Rio de Janeiro took my breath away at first sight because of its beauty. Now the entire country may be choking because of government mismanagement, corruption and the drought.
f you fashion yourself Ernest Hemingway or Jorge Luis Borges’ incarnate and therefore exempt from learning an “inferior” tongue, let’s do a reality check. Where’s your Nobel Prize for Literature? Where are the bookshelves of tomes in your name worthy of mention?
For a limited time, until December 31, 2014, Saved by Language is on pre-sale. You can buy it here. The DVD comes with English, Ladino, Spanish and Bosnian subtitles. Choose from PAL and NTSC formats.
Music can help people bounce back after a stroke or brain trauma. It can also narrow the achievement gap between poor and rich kids.
Alas, my TEDx talk on why we need to learn foreign languages and save endangered languages via music has been posted online.
Over two years ago, I wrote about the idea of a language as a homeland as I was starting my journey into the endangered...
Minde, a Portuguese village of 3000 people, has its own language, Minderico. DSCN1304Minderico developed as a secret language of the textile merchants in the town of Minde. When I heard it, I couldn’t understand anything even though the language has Latin roots.
Next week will be a bonanza week for me in terms of presentations on learning languages via music and preserving endangered languages with songs and technology.
How do an exercise bike and a Brazilian Portuguese language book go together? Well, one keeps me from falling asleep because of the other. Problem: I like languages but I fall asleep reading grammar books.
January not only brought in a new year, it brought in three new books! First, I updated Language is Music with about 30 new tips...