In today’s article, we will provide you with specific tips on how to be successful at your job interview. The job interview is always an important part of your job application procedure and it can be a crucial factor which decides whether you will get your dream job or not. Your task is to be… Read More 10 tips to ace your job interview
Whenever we read a book written by a foreign writer, we tend to think “What a great writer, he/she writes so well”, without realising that, although the writer is undoubtedly great in the book’s original language, what we are actually reading is the work of the translator, who translated the book into our language. … Read More THE ART OF SUBTITLING
WHAT IS SIGN LANGUAGE? According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, Sign Language is “a system of hand and body movements representing words, used by and to people who cannot hear or talk”. 2. A BIT OF HISTORY Charles Michel De L’Eppe, a French cleric, was considered to be the “Father of Sign Language and Deaf… Read More 8 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGES
Globish is the name for a subset of the English language that non-native English speakers adopt in the context of international business. It is a sort of “light English” that uses a subset of standard English grammar and a list of 1500 English words. The name Globish is the merger of the world “global” and “English”. The inventor… Read More Globish – better global understanding
When an Italian person goes abroad and says that he/she is from Italy, more often than not, he/she will receive the following answer: “Aaaah! Mamma mia! Pizza, mafia, mandolino!”, followed by the most famous of Italian hand gestures: More often than not, the Italian person in question will not appreciate the comment or will even… Read More SURVIVAL KIT: ITALIAN HAND GESTURES
December is here, and it has brought with it joy and good intentions. Some people think this is the best period of the year, and it’s impossible not to notice how crowded streets become during these days. Not cold, not stress, not even the desire to make savings: nothing can stop us when it is… Read More Christmas best words
When we first start speaking a language different from our own, one of the first obstacles that comes our way is the difficulty in being funny. We’ve all been there: in an attempt to appear nice and funny to our foreign interlocutor, we make a joke which receives no reply whatsoever, not even a fake… Read More I MADE A JOKE, WHY IS NO ONE LAUGHING?!
When learning about the process of language acquisition, two approaches are normally distinguished: The behavioural approach and the nativist approach. In this article we are going to explain the different approaches paying special attention to the Critical Period Hypothesis. – The Behaviouristic Approach maintains that children acquire the language through environmental components: learner imitation, practice,… Read More The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition