English Oops: Hand Ankles and Things To Turn On The Candle

English Oops: Hand Ankles and Things To Turn On The Candle {0}

When you’re learning a new language, or even when you’ve spoken one for a while, sometimes you can’t come up with a word and you have to improvise. Here are some of the best English examples.

Calling all student translators! {0}

We are now soliciting submissions for the 2014 Annual Oberlin College Student Translation Symposium. Each year for over a decade the translation symposium has been the intellectual and creative high point of the Oberlin academic year. It is a fast-paced, multilingual, transformative event that exposes the audience to twenty literary pieces from a dozen or more languages.

Spanish/English Translation Oops

Spanish/English Translation Oops {1}

Sometimes Google translate isn’t always the best way to go, especially if you’ve never spoken the language before in your life. HuffPo did a great compilation of really terrible Spanish/English translations. They go in both directions, so enjoy. (The featured image feels like it would be the right choice… until you consider that éxito doesn’t(…)

OSCA Spanish Table

OSCA Spanish Table {0}

If you eat in OSCA, but you wish you could use Stevie meals for language tables, get excited! Lara Griffin is organizing an OSCA Spanish Table that will rotate between co-ops so that people who don’t eat in CDS can still practice Spanish in a fun, conversational way. Contact Lara at lara.griffin@oberlin.edu for more information.

Myths about Latin America by Laura Weiss ’13 {0}

Laura Weiss, Oberlin class of 2013, is one of the newest bloggers at the Huffington Post. Her latest article is about how we think about Latin America. She writes: To read more, check out her article!

The Polyglot Simpsons {0}

Have you ever wondered what TV characters would sound like if you were watching in Japan or Mexico? BuzzFeed made a video, reposted on an Italian site, with a clip from the Simpsons as they sound in the US, Spain, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Enjoy!