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Learn Italian vocabulary with Knotty Translations – Word #3 is Capello

Third installment of my YouTube course to learn Italian vocabulary. Have fun!


Chinese as a second language growing in popularity

“Guess what the former Australian Prime minister, Kevin Rudd; the successful entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg and the U.S. President Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama have in common? They all take Chinese as their second language. 33 more words

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Should your toddler be learning Spanish?

“Foreign-language immersion in early childhood appears to be on the rise, said Marty Abbott, executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 153 more words

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Business leaders call for action on languages (Scotland)

BUSINESS leaders have called for greater efforts to be made to ensure the survival of modern language learning in Scottish schools.

CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors in Scotland and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said it was essential to the future competitiveness of the Scottish economy that pupils were able to learn a range of languages. 35 more words

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Obama officially launches Irish American Heritage Month

“Coinciding with Ireland’s patron saint’s day, St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Irish American Heritage Month celebrates the centuries of contributions by the Irish to the United States. 51 more words

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Learning foreign languages at school in Britain

In 2012 a European Commission survey tested the foreign-language proficiency of 54,000 students aged 14 and 15, in 14 nations. Sweden came top, with 82% of pupils reaching an “independent” or “advanced independent” standard. 83 more words


Observations of a Language Teacher, Entry Four: Making It Personal

Observations of a Language Teacher, Entry Four: Making It Personal

“Why are you taking this class?”

This is perhaps the most generic question that a teacher asks on the first day of class. 1,860 more words