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History
by HLesley
7 months ago
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Where Did the English Language Come From?

Used around the world for scientific and business communication, Modern English is a fairly new language, only about 400 years old.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
Pidgins and Creoles: How New Languages are Born

We humans have an inborn need to use language to communicate, and throughout history we have always found creative ways to interact.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Language, Culture and Politics: The French Language in Canada

Throughout its 500 year history the development of the French language in Canada has involved a tangled web of linguistic, political and social issues.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
1 year ago
A Guide to Preparing for the IELTS English as a Second Language Examination

What an English learner needs to know before taking the IELTS Examination

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
The Benefits of Phonics

Teaching reading through phonics can provide a solid foundation for future learning.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
9 months ago
Family Naming Customs Around the World

When I worked in an international language school, I found out that there is a wide variety of naming customs in different countries, especially where surnames or family names are concerned.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
What is Noam Chomsky's Language Acquisition Device?

An overview of Noam Chomsky's theory about the unique ability of human children to learn to speak a language.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
Five Benefits of Learning a Second Language

According to experts, learning a foreign language provides many more benefits than you might think.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
How Did Spanish Become a World Language?

In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas granted Spain exclusive exploration rights west of a line running close to the 46th meridian. This determined the future of Spanish colonization of the New World, and the resulting geographical distribution of the Spanish language.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
Life as an Online Tutor

How can you become an online teacher, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of teaching online?

Entertainment
by HLesley
2 years ago
Race, Class and Honor in Aphra Behn's "Oronooko"

Notorious for her bawdy plays and sexually explicit poetry, Aphra Behn is best known for her short novel Oroonoko, a work that is sometimes regarded as an early abolitionist text and sometimes as a highly racist one.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
1 year ago
Vancouver, Canada: A City For All Seasons

Vancouver, B.C is often referred to "Canada's banana belt" or "Lotus Land" because of its mild climate, and visitors come year-round to enjoy what the city has to offer.

Entertainment
by HLesley
2 years ago
What Was the World's First Published Novel?

The development of the modern novel has a long history, and various countries claim to have created the very first one.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
Half of the World's Languages in Danger of Extinction

Why are languages disappearing, and why should we be concerned? 

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
How Do Babies Learn to Speak? The Magical Process of Language Acquisition

An overview of the stages babies go through at various ages when they learn to speak

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
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The Silbury Hill Mystery

Although less well known than its sister monument, Stonehenge, Silbury Hill is one of the most mysterious ancient monuments in southern England.

Health
by HLesley
2 years ago
Seven Reasons Why the Japanese May Have the World's Healthiest Diet

Discover why so many Japanese live long and healthy lives.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
2 shares
How the Rosetta Stone Unlocked the Secrets of Ancient Egypt

How a piece of broken stone from the rubble of an old fort became a vital key to reading Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
2 years ago
203 shares
Five Important Travel Safety Tips

While there are many horror stories about the dangers of travel, you can stay safe by combining common sense with a reasonable amount of caution.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
5 shares
Swift and Secret Writing: The Rise and Fall of Shorthand Writing Systems

Shorthand has been used since Roman times to write secret messages and to produce accurate transcripts of the spoken word.

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