‘Unrivalled helmsman?’ We read Chinese media’s enormous ode to Xi so you don’t have to

China’s official news agency, Xinhua, has released a titanic and oleaginous 8,000-word profile of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Pushed for time? Here’s a quick Xi-nopsis Name:Xi Jinping. Age: 64. Job titles: Lots. General secretary of the Communist party of China, chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist party of China, president of […]

Do You Want To Speak English Faster? – English Study Page

going to gonna got to gotta want to wanna let me lemme give me gimme out of outta kind of kinda I’m going to I’mma have to hafta don’t / doesn’t know dunno let you letcha Sometimes, we see or hear some abbreviations ( shortenings / contractions) like “gonna“, “wanna“, “hafta“, etc. instead of “going […]

How to Learn Spanish with Duolingo – A review of the free language learning app | Hello Spanish

You might also like my new post  If you are learning Spanish, chances are you already found Duolingo on Google, and you downloaded it from your Apple or Play Store. You’re probably familiar with its structure: you know the tree, the lingots, the translations, the cute and sleek design. But do you know how Duolingo […]

Beginning French Lessons for Curious Kids | A Children’s Learn French Books

Curious Kids – Leap Motion Version Amazon Price: (as of May 31, 2019 1:12 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this […]

Duke University Professor Has ‘Deep Regret’ After Urging Students Not To Speak Chinese

Megan Neely, the Duke professor who urged students to stop speaking Chinese via an email on Friday, sent out a follow-up email expressing her “deep regret” for causing pain the next day. Following the uproar caused by her first email, Neely stepped down from her role as director of graduate studies for the Master of […]

Taxi drivers ‘must be able to speak English’ under cab shake-up plan

CCTV, a grasp of English and regular criminal record checks are among a host of new rules proposed for taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham. A number of ideas put forward would also tackle the city’s problem of being ‘flooded’ by drivers licensed from other areas , of whom the council has no jurisdiction […]

A Border Patrol agent detained two U.S. citizens at a gas station after hearing them speak Spanish

A Montana woman said she plans to take legal action after a Border Patrol agent detained and questioned her and a friend — both U.S. citizens — when he overheard them speaking Spanish at a gas station. Load Error The incident occurred early Wednesday morning at a convenience store in Havre, Mont., a town in the northern part of […]

Learn French abroad – Université Grenoble Alpes – The API Abroad Blog

So you want to learn a new language like Spanish or French? It can seem like an overwhelming task. It’s especially frustrating trying to learn with no one around to help you practice! That’s why more and more students are taking advantage of opportunities to learn a new language through short-term or intensive month study […]