Don’t Bother Learning That Foreign L...

Sure, people who speak more than one language have an advantage in the job market. Of course, how much of an advantage that is depends a lot on the specific industry, company, job and location we’re talking...

When Translation Error Goes Nuclear

“All the sanctions that are related to Iran’s nuclear program should be lifted,” in exchange for Iranian cooperation against ISIS in Iraq, reported Agency France Press last week. Shock...

The Guardians of Language

I recently got into a discussion about a grammar point that confounds both native speakers and non-native speakers alike. Ideas were put forth. Reasons were given. Google was consulted. Forums were read....

It’s Not Just English and Spanish in...

Spanish undeniably forms a large part of the linguistic landscape in the United States, and it’s still growing. After English, Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States. However, English...

Should Welsh Tests Be Translated for...

Let’s say you took a test at your English-speaking high school in New York. Then that test was translated into Spanish so it could be marked by Spanish-speaking examiners. Would you be happy about that? Well,...

The Power of Names

For a brief time in grade school I decided that my first name didn’t suit me at all. From then on, I told everyone, I should be addressed by my new name: Tiffani. No one took me seriously though. Frustrated,...
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