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How to achieve your language learning goals | Learn English

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Learning a language can seem like an impossible mountain to climb, but goals can push you much further than you ever thought possible. They give you a sense of direction, keep you motivated, and give you a much greater chance of success. However, creating your own objectives can be hard – and staying focused on them can be even harder. Here’s a quick guide on how you can achieve them. 1.  Start with a focused goal Many people make the mistake of creating goals that are too broad. Instead of saying I want to learn English, think about exactly what […]

When Fish Speak English- March 24th Conversation

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Have you ever wondered why our audiences don’t respond to our requests to “just” do something new connected with our Puget Sound recovery? Or your strategies are not reaching your intended audience? Or that your peers still believe in the “general” public? Wedded to the notion of human rationality? Then this presentation is for you! American Chemical Society On Wednesday, March 24th from noon-1pm, please join the Washington Stormwater Center at WSU to engage in a lively conversation about humans, cognitive biases, messaging tips, collaborating with unusual partners, science communication, and behavioral change for good. We’ll talk about human behavior, […]

Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires with Mente Argentina – Alexis, USA | Mente Argentina Blog

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Alexis from the U.S. joined us in 2019 for our University Spanish Program. Here is his story…  I wanted to participate in this program, Mente Argentina’s University Spanish Program, because of the new cultural perspective it would be able to provide me on Latin America, for a voyage as far beyond my cultural and linguistic comfort zone as I can get in a Spanish-speaking setting, and the comprehensiveness and rigor of the different levels of Spanish I could take. The first two reasons listed go hand in hand. By going past my comfort zone and what I know well, I […]

‘Fox & Friends’ Host Goes Berserk Over Undocumented Children Attending ‘Our School System’ to Learn English

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Former Rowan County, Kentucky clerk won’t get a hearing from the U.S. Supreme Court. A case against her, brought by several same-sex couples she refused to grant marriage licenses to, was rejected Monday by the country’s top court. But ultra-conservative took the opportunity to attack the court’s landmark Obergefell case, which found the Constitution allows same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities of marriage as their different-sex peers. Thomas, who has a direct line into the White House via his activist and lobbyist wife , slammed the decision, suggesting the case should be overturned, as Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern reports. […]

Learn French Through Songs: Piece of French breaks down Angèle’s ‘Balance ton quoi’ – Frenchly

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Listening to contemporary French music is one of the best ways to learn French without feeling like you’re studying. The repetition in pop songs helps reinforce new vocabulary and phrases, sung French is usually slower than spoken French, and you’ll probably learn a lot of colloquial phrases and pronunciations. In this video from Piece of French, Elsa breaks down the popular song by Belgian singer Angèle, “Balance Ton Quoi.” The song is a play on the French version of the #MeToo movement, #Balancetonporc i.e. “squeal on your pig.” There’s plenty of wordplay, informal language, and good vocabulary to learn, as […]

Learn Arabic with BBC Xtra – Lingualism.com

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What is it? BBC Xtra is a daily two-hour live magazine program on BBC Arabic radio. A portion of the program is made available as a podcast and is usually around 30 minutes in length. The podcast features a discussion of an interesting social issue and includes listeners who call in to give their views. The callers provide an especially challenging and interesting bit of listening, as they often speak in colloquial Arabic–or mix in their local dialect with MSA. How can I get it? The BBC Xtra podcast is available from several sources. You can download it from BBC directly. […]

FACT CHECK: Is Kamala Harris Forcing Children to Learn Arabic Numerals in US Schools?

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Vice President Kamala has been making news ever since she won the elections. Of late she has been a subject of discussion on social media. Lately, a claim is being made on social media that Harris is forcing children to learn Arabic numerals in school. The claim stems from a report in a Facebook page that reads: “Kamala’s education bill forces children to learn Arabic numerals in all schools. This is happening in the United States of America.” Since then the post has gone viral and social media users have been trying to ascertain if Harris really has been moving […]

Friday Links: Money can shorten your Chinese jail sentence, Austin Ramzy leaves China, and world leaders speak Chinese | Beijing Cream

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Midnight, Chinese New Year’s, at 4corners; yes, that’s a big-ass fire. (No injuries, just a pissed off neighbor.) Photo by Shannon Aliza Happy year of the horse links. Hope you have a good place to catch the Super Bowl on Monday morning. What can’t money buy? “It turns out that Zhang’s escape was no fluke: Money can buy freedom, or at least shorten jail terms, in some Chinese prisons. According to the respected paper Southern Weekend, Zhang’s lawyer bribed the deputy warden at the detention center where he was being held in southern Guangdong province, giving him about $5,000 in exchange […]

La Casita de Laura – Learn Spanish Las Palmas with Ventana Azul – La Ventana Azul

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5. Ventana Azul and La Casita de Laura have started cooperating long time ago but could you explain our future guests how they can benefit from this cooperation? They can imagine going to the market or meeting a local and being able to communicate with little problem. As a newcomer this will make you feel excited and like you belong to this new city you just stepped into. The experience is so nice that many guests who have come back to the island have contacted us to continue with their Spanish, cause they really enjoyed it. It’s been a wonderful […]

Did Kamala Harris Force Children to Learn Arabic Numerals in Schools? | Snopes.com

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On March 17, 2021, the America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook page published a meme. It featured a photograph of Vice President Kamala Harris. It read: “Kamala’s education bill forces children to learn Arabic numerals in all schools. This is happening in the United States of America.” This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The meme originated with a Facebook page associated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows: Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it […]