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Archive for May, 2016

Survival Spanish for Librarians Course Posted by on May 4, 2016

In our increasingly diverse population, languages are critical to almost every public service industry. First responders are learning Spanish in St. Louis and Mandarin in New York City to better serve non-native English speakers in the midst of a crisis. Public schools offer night classes to parents of ESL students to keep them informed and…

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Twist Your Tongue in 17 Languages Posted by on May 2, 2016

Lots of people have asked me for translations for the tongue twisters in the above comic, so before we continue, here they are, including transliterations so you can twist your tongues yourselves (remember to say them five times fast!): 1. French: Les chaussettes de l’archi-duchesse, sont-elles sèches ou archi-sèches? (The socks of the arch-duchess, are they dry…

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