Folium: We think More Rationally in a Foreign Language via BPS

Folium: We think More Rationally in a Foreign Language via BPS

… Connect BPS: We think More Rationally in a Foreign Language … There is a psychology of language that is the study of the psychological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language. There have been many studies done on bilingual students that has reported on that people are immune to two […]

Folium: How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language via Lifehacker

Folium: How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don’t Speak the Language via Lifehacker

… Connect How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don’t Speak the Language via Lifehacker … The term “ugly American” is well known throughout Europe and perhaps in other countries around the world.  So what is an ugly American?  Urban Dictionary provides the following definition: “The tendency of American tourists visiting foreign […]

Folium: How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK

Folium: How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK

… Connect How Does English Sound to Foreign Ears via MetroUK … A lot of times growing up, it was fun to mimic accents from different languages I heard, but really, I was trying to make sense of what I was hearing. One day I got to wondering how the English language sounds to non-English […]

Folium: Bartering and Haggling in Foreign Lands via loraltravel

Folium: Bartering and Haggling in Foreign Lands via loraltravel There’s something about the art of the “deal” that is slowly fading into the recesses of American memory. We’ve become far too used to the price as marked, and quietly accepting the word of the vendor as law. Even most major car dealerships use fixed pricing […]

Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker

… Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker … In accordance with the great Wikipedia, “bias” is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Anything biased generally is one-sided, and therefore lacks a neutral point of view. There is a […]

Instructional Resources: Language Reading Skills

… Reading Strategies for Modern Languages: The readings selected during this semester were designed with two purposes in mind: (1) To provide information you are capable of understanding. (2) To give you confidence in reading in the language you are studying. Before reading, you should determine what your purpose for reading is, as this will […]

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! […]