40 idioms that cannot be translated literally

40 idioms that cannot be translated literally {0}

In case you didn’t know, the folks at TED talks have an ongoing volunteer  project to subtitle TED talks into several languages. Obies interested in translation might want to check it out here. Recently the TED folks asked their translators about idioms in their home language that could not be translated into other languages.  There are several(…)

Radio Ambulante: Oberlin

Radio Ambulante: Oberlin {1}

Winter Term at Oberlin is usually a very quiet place, but over at the studios of Oberlin’s own WOBC (91.5 on your FM dial) there are amazing, wonderful, creative radio programs being broadcast over their (now improved!) antenna via the radio airwaves and online While WT programming is only for the next couple of weeks please take a look at their show schedule (click on(…)

We’re open for reading period and finals! {0}

  Come join us– here are our hours for reading period: Saturday Dec. 13: 12pm-12am Sunday Dec. 14: 12pm-12am Monday Dec. 15: 12pm-12am Tuesday Dec. 16: 12pm-12am   We are also open during finals! Our hours: Wednesday Dec. 17: 9am-6pm Thursday Dec. 18: 9am-6pm Friday Dec. 19: 9am-6pm  

Arabic Learning Resource: ArabicPod101

Arabic Learning Resource: ArabicPod101 {0}

Interested in learning, improving, or perfecting Arabic? ArabicPod101 is a learning resource that’s completely accessible and navigable. I easily made an account by entering my email and instantly gained access to tons of resources. By selecting my skill level (absolute beginner), I was given 25 mini lessons complete with corresponding transcripts and downloadable audio and(…)

3-Second Cooking 「3秒クッキング」

3-Second Cooking 「3秒クッキング」 {0}

On this (one and only) episode of “3-second Cooking” Ms. Kataoka and Ms. Tonimura attempt to make fried shrimp in 3 seconds. Check out this hilarious video! 片岡さんと十二村さんは3秒でエビフライを料理するビデオをぜひ見てください!

Looking for Economic Benefits to Studying Foreign Languages?

Looking for Economic Benefits to Studying Foreign Languages? {0}

Then look no further! I am here to present to you yet another article from The Economist about the benefits of language study. This article actually addresses an academic paper (by Albert Saiz) that has research I hope to extend through my economics honors thesis this year. Remember that earnings and GDP are only one(…)