Google Translate’s Camera Mode Now Works For a Lot More Languages

Whenever I travel abroad I always do my best to act like a local, including speaking the local language whenever I can. In some countries that works great, in others, I can’t really avoid being a bumbling mess.

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Google Translate’s Camera Mode Now Works For a Lot More Languages

Whenever I travel abroad I always do my best to act like a local, including speaking the local language whenever I can. In some countries that works great, in others, I can’t really avoid being a bumbling mess.

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Get World Travel Tips From This Webcomic

The best part of a textbook is the little cartoons they sprinkle throughout, to show that learning is fun: the silly illustrations in a grade-school textbook, the New Yorker-style gags in a more adult text, or the angels and mammoths that play around in The Way Things Work. Malachi Ray Rempen’s Itchy Feet, a webcomic…

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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us learned our first language as kids. When everything around you is written in a particular language, you’re probably going to work to figure things out.

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Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It’s Great

Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere by adding Japanese to their curriculum. Sugoi!

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Seven Linguist-Backed Tips for Making Powerful Protest Signs

Today is the March for Science, and people all over the country are hitting the streets to protest all anti-science agendas and policies. If you plan on showing your support, there’s still time to make some memorable signs with these simple wordplay tips.

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The Most Useful Language for English Speakers to Learn, According to an Economist

So you want to learn a second language to hep advance your career, but you have no idea which one would benefit you the most. If you were to ask an economist, this is probably what they’d tell you.

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Rosetta Stone Adds Phrasebook, Downloadable Audio Lessons, and More on iOS

Rosetta Stone’s language learning tools on iOS recently received an update that add some much sought-after features. The app now has a built-in phrasebook, audio lessons you can listen to without an internet connection, and a new way to practice your pronunciation.

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How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary school, gender and race shape their lives in many ways that parents might want to prevent. As early as first grade, girls are less likely than boys to think members of their…

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Giphy Collects Together Thousands of Animated GIFs to Help You Learn Sign Language

Knowing at least a few phrases in American Sign Language is always useful and there are few videos that are a more popular means of learning it than the Sign with Robert series. Giphy has teamed up with Sign with Robert to put together a ton of animated GIFs to help you learn a variety of phrases.

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