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6 Free Ways to Practice Sign Language Online

So, you want to learn sign language on a budget. You could be motivated by a desire to understand deaf friends better, communicate with relatives who are hard of hearing, or express yourself after experiencing hearing loss. No matter what piques your interest in American Sign Language (ASL), attending in-person classes is the fastest, most…

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Our Favorite Language Learning Apps (and Online Courses)

Courtesy of Language ReactorHonorable MentionsMore Language AppsHere are a few more services and apps that can work well as supplemental tools to your language learning efforts, though some I don’t like as much as the options above.Language Reactor (Free): This clever Chrome extension works with YouTube and Netflix to give you subtitles for whatever you…

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How we handle language in the metaverse could set the tone for its future

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. “Head’s up. Conversations like this can be intense. Don’t forget the human behind the screen.”  Twitter’s dialog warning is the latest in a longtime battle to help us be more civil to one another online. Perhaps more disturbing is the fact that we…

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Owl Poops on Sign Language Interpreter During Press Conference

Sign Language Interpreter A Real WHOOOOO Dunnit!!! Owl Poops On Sign Language Interpreter 3/9/2022 7:14 AM PT Youtube/Annastacia Palaszczuk MP A wise owl figured out how to commandeer a news conference by crapping all over a sign language interpreter, and it’s hilarious! The poop went down in Brisbane, Australia Wednesday … Deputy Premier Steven Miles…

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The Cherokee language is in danger. Is it possible to keep the Cherokee language alive with a cell phone?

By itself, being able to read smartphone home screens in Cherokee won’t be enough to safeguard the Indigenous language, endangered after a long history of erasure. But it might be a step toward immersing younger tribal citizens in the language spoken by a dwindling number of their elders.That’s the hope of Principal Chief Richard Sneed…

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Is it possible for birds to speak? It all depends on how you define it

Enlarge / Zebra finches sitting together on a tree branch and sunning.sagarmanis | Getty ImagesIn our quest to find what makes humans unique, we often compare ourselves with our closest relatives: the great apes. But when it comes to understanding the quintessential human capacity for language, scientists are finding that the most tantalizing clues lie…

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Language development: Speech milestones in babies

A baby’s first words are music to a parent’s ears. But how can you tell if your child’s speech and language development is on track? While every child learns to speak at his or her own pace, general milestones can serve as a guide to normal speech and language development. These milestones help doctors and…

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Ukrainian is experiencing a moment. Putin sees it as a shot against Russian speakers.

KYIV, Ukraine — War or no war, Andrii Shymanovskiy believes he wields one of the most powerful weapons against Moscow: the Ukrainian language.Just over a year ago, the 23-year-old Lviv-based actor and Ukrainian-language instructor began to post TikTok videos explaining the nuances of his mother tongue — once largely secondary to Russian in Ukrainian life,…


Body language in the post-pandemic workplace

Much of the research into non-verbal communication is now redundantCOMMUNICATION IS AN essential part of leadership. And body language is an essential part of communication. On these slim pillars rests a mini-industry of research and advice into how executives can influence, encourage and ascend without needing to say a word. The pandemic has made much…


Which Chinese language new yr animal are you? How is the ‘Yr of The Water Tiger’ determined by our Moon

Illustration of a tiger silhouette in the night getty When is Chinese or Lunar New Year? Also called Spring Festival, it begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. What Chinese New Year animal is it? It’s the Year of the Tiger. but more specifically. it’s a Year of the Water Tiger.…