Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 9

Episode 9: 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

Iraqi Interpreter For U.S. Army Shot Dead By Own Family Over His Job
Native Canadians to recall boarding school abuse
Stark lessons in mother tongues
EU Citizens Win Right to Interpretation
French is a ‘useless’ language, says former foreign minister

Other noteworthy language-related articles
Creole is the language of Haiti, and the education system needs to reflect that
How to Prevent Language Extinction
A pioneering Czech academic explores how our native tongue influences the way we see the world
Learners are getting lost without translation skills
Silencing Nations: Gladwin’s Research Exposes Indigenous Language Loss

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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

1 Comment
  • Pauline
    Posted at 08:28h, 01 July Reply

    If French is “useless,” where does that leave language learning in general? It seems like Chris Bryant is dangerously arguing that only economics should dictate which languages survive or disappear in this new century.

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