March 2012

Multiculturalism

Multicultural Remedies for American Pill-Poppers?

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multicultural remedies for american pill poppers

By Jennifer Planeta Photo credit: Muffet When I met my husband Artur, he was working at a time share resort in Assisi, Italy.  Tucked in the hills of Umbria, this resort was a destination for people from all over the world.  I spent many months there with Artur and had the opportunity to see the […]

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Language Challenge 180

Helping Children Learn a New Language: 10 Minutes at a Time

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Bilingual children 10 minutes a day

By Franck & Cristina Photo credit: jules:stonesoup Learning a new language is a fascinating experience. It can be transformational. Your perceptions about the people, their culture and traditions can change significantly. Instilling the love of learning languages in our children makes the whole experience even stronger. But how and when do we actually do it? […]

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Families

Vorsprung Durch Slapstick: A Multilingual Sense of Humor?

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Multilingual Humor: Vorsprung Durch Slapstick

By Suze Nowak Photo credit: Marc Kjerland “How do you make a duck sing soul? Put it in the microwave until its Bill Withers.” Mwahhahahah…snort…grunt. As I broke a rib over one of my all time favourites, I shot a glance over at its German recipient. Silence and a serious frown of confusion. And there […]

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Expert Advice

Language Learning: Climb Past the Saddle!

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By Aaron Myers Resting square in the center of Colorado sits Mount Princeton a 14,197 foot mountain that is part of the Collegiate Peaks range just outside of the quite mountain town of Buena Vista.  I spent four summers in the shadow of Mount Princeton as a whitewater rafting guide on the Arkansas River.  I […]

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General Multilingualism

Urban Youth Linguistic Practices?

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Urban linguistic youth practices?

By Jacomine Nortier Photo credit: Arthur Pennant In this article I will tell you about language use of young people in ethnically mixed peer groups. They are skilled and creative language mixers. In-group language In our family a table-mat is called a vudding, which is derived from the word our oldest daughter used as a […]

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