Folium: Is Speaking a Language Different From Being Fluent via MentalFloss

Folium: Is Speaking a Language Different From Being Fluent via MentalFloss

… Connect MentalFloss: Is Speaking a Language Different From Being Fluent? … I am under the impression that to be fluent in another language means that you speak it as well as, or almost as well as, your native language. But what does being fluent in another language actually mean? Is speaking a language different […]

Folium: How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World via The Independent

Folium: How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World via The Independent

… Connect The Independent: How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World … I began my journey of learning a new language when I was in middle school. My middle school Spanish teacher often expressed her passion for the language and how learning a foreign language changes you. She would say “language […]

Folium: How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language via Scientific American

Folium: How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language via Scientific American

… Connect Scientific American: How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language … If you have ever seen a silent film then you have probably picked up on some examples of the unspoken language all humans speak to one another. Although we do not hear what is being said, the non-verbal communication a lot of […]

Folium: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning

Folium: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning via Phys.org

… Connect Phys.org: New Study May Revolutionize Language Learning … Learning a new language seems to always be a summer goal, only when you have “enough time” to sit down and memorize some new vocabulary. But if you think about it, many say that they will and seldom do it. Learning a new language can […]

Folium: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language?

Folium: What If Everyone On Earth Spoke the Same Language via HSW

… Connect HowStuffWorks: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language? … Did you know at one point in time everyone spoke the same language? According to old biblical stories, post-flood, you know… Noah’s Ark era, was when everyone spoke the same language. But how would that transfer over to today’s world? Could this […]

Folium: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating via The Smithsonian

Folium: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating via The Smithsonian

… Connect Smithsonian: The Human Right to Speak Whatever Language You Want is Worth Celebrating … It is common among native speakers who move from a different country at the beginning of their language learning journey to become enveloped in a new language so much that they begin to forget their native tongue. These cases […]

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: 10 Things That Will Ruin the English Language via io9

Folium: 10 Things That Will Ruin the English Language via io9

… Connect 10 Things That Will Ruin the English Language via io9 … Mom was strict about the use of language. She constantly corrected us whenever what she considered misuse of the language crept into the vernacular. She hated slang.  I had a good friend in high school in the 1950’s. He was a cool cat. […]

Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Learning the Language

… Leading up to the trip, I knew that the biggest challenge for me would be communicating in another language. In Middle School and High School, I struggled in every Spanish class I took, so that gave me a sense that I would be in for a struggle. When we arrived at the airport, after […]

Aero: Ana Northrop – Costa Rica 2016 – Learning the Language

… Before I left I thought language was not going to be as hard for me due to the amount of people that speak it around me all the time.  However, when I observed people speaking I noticed they talk much faster than who I hear at my job. … … I managed to pick […]

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