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Celebrating the Irish Limerick

No one really knows exactly where or how limericks got their start, but it’s estimated that this form of poetry has been around since the eleventh century. In the 1800s,…

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4 Myths about Learning a Language, Debunked

If you’re hesitant about learning a new language, it might be because you’ve bought into the idea that it’s too hard or simply unnecessary or impractical. Maybe it’s time to…

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Insights from the Rosetta Stone “Challenges and Opportunities for English Learners in the Common Core State Standards” Report

Although most view the CCSS as a comprehensive set of standards for math and English, those in the English Language Learning community were left wondering how the new standards affect…

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10 Funny False Friends from French

As you may already know, cognates are words from different languages that look very similar. Thanks to the Norman conquest of England in the eleventh century, some 10,000 French words…

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day!

February 21, 2015 will mark the 16th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. The celebration was instituted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a way to…

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Language in Leadership: The Language Learning Exploits of Our Presidents

In the history of the United States, being an exceptional leader has been defined by more than just a top-notch education, courageous decision-making, and inspiring eloquence. Indeed, most U.S. presidents had access…

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