Language electives have fewer enrolments compared to other subjects in Australia. New research suggests students are interested in studying languages, but can’t.
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Watching a foreign film or TV show doesn’t automatically teach you the language – but there are ways to make it stick.
Streaming services are carrying more foreign-language content. While people are stuck at home because of the pandemic, why not use the time to improve their language skills?
While staying at home during the pandemic, foreign language learners can improve their vocabulary and comprehension by watching films and television shows in the language they are studying.
Co-champions celebrate at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 31, 2019. The winning spellers made history with eight co-champions, most ever in spelling event’s history.
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
The 2014 Swedish comedy-drama has been remade for English audiences in 2020 as Downhill.
There are lots of movies labelled as “world cinema” that have been unfairly eclipsed by their inferior English remakes
America lags when it comes to being able to speak more than one language.
Better job prospects and richer lives are among the many reasons to learn a foreign language, an expert on foreign language instruction writes.
How do you pronounce ‘Muslim’? What about ‘spiel’?
How members of America’s two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Only 1 in 5 American students take a foreign language before college.
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Despite increasing globalization, foreign language programs in US colleges have become less common. A foreign language expert says America needs to step up its efforts to turn things around.
Students who study abroad gain a competitive edge in the job market, research shows.
In an effort to get a competitive edge in the global jobs market, more US college students are choosing to get international experience, an expert on study abroad says.
Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it’s due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can’t more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
Everyone should learn another language.
Just speaking English isn’t going to cut it anymore.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they’re on familiar turf: They’ve seen his type back home.
Why learn a new language?
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
School pupils can learn far more about modern languages than just words with the support of mentoring.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
Calls for English to be dropped as one of the official languages of the EU are likely to fall on deaf ears.
While foreign language TV dramas are enjoying unprecedented success in the UK, foreign language films have seen a dramatic slump at the box office.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ (1563).
While translation technology has improved dramatically, there are some significant hurdles.