Category: language-learner

The Hero of the American Revolution Who Didn’t Speak English: Honoring Baron von Steuben’s Contributions

July 04, 2017

The Fourth of July is an American holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire in 1776 (sorry ULG’s London office). Like more formal holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, Americans use this holiday as an excuse…

Speaking Around The Boot: The Regional Languages of Italy

July 03, 2017

When most of us think of the Italian language, Standard Italian comes to mind – “ciao bella, come stai?” and “buon giorno,” and so on. In fact, Toscano, or the Italian originally written by the medieval poet Dante and spoken in the Tuscan region…

Why Human Translators Still Matter (For Now)

June 30, 2017

Some may have grown tired of the debate over whether humans will eventually be outdone by machines. But the fact that it’s constantly talked about doesn’t dampen the reality it signifies: the calm before what will likely be a violent paradigm…

Language Services: The Biggest Industry You’ve Never Heard Of

June 22, 2017

When people think of up-and-coming industries, they likely conjure up images of tech companies in Silicon Valley. What probably doesn’t come to mind is language services. But it should.

Language Learning App Review: HiNative

June 09, 2017

Asking questions is an important part of becoming bilingual. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find fluent speakers for unique questions you might have. The HiNative app tries to answer this issue, creating an app to connect with fluent…

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