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September 26th: European Day of Languages

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English, Spanish, Portuguese; some of the widest-used languages in the world hail from Europe, while 44% of the world’s population speaks at least one language from the Indo-European family. It’s only right then, that Europe should have its own day of language celebration, and lo and behold – it does! This September 26, be sure […]

Foreign Adoption: The Language Barrier Issue

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There are an almost endless number of events and situations that can lead to the decision to adopt a child from a foreign country. Couples that have struggled with fertility issues, singles that have no plans to enter a partnership but do want to parent or social activists seeking to make the world a better […]

Share Your Native Language In A Foreign Land: Teaching ESL

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If you have a love for travel, teaching and language, you may want to consider traveling abroad and using your passions to teach English in another country, or English as a second language (ESL). Although this line of work is not right for just anyone, it can be a chance of a lifetime for others. […]

Yiddish Words and Expressions Adopted Into English

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Image via Think English is the only language you know? If you’ve ever eaten a bagel, done something with schmaltz, or referred to someone’s schnoz (nose), it turns out you speak a little bit of Yiddish. Yiddish is a language that is a fusion of German dialects with Hebrew, Aramaic, and Slavic influences spoken […]

Words We Wish Existed in English

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It’s well-known that English boasts more distinct words than any other language (academics claim it has anywhere between 250,000 and 750,000), and yet there are still many thoughts that the world’s most widely-spoken tongue can’t adequately express. For those times that English isn’t quite up to the job, it helps to be able to fill […]

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