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Learning a Language on the Job

Learning a Language on the Job {0}

What is the best way to learn a language? According to this article, one of the best ways is to get a job while abroad.

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Multilingual Children May Be More Empathetic

Multilingual Children May Be More Empathetic {1}

Call me an optimist, but I do love sharing research that indicates the benefits (economic or otherwise) of learning languages, especially at a young age. Research published in Psychological Science suggests children who learn multiple language are more capable of stepping into another person’s shoes. Feel free to check out the quick article as well as(…)

Rapping in 14 Different Languages

Rapping in 14 Different Languages {0}

Ever wonder what rap sounds like in other languages?

A Ugandan Living in Norway Develops a Language Translating App

A Ugandan Living in Norway Develops a Language Translating App {0}

“To overcome the fear that his native language will one day be alien to his children, Awici-Rasmussen decided to develop a mobile app for language translation.”  A concern that many immigrant families must certainly share, the fear that you will be unable to communicate with your family in your native tongue is one that hits(…)

The Cantonese Language May Disappear

The Cantonese Language May Disappear {2}

According to UBC linguist Zoe Lam, the Cantonese language could disappear in a few generations. Here is why.

Multi-Language Elementary School to Possibly Open in Canada?

Multi-Language Elementary School to Possibly Open in Canada? {0}

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proposing a multi-language elementary school with instruction in French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese to open in Ontario. The School Board is still waiting on parents to vote on this program, which would start at kindergarten and grow one grade at a time. “’There’s a new, global mindset(…)