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Germany's Duden dictionary 'importing too many English words' - Telegraph

Germany's Duden dictionary 'importing too many English words'  - Telegraph | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ Germany's respected Duden dictionary, regarded as a custodian of the language, has been criticised for contributing to the decline of German by importing too many English words.”
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Why languages matter to me: Eddie Izzard, Alastair Campbell and more

Why languages matter to me: Eddie Izzard, Alastair Campbell and more | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ A group of high-profile linguists reveal the impact languages have had on their lives and what sparked their passion for learning languages”
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Let’s make Latin an undead language

Let’s make Latin an undead language | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ “Latinam amo.“ Doesn’t that sound nice? It means that I love Latin; yes, that dusty old dead language. ”
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▶ Comptine - Les pays du monde - YouTube

▶ Comptine - Les pays du monde - YouTube | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
http://www.mondedespetits.fr/ Voici une petite chanson pour les enfants sur le thème des pays du monde. Paroles : Refrain : Faisons ensemble le tour de la Te...”
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Mind your languages! UK is warned it cannot carry on at bottom of class

Mind your languages! UK is warned it cannot carry on at bottom of class | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Britons can no longer rely on the rest of the world speaking English to get by in the world of business or work, the European Education Commissioner warns.

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Learning Languages | Student Notice Board Blog

Learning Languages | Student Notice Board Blog | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Learning Languages. Why learn a language? The ability to speak more than one language can give you an edge when applying for jobs in the future and open the door to a range of exciting careers that you might not have ...
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BODY OF WORDS - WordPress.com — Get a Free Blog Here

BODY OF WORDS - WordPress.com — Get a Free Blog Here | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
What is a language? A cultural code, an invisible ink, the sonic architecture of how we think… A language is a breath of life, and when it is endangered, it becomes a fragile treasure. Webs of meaning start to fade, carrying with ...
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Living Abroad–Learning Languages?–Enhances Creativity « Loving ...

Living Abroad–Learning Languages?–Enhances Creativity « Loving ... | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Learning the language of the culture opens oneself up more than anything (except maybe eating the food). One who learns a language has to be ready to sound dumb–which requires extreme openness–and to see life in a ...
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Multilingualism keeps you sharp

Multilingualism keeps you sharp | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Who has not dreamt of being bilingual? Although there is an obvious practical side to knowing more than one language, there is also evidence that it enhances other skills that would not seem to be ...
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Learning Two or Twenty Languages: Is There a Secret?

Learning Two or Twenty Languages: Is There a Secret? | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
I hear countless numbers of stories about how difficult learning a second language can be and why some people just seem to have a knack.

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Blog für alle, die Deutsch lernen

Blog für alle, die Deutsch lernen | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Liebe Deutschlernerinnen und Deutschlerner in aller Welt!

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Foreign Languages Centre

I read a research published by the University of Chicago* which claimed that thinking in a foreign language helps you in taking better decisions. According to the research, that involved over 300 people from the US and South ...
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The Benefits of Multilingualism | Multilingual Living

The Benefits of Multilingualism | Multilingual Living | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

— Charlemagne (742/7 – 814), King of the Franks


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Spoken Language Of Jesus Endangered

Spoken Language Of Jesus Endangered | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ -- The Syrian government sent reinforcements Friday to the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, where rebels have battled regime troops this week.”
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Language skills in the UK | Global Lingo

Language skills in the UK | Global Lingo | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ The UK might be losing out on international trade and jobs, as the demand for foreign languages is high at all levels in the workforce, while the supply of language skills is poor.”
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How the Brain Picks up a Second Language

How the Brain Picks up a Second Language | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
“ Learning a language can be an excellent way to open a child up to another world, and especially at a young age, introducing new information can be critical to forming syllabus and language structure.”
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Do more to keep four official languages alive

Do more to keep four official languages alive | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
For the benefit of those who do not read Chinese, a controversy erupted in Singapore's Chinese-language media recently. The issue: shoddy translations after the National Heritage Board linked its English website content to Google Translate.

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Language learning Survey: European Commission and Cambridge ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)

Language learning Survey: European Commission and Cambridge ...DigitalJournal.com (press release)(PRWEB UK) 28 June 2012 The European Survey on Language Competences, published today by the European Commission, is a major study on language ...
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More Than Words: How Some Movies Wind Up With Lousy Subtitles - NPR (blog)

More Than Words: How Some Movies Wind Up With Lousy Subtitles - NPR (blog) | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
More Than Words: How Some Movies Wind Up With Lousy SubtitlesNPR (blog)For example, check out these three different translations of the final scene in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless. The first veers pretty wildly from the actual dialogue.
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Linguistic Link: Bilingual Benefits for Deaf Children « Bilingualism ...

... for more details. While you're at it, feel free to increase your own bilingual abilities by taking a moment to learn some basic greetings in British Sign Language (BSL), which was the sign language focused on in the study.
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Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve

Wired for Culture: How Language Enabled “Visual Theft,” Sparked Innovation, and Helped Us Evolve | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Why remix culture and collaborative creativity are an evolutionary advantage.
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Celebrities and Language Learning

See below for Celebrities who speak languages other than English. Al Gore -- Spanish Alanis Morissette -- French Antonio Banderas -- Spanish Arnold Schwarzen...

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Study: People make more rational decisions in a foreign language

Study: People make more rational decisions in a foreign language | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Researchers have come up with another potential benefit to learning a secondary language. In a new study, University of Chicago researchers suggest people make 'more rational' decisions if they think a problem through in their non-native language.

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T E F L: Foreign languages and thinking

T      E      F      L: Foreign languages and thinking | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
Foreign languages and thinking. May 8th 2012. Many people report feeling like different people when they speak a foreign language. I've been sceptical of these claims, since many of them seem to line up too neatly with ...
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Shakespeare to be staged in Turkish and 36 other languages

Shakespeare to be staged in Turkish and 36 other languages | L'amour des langues | Scoop.it
The play will be staged in Turkish as part of Globe to Globe, a six-week event celebrating Shakespeare with productions in 37 languages from Turkish and Greek to Mandarin and Swahili. Acclaimed Turkish stage and screen ...
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