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On Seeing the World Through a Second Language

I remain charmed by my French Department colleague Elzbieta Grodek’s assertion that a second language constitutes a completely different way of seeing the world. More than any kind of proficiency, I would submit that idea is the most compelling argument for insisting on language exams in graduate History programs independent of whether or not the students need the language for research. 672 more words

Twitterings

Spanish Workbooks

Ensuring students have an excellent understanding of the vocabulary and grammar of English is difficult enough when English is their first language; it must be much more difficult when the vocabulary and grammar you are introducing is French or Spanish and these are your students’ second languages.  207 more words

Language Skills

French Workbooks

Ensuring students have an excellent understanding of the vocabulary and grammar of English is difficult enough when English is their first language; it must be much more difficult when the vocabulary and grammar you are introducing is French or Spanish and these are your students’ second languages.  435 more words

Language Skills

Can A Second Language Get Me a Job in Digital Marketing?

Joanna Threlfall is a Media and Online Relations Specialist at Search Laboratory. In this post she outlines why second languages can be extremely valuable in digital marketing and shares her tips for getting ahead in this booming sector.

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Advice

Language is Not a Barrier

Working around such incredible people is inspiring. It also makes me want to be a better person and do more with my life. I’m realizing, as I grow older, that if I don’t set out to do the things that I feel as though I’ll eventually get to, they may never happen at all. 1,083 more words

Volunteer

My New Adventure

“Box of Rox”… my college roommate gave me that nickname back in the day. I have always liked it and decided to use it as my blog name. 167 more words

Cherita: Second Language

words sitting on her tongue

they feel lumplike
heavy

it was a beautiful language,
she thought
but only when others spoke it

Note: Cherita (pronounced CHAIR-rita) is a linked poetry form of one-, two-, and three-line stanzas. 44 more words

Writing