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Speaking and Writing in French with the HelloTalk app (iPhone)

One of the major issues I face as an aspiring French learner in Southern California is the simple fact that there are hardly any French speakers anywhere!  438 more words

Foreign Languages

Today I wanted to talk about languages and language skills.
A lot of people are concerned with my Swedish of course, but I would like to address a bigger picture here. 512 more words

German Language Testing Update- I passed!

Things in my life apparently tend to happen all at once- Saturday I graduated from Rice University, Sunday I moved out of college, and this morning I found out I passed the State Department’s German phone test for language bonus points! 202 more words

Foreign Service

“Oh don’t worry, everybody there can speak English”: On the pros and cons of speaking a global language

“Oh don’t worry, everybody there can speak English”

It’s something I’ve heard a lot; with regards to every non-English-speaking country I’ve had the privilege to visit. 1,008 more words

Travels

Knowledge is Power: 5 Free Resources for Online Learning

Ah, the internet. In this day and age, we can access almost any kind of information at any time if we know where and how to look. 807 more words

Miscellany

Government should promote education in local languages rather than introduce foreign languages

The Ministry of Primary and secondary Education announced this week that it had completed the draft curriculum framework, which if endorsed will see languages like Swahili, French and Portuguese being adopted as compulsory subjects in all state owned schools. 261 more words