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Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages (New York Times)

Mostly through simple bilingual songs that he accompanies with gusto on his guitar, he is teaching his two younger daughters, Jamie, 11, and Jazelle, 7, and their friends.
how to learn a new language fast

Video on relationship between Language and Music, “Music, Language and the Brain”

Great video of a lecture by Aniruddh Patel on the relationship between language and music at the Library of Congress. The discussion of...
learning a foreign language

Good videos about accents and language learning

1. Are you having difficulty learning English? Check out this videos about how to make difficult English sounds with the help of food: 2)...
daily show sacks

Dr. Oliver Sacks on language and music

My admiration for Dr. Oliver Sacks is no secret. He was just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night talking about the effects...
New Zealand

The art of the staycation

I’d never heard the word staycation until this year. Journalists send out queries to travel writers asking about how to write tips on staycations. While...
barriers

Political barriers shouldn’t be linguistic barriers

I was recently in the former Yugoslavia as an election observer in Macedonia and was pleasantly surprised at how I was able to use...

Living in multiple realities

Being a world traveler and polyglot can disorient someone, even a seasoned traveler like myself. I think my brain is not able to process...
Confessions of an Economic Hit man

Living in the middle of many worlds

Are you multilingual and looking for a job? How about being a spy or economic hit man? Candidate character description: Multilingual, sensitive to other cultures, can...

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