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Teaching English in Mexico: A Decent Living?


What's more disappointing than a person who makes a promise he can't keep? A person who makes a promise that is a lie. Many promises to make a "decent living" teaching English in Mexico are just that-a lie.

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview


Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word.

English Language Sputtering Online Like an Old Ford!


Sad, but true. Just about everywhere you look online, the English language is suffering a fate worse than death.

English Has Come A Long, Long Way...


I often wonder what would happen if Shakespeare were to be transported in a time machine to our world today. What would he think? How would he react?Yes, Willie would probably tell me "thou hast too much time on thy hands if thou spendeth it wondering about such flights of fancy.

Second Language Competence Beneficial but often Misunderstood


Second language learning has associated with it many types of benefits. Among them include: social, economic, intellectual and linguistic.

Show Me the Bunny: Language Acquisition


Some children are really funny about experimenting with speech. Nonetheless, the first intelligible words bring such a feeling of elation to a parent.

Mexican Living: Todays Obsession


I would like to talk about one of my many obsessions: learning Spanish. I have been thinking about this lately mostly because I am under the impression that, though I've lived in Mexico for two years, my Spanish sucks in a major way.

What Does an Interpreter Do?


Many people get confused as to the difference between an interpreter and a translator. There is a common tendency to think translators interpreter, or that interpreters translate.

Learn Italian in Your Hometown


Are you interested in learning the Italian language right in your own hometown? There are several options that you can explore to find the Italian classes that are just perfect for you! First, you should consider whether you would you enjoy the interaction that takes place among students in group classes, or if you would prefer the one-on-one attention of a private instructor.1.

Learn Italian in Italy


You can combine your love of the Italian language with an unforgettable experience in the country where the language is spoken by studying Italian in Italy! Hands-down, the best way to learn a foreign language is to live, work, or study in a native speaking environment. Studying Italian in Italy is the best possible experience you can have to learn the language.

Learn Italian for Free


Italian is one of the most widespread languages in the world, and speaking it can give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment, an edge in your career, and even a stronger bond with your ancestors if you are of Italian descent. There are many ways you can learn Italian, including textbooks, tapes, CDs, software, group classes or private lessons, but there are also ways you can begin or continue your studies of the Italian language entirely for FREE!1.

Whats In A Word? More Than You Realize


What's in a word?Apparently more than we might want.For others, the ability to express yourself in the most meaningful way.

How Ronzoni Italian Foods Helped My Dad Learn English


My dad likes to say, he was made in Italy, but born in Brooklyn New York. You see his parents left Palermo, Sicily in February 1955 and sailed by boat to America.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners


There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented in our schools for whom a unique approach to developing literacy is necessary. The development of literacy by English language learners (ELLs) includes all of the challenges implicit for English speaking children literacy attainments, and is additionally compounded by a diversity of linguistic, cognitive and academic variables.

Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books


There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the United States making it the fifth largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is estimated that within five years, only Mexico will have more Spanish-speakers than the U.

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09/19/2017 07:52 AM
How To Get The Best Translator For Your Business Project
Growing and breaking boundaries is the wish many companies have and work to achieve. However, when you finally go international, one of the challenges you may face are language barriers. In most cases, you would need to have your content translated into the local language depending on the region you want to get established in.
09/17/2017 08:59 AM
Getting the Most Out of Professional Language Translation Services
There are different companies that have set up shop so as to provide professional language translation services. Such companies are in a position to translate all sorts of languages with the greatest accuracy and precision. Some of the services that professional language translation services offer to their clients include: Proofreading: such companies have got experts who formulate a team, with a determination to offer the greatest standards in translation.
09/17/2017 08:58 AM
What a Translation Services Provider Can Do for You
There are different scenarios that may require you to seek for translation service providers. There are companies that have been set up to handle the public and commercial sector when it comes to the services. This makes it easy for you to communicate with all shareholders, employees and customers in any language that they want.
09/15/2017 09:33 AM
My Tryst With Hindi
As a completely undistinguished student during my academic years, I have contributed significantly to the birth and growth of acidity, colitis and other anxiety related ailments that my mother currently suffers from. It is not as if, my other parent - my father - was satisfied with the contents of my progress report card - it was just that he was more spiritual and believed that everyone found their strengths in life sooner or later and had reconciled to the fact that I would find mine much, much later in life. Age is a great equalizer and in my 40s, I can now have enriching conversations with my parents about topics that were until then not only difficult to broach but also always ended with emotional outbursts on my part and / or serious reprimand on theirs. Their weaknesses, their unfairness to me (or my perception of it), human anatomy and physiology (from appreciative, generic and medical points of view), relationships (theirs and mine with our respective spouses, siblings etc), my issues with my BMI, my laizez-faire outlook to life and my much-to-be-desired performance during my student years - all hitherto taboo topics were now open for...
09/13/2017 11:43 AM
Translation In a Globalized Market
To understand the role and importance of the process of translation with respect to a globalized world with free market economy in most of the countries in the world, it is important that we understand translation along with its subsidiary processes, like interpretation and language localisation. What exactly is translation and how does it help build bridges between markets from different parts of the world?
09/13/2017 07:58 AM
How to Avoid Embarrassing Chinese to English Translation Errors
China, the 2nd largest country in the world, is certainly a fascinating country to visit. Steeped in history, you can experience first as well as exciting modern cities to explore. But the one thing which will leave you confused is the signs with literal translations. Causing laughter, and leaving lasting impressions, they may sometimes make it difficult for you to find your way around the country.
09/12/2017 10:29 AM
Top 10 Career Options For French Professionals
Learning a foreign language is always helping you and open the doors to job opportunities. Here, I discuss top 10 Career options after learning the French Language.
09/07/2017 08:15 AM
How to Get the Video Game Localization Spot on in Today's World?
Video games have gone from impersonal dotted monsters to very life like experiences with background stories for the characters. They also involve more human faculties than just the digits on the hands. Video game studios now sell games which are concept based rather than those which mainly included beating the monster to a pulp!
09/05/2017 10:08 AM
5 Ways Flags of the World Flashcards Will Help You Get More Business
There is no dispute to the fact that flash cards are the most efficient way of learning anything. This can range from learning foreign languages with their alphabets and corresponding meanings or picture flashcards. The best part is that all of it is very pictographic.
08/23/2017 08:29 AM
Why Your Business Website Needs to Have a Portuguese Translation Option
Globalization, bilateral trade agreements, and opening of business corridors have brought the world closer and just a click away. But if you think having a website with English content will open the doors of the expanding international market for you, think again.
08/22/2017 08:44 AM
Do You Know Why English Has Attained the Status of International Language?
Most of you must agree to the fact that wherever you move around the globe, you will surely find someone who knows English. Isn't it? Because of the growing dominance of the dialect around the world, the need for learning the same gets intense. Hence, it is necessary to communicate successfully in the global context.
08/17/2017 02:20 PM
Be a Master Of Languages
Mastery over a language is one of greatest assets that one can ever have. Many people have the passion of learning many languages and they don't only learn it but they also excel in it. The concept of language evolved from gestures of the hand and other signs that people used to communicate with each other.
08/17/2017 02:20 PM
German - The 11th Most Spoken Language In Europe
Learning all the languages that we have is almost impossible due to the fact that there are over 2700 languages in the world and over 7000 different dialects. Chinese, Hindi, English and Spanish are some of the most widely spoken languages; however, even these languages have so many dialects that when two people who know the same language find it difficult to understand each other just due to the dialects that they use.
07/31/2017 11:02 AM
PTE Academic Test and IELTS Similarities
There exist a lot of difference between the test patterns and formats of both the IELTS and PTE Academic test. But there are certain similarities noticeable. Firstly both are standardised language tests conducted to test the language abilities of prospective candidates who are willing to pursue a career abroad.
07/31/2017 09:50 AM
Identifying Flags of the US States Made Easy With the Flashcards
A deck of flash card is an excellent tool for students trying to acquire knowledge about the geography and administration of a place. It is the perfect way of learning for beginners to have an in-depth knowledge about the flags of the different states within the country.
07/29/2017 01:29 PM
Why Don't More Agencies Have in-House Translators?
As businesses continue to expand globally; technical, marketing and commercial trade agreements are being signed between countries which speak different languages. This calls for translation of documents like legal papers, trade agreements, commercial invoices, etc. Several translation agencies now provide efficient translation services to such companies. But why don't more agencies employ in-house translators? Well, the reasons not only make commercial sense but are related to accuracy and skill.
07/19/2017 09:47 PM
The Best Way to Learn English for TEFL Students and Others
Countless young people, as well as people of all ages, currently study English in order to be able to communicate internationally. Knowing how to communicate well in the English language has its perks. Not only does it enable learners to make friends, but they can also do research, find jobs, have fun, and make the world a better place in which to live. This article aims to provide English language learners (also known as ELLs) strategies for learning on their own in their free time. Moreover, the author seeks to assist teachers in their plight to give students valuable tips that are applicable to learning. The way that students can learn to speak English effectively is an excellent topic for classroom discussion.
07/14/2017 09:49 AM
The Spirit of the Universe and The Origin of the Letter [J]
The Importance of letters in understanding the past came up in the research to expose the roots of religion and language. This is what was shown to me to do when it commissioned the job ahead. Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to it the learning curve that followed was extensive and it took me to the depth of knowledge.
07/13/2017 08:17 AM
How Certified Translation Services Help Your Business to Grow in European Countries
Globalisation has opened doors to international markets, and today India is not only the fastest growing market globally but is a strategic partner for the European Union committing to increasing bilateral trade and investment in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations which began in 2007. Further, the European Union is India's number one trading partner today. The values of EU exports to India have grown to approximately 38 billion Euro while the imports are about 40 billion Euro
07/11/2017 09:19 AM
Improve Your General Knowledge With Flags of the World Flashcards
Students strive hard to get the best education from an efficient educator. That's the reason teachers across the world try their best to make the entire process interesting, engaging, and exciting.
07/11/2017 08:50 AM
Tips On How To Easily Learn A Foreign Language
Learning a foreign language not only opens many job doors for you and makes you feel good about yourself, it also makes you look sophisticated. While many people find it hard to learn a second language, there are some that fluently speak up to 10 different languages. If you would be interested in learning an additional language, here are tips you should follow:
07/06/2017 09:52 AM
How To Learn A New Language Using Your Favorite Book
Here's a quick tip how I intuitively picked up, that can help you quickly pick up and adapt a new language for the conversational purposes. In order to start mastering a language you're trying to learn, you must read and write in that language. But the funny thing is, most of us learn new languages to be able to speak it. That's how babies learn to speak a language also, by actually trying to speak.
07/06/2017 08:23 AM
Why Polish Is a Difficult Language to Learn
As global business expands, there is an increasing need to communicate. This not only requires language skills but also the knowledge of the cultural, economic and legal methodology of the foreign country. This is where a language translator comes in handy, one who is well-versed in the nuances of the country in question.
07/03/2017 11:46 AM
5 Reasons Why the Japanese Language Is Difficult for Foreigners
Everything said and learnt; certain languages are still extraordinarily tough when a native English speaker is confronting them. That should explain why in a list created by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) about the approximate time needed to learn a specific language as an English speaker, Japanese falls in a different bracket of complexity and time altogether. Comes with some asterisks and turns out as more difficult for native English speakers to learn when compared to other languages in the same category.
06/27/2017 09:26 AM
How Can I Improve Grammar and Writing in English?
English is one of the most spoken languages all over the world and with the increasing business process outsourcing; it has become one of the necessary aspects to run any business globally. In most of the cases, people think that they are using the right grammar while speaking and writing in this language, but there are many errors that they end up making while using the English language.
06/14/2017 12:04 PM
Increase Customer Engagement With Translation Websites
In today's era, Globalization is a true phenomenon. Every commodity and service can be made available to someone living in any part of the world. You might be driving a car from Japan, eating Italian food for lunch and laughing over US sitcoms on Netflix.
06/08/2017 12:02 PM
China: Language Is Not The Great Wall
History repeats itself. Every few centuries the Atlas gets a new twist as new political and trade contours redefine the geography that was in existence earlier. The countries that we know of now may not even have emerged during the generations of our ancestors. Power-structures, resource-dynamics, sea-routes and communication modes have kept changing throughout history's long timeline. But one thing has stayed immutable through all these shifts: the amazing ability of merchants to adapt and lead to a new world order.
06/06/2017 08:25 AM
What 5 Things To Know About Hebrew Alphabet Flashcards
Learning a new language is fun and exciting at the same time. You are likely to come across alphabets, which are completely different from what you have learned so far. Moreover, the changes in pronunciation and their placements are some of the other features, which you need to be acquainted with first.
06/05/2017 10:06 AM
What I Wish Everyone Knew About Greek Alphabet Flashcards
You might be wondering about trying your hands to learn Koine Greek Alphabet. Well, it's true that it's not some language which people generally world like to learn. But there's nothing wrong in being different, isn't it?
06/01/2017 08:53 AM
Legal and Certified Translation: Tools for Global Expansion
???????????????????????With businesses going global, they need reams of business agreements, contracts and certificates in multiple languages. In practical terms, when a company goes global, each of its departments goes global too.
05/31/2017 08:48 AM
Why Do You Need Professional Translation Services?
With the rise of the Digital revolution, having a website for even a small business is critical. And what good is a website if you don't have the right traffic to the website? Localization is the key here and it will help in driving massive traffic.
05/30/2017 03:01 PM
Two for One: How Foreign Language Training Can Help You Gain and Retain Clients
How teaching your employees foreign languages helps not only them, but your business as well! A 2-for-1 deal!
05/29/2017 11:35 AM
Top 5 Best Practices Working With Medical Interpreters
In today's world where job specialization has taken precedence over all else, medical interpreters serve an important purpose at hospitals. A medical interpreter provides the support between the patient and the healthcare provider when the patient is unable to communicate in the same language as the health care provider.
05/29/2017 11:14 AM
Why You Should Start Learning A Foreign Language
Have you been planning to learn a foreign language? You should start learning now. Here are some of the reasons why you should do it: Most languages aren't hard If you ask many people why they don't want to learn a foreign language, they will tell you that it's hard. The truth is that these are mere excuses. Whether you want to learn English, Spanish, Chinese, or any other language, you can learn it. It's often said that the biggest enemy is your mind. If you conquer your brain and you direct it towards learning the language, you will definitely do it.
05/26/2017 09:20 AM
Applied Presentation - Practice - Production (PPP) As an Approach in Teaching Grammar
There are several worldwide instructive approaches introduced by expert language proponents for language teaching. Presentation- Practice -Production (PPP) is one among the widely-used methods for grammar instructions. It is a traditional approach but its employment shouldn't be taken for granted; careful planning is needed for its expediency. Its rudiments direct teachers to enable learning by stimulating learners' ascending thinking levels through lessons' well- defined objectives while they are entrenched in its three stages.
05/26/2017 08:41 AM
Break the Online Language Barrier With the Video Language Translator
Over 70% of the world's Internet users do not speak English and these non-English Internet users are taking to the Internet faster than the English speakers. On the one hand, these statistics are surprising, while on the other they present an opportunity which is being missed by most in the industry. With most content on the Internet still in English, there is a chance to reach a large growing Internet user base to pitch content and products. There is, therefore, a need to align the communication and marketing strategies to pitch to these new users. The ideal way to do so would be to make the existing video content comprehensible to this vast section of Internet users.
05/18/2017 09:46 PM
5 Tips To Learn The Chinese Language
Have you been looking for a way to learn the Chinese language as fast as possible? If so, we suggest that you follow the 5 tips given below. Read on.
05/17/2017 02:17 PM
How Being Multilingual Changed My Life
Learning a second language gave me the opportunity to make the most out of my youth. From traveling and experiencing other cultures to landing job interviews. Living abroad isn't so difficult when you can speak the language.
05/17/2017 08:05 AM
How Spanish Translation Services Can Help Your Business Grow
Markets are expanding globally leading to economic benefits for all concerned. Governments are signing bilateral trade agreements advantageous for their people. As business investments are growing between countries of different languages and cultures, there is an increasing need for translation services. Spain is the 7th largest trading partner, from the European Union, in India. This is creating a need for Spanish Translation Services; to understand and translate not only business documents but also legal contracts, financial statements, etc.
05/12/2017 08:24 AM
Are Polish Words Unpronounceable?
It is the singular form of an adjective meaning, roughly speaking, "of nine-hundred and ninety-nine nationalities"! Of course, a 54 letter-word is difficult in any language. After all, when Mary Poppins said (in English) "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", who thought that it was easy?
05/06/2017 01:39 PM
Should The Teaching of French Be Compulsory in Educational Institutions in Ghana?
There are concerns raised by agencies and institutions of education as well as well-meaning organizations on the need to make the teaching and learning of the French subject compulsory in the various educational institutions in Ghana, especially at the Primary and Senior High school levels. The strategic location of Ghana on the African continent is often cited by many of these advocates for the compulsory introduction of the French subject in educational institutions in Ghana. The neighboring countries that share close boundaries with Ghana are largely francophone countries, thus, Togo, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Therefore, to enhance bilateral relations and social interactions, advocates argue for the compulsory learning of the French language which is the primary means of interaction with members of these countries.
05/01/2017 09:38 PM
Fluency - Discovering a New World
Being fluent in a foreign language is a journey that begins when we recognize the importance of becoming global citizens. Therefore, it cause an incomparable impact on our lives.
04/24/2017 08:20 AM
Saying Hola in the Right Language
Spain is one of the most fitting locations to reflect on International economic developments, given its spectacular embrace of the global economy over the past few decades, and its remarkable political transformation-allowing it to assume its rightful place among the leading democratic nations." When Eduardo Aninat, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund said these powerful words in 2001, Spain was being illuminated under a global spotlight with a new vigour.
04/19/2017 09:58 AM
Generating Integrative Linguistic Skills From Film Loglines
Log line is typically a one-sentence synopsis of a motion picture or book that stresses the main conflicts among characters in the films' scripts. Log lines can possibly serve to stimulate readers' interests regarding the films. Log line is one unseen component of films that can be incorporated to worth digesting pedagogical activities from an innovative teacher. As perceived by the writer, log lines can be employed specifically in integrating language skills such as vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and speaking. In the case of log lines that bear posters with images, they may further incorporate the role of the viewing skills.
04/12/2017 11:39 AM
Ten Tips To Learn Foreign Languages Quickly
10 Tips to learn foreign Languages quickly. The most popular foreign languages in the world are English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese. so, if you would like to learn foreign languages quickly, follow these tips.
04/11/2017 12:25 PM
What Is It Like Teaching Abroad As A Certified TEFL Teacher?
Are you thinking about teaching English abroad as a certified TEFL Teacher? The simple thought of traveling abroad alone among strangers and foreigners can be scary for many people.
04/07/2017 11:01 AM
Translating Words With Multiple Meanings
You can crash an automobile, the Stock Market, a party you were not invited to or cymbals together to make a sound. You can describe a flowering plant as a noxious weed or a more-desirable garden flower. Maybe that plant is yellow, but your hair is blonde. You can create, but what do you mean when you use create? Are you building, constructing, erecting, composing or imagining? When you are using the word human, are you talking about a male, female, child, adult, bachelor, father mother, sister? Are you taking your money to the bank or sitting on the bank of a river? If you use the seemingly simple word "on," how shall you use it? Is it a preposition? Is it on top or on the table? Perhaps it's an adverb where you put your shoes on? Or an adjective when you are putting the game on in 20 minutes? The list is quite long for such a tiny word; you can be on call, on the roof, on cloud nine, on edge, on fire, on purpose or on the phone. So many meanings, so little time, so many ways translation can go awry...
04/07/2017 09:04 AM
Translation and Interpretation Services - Two Sides of the Same Coin
If you have ever spoken to someone over a bad telephone line or a mobile phone connection ridden by static and ghost voices, you will know how exasperating it can be. Communication needs to be clear and comprehensible.
04/06/2017 09:45 AM
Writing Systems Define Their Own Sciences
Writing systems build their own sciences with varying properties. That necessitates classification of science by the types of writing system.
04/04/2017 11:27 AM
Why Translating Exists Despite the Existence of a Universal Language - ENGLISH?
Despite of the many factors like culture, economy, geography etc. in the world we live today, one of the common things that we can observe is that English as a language, thus calling it as the "Universal language". In terms of native speakers, English is the third most common language, which it at least 330 million people.


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