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· September, 2010

Stories about Language from September, 2010

Namibia: Teaching English in Namibia

  21 September 2010

Lynn shares her experience teaching English in Windhoek, Namibia: “English is the official language of Namibia and my understanding is that public school classes are taught in English. I think most pre-school kids hear Afrikaans and/or their indigenous languages in their homes and arrive in first grade without a kindergarten...

China: Redefining the Great Wall

  20 September 2010

“The Great Wall is not a ‘wall’ but rather an ancient Chinese frontier ‘town'” – DANWEI translates an article that argues for a new definition and translation of China's Great Wall.

CEE: Books and Reading Notes

  18 September 2010

War and Peace posts a mini-review of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman; Csíkszereda Musings reviews William Blacker's Along the Enchanted Way; Poemless wonders why there are “so few translations of contemporary Russian authors available to the English speaking world.”

Guyana: Gold Rush?

  16 September 2010

Guyana-Gyal thinks the gold rush must be on again – at least judging from the influx of foreigners – and each of them, she says, “got their own winning technique.”

Guinea Bissau: Bridging Cultures Through Language

  15 September 2010

The Andorinha [Swallow, pt] project has been promoting for two years the Portuguese language in the region of Cachungo in Guinea Bissau. Macua blog reproduces a text [pt] that describes the community radio and the exchange and correspondence program between schools in Portugal and Cachungo.

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