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Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 5

Episode 5: 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 the Language News Report, you’ll hear summaries of last week’s 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 5: The Language News Report

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Articles in this week’s Language News Report
New York town orders residents to speak English
Americans are seeing fewer and fewer foreign films
How English erased its roots to become the global tongue of the 21st century
Language of instruction not most important for English-learners
Talking Seriously With Children Is Good for Their Language Proficiency
Translated prescriptions often wrong
Is Braille facing extinction?
Many Vietnamese fishers isolated by language from oil spill aid
‘Amelia’: Seattle Opera embraces challenge on a grand scale

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All music and sound effects were provided by The Freesound Project.
Thank you to the following people for use of their field recordings and samples:
Genghis Attenborough and Djgriffin