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A hot mess…what is it?

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“By contrast, English is an opaque language — a hot mess of weird rules, exceptions, and exceptions to the exceptions and, as a result, is typically much harder to learn.”

Ohhh, I love this quote from this article at Live Science! http://buff.ly/2j52sXA


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More Olivia and The Mush…

Category : children´s books

Working on several things:
a. Editing the Spanish translation of “Olivia y El Mush”; ask a Spanish speaker to say the title aloud!
b. The second English book in the series: “A New Home”
c. The third English book in the series: “Flowers and Hats”
d. The French translation of my bio. French translation in the pipeline!


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Monday is ESEN Books Day!

Category : English , language , Languages , learning

On Monday, check out Amazon.com for two books! If you’ve got young children, then you’ll enjoy our first book in a new children’s book series: “Olivia and The Mush”, designed for adults to read and draw with preschoolers and first readers. And, if you’re still reluctant to learn a second language, check out “5 Reasons to NOT Learn a Second Language”. And, don’t forget, it’s still “Read A New Book” month!


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Tuscaloosa schools are bringing non-English languages back to the curriculum…

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Spanish is leading the way, but additional languages are coming up…


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An app that helps parents and teachers to communicate…

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Good first use for an app with many possible uses…

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2016/12/05/text-translator-helps-bridge-parent-teacher-barrier/94564912/


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One speaker left…

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This hurts my heart…a language with one speaker left. But, she’s doing her best to at least have it archived…


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Not enough indigenous language interpreters…

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The last sentence in this article is very important to recognize as a cultural fact…


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“Many parents fear their language is an obstacle”

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A quote from a researcher from the University of Edinburgh: “Many parents fear their language is an obstacle, a problem, and if they abandon it their child will integrate better.”
SUCH a prevalent attitude, one that has affected millions of bilinguals and trilinguals…
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/497943749/6-potential-brain-benefits-of-bilingual-education


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An 8-school district…how many languages spoken?

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Students in 8 schools in a Glenview school district (Illinois) speak 48 languages…


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