If you’ve come back to the CILC after the summer and noticed the hammock missing, fear not! It still exists, it’s just temporarily in storage to make room for some group study space in that corner while we wait for a giant bed-sized beanbag chair to arrive. In the meantime we have more space for multiple people to(…)
This awesome article identifies words that are untranslatable across different languages. “Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we’ve illustrated 11 of these wonderful, untranslatable, if slightly elusive, words. We will definitely be trying to incorporate a few of them into our everyday conversations, and hope that you enjoy recognizing a feeling or two(…)
Hujiang is one of the biggest language learning websites in China. Its Chinese section is edited by Chinese locals so they usually have the most updated news and cultural information. If you are learning Chinese and wondering what are Chinese people watching these days, here is a list of movies frequently updated with description available both(…)
Check out this article about some newfound data on the neurological effects of learning a second language! According to a study conducted in Sweden, learning a foreign language has a visible effect on brain size, particularly around the hippocampus and language-related areas of the cerebral cortex. “The Swedish MRI study showed that learning a foreign(…)
Are you interested in studying a language that doesn’t have an official home in the Oberlin curriculum? Check out an ExCo! Contact the instructor of the course for more information. Don’t forget to attend the ExCo Fair tonight, Sept. 3rd, from 6-8pm. You must register on PRESTO by Sept. 11th. This semester’s offerings: The ABCs of ASL: Christal(…)
Our intrepid student staff has created a series of 2048 games inspired by people, items, and creatures in the CILC! Click on any one of them to play! Enjoy!