Culture

Dutch Courage? Alcohol May Actually Help Improve Foreign-Language Skills

It’s a popular belief that alcohol helps improve speaking skills for a foreign language, but the belief can be easily passed off as a perceived improvement instead of an actual improvement. A new study...

Study reveals how bilinguals use emoticons to find consensus

UAlbany professor part of team looking at collaboration among astrophysicists in the United States and France Co-authors on the article are Cecilia R. Aragon and Nan-Chen Chen from the University of Washington and Judith F....

Mothers Across Languages Use Similar Tones With Babies

A new study shows that mothers change the timbre of their voices when speaking to babies, no matter what language they speak. The study came out of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and was published...

Italian Language Week Celebration Begins

The 17th Annual Week of the Italian Language in the World from October 16-21, 2017 is a cultural event which promotes Italian not only as a marketing tool of the great cultural heritage of...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias.UNESCO is responsible...

Get In Touch With Spanish Heritage With Flamenco Lessons

Readers in Los Angeles have the opportunity to experience an eye opening cultural experience through dance and storytelling. Attendees can live the Spanish language through the language of Flamenco dance. "Take yourself on a trip...

Ahora es el Momento

There’s never been a better time to study in SpainWhen Spain adopted the euro as its currency nearly 20 years ago, prices rose...

Using a Broad Brush

Language Teaching Insights from Other Fields: Psychology, Business, Brain Science, and More. Language Teaching Insights from Other Fields: Sports, Arts, Design, and More....

Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Language School in Croatia

U.S. First Lady, Melania Trump, has threatened to sue an English language school in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, after they used an image of her in a billboard advertisement. The billboard, which features a photo...

An Act of Commitment, Generosity, and Mediation

Celebrated author John le Carré believes that anglophones need to learn a second language now more than ever  At the German embassy in London, UK, last month, during an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding teachers of...