Lost in Translation: The World’s Languages

As you prepare and present your Language B presentations about idioms, terms of endearment, slang, and body language, please check these resources out

BBC Languages – HOME

BBC: Don’t Try This Abroad – watch humorous video vignettes of travellers who have mispoken in different countries

BBC: Language and Identity (forum) – in what ways does language shape our identities? People from all over the world write in!

The Cult of the Hyperpolyglot – includes a must-see VIDEO!

Enduring Voices Project – on the World’s Disappearing Languages

Enduring Voices : Talking Dictionaries

YOUTUBE Channel: Enduring Voices (hear native speakers of dying languages)

QUIZ: The most Common Words in English (globally)

100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language – do you agree?

Hugh Laurie and Ellen discuss American vs. British SLANG: VIDEO


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