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The 13th Warrior, Mythology, Film and Language Language Resources

A while back, I re-read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology – a classic, of course. I’m actually quite glad that I read it again, finishing it exactly when I did because immediately after, by coincidence, I watched The 13th Warrior. Mythology had a brief introduction to Norse Mythology, and I had a better understanding of the characters in the movie as a result of reading the book...

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How I Became Eurolinguiste | A Post in French Language Resources

Bon, voilà quoi – j’ai enfin décidé d’écrire un article en français. Je discute souvent des langues et des façons de définir le bilinguisme, mais je ne l’ai jamais fait dans une langue autre que l’anglais. J’espère donc que vous apprécierez mon histoire sur comment je suis devenu Eurolinguiste. Quand j’avais onze ans, j’ai commencé à apprendre ma deuxième langue. En fait, c’était ma troisième...

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This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog August 4, 2012. This month I am honoured to feature a guest post from Jarvis1000 from I Want 2 Speak Thai, a linguist fluent in Thai and English and learning Spanish. I admire Jarvis1000 greatly because he is able to excellently balance his family, a job and language learning (something I one day inspire to do as...

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This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog July 6, 2012. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Eurolinguiste’s first guest blogger, La Marinière. La Marinière is an American translator fluent in French and English living in France with her husband and son. She very kindly agreed to write a guest post on learning a second language and I am very happy...

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The Truth About Lorem Ipsum Language Resources

I just could not help myself, being the nerdy person that I am, looking up lorem ipsum – the seemingly random text generated for the text spaces on design templates – to find out its origin. The Truth About Lorem Impsum Lo and behold, to my surprise, lorem ipsum, is not random at all but an excerpt from a book published in 45 BC by...

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Television Learning: Do Foreign Films Help You Learn Another Language? Language Resources

When people first get to know me and they hear about my passion for language learning, I am often asked how I’ve managed to learn ‘so many’ other languages. During these conversations I have heard the argument that watching television and movies in a foreign language accelerates the development of a second (or third) language. As a multilinguist, I am somewhat skeptical of this theory,...

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