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Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 7

Episode 7: The Language News Report

Welcome to ALTA’s Beyond Words Podcast. Our podcasts provide listeners with the latest language news, language-related interviews, and language lessons that can be applied to real-world situations. They’re always brief, always informative, and always entertaining.

During this Language News Report, you’ll hear summaries of the last two weeks’ top language-related stories. You can listen to the podcast on our website or download it for later playback on any standard MP3 compatible device. We hope you enjoy listening!

Listen to Episode 7: The Language News Report

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Articles in this week’s Language News Report

World Cup Report: The Languages of South Africa
All together now! South Africans urged to learn anthem
New Net domains break language barriers
Facebook’s Top Ten Languages, and Who is Using Them
Italian Job: Resurrect the AP Exam
Elementary Mandarin popular in Palo Alto
An online archive is collecting English accents to help academics and actors
Enuf is enuf: Protesters in bee suits outside Spelling Bee want to make English simpler
Second language learners recall native language when reading
‘Mein Girl’: Motown’s Hits, Found In Translation
“Mamma Mia!” to be produced in Chinese

Other noteworthy language-related articles
Language lessons: You are what you speak
Bridging the gap between Chinese speakers
Quebec language law ‘a mess’: opposition
TUS Secretary of Education on Global Learning, Languages
Ferdowsi, the reviver of Persian language
Linguist challenges language learning assessment
Companies ignoring British graduates for jobs that need good language skills
The Dothraki response to a call for science in a created language
If each language reflects a different way of thinking, we should do more to save dying tongues

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Thank you to the following people for use of their field recordings and samples:
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