• Posted On March 23, 2016
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GOOD MORNING, WORLD! WHAT’S FO...

What’s on your morning menu? Cereal? Some eggs? A cup of coffee? Here’s what people are waking up to around the globe, as described by a handful of the international instructors at The Language Academy of the Carolinas. ARGENTINA Traditional yerba mate tea is served in a gourd with a bombilla, a special straw with a filter.  (photo via her...

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  • Posted On February 25, 2016
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Using TV to Learn a Foreign Lan...

Check out this interesting blog we found! Have you tried these methods? What helps you the most when you’re using TV or movies as a language-learning tool? [Re-posted with author’s permission.] ~~~~~ Using TV to Learn a Foreign Language By Denise Doty, Loro Translations I can’t tell you how many teachers have told me to watch TV to learn...

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  • Posted On February 25, 2016
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Using TV to Learn a Foreign Lang...

Check out this interesting blog we found! Have you tried these methods? What helps you the most when you’re using TV or movies as a language-learning tool? [Re-posted with author’s permission.] ~~~~~ Using TV to Learn a Foreign Language By Denise Doty, Loro Translations I can’t tell you how many teachers have told me to watch TV to learn Spa...

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  • Posted On January 22, 2016
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MEMOIR OF “A HARD DAYS NIGHT...

On the hot night of August 19, 1964, when I was just 13 years old, the world changed. The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” was opening at Baltimore’s 1,275 car Timonium Drive-in Theater.  And I was there. It’s hard to understand now, before 300-channel cable TV, facebook, and Instagram, the speed that Beatlemania conquered the USA. Since ...

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  • Posted On January 22, 2016
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Memoir of “A Hard Days Night...

by Robert Maier On the hot night of August 19, 1964, when I was just 13 years old, the world changed. The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” was opening at Baltimore’s 1,275 car Timonium Drive-in Theater.  And I was there. It’s hard to understand now, before 300-channel cable TV, facebook, and Instagram, the speed that Beatlemania conquered...

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  • Posted On November 24, 2015
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Three is the Magic Number: learn...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand For many people, mastering one foreign language already sounds daunting. Imagine learning three different languages at the same time. That’s exactly what some local families manage in their tri-lingual households. Cultivating a multilingual home comes with its own challenges and rewards. Here is why and how two local ...

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  • Posted On November 24, 2015
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Three is the Magic Number: Learn...

For many people, mastering one foreign language already sounds daunting. Imagine learning three different languages at the same time. That’s exactly what some local families manage in their tri-lingual households. Cultivating a multilingual home comes with its own challenges and rewards. Here is why and how two local families do it. Why three? ...

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  • Posted On October 21, 2015
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On THE INTERVIEW, independent c...

by Robert Maier Because I run an independent cinema (small though it is), I paid close attention to the earliest news about North Korea’s alleged threats to movie theaters that planned to show Sony’s THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. Studio-C shows many Sony-distributed films.  I felt their pain as their computer systems failed. The repercuss...

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  • Posted On September 22, 2015
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Your Guide to Oktoberfest 2015 i...

[Photo: Oktoberfest at the Waldhorn restaurant in Pineville.] Despite its name, Oktoberfest traditionally kicks off the third weekend of September and lasts through the first Sunday in October. It may be too late to book your tickets to Munich this year for the world’s largest beer festival but there’s still plenty of time to take...

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  • Posted On August 25, 2015
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5 Ways to Get a T-A-S-T-E of a ...

Summer is winding down but who says it has to be the end of your adventures? Fall is the perfect time to shake up routines and make good on that resolution to learn a new language or revisit one you studied long ago. Here are 5 tips to inspire your journey and give you a well-rounded TASTE of what learning a new language and culture can be at its b...

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