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Obligatory New Year post 1/2: Les résolutions

It’s that time again– the resolution post! It’s out there on the Internet, which means it must be true. I resolve to: Stop drinking for at least a month, effective Jan. 1 Find a better-paying, steadier contract. Write at least … Continue reading

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 10

We made it, with a little help from: Parents of LGBT youth in India who marched with their children during a pride parade Crowdfunders who bought a car for a guy in Detroit after it emerged that he had to … Continue reading

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Let’s clear this up right now…

With regards to my “Mental health and language learning” post… -I did not write the original post; I just shared it. -I was never actually published in the Guardian -I never actually intended to pass myself off as having written … Continue reading

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Mental health and language learning in The Guardian

Originally posted on The Compassionate Language Learner:
… I can’t believe I can even write this sentence, but: my article, “Learning a language helps me talk back to the voice of depression”, is now live on the Guardian’s language-learning site!…

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How learning a new dance style is like learning a new language

Listicles are the big thing in mass-market online journalism at this point, so I’ll jump on the bandwagon! Yesterday I went to a swing dance event, for the first time in a while. Several of my friends who dance are … Continue reading

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