Folium: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World via Google Earth

Folium: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World via Google Earth

… Connect Google Earth: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World … English is the universal language of…everything, right? : If you are a native English speaker, have you ever considered the possibility of the English language going extinct? Probably not, because English is the most spoken language in the world! English has been […]

Folium: What COVID-Quarantine Reveals About the World’s Culture via BBCTravel

Folium: What COVID-Quarantine Reveals About the World’s Culture via BBCTravel

… (Editor: Reminder, this is not a political article about COVID-19 policy or response. Rather, this is an informative piece on how different cultures emotionally process global life-changing events. Keep this in mind in your writing.) … Connect BBCTravel : What COVID-Quarantine Reveals About the World’s Culture … When I was younger, my dad would […]

Folium: Multilingual People Have Multiple Personalities via NewRepublic

Folium: Do Multilingual People Have Multiple Personalities via NewRepublic

… Connect NewRepublic: Do Multilingual People Have Multiple Personalities … There is a known treatment plan for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD); which is a mental disorder characterized by the maintenance of at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. But there is no treatment, other than not […]

Folium: Can You Lose Your Native Language via BBCFuture

Folium: Can You Lose Your Native Language via BBCFuture

… Connect BBCFuture: Can You Lose Your Native Language? … “Bilingualism” is when someone speaks and understands two different languages. This could refer to an individual or an entire society. The proficiency level of the person needs to be that they both understand and speak at the level of a native speaker, or close to […]

Folium: The "Untranslatable" Emotions You Never Knew You Had via BBCFuture

Folium: The “Untranslatable” Emotions You Never Knew You Had via BBCFuture

… Connect: BBCFuture: The “Untranslatable” Emotions You Never Knew You Had … Many languages, such as the romance languages and slavic languages, borrow and use words that are similar or identical to words in English and vice versa. This makes language learning much easier for the learner, because you’re able to find cognates that make […]

Folium: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language via DailyDot

Folium: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language via DailyDot

… Connect: DailyDot: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language … No matter if you speak English, French, Spanish, or another language, the internet can be a dark place for language lovers. If you have ever delved into any of the popular websites, you may have noticed that the words you know and love […]

Folium: The Cultural Differences Between East and West via Quartz

Folium: The Cultural Differences Between East and West via Quartz

… Connect: Quartz: The Cultural Differences Between East and West … When athletes compete in races, they observe and compare their performance against their competitors. In the same way, humans naturally engage in mental comparisons with the people around them during the course of their daily life. Generally speaking, people tend to compare themselves with […]

Folium: Why the French Don't Show Excitement via BBC Travel

Folium: Why the French Don’t Show Excitement via BBC Travel

… Connect: BBC Travel: Why the French Don’t Show Excitement … Sometimes, when you don’t feel like you belong, the most painful of realizations can shake you. You might understand this if you have ever moved to another city, state, or country. You may have even felt this moving from middle school to high school. […]

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Folium: It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Language via NPR

… Connect: NPR/CodeSwitch: It Takes a Classroom To Learn The Family Language. … Throughout the United States, there are children of all ages that struggle with their cultural identity due to the suppression of the “heritage language” that their parents or grandparents speak. These kids grew up listening to, watching, or even being spoken to by extended […]

Folium: Why People Think Spanish Is Easier Than French via ThoughtCo

Folium: Why People Think Spanish Is Easier Than French via ThoughtCo

… Connect ThoughtCo – Why People Think Spanish Is Easier Than French … During my high school experience, there was a general consensus that Spanish was a far easier language than French. Although both were offered, there were two French teachers and four Spanish teachers to accommodate the far greater number of students taking Spanish. Even […]