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Kendall: Well I think I can speak for everyone in...

“ Kendall: Well I think I can speak for everyone in America that the English accent is… it’s cute.
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One in 40 UK diplomats fluent in language of country in which they work - Telegraph.co.uk

One in 40 UK diplomats fluent in language of country in which they work - Telegraph.co.uk | International English | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukOne in 40 UK diplomats fluent in language of country in which they workTelegraph.co.ukJust one in 40 British diplomats is fluent in the language of the country where they work with the majority lacking even basic grasp sufficient for...
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Denmark set for anti-Islam rally

Denmark set for anti-Islam rally | International English | Scoop.it
Anti-Islamic organisations from across Europe are due to hold a rally in the Danish city of Aarhus, organised by the English Defence League.
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Book: Doing Applied Linguistics - Center for Applied Second ...

Book: Doing Applied Linguistics - Center for Applied Second ... | International English | Scoop.it
Description: Doing Applied Linguistics provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of applied linguistics for readers who have little or no prior knowledge of the subject. The book explores the basics of the ...
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Daniel Everett: 'There is no such thing as universal grammar'

Daniel Everett: 'There is no such thing as universal grammar' | International English | Scoop.it
The rules of language are not innate but are born of necessity, says Daniel Everett (“And when you stand back from this, is it Aristotle and Plato all over again?
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Should Snatching an iPhone Be a Felony? - Slashdot

Should Snatching an iPhone Be a Felony? - Slashdot | International English | Scoop.it
theodp writes "English comedian Russell Brand could be facing a felony conviction for snatching an iPhone from a would-be paparazzi and tossing it through a window.
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Come to the US? Speak English - GoDanRiver.com

Come to the US? Speak English - GoDanRiver.com | International English | Scoop.it
IPPmediaCome to the US? Speak EnglishGoDanRiver.comThey learn to speak English, since this is our native tongue. » They find legal jobs and work according to the laws of our country.
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Fry's Planet Word - ABC Online

Fry's Planet Word - ABC Online | International English | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineFry's Planet WordABC OnlineFrom markets in Kenya, to call centres in Newcastle, Stephen charts the shifting patterns of lingua franca and the inexorable spread of Globish (global English).
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Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (Oxford Applied Linguistics)

Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (Oxford Applied Linguistics) | International English | Scoop.it
This book introduces key concepts in complexity theory and demonstrates the applicability and usefulness of these concepts to a range of areas in applied (Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (Oxford Applied Linguistics) http://t.co/8l7u3q7b...)...
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Marc Lamont Hill on CNN: GOP Uses English as a 'Language of Imperialism and Global Dominance' | Media Research Center

Marc Lamont Hill on CNN: GOP Uses English as a 'Language of Imperialism and Global Dominance' | Media Research Center | International English | Scoop.it
RT @theMRC: Marc Lamont Hill on CNN: GOP Uses English as a 'Language of Imperialism and Global Dominance' http://t.co/ZNqUrkMa...
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Most Popular Schools for Linguistics Major & Degree Program - StateUniversity.com

Goddammit, where was this when I was trying to pick schools? :) http://t.co/COBFXC1m I applied to #5, 25, & 27. Considered 10.
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Auburn University Launches New Global Bridge Program for International Students - PR Web (press release)

Auburn University Launches New Global Bridge Program for International StudentsPR Web (press release)Auburn University will offer a new path to an American education for international students through a summer program providing a full semester of...
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New York Class - Global English Language Center

New York Class - Global English Language Center | International English | Scoop.it
College Classroom in Palembang, South Sumatera (I just became the mayor of New York Class - Global English Language Center on @foursquare!
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The Requirement For Language Translation By Global Corporations | The Marketing Analysts Blog

The Requirement For Language Translation By Global Corporations | The Marketing Analysts Blog | International English | Scoop.it
In some instances, the companies are aided by translation services that provide market analysis activities that keep track of competitive maneuverings in other markets.
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Using social media as a language learning tool - The Guardian (blog)

Using social media as a language learning tool - The Guardian (blog) | International English | Scoop.it
Irish TimesUsing social media as a language learning toolThe Guardian (blog)There's no denying that enthusiasm for learning foreign languages amongst our schoolchildren is at an all time low.
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Money talks, and speaks loudest in English - The Conversation

Money talks, and speaks loudest in EnglishThe ConversationEnglish is the dominant lingua franca of the international business scene and countries whose official language is English, or whose main languages are linguistically close to English,...
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The Blind Spot (or Is It Blind-Spot?) - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle ...

The Blind Spot (or Is It Blind-Spot?) - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle ... | International English | Scoop.it
Lucy Ferriss. is writer in residence at Trinity College in Connecticut and the author of literary criticism, a memoir, and seven books of fiction. Her Web site is lucyferriss.com. Read Lucy's Lingua Franca entries ...
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Reflections on Chia Suan Chong talking about English as a Lingua Franca

Reflections on Chia Suan Chong talking about English as a Lingua Franca | International English | Scoop.it
  The constantly inspiring Chia Suan Chong kicked off the first day of IATEFL at the BESIG PCE by talking about politeness and some of her MA research on (RT @irishmikeh: Reflections on Chia Suan Chong talking about English as a Lingua Franca http://t.co/E03Wkulf...
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A New Take on the Birth and Death of Words

A New Take on the Birth and Death of Words | International English | Scoop.it
Have physicists, tapping Google's scanned books, discovered universal laws about language?
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A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning - Chicago Daily Herald

A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning - Chicago Daily Herald | International English | Scoop.it
A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learningChicago Daily HeraldHowever, as the suburbs have grown more diverse, the program has shifted almost completely to support English language learners, with a few native...
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It is time to learn Chinese - Nation on Sunday

It is time to learn Chinese - Nation on Sunday | International English | Scoop.it
It is time to learn ChineseNation on SundayThere's a reason why English persisted being the Lingua Franca long after the sun set on the British Empire: the business of 'empiring' crossed the Atlantic to the United States of America, where too that...
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Native English Teachers Wanted in University ASAP! (Inner Mongolia): For this position applicants have ...
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English is a victim of its own success - Gulf Daily News

English is a victim of its own success - Gulf Daily News | International English | Scoop.it
Gulf Daily NewsEnglish is a victim of its own successGulf Daily NewsI AM all too familiar with the poor standards in English language training about which Ali Al Mubarak complained (GDN, March 8).
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Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices | Video on TED.com

Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices | Video on TED.com | International English | Scoop.it
TED Talks Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world.
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