Irregular Verbs. They are the dark cloud hovering over the otherwise sunny experience of learning a new language. Trying to commit their correct morphology to memory can feel a little like beating one’s self over the head with a hammer. Not good.
Having spent several years in countries outside my homeland, I have encountered my fair share of non-native English speakers. I also get a large dose of ESL-ers in my hometown of San Francisco – where just under 40% of residents were born outside of the United States.
Language Lovers and Study Abroad – it’s a match made in heaven! The chance to learn or improve one’s knowledge of a particular language among native speakers while gaining cultural insight can be the experience of a lifetime. And here at Lexiophiles we know a thing or two about it. Our “Top 10 list” for each of the 9 languages we explored is your guide to the best study abroad programs available in countries that speak that language.
Before the Pittsburgh Steelers & the Arizona Cardinals face off on Feb 1st, I wanted to make sure that anyone interested has an easy-to-follow guide to one of America’s most beloved pastimes. Whether you plan to enjoy the ritual stateside for the first time this year, or are simply fascinated by the hype from afar, you might be surprised to know that there is a lot more to the annual championship than just a game of “gridiron”. In America, the rituals accompanying the Superbowl are numerous and cherished, and though we all do things a little differently, there are a few elements that you can count on come Sunday:
Below is our list of the Top 10 Programs for Study Abroad in English. To read the article introducing our study abroad feature click here. If you want to know more about how & why this list came to be, click here.
Below is our list of the Top 10 Programs for Study Abroad in Italian. Because of a tie, eleven programs actually made the cut for, which for you just means more options. To read the article introducing our study abroad feature click here. If you want to know more about how & why this list came to be, click here.
In the USA, blending in is easier than one might expect – mostly because it is a nation founded and inhabited by immigrants. In fact, you might be surprised to know that there is no official American language (even if English is more or less all-pervasive).
American Christmas celebrations are as varied and diverse as its people. There is no one convention observed by all, and as such no “quintiscentially American” Holiday celebration can be mapped out. The festivities are different for every individual or family – a myriad of traditions and improvisations all their own. In this way, Holiday festivities are very personal. The manner in which Christmas is observed in a given household can tell you a great deal about the family within, and it is not uncommon for many of the Christmas rituals to be dictated by heritage.
Si dice in giro che gli uomini pensano al sesso ogni sette secondi, e le donne molto di meno. Gli scienziati non hanno ancora trovato modo di confermarlo o rifiutarlo,… [Continue Reading]