|A metaphorical work of art, La trahison des images,|
by René Magritte
lundi 29 août 2011
vendredi 19 août 2011
It seems like just yesterday we began saying our goodbyes to some interns. Alas as the clock moves forward and the days turn into months, we see fresh faces come and go. This post is on a happier note, fresh faces! We're excited about 3 new interns joining us the month who together represent three separate countries: Italy, England, and the Netherlands!
lundi 15 août 2011
|The gorgeous flower carpet of Grand Place|
**CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD ENDED**
jeudi 11 août 2011
A bilingual sign in Hong Kong
I recently found an cool article in Newsweek that makes an interesting argument for bringing up children bilingual. While it's still not understood exactly why, children who are immersed in two languages from an early age receive an extra boost in their brain development. Beyond that, these children grow up with a "global consciousness," awesome stuff. Looks like the parents responsible for the blog Bringing Up Baby Bilingual have the right idea.
While Easy Languages currently doesn't offer programs to students this young, we do offer some cool language immersion summer camps in France and Spain for kids ages 12 and up. Check 'um out!
Source: The Daily Beast
jeudi 4 août 2011
Do you ever wonder how freaking cool it is that you can turn puffs of air into sound waves? Not only that, but you can use those puffs of air to make someone smile or laugh or maybe even love you? Certainly it's not a normal thought that crosses our minds, but Mark Pagel makes a living of it with his study of language evolution. Mr. Pagel believes that one day we will speak a single universal language, but until then, learning new languages will remain pivotal for international cooperation. Click "read more" to check out his Ted talk.
mardi 2 août 2011
|Place St. Michel in the Latin Quarter of Paris|
lundi 1 août 2011
|South America in Portuguese|
In an effort to show you the beauty that can be found at every one of our destinations around the globe, we will be crawling Flickr for photos that grasp the inherent allure of every city on our map. First up Central and South America countries!