"Languages, like French and Spanish, that are supervised and censored by a board of self-important overseers, risk becoming fossilised, absurd or just useless, unable to carry out the tasks that their users demand of them." Lots to read and argue with here. Good stuff!
Edutopia delivers, part one: Requirements and benefits of cross-curricular teaching. As language learners, read this and think about the subject areas for your language.
From beer to Beatles - this doesn't translate into every language, but definitely is worth looking at!
This is amazing. Linguistics and conspiracy theories = instant amazing!
"Westerners tend to forget that for much of the world being polyglot has been a necessity for survival." - beautiful, necessary and provocative. Read this, please. It says everything I've wanted to say about languages, but obviously a hundred times better.
Show these to your teacher / tutor. Or try them to motivate yourself to learn. I tried a few, and am intrigued by the rest!
Brilliant, lots of helpful tips and free resources. Your reading speed - in any language - should go through the roof with this one!
Which of these can you use to teach yourself some new foreign language vocabulary?
This post explains why your resolutions will fail. Read and prove the writer wrong by learning a language this year!