A teacher from the Arab town of Kabul gives an Arabic class to Israeli schoolchildren.
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We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
In cities and countries around the world, drivers use a range of hand signals to communicate with other drivers.
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
What time looks like in different cultures.
Introducing rural and indigenous communities to science, through experiments and communication, is vital.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
It's a multi-lingual effect.
Automatic translation doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from learning languages.
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Learning another language is more than just a boost to your CV. It makes you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.
Time to chuck out the phrase books?
Navdeep Bains, Canada’s
innovation, science and economic development minister, takes part in a technology event in Ottawa in May 2017. The Canadian government has started up a $1.26-billion fund to support innovation-related business investments.
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If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate.
Does the upcoming launch of wireless headphones by Google that feature real-time language translation mean we don't need to study other languages anymore?
World map of linguistic families / Wikimedia Commons
Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
Making language lessons count.
Young children have little time set aside to learn a foreign language. They must make the most of it.
In Lower Fungom, Cameroon men sing while working, highlighting the local culture.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
At present the design and certification of new emojis is controlled by a single body.
The crisis in modern language teaching.
Everyone should learn another language.
Amy Adams in Arrival.
Learning languages rewires the brain and changes how we perceive time.
Team Macron is ready to talk. You pick the language.
President Macron is known for his excellent grasp of English, but his top team are also rather good at German.
Just speaking English isn’t going to cut it anymore.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Late Viking Age Swedish rune-stone commemorating a man called Víkingr.
Swedish National Heritage Board, Photo Bengt A. Lundberg
What the Old Norse for Viking can tell us about the Scandinavian explorers.