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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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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.
04/04/2017 09:54 AM
Web Page Translation: Professional Means Hazard Free
Everything today from comics to economics is neither country nor language specific. Businesses, art, literature, pop songs, etc., etc., have to be as multilingual and multicultural as target audiences and consumers. Web pages are no exception.
04/03/2017 08:29 AM
Beauty in Language and Emerging Economies
We cannot do justice to the beauty of French by droning on with facts and figures. Nevertheless, or n?anmoins as the French say, we need to have a brief idea about the origins, history, and the importance of French as one of the most, if not THE most, beautiful languages in the world.
03/31/2017 12:32 PM
Translation Services, German to English: Deutsch Nach Englisch
There are around 120 million speakers of German in 8 countries around the world. German is not just native to Germany: it is the official or co-official language in Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, part of Belgium, and Luxembourg. It is the first language of about 95 million people and the most widely spoken language in the European Union.
03/30/2017 08:56 AM
English to French Translation
French is the national language of France. The hackneyed world view was that the people of France so highly regarded their language (and themselves) that they refused to speak in anything else! This may or may not have been true, but it is certainly not the reality today with France being an integral part of the multilingual European Union.
03/29/2017 09:51 AM
Why Use a Sentence Structure Check Tool?
Most of the people do all their work in the English language as it has become no less than a universal language that everyone could understand. There are various things that one should judge while reading a report or a write-up in English so that he can assess if there is the correct use of it or not.
03/28/2017 08:03 AM
Translation Services in India and Language Translators: An Overview
India is a country of multiple languages: 22 scheduled languages recognised by the Indian Constitution. In addition, there are more than 1500 languages and dialects used across the country. In no other country does the importance of translation take on such mammoth significance
03/21/2017 02:39 PM
Write And Learn
Words are means to communicate with the world and writing can be a good way of communicating with self. Writing is also a very good approach to learn a new language and master its grammar. your own thoughts can guide you through a language learning process and master various styles of writing.
03/20/2017 09:12 AM
Why Use a Grammar Checker to Improve Your English Grammar?
The English language is used all over the world and there will be hardly any working profile where English is not required. What most of the people forget to understand is the use of correct English and in some of the cases, it also becomes a matter of joke if a person writes or speaks in wrong English.
03/17/2017 09:22 AM
Increasing Popularity of Teaching English Abroad
In the recent times, ESL industry has been on great demand. If you have necessary qualifications and fit into the criteria put forward by schools, you have high chances of having a successful teaching career in abroad.
03/13/2017 08:21 AM
A Quick History Of The English Language
Perhaps the most, 'taken for granted' language in the world is the English language. Recognised around the world as the international language, used as a first tongue in over a dozen countries, while commercial pilots the world over communicate with each other in English.
03/09/2017 03:24 PM
Methods of Translation Vs Techniques of Translation
A TRANSLATION always represents an original text (or "Source Text", or "text of Departure"); in this, it involves a certain degree of equivalence, although the concept of strict equivalence between the languages is now exceeded in Translation Studies. The concept of translation refitting since long on dichotomies such as "fidelity" versus "freedom", "fidelity to the letter" versus "fidelity to the Spirit", etc.
03/09/2017 09:34 AM
Systematizing Details in Foundation Grammar Instructions Through "Subject and Object Questions"
Understanding grammar points in your own accumulated knowledge as language educators is an instant capacity, whereas transmission of these knowledge requires techniques and several attempts to nonnative speakers as learners of the language who haven't had prior immersion. At this point, we are made to understand that teachers don't rely primarily on textbooks' directions, but the need to simplify in such a way that the students will be able to understand is critical.
03/05/2017 12:30 PM
10 Easy Tips to Communicating Across Cultures
At the end of any large presentation or conversation with a different culture it is important to summarize your main points and welcome any questions. Giving encouragement to those of different cultures develops the trust needed a strong and effective cross-cultural relationship.
03/02/2017 08:49 AM
Translate Dutch to English: And Opportunities Into Business
A continent adjoining New Zealand may soon add itself to the good old list of seven continents we have grown up remembering so far. It would be fascinating in the context of global contours as well as from the perspective of the evolution of land mass and mountain-ranges. But what it won't affect too much is this - the business atlas.
02/24/2017 09:09 AM
5 Ways to Improve Your Spelling and Grammar Skills
The English language is the most spoken language all over the world and there is hardly any work that can be done without using this language, be it personal or professional. The written aspect of English sometimes go for a toss as most of the people speak the language fluently but when it comes to writing in it then they find many challenges.
02/23/2017 08:01 AM
E-Learning Translation: The New Age Tool for Global Learning Delivery
The e-learning market has taken a 360-degree swing in the last few years. It not only incorporates the major areas that drive the market in the first place but it also encompasses new segments, new needs, and new interfaces. Gone are the days when off-site training, expensive travel, and productivity gaps were the defining ingredients if a company wanted to ensure learning life cycles to go sharply and smoothly.
02/22/2017 08:13 AM
Is Mobile App Translation Optimized for Your Target Market Locations?
It is a fallacy to assume that having a website perfectly designed and adequately translated is enough done. Nothing can be further from the truth in this age where smartphones have proliferated in almost every market and their appeal as well as usage has penetrated every consumer journey point.
02/16/2017 10:53 PM
How Should You Interpret "All Is Vanity" In Ecclesiastes?
The refrain that "all is vanity" can be confusing to many readers. Here are three key questions for interpreting this part of Ecclesiastes.
02/03/2017 09:40 AM
A Voyage Through Physics Technical Terms to Explore Their Roots of English Origin
The author of this article, a physics and English teacher, has the habit of going into the origin of Physics technical terms. English language is very rich in its contents that all the departments of knowledge have extensively used words of English origin to name their technical terms. No doubt, a few of them had been borrowed from other ancient languages like Greek, Latin, Sanskirit etc.Certain such words are listed here which he used to come across while teaching both the subjects. They may have certain common applications. Some words may be difficult for Physics, but may be of common use in Literature. Likewise, some words may be rare in Literature, but may be of common use in Physics. Hence a combined study in both the subjects for a common word is given so that knowledge in both the subjects will find improvement.
01/31/2017 02:23 PM
The Development of Letters and Words in Early Modern English
English is the second most widespread language today on our planet, behind Mandarin Chinese. Over 1.5 billion people speak, listen, read and write in English on a daily basis.
01/30/2017 08:00 AM
How to Write an Essay for the IELTS Academic Writing Test
The IELTS Academic Writing Test is regarded as the toughest test out of the four sections of the IELTS test. In the Writing Test. There are two tasks to do - Task1 and Task2. Candidates should first collect some free study materials from the Internet, and follow the instructions and tips given there about how to write an essay.
01/27/2017 09:39 AM
Top Grammar Rules You Can Forget
Finding yourself in a dilemma due to grammar rules while writing is quite embarrassing. No one wishes to get stuck in this situation. Though, grammar is tricky, but you cannot make your writing sophisticated without learning it.
01/27/2017 09:25 AM
Vocabulary Development Powered By Film Credits For ESL Learners
"When all think alike, then no one is thinking." - Walter Lippman The development of technology plays a highly vibrant part in media evolution from outmoded to contemporary technology presentations for its messages to reach every individual consumers. As a result, the media does changes which are evidently observed among its genre such as films that manifest complex structures to impress audience. Furthermore, it can be perceived that from films' posters to their end credits, are unseen factors which tend to be highly pedagogical for English language acquisition when imaginatively and seriously handled by language educators. This inventive awareness anchors with the theory of audio- visual literacy which supports the said material for the enhancement of learners' linguistic and communicative competence.
01/24/2017 11:25 AM
It Pays To Read
The article focuses on the importance of reading and understanding the instructions in the IELTS exam as well as on transferring the answers. The author explains why these are key elements in achieving a good score.
01/21/2017 11:01 AM
Secret to Learning French: Six Great Tips
Many adults find it frustrating to learn a second language. This article offers six valuable tips on how to learn a foreign language, using learning French as an example. The knowledge base of this article stems from my personal tutoring and teaching experience as well as the findings of renowned linguistic experts, notably Dr. Stephen Krashen. If these six, simple tips are followed, learning that second language will be much easier.
01/13/2017 09:37 AM
3 Tips for Learning How to Speak Mandarin
Mandarin Chinese is one of the hardest languages to learn. But did you know that English is one of the top 3 hardest languages to learn as well?
01/08/2017 12:38 PM
Weave the Magic With Website Translation
The whole world does not speak English, though this is a common misconception. In fact, Mandarin Chinese is the language spoken by a majority of the world's population, probably because of the sheer numbers that inhabit China. This is followed by Spanish with English coming in at third place. When the aim is to communicate with as many people who have access to the internet, to think that any one language is sufficient is not what will grease the wheels of commerce or throw light on the shadows of web pages and website content.
01/06/2017 09:52 AM
Interesting Facts About the Tamil Language
One of the oldest classical languages in the world is the Tamil language. Studies show that an ancient but deformed form of Tamil called Tamazight is spoken by one of the tribes in Cameroon in Africa.
01/05/2017 04:08 PM
Why Individuals Enroll In Spoken English Classes
Speak fluently and clearly by enrolling in spoken classes. These classes can also help individuals improve their skills which can help make communications better.
12/28/2016 12:14 PM
I Am 40, Not Dead! Why Older Foreigners Struggle to Find English Teaching Work in Japan
There was a great English teaching job listed on an English job-hunting website several years ago. My JET-like contract had just finished. I was newly married with a baby on the way.
12/28/2016 09:01 AM
German: Language of Science, Poetry, Business and More
German is spoken by about 95 million people and is one of the major languages of the world. It is the most widely spoken native tongue in the European Union. This includes Germany, Austria and Switzerland, parts of Belgium, Liechtenstein and Tyrol in North Italy.
12/27/2016 10:40 AM
Famous Literary Work's Excerpt for Innovative Instructions
Language teachers' innovative minds tend to perceive every printed thought as an instructional toolkit. To them, any written work whatever it is made for, can be worthy as source of knowledge when appropriately processed. An editorial, news, a newspaper column, an email, an airline ticket, a product label, a promotional product brochure, a technical product's specifications, log lines from posters and books, and reviews of varied topics published may yield language learning. To be specific, lines from published works may have been constructed for entertainment purposes, however, there are embedded noteworthy insights of varied levels that can be extracted from them to facilitate instructions. Excerpts such as historical novel's opening lines can add to classroom strategies for operative students' knowledge acquisition. In connection to this concept, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, has been opted. Here's the originally excerpted material from the novel's opening paragraph employed as a catalyst for English language and literature instructions.

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