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Languages Are Going Extinct Even Faster Than Species

Languages Are Going Extinct Even Faster Than Species {0}

An article has recently come out by Katie Wudel on the rapid decline of languages. In the article she states that “our languages are disappearing even faster than our species, with many estimates projecting the extinction of two languages every two weeks. Notable linguist and philosopher Dr. John McWhorter has an even bleaker outlook: 90(…)

Learning a Foreign Language Isn’t Expensive

Learning a Foreign Language Isn’t Expensive {0}

If you’re reading this blog post right now, it means you’re on the CILC website which also means you have access to the information we have on resources for language learning! Thus, this post may be a bit redundant, but it might be useful for folks to know that learning a new language shouldn’t have(…)

Vietnamese Slang

Vietnamese Slang {0}

As a soon-to-be English teacher, I find idioms and idiomatic phrases to be some of the most difficult but fulfilling aspects of language to teach and understand. With that said, here is an illustrated guide to some slang used in Vietnamese! I am told that a lot of these are regional, but they are quite interesting no(…)

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita {1}

College senior Dennis Kachintsev has been translating Mikhail Bulgakov‘s The Master and Margarita since the start of his junior year in the hopes of generating more interest in what he considers to be one of the finest novels ever written. He has permitted the language lab to post the first chapter of this work in(…)

Memorizing vocabulary? Put your whole body into it!

Memorizing vocabulary? Put your whole body into it! {0}

When you learn a language, do you do it sitting down quietly? A study by the Max Planck institute in Germany says that you’ll probably learn better if you add in some full-body gestures to your study practices. Participants in the study were “taught” a made-up language, with one group only reading and listening, another group watching videos(…)

Feeling a midwinter language-learning slump? Here are some motivational proverbs

Feeling a midwinter language-learning slump? Here are some motivational proverbs {0}

Lingholic complied a list of ten proverbs from different parts of the world about learning languages. Click here to check them out! image from Lingholic.com