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Archive for May, 2014

Protecting Alaskan Languages: the Doyon Foundation 7000 Partnership Posted by on May 29, 2014

Remember last year when we launched the 7000 Languages Project to bring our world-class web and mobile technology to the world’s other 7000 languages? Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Doyon Foundation 7000 Partnership, the latest initiative of the 7000 Languages Project. Though we may be donating our technology for this project,…

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5 Things for Adults to Keep in Mind when Learning a Foreign Language Posted by on May 28, 2014

We’re all familiar with the famous adage “Children’s brains are like sponges.” People often make this reference to children in the developmental stages who are learning a language for the first time. It’s always amazing to see a child pick up a language just by listening. It’s even more amazing to witness children who live…

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The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Looking Foreign Posted by on May 26, 2014

As you can see from my profile picture at the bottom of this post, I’m relatively Germanic-looking: blonde hair, blue eyes, pasty white skin. This means I often get confused for an actual German person, usually by Germans. They’ll approach me on the street selling this or that or asking directions, beginning with a veritable…

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Teaching Yourself a Language? Then Act Like a Teacher! Posted by on May 21, 2014

When you’re learning a language on your own, you have to play both roles: student and teacher. The problem is, while we’re all fairly familiar with being a student (for better or worse!) most of us aren’t too familiar with the other side of the equation. This imbalance can lead you into an ineffective language…

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Language and Culture Barriers in Public Safety Professions Posted by on May 19, 2014

Today’s law enforcement, corrections, and emergency services personnel are under immense pressure to perform daily duties in increasingly diverse environments.   Linguistic and cultural barriers can arise, rendering routine operations difficult and potentially dangerous. Training personnel in languages and cross-cultural sensitivity arms them with the ability to better understand and interact professionally in an increasingly global…

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