Tag Archive: languages

Languages: How long would it take you to learn one?

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Infographic source: http://abroadee.com/2013/04/17/what-are-the-hardest-and-easiest-languages-to-learn/

Teach English in China With William Penn University!

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William Penn University and Xinya Middle School (high school) in Linzhou, China, have announced a new partnership to send a William Penn graduate to Linzhou to teach English for a year. No Chinese… Continue reading

Will you teach your children a foreign language at a young age?

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The United States is further behind in teaching children foreign languages than many other countries. Most commonly, students will have the opportunity to start a foreign language in high school – maybe middle… Continue reading

“What’s up?” with “Stuff”

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While driving some of our Rwandan students the other day, I was asked what was the definition of “stuff.” I also had to explain “What’s up?” and start sharing the story of Thanksgiving.… Continue reading

Dating a Korean: 101

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Intercultural dating is more common than many people realize – especially when you are located in a diverse country, such as the United States. While no one can say explicit “rules” or guidelines… Continue reading

It’s Afrikaans – Not South African

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A close friend of mine has a poster depicting different sayings around the world. One of the “languages” that is listed on this poster is South African. For those who know nothing about… Continue reading

By the way, it’s pronounced “A-shi-te-ru” not “a-shit-eru”

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For many Americans, English is the only language that is known fluently. In contrast, places such as South Africa have people knowing at least 5 languages conversationally – while countries in Europe often… Continue reading

Is it “color” or “colour?”

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Even though English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, the way its words are spelt can vary depending on whether British English or American English rules are being… Continue reading

Think you’re done with foreign languages? Think again!

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Many Americans feel that English is the only language that they need to know. In an interculturally growing world, this misperception has continually been proven wrong. Even if you never leave your own… Continue reading