideal for other languages, such as Spanish.
El inglés continúa estando en la primera posición como la lengua más demanda, seguida del alemán y en tercera posición el francés.