Category Archives: Multilingualism

Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals – Lê, Diễm-Châu Sarah-Sophia

  I  only met Chau once in Belgium, where we were slated to complete a Master’s program at KU Leuven, but she was faster to leave the program than I was! Luckily before she left we connected online and I realized … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Iníon Ní Sinéad Murray

Here with us today is the ever so sharp and sassy Sinéad Murray coming to us from Éire, or for those of you who don’t know Irish Gaelic (world population minus give or take 1.77 million), Ireland! Sinéad is the third oldest of the … Continue reading

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Arguing In a Second Language

Two researchers studying bilingualism have actually come up with the bright side to squabbling in a second language – “it appears that when bilingual people are given decisions to make in their non-native language, they seem to take a more rational, … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Magali ‘the Trilingual’ Lemahieu

Upon meeting Magali, I have the feeling most people think to themselves, “Ahh, another American is in our midst!” Au contraire my friends, Magali Lemahieu is one hell of a Belgian (refer to photo), just with a chameleon-like ability to … Continue reading

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Accent of the Week: Wisconsin (with some Minnesota thrown in)

A recent early morning Gawker session led me to unearth the greatest Youtube rant of all time and subsequently spurred the birth of my new blog segment, Accent of the Week. Angela, or Az4angela, is a Youtuber from the Green … Continue reading

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Easiest Foreign Languages for English Speakers – Afrikaans

Basic Facts:  Afrikaans was for a long time referred to as “Cape Dutch”, as it was spoken by Dutch people who moved to South Africa only to be altered and birthed into a language of its own right after being … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Mi Maestra Teresa

I’m excited to introduce to you my Guatemalan Spanish teacher, Teresa, who is patiently teaching me four hours of Spanish every day and listening to me mangle various verb forms without completely losing it! She’s a total champ.  Teresa is … Continue reading

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