Outrage As Modern Chinese Dictionary Includes English Words

A recently published edition of the Modern Chinese Dictionary, one of China’s bestselling dictionaries, has caused outrage amongst language purists as it contains 239 English words and acronyms. Words such as ‘GDP ‘and ‘NBA’ are included in the dictionary. Chinese language purists want to avoid including so many English words in the dictionary and have signed a petition in order to have them translated into Chinese characters or even, removed altogether.

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Aboriginal Language To Be Revived With New Dictionary

The Aboriginal traditional language of Yaygirr which is spoken in the NSW North coast of Australia, is to have its own dictionary and grammar guide. It took more than six years of research to produce the Yaygirr dictionary which contains about 1000 words, maps and a description of the way the language works.

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Words from India … what a Hullabaloo!

Did you know that a lot of words we use in everyday life in the English language originated in India, including the word ‘Hullabaloo’? You might be surprised at just how many words you recognise. The words vary from clothes (pyjamas, bandana, pashmina) to food (chutney, char, curry) to modes of transport (catamaran, dinghy, juggernaut).

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Ancient Language Comes To Life In Newly Completed Dictionary

A 21 volume dictionary of the ancient language of Ancient Mesopotamia as well as its Babylonian and Assyrian dialects has finally been completed after 90 years. Scholars from the University of Chicago deciphered the language which was preserved on clay tablets and on stone inscriptions, in order to create the dictionary which has 28,000 words. [Read more…]

LOL Enters The Oxford English Dictionary

The internet slang term ‘LOL’ meaning ‘Laughing Out Loud’, has entered the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. ‘OMG’ meaning ‘Oh My God’ already appears in the dictionary proving that these internet slang terms are widely used in the English language. They are used in texts, emails, social networking sites and even in the spoken language. [Read more…]

Give A Budget Language Gift

Living Language French CalendarWant some new gift ideas?  We all know how money-conscious we have to be nowadays. With this in mind, we have hand-picked our top language gifts on a budget.  Give your friends, families and colleagues a very different gift this year – give them a language gift and let them get their language advantage! Happy holidays! [Read more…]

MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS

language advantage brings you the best and most innovative language courses for children to learn Mandarin Chinese. Get the Chinese language advantage for kids!


01 Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii My Chinese coach

kids-chinese-coach-nintendo-dsCan’t get your kids off their DS? Well let them learn while they play! This Chinese language game, available on both the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii, teaches you Chinese in small chunks and then introduces tonnes of games to help you practice.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

02 carry an electronic Mandarin Chinese dictionary translator

Fun and colourful, this handheld dictionary will give your kids the Chinese word they are looking for immediately. It will help build their vocabulary, especially when used on location in Chinese-speaking countries!
for more information and to buy a dictionary translator from Ectaco>>

03 get a Chinese-speaking Language Littles toy doll

kids-chinese-language-littles-dollThese lovely little toy dolls will enchant your child, and will also help them learn a language while playing – these dolls speak Chinese as well as English!  Each Language Little will recite between 25 and 30 phrases with the help of a sound chip in the dollâ??s tummy – including greetings, numbers, colours and days of the week. Language Littles toy dolls are not currently available on amazon.co.uk
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>> 

04 Vocabulary Builder Learn Mandarin Chinese

kids-chinese-vocabulary-builderA CD-ROM for children who are beginning in Chinese, with speech recognition, so that your kids can record their voices and then play them back in a cinema show! Great fun and packed full of games. Over 100 words including colours, numbers, actions and simple sentences.   For ages from 4 to 12 – but popular with adults too!
for more information and to buy from our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy from our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>


Other ways to learn Chinese for kids:
more Mandarin Chinese language courses and dictionaries for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Mandarin Chinese language courses and dictionaires for children on amazon.com>>
more Mandarin Chinese language cd-rom software for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Mandarin Chinese language cd-rom software for children on amazon.com>>


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JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS

language advantage brings you the best and most innovative language courses for children to learn Japanese. Get the Japanese language advantage for kids!


01 Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii My Japanese coach

kids-japanese-japanese-coach-nintendo-dsCan’t get your kids off their DS? Well let them learn while they play! This Japanese language game, available on both the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii, teaches you Japanese in small chunks and then introduces tonnes of games to help you practice.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop
 on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

02 carry an electronic Japanese dictionary translator

Fun and colourful, this handheld dictionary will give your kids the Japanese word they are looking for immediately. It will help build their vocabulary, especially when used on location in Japan!
more information and to buy a dictionary translator from Ectaco>>

03 get a Japanese-speaking Language Littles toy doll

kids-japanese-language-littles-dollThese lovely little toy dolls will enchant your child, and will also help them learn the Japanese language while playing – these dolls speak Japanese as well as English! Each Language Little will recite between 25 and 30 phrases with the help of a sound chip in the doll’s tummy – including greetings, numbers, colours and days of the week. Language Littles toy dolls are not currently available on amazon.co.uk.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store
 on amazon.com>>

04 Vocabulary Builder Learn Japanese

kids-japanese-vocabulary-builderA CD-ROM for children who are beginning in Japanese.   The speech recognition gives your kids the chance to record their voices and then play them back in a cinema show! Great fun and packed full of games. Over 100 words including colours, numbers, actions and simple sentences.   For ages from 4 to 12 – but popular with adults too!
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop
 on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>


Other ways to learn Japanese for kids

more Japanese language courses and dictionaries for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Japanese language courses and dictionaires for children on amazon.com>>
more Japanese language cd-rom software for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Japanese language cd-rom software for children on amazon.com>>


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ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS

language advantage brings you the best and most innovative language courses for children to learn Italian. Get the Italian language advantage for kids!


01 learn Italian using BBC Muzzy

bbc-muzzy-20th-anniversary-edition-level-1The BBC Muzzy courses are world renowned as a complete introduction to language learning for kids. They include DVDs, CDs, workbooks and much more. This course is ideal for children aged between 3 and 12 learning Italian. Check the DVD region for your country!
Find out more about BBC Muzzy Italian language courses from the BBC Shop>>

02 carry an electronic Italian dictionary translator

Fun and colourful, this handheld dictionary will give your kids the Italian word they are looking for immediately. It will help build their vocabulary, especially when used on location in an Italian-speaking country!
more information and to buy a dictionary translator from Ectaco>>

03 get an Italian-speaking Language Littles toy doll

kids-italian-language-littles-dollThese lovely little toy dolls will enchant your child, and will also help them learn a language while playing – these dolls speak Italian as well as English! Each Language Little will recite between 25 and 30 phrases with the help of a sound chip in the dollâ??s tummy – including greetings, numbers, colours and days of the week. Language Littles toy dolls are not currently available on amazon.co.uk.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

04 Vocabulary Builder Learn Italian

kids-italian-vocabulary-builderA CD-ROM for children who are beginning in Italian, with speech recognition, so that your kids can record their voices and then play them back in a cinema show! Great fun and packed full of games. Over 100 words including colours, numbers, actions and simple sentences.   For ages from 4 to 12 – but popular with adults too!
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>


Other ways to learn Italian for kids:
more Italian language courses and dictionaries for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Italian language courses and dictionaires for children on amazon.com>>
more Italian language cd-rom software for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more Italian language cd-rom software for children on amazon.com>>

 


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GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS

language advantage brings you the best and most innovative language courses for children to learn German. Get the German language advantage for kids!


01 learn German using BBC Muzzy

bbc-muzzy-20th-anniversary-edition-level-2The BBC Muzzy courses are world renowned as a complete introduction to language learning for kids. They include DVDs, CDs, workbooks and much more. This course is ideal for children aged between 3 and 12 learning German. Check the DVD region for your country!
Find out more about BBC Muzzy German language courses from the BBC Shop>>

02 carry an electronic German dictionary translator

Fun and colourful, this handheld dictionary will give your kids the German word they are looking for immediately. It will help build their vocabulary, especially when used on location in a German-speaking country!
more information and to buy a dictionary translator from Ectaco>>
 

03 get a German-speaking Language Littles toy doll

kids-german-language-littles-dollThese lovely little toy dolls will enchant your child, and will also help them learn a language while playing – these dolls speak German as well as English!  Each Language Little will recite between 25 and 30 phrases with the help of a sound chip in the doll’s tummy – including greetings, numbers, colours and days of the week. Language Littles toy dolls are not currently available on amazon.co.uk.
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>

04 Vocabulary Builder Learn German

kids-german-vocabulary-builderA CD-ROM for children who are beginning in German, with speech recognition, so that your kids can record their voices and then play them back in a cinema show! Great fun and packed full of games. Over 100 words including colours, numbers, actions and simple sentences.   For ages from 4 to 12 – but popular with adults too!
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids shop on amazon.co.uk>>
for more information and to buy, browse our Language Advantage Kids store on amazon.com>>


Other ways to learn German for kids:
more German language courses and dictionaries for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more German language courses and dictionaires for children on amazon.com>>
more German language cd-rom software for children on amazon.co.uk>>
more German language cd-rom software for children on amazon.com>>


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