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Is Twitter bad for language? Some research shows that it may actually make language more efficient, forming new linguistic norms and language-learning methods.
Language is a malleable thing that is never static.
As the fifth most visited country in the world, Italy has a record amount of 47 million visitors per year, and the majority of these intrepid travelers tend to prefer the republic during the summer months when the sun is out and the weather is warm. However, if you are heading to Italy during the winter, there’s certainly no reason to despair. In fact, you can have just as much fun, if not more, during those chilly months of the year! So…
Language barriers are proving to be a great obstacle for the UK army operating in foreign regions, and as a result, new secondary language requirements are being put into place.
They say the best way to learn a foreign language is to speak it with others. Yet increasingly in the modern business world, working on an international scale means dealing with people in English.
More and more business schools are making foreign language proficiency a pre-requisite for matriculation or a requirement for graduation.
Studying a second language is an appealing idea, but many feel discouraged because they think the costs outweigh the benefits. That’s not always realistic, but it can be. Here’s a brief synopsis of how to measure the economic utility and weigh the projected return on investment (ROI) for your studies. When choosing whether to study a foreign language, and, furthermore, deciding which language that should be, the pros and cons depend largely on proximity, difficulty, and the estimated professional worth. Proximity The…
As the world shrinks, so does its diversity it seems. Cultural homogenization is especially problematic for the preservation of indigenous languages as we continue to move toward a globally recognized lingua franca. Culture and history will determine whether native indigenous tongues either race toward extinction or manage to be soundly preserved. In any case, it is without question that they all are being forced to confront the issue head on. Here are some examples and background on where it’s a problem and…
When you ask expats about their time living in Korea, you’ll most likely have the pleasure of hearing them rave on and on about how wonderful life can be in this unique country. Korea is not only one of the friendliest places on the planet, but has also been rated as one of the top ten safest countries in the world. This, coupled with amazing food, low cost of living, and a dynamic culture may mean that Korea is the perfect place…