Have you ever heard of the term ‘languages of lesser diffusion’? It is generally used to refer to languages that have a relatively small number of native speakers and are rarely learned by non-native speakers, as well as endangered or vulnerable languages, of which there are approximately 2580 worldwide. (more…)
Learning an additional language has many benefits, be it in your mental health, lifestyle, or professional life. Many successful people seem to have recognized the advantages of being multilingual and were dedicated to getting the chance to put those advantages to use. Let’s see what the factors that convinced countless accomplished people to learn new languages are. (more…)
There are more than 140 signed languages used around the globe. These highly complex and extensive means of communication, a fraction of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken worldwide, utilize expressions, movements, and gestures. Unfortunately, they remain highly misunderstood among much of the hearing world.
Whatever the reason that you decided to learn another language, it doesn’t have to be tedious and painful. Games are the ideal way to both learn and enjoy the process. After all, if it’s fun, you are much more likely to keep doing it. And you are more likely to remember what you learn. (more…)
As translators, our language knowledge is our main tool. Ideally we become more proficient in all our languages, including our mother tongue, throughout our lifetime, but that is not necessarily the case. Just as our computers and CAT tools need updating, so do our linguistic skills. (more…)
Learning a foreign language by studying a textbook can only take you so far. In the case of English, you may appreciate study programs that discuss ‘Present Simple’ and ‘Present Perfect’ from a grammar perspective, but many everyday, spoken interactions fall outside the realm of what’s covered in a textbook. (more…)