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Washington State mollycoddles workers who refuse to learn English – American Thinker

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Despite a hiring freeze in Washington State agencies, a preposterous position was recently concocted called Provider Navigator.   One shudders at the H.R. groupthink behind defining the P.N.’s purpose: to increase access to quality health care for injured workers with limited English proficiency (LEP) and cultural needs that affect their claims and recovery.  While other important positions are going unfilled, and important business is being delayed during the freeze, these P.N.s are receiving undeserved salaries to essentially schmooze with medical providers who operate under the workers’ compensation system. Sure, the providers must observe some protocols to do business with the state, […]

Comedian Shares Video On How To Speak English Like Shashi Tharoor, The MP’s Reaction Is Epic

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English language is given importance in India to such an extent that a person who is fluent in English is considered to be superior to a person who is not so good in English. What makes it worrisome is that the local languages are ignored because of English and if someone has to get a good job, especially in the private sector, he/she is expected to be proficient in English. There are many Indian politicians who are famous for their illogical statements and acts but there are few Indian leaders who are known for their intellectual ability and education and […]

Comedian’s Video Shows How To Speak English Like Shashi Tharoor

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If there’s anything new we want to learn, the easiest way to do so is to search the internet for ‘how to’ video tutorials. There are so many free resources available, no matter the subject. And not just serious ones, there are satirical ones too. For example, earlier we came across a snippet showing how to compose a Ritviz song in 2 minutes. Recently, Karachi-based stand-up comedian Akbar Chaudry shared a video on ‘How to speak English like Shashi Tharoor’. According to India Today, he hilariously showed three steps to achieve an extensive vocabulary. First, drink a smoothie made from […]

How do Yankees help prospects learn English? They teach them how to be ‘Friends’ | Klapisch – nj.com

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TAMPA – Let’s start with an irrefutable premise about the state of baseball: Things are not going well. The owners and players’ union hate each other’s guts, a strike seems inevitable next winter and attendance slowly but steadily has been sinking for the last seven years. That’s why spring training couldn’t get here fast enough. Baseball’s been crying for help. So try quantifying the damage that was done by Mariners’ CEO Kevin Mather, who this week got caught running his mouth to a local Rotary Club in Seattle in early February. He paid for it with his job, but not […]

Millions Of Kids Learn English At School. Teaching Them Remotely Hasn’t Been Easy

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A year ago, the kindergartners learning English in Tanya Gan Lim’s class were thriving. Back then, she’d bring in props and pictures to help her students learn the language and sound out words. Then she’d lavish them with praise, even if they stumbled, to build their confidence. Lim teaches in Prince George’s County Public Schools, just outside Washington, D.C. She is used to planning every minute of class, but that’s harder to do now that class time is punctuated with frozen screens, garbled audio and children wandering away from the camera. Sometimes, her kindergartners don’t have supplies. On a recent […]

Misconceptions about Puerto Rico and Statehood: Puerto Rico Must Learn English | Puerto Rico 51st

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Misconceptions about Puerto Rico and Statehood: Puerto Rico Must Learn English “For Puerto Rico to come in as a state,” said former senator Rick Santorum, “I have no doubt that one of the requirements would be that English would be universal here on the island.” In this video clip from El Nuevo Dia, Santorum does not back down from his claim that he thinks Congress will require Puerto Rico to become more comfortable with English, but he doesn’t repeat his earlier claim that this is a matter of federal law. He also says he sees this need for English as […]

Maui Now : Demonstration Planned: Hawaiian Man Who Refused to Speak English in Maui Court

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A demonstration is planned in front of the Old Wailuku Courthouse in support of a Native Hawaiian educator who refused to speak English in a Maui courtroom. This content was originally published here.

A-level results day: ‘I couldn’t speak English, now I’m going to Oxford’

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Mohamed Munye Abrar, from Hackney, east London, was unable to speak English when he came to the UK from Kenya aged three without his parents, who are originally from Somalia. Now he’s going to study the language, along with Portuguese, at the University of Oxford Mohamed Munye Abrar, 18, got his A-level results this week, but he still remembers his first day at nursery. He’d only recently arrived in the UK from Kenya, where he was born, and where his Somali parents still live. He spoke no English and his paternal uncles became his legal guardians upon his arrival. ‘I […]

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Fame ‘Dayaben’ Disha Vakani Struggling To Speak English With Amitabh Bachchan Will Crack You Up, Watch

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Disha Vakani aka Dayaben will always remain our favourite character from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The actress left the show back in 2016 for maternity break. Ever since fans have been craving to see her face. So for those, we have something special today. A throwback video featuring her fun banter with Amitabh Bachchan. It was back in 2013 when Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal and Disha appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The Taarak Mehta duo enjoyed a fun session with Big B as they cracked up the audience with their character avatars. The host mentioned how he heard […]

Learn English meaning of ‘Digital Detox’ – Digital Detox

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Dominique:  I spend so much time online. I think I need to just take a break, but I don’t know how to do it. What should I do? Gary:  You’re talking about a digital detox, yeah? Dominique:   I’m sharing too much of myself with the world… Gary:  Yeah. Gary:  And I bet you’re overwhelmed by all the sharing that everyone else is doing. Dominique:  I am. I feel like every time Susan posts something, I need to post something too. Gary:  Right. Yeah, it’s this back and forth. You’ve got an information overload happening. Dominique:  I know, I need to relax. I just don’t know how to […]