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Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 6

Episode 6: 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!

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Articles in this week’s Language News Report
Calderon visit lost in translation
Chris Evans OK tests language examiners
Black city students urged to learn Russian
Armenian Council Opposes Foreign-Language Schools
Amazon Branches Out with Publishing Arm
From Milton Keynes to the Babel of Britain
Welsh assembly translation decision backed by review
State will spend thousands to aid Lakota speakers at voting booths
Researchers get $3.3 million grant to investigate language outcomes of bilingual children

Other noteworthy language-related articles
They Get to Me: A young psycholinguist confesses her strong attraction to pronouns
Ngugi’s book warns Africans to shed European culture or perish
Official Languages Act has served us well
For Iraqis, learning Hebrew is a mixed blessing
2 Manatee schools look for edge with Mandarin classes

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