Jane Simpson uses dictionaries to uncover historical detail and revive indigenous languages in Australia. She works for the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at Australian National University (ANU.) The Centre’s current project is to record indigenous languages in the Pacific area. Australia is home to between 300 and 700 language dialects yet […]
Briefly describe how you ended up on a commune in Ecuador this Winter Term. I ended up at La Comuna de Rhiannon after a friend of mine from another school told me that she would be going to the commune during January and February. My friend’s school has a similar program to Winter Term but […]
Ted-Ed recently presented a video by Katherine Hampsten talking about how miscommunication happens and how to avoid it. Miscommunication happens everywhere in life. Even though we are speaking the same language face to face, you might still not understand why I am so angry at what just happened to me. How exactly can that happen?
On February 20th, members of the Bangladeshi community in Washington D.C. celebrated International Mother Language Day at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring. Eleven organizers facilitated the event in order to educate people about the Bengali language, it being the seventh most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers. Beyond […]
Briefly describe your Winter Term. I spent Winter Term in Salvador Brasil with my aunt. There I took Portuguese classes at a language school during day, and explored just how much food my stomach could hold at night. Describe the daily routine in your Portuguese class. Carlo, the other student in the class, would spend […]