REPLAY of Live Session recorded onSaturday, February 17 at6pm PST / 8pm CST / 9pm ESTAbout BigBong:I’ve always been passionate about acting. But it’s rather easy not to do anything for fear of others’ judgment, laziness… or a bit of both. Then at one point, I thought: “Let’s just try out and see where it goes”. […]
Compare the experience of learning a heritage language (in my case, Shanghainese dialect and to some extent Mandarin) with that of learning a new foreign language with no background
The people of the US consider English an elite language, while looking down at other languages. Thus the potential contributions of many are ignored, monolingual English speakers miss out on deep connections and wisdom, and our communities are undermined. American history provides ample examples of lost opportunities, when we turned our backs on speakers of multiple languages instead of incorporating them into society. Rather than view learning languages as ways of enhancing exotic vacations, we must take concrete steps to learn the languages around us, for the sake of their speakers, ourselves, and our communities.
In this talk, Tetsu will discuss how he takes two simple concepts, OPOL (One Parent/Person One Language) and CLAP (Contextual Language Acquisition Philosophy), to raise multilingual children. The importance of creating an optimal environment and starting as early as possible are covered, as well as his experience with au pairs as a way to introduce languages not normally accessible easily.
About this presentation:The Relationship Between Language Learning and Translation The presentation will explain some differences between a regular language learner and a translator regarding language learning, vocabulary acquisition, and how to maintain the language level.About the presenter:Juliano is Brazilian, 38 years old and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After working 6 years in the […]
Gaelic used to be the main language of in almost all of Scotland but is now spoken by only 1.7% of the population today. What happened to cause it to decline so much? This talk will explore those reasons as well as the history of Gaelic, the culture and the revival.
Presentation of my passion for languages. Tips and tricks for language learning.
Joey’s personal experience on how he learns languages.