Monday, March 16, 2009

Language-learning linkwrap 3/15/09

Old age begins at 27: Nevertheless, "abilities based on accumulated knowledge, such as performance on tests of vocabulary or general information, increase until at least the age of 60." That, of course, would include languages.

The Economist translated into Chinese by Chinese readers (in Chinese) (via Waxy): If you like The Economist and are learning Chinese, here's a chance to read all of the articles translated into Chinese. What's great about this is that you can always refer back to the original English if you're confused. Now I'm sure there's a copyright issue or two to be found in here...

Where Education and Assimilation Collide: The New York Times discusses the debate over how to teach all of the non-English speakers coming into the States.

日本語を勉強する (in English): Aspiring Polyglot has a nice bunch of Japanese language-learning links.

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