Monthly Archives: April 2013

The truth about being bilingual

In a recent news story, a first-base umpire threatened to eject players and a coach from a baseball game for speaking Spanish. His demand was not in response to any complaint being registered, rather, the English-speaking official’s objection ultimately was … Continue reading

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Top 5 Language Learning Tips

Below we have listed our top 5 tips to help you in your Language studies… Pronunciation- It is vital that you take the time to listen to and learn the pronunciation of the language right from the start. If you … Continue reading

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Here in Thailand, we really give a sh*t

Westerners may turn up their noses at the mention of bodily functions but that’s not the case in the Kingdom where faecal phrases are a key part of the language With five minutes to go before the meeting, I need … Continue reading

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How to REALLY Learn a Foreign Language

You take the classes and do all your homework. You might even be able to have real conversations now. Congratulations. But to get past that intermediate level, and really own a language, you’re going to have to dive a little … Continue reading

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Bobbin

I remember a friend of mine, an American who lived in Rome, starting to study German. His Italian was impeccable, but for some reason he wanted to go to Berlin to study Russian. So first he needed German. He found … Continue reading

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Thai Pronunciation

These videos are a good basic rundown on how to pronounce some of the Thai sounds, also you may learn a few new words. 01 My Thailanguage School – Study Thai verb to… by MyThailanguageSchool

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Language Learning: Start With What You Love

So I’m learning languages, with my toddler, but as we visit each country then eventually leave, I’m realizing: right, I have to keep studying these languages… forever. That’s the thing. If you don’t use it, language slips away faster than … Continue reading

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Why Should You Learn Chinese?

My first answer is maybe you shouldn’t learn Mandarin. Chinese is not the easiest language to learn. Basic Chinese grammar is easy but Chinese has tones and these are difficult for some people. Reading and writing aren’t really difficult, but … Continue reading

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Learn To Read Chinese In Eight Minutes

To a non-Chinese speaker (like me), and especially to a Westerner (like me), Chinese is the most impenetrable family of languages on Earth. While there may be only an eighth as many syllables as in English, the tonal variations for … Continue reading

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Language Learning – The Various Methods

There are many ways in which a new language can be learnt. So, if one is talking about an adult who wishes to learn a new language, then he or she has the option of choosing a method which makes … Continue reading

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How to pronounce foreign languages

Even if you can’t master a native accent, the key is to be clear and comprehensible. Anne Merritt offers five top tips. The tongue, lips, teeth and breath all contribute to the way a sound comes out of the mouth. … Continue reading

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Worldwide Spanish Use Increasing

Within three or four generations, about 10 percent of the world’s population will understand Spanish, according to the most recent annual report from the Cervantes Institute on the state of the Spanish language. The institute, which publishes the report known … Continue reading

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Learning languages of region is critical for Thais

Experts warn if Thais don’t prepare their communication skills now, they’ll struggle when the AEC takes off Learn the languages of our neighbouring countries today or be losers tomorrow. This is not an overstatement given that the Asean Economic Community … Continue reading

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6 tips for language learning acquisition!

“A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules”. Anthony Trollope The fans and users of the World Word Exchange avail of our plentiful resources for many reasons. Whether you are super … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Learning A Foreign Language

I’ve always enjoyed Italian opera and their cuisine as well as culture Dante Alighieri to Umberto Eco which caused me to create this article on 10 tips for learning a foreign language.  This is why I decided to sit down … Continue reading

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Being Bilingual Can Make You Smarter

There is a way you may avoid dementia, strengthen your cognitive skills, and heighten your intelligence. All you have to do was learn Spanish or another language.   If you’re like most you would love to be able to speak … Continue reading

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What is language?

Daniel Everett recently gave a talk on his language-as-a-cultural-tool idea at our UC Irvine Center for Language Science.  (Here‘s a decent review of his recent book.)  It was an entertaining talk but misses the point, in my view, regarding what … Continue reading

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Fun activities can boost language learning: study

Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, according to a new study. Researchers from The University of Nottingham found that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped … Continue reading

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Pensioner Jeffrey is minding his language

By MARC PROSSER Herald Reporter NOT content with being able to speak three languages already, pensioner Jeffrey Riggs has set out to learn another SIX tongues. The 68-year-old Plymothian – who already speaks French and German as well as his … Continue reading

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Learn Chinese with television

Sometimes students who are learning mandarin are confused about learning with television. Television is great for learning Chinese. The pictures make it easier to understand than radio and because you can see who’s talking, you get a better idea of … Continue reading

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New York teen learns 20 foreign languages in just four years!

Timothy Doner from the Lower East Side of Manhattan tells the Daily News about his linguistic journey from general language-learning malaise to becoming a polyglot with an arsenal of about 20 foreign languages. He shares what he thinks of language … Continue reading

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Songkran song

During Songkran festival in Thailand, this song called รำวงวันสงกรานต์ Ram Wong Wan Songkran is played everywhere. In case you would like to sing along, here are the lyrics. วันนี้เป็นวันสงกรานต์ wan-níi bpen wan sŏng-graan Today is Songkran day

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Learn Chinese lessons for kids online

China is no longer an emerging country but is now the fastest growing and soon to become the biggest and most important economic force in the world. So smart kids learn Mandarin Chinese. In this age where being competitive is … Continue reading

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Why should you learn Chinese?

China is a country that is emerging as one of the strongest global economy in the last two decade and is the world’s biggest holder of foreign exchange reserves with the reserves touching $3.0447 trillion US in March 2011. Many countries around the world are interested … Continue reading

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Are You Learning Foreign Language The Wrong Way?

About the Author: Joyce Del Rosario is a career and education blogger and she is a part of the team behind Open Colleges and InformED, one of Australia’s leading providers of Open Learning and online accredited distance education. Most people … Continue reading

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