Folium: How Video Game Cover Art Changes Around The World via IGN.com

Folium: How Video Game Cover Art Changes Around The World via IGN.com This week, in between overhauling the design of the site and editing old posts, I’ve been fully immersed in the world of Diablo III (as long as the login servers stay up). Video games now account for an insane amount of money, and […]

Folium: The Spanish Word For “Wife” … via DidYouKnowArchive.com

Folium: The Spanish Word For “Wife” … via DidYouKnowArchive.com Did the picture ruin the surprise? The Spanish word for wife is la esposa. The Spanish word for handcuffs is las esposas. So, your wife is technically your handcuffs. Insert jokes here… However, I’m disappointed that the website doesn’t explain why the two words are so […]

Folium: Microsoft Can Make Your Voice Speak Foreign Languages via Gizmodo.com

Folium: Microsoft Can Make Your Voice Speak Foreign Languages via Gizmodo.com

Folium: Microsoft Can Make Your Voice Speak Foreign Languages via Gizmodo.com Have you ever wondered what your own voice sounds like? Have you ever taken a tape recorder, recorded yourself, then immediately said “eww, that’s how I sound to other people?” Yeah, I thought so. Well, take that idea and apply it to different languages! […]

Folium: LEAF News – 17 May 2012

So, you’re actually reading this huh? I’m sorry … Here’s what new with LEAF! On January 1st, 2012 we launched LEAF! We added a ton of little things like random Spanish vocabulary lessons, trabalenguas, and other things across the internet that we thought was pretty cool. I guess the original thought was to make a […]

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Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis

Folium: Mexico City is Phasing Out the Iconic VW Taxis via USA Today As reported by USA Today earlier in March, Mexico City will be now phasing out the iconic green and white VW taxis from service starting this year! If you ever catch any of the major travel shows on The Travel Channel, Food […]

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Folium: Downhill Bike Race in Valparaiso, Chile via BoingBoing

Folium: Downhill Bike Race in Valparaiso, Chile via BoingBoing For your viewing pleasure, filed under awesomeness. This is an urban, downhill, mountain-biking event in Valparaiso, Chile. Follow the link to BoingBoing and enjoy the video! If you’ve ever seen a map of Chile, you can understand how events like this are pretty commonplace. A long, thin, […]

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll

Folium: 11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip via BootsnAll As always, we provide arguments to the “get the heck out of your bubble and start traveling” mindset. This past week we wrapped up anther unit in Spanish class and again another opportunity arose to show the students TV […]

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Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling …

Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling … The ability to listen, comprehend, process, and then formulate and articulate language as a form of personal expression is an incredible thing. There are countless studies about the process of learning languages in our infancy, and how we grow in our ability to communicate. I don’t read […]

Folium: APOD – Flying Over the Earth at Night

Folium – APOD: 2012 March 5 – Flying Over the Earth at Night This post isn’t so much about languages as it is about perspective. Too many people live the same kind of life. They are born in a certain place. They live and play in or near that place. They go to school in that […]

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú

Folium: Bambucicleta – Bicicletas de Bambú This website flew across my desk a few days ago, and I really didn’t pay it much attention until the name drew my eyes in. “Bambucicleta”, a play of bambú (bamboo) and bicicleta (bicycle), is an Argentinian company that manufactures bicycles out of sustainable bamboo. So, just wrap your brains […]