Stories about Language from November, 2010
Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign
Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding. Because of negative public feedback, the government announced it will develop a new tourism slogan
Nigeria: Hausa Movies and Music Online
Watching Hausa movies and listening to Hausa music is a good way to learn the Hausa language and also get insights into the Hausa culture. You can find Hausa movies and music at Maikoli International, an online shop based in Raymore, Missouri.
Nigeria: Hausa Proverbs in Blogosphere
Karin Magana is a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs: “A while ago, I published a blogpost on Karin Magana, a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs. Since then, I have published about 600 proverbs on that blog. I keep adding more proverbs every day.”
Georgia: Reflections on Teach and Learn
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) is a project established by the Georgian government aiming to recruit 1,000 native English speakers willing to teach English at local schools. Many of the first intake of teachers have also started blogging their experience to date.
China: Control over printing of Tibetan language material
Angry Chinese Blogger blogs about the latest policy introduced by Beijing government in controlling the printing of Tibetan language material in Tibet.