London’s second languages by tube stop

London’s second languages by tube stop {1}

Oliver O’Brien, from the geography department at University College London, has created Tube Tongues, a graphic that shows the second language makeup of Britain’s capitol by tube stop. If you’ve ever been to London, this may be interesting for you to click through. If not, it’s still surprising to see how linguistically diverse the city(…)

Another good flashcard site

Another good flashcard site {0}

Last week, Rosalind wrote about Anki, an online flashcard program that you can use to help memorize¬†vocabulary. Quizlet is another one, started originally by a 15-year-old memorizing vocabulary for a French test, and within a few years developing into one of the web’s most popular study sites. You can write your vocabulary, then it can(…)

Which language should you learn to speak?

Which language should you learn to speak? {2}

I got Arabic and I’ve been studying Arabic for a year!! This is way too accurate!! Click here and test yourself out.

How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers {1}

Ever wonder what it would be like to hear English but not understand it? Check out this hilarious video, “Skewrl,” written and directed for your entertainment. How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

The hammock is back!

The hammock is back! {0}

This just in from the CILC– the hammock has made a return! Come take a nap to celebrate, then play with the birds and practice the language you’re learning. See you soon! –The CILC staff

TED Talk on Loving Your Language

TED Talk on Loving Your Language {0}

Check out this fascinating TED talk given by Suzanne Talhouk, an advocate for the Arabic language, on loving your language. “More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But ‚ÄĒ what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an(…)