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Learning a language depends on good connection between regions of the left hemisphere of the brain

Language is a uniquely human ability. The average person's vocabulary consists of about thirty thousand words, although there are individual differences in the ability to learn a new language.
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Writers’ Trust names jury for top non-fiction writing prize | Toronto Star

A jury of three will select the next winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, which comes with a $60,000 prize.
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Plus d’enseignement

Les auteurs d’un rapport remis à la ministre de la Culture, Aurélie Filippetti, préconisent le vote d’une loi. L’enseignement des langues régionales progresse-t-il ? Frédérique Espagnac...
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Il y aura un sixième forum des langues régionales

Hier, en fin d’après midi, Patrick Lavaud, directeur des Nuits atypiques, a suspendu la cinquième édition du forum des langues jusqu’à la sixième l’an prochain. Une édition ouverte à des...
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Dans quelle(s) langue(s) enseigne-t-on dans le monde ?

Cette contribution aborde les langues d’enseignement dans le monde, et s’intéresse plus particulièrement aux langues d’enseignement des matières scientifiques. Ceci...
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La langue allemande comparée aux autres par le collectif Copy Cat Channel

Les membres du collectif Copy Cat Channel ont publié une vidéo montrant les différences de prononciation entre...
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Rouen : le site de l'office de tourisme disponible en deux nouvelles langues - Tendance Ouest

Le site internet de l'Office de Tourisme de Rouen continue de s'étoffer : il est désormais disponible en brésilien et en russe.
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Sur l'usage de langues étrangères dans les documents électoraux

Les candidats peuvent-ils diffuser des documents de propagande électorale en langue étrangère ?
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Les langues de nos mères - Terangaweb

En octobre 2007, l’Institut für Auslandsbeziehungenun (Institut Allemand des relations culturelles internationales) réunit à Berlin un comité international d’experts chargés [...]
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Search Engines Ixquick & StartPage Double Up On Security Measures With 2 New Encryption Standards

On the heels of the US PRISM scandal, private search engines Ixquick and its partner site StartPage are leveraging new encryption methods that offer higher levels of security beyond the standard SSL encryption.
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Why Google Knows Anything About Everything, Search Engine Accounts for More Than 25 Percent of Consumer Traffic in the U.S.

Google's hold over the Internet may be strong than previously thought, as it has been reported that the search engine accounts for 25 percent of all consumer traffic in North America.
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Instagram Video: How Brands are Using Their 15 Seconds

Instagram now offers users the chance to upload creative 15-second videos. Looking for some ideas of your own? Here are a handful of noteworthy ways brands such as Nike, Burberry, and MTV are using this new video feature.
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Qihoo 360 plans to buy Sogou search engine - Computer Business Review

The merger will strengthen the company's position in the market.
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Google and Yahoo have a 'moral duty' to act on porn: Cameron warns search engines they have until October to curb web filth

The Prime Minister said web firms allowing people to search for porn was like the Post Office helping someone find banned material and then sending it on to them.
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Google Now Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffic | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

A central cooling plant in Google?s Douglas County, Georgia data center.Photo: Google/Connie Zhou Everyone knows Google is big. But the truth is that i
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Reading Comprehension: When Journalists Fall For a Bad Joke

Doesn't anyone hear an "internal voice" when they read anymore? Following the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, an embarrassing journalistic gaffe occurred when KTVU-TV aired some offensive p...
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NGO helps improve reading skills of civic school students - The Times of India

A change in teaching methodology has brought about a 43% improvement in the reading abilities of nearly 6,000 students from 120 civic schools in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
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Subtitling and Intercultural Communication. European Languages and Beyond

Call for papers: International Conference at Università per Stranieri di SienaFebruary 27th, 2014. Organized by the Università per Stranieri di Siena,...
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