Multilingual comedy? British comedian Eddie Izzard regularly performs in French and occasionally in German. Did you know that he is learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone, too?Read more »
I’d never been interested in other languages. My grandfather spoke a Sicilian dialect that was equal parts scary and impossible to understand. It was his only language, and so many people in my family spoke it with him, but not me. I was the youngest and the least interested.Read more »
I’ve lost count of the times, when posting my dad’s credit card down a crack in the floorboards, or generously covering my little brother’s face in lipstick as a little girl, that I was called a little monkey. But new research suggests that our ape cousins and toddlers have a lot in common.Read more »
- June 13, 2013
International assignments, study overseas, or meeting your new partner’s parents may be a time when you need to pick up a little more than a stilted “how are you?” Mandarin is often cited as the language of champions—hard to learn but the language of a nation powering towards global dominance.Read more »
On the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar we will celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.
You might have seen or heard of Dragon Boat Races in your hometown or in other cities around the world – and as you might have guessed, they all have their origin in this traditional Chinese festival.Read more »