Radio Programs about Foreign Languages from ACTFL
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Jan 15, 2006

ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) has published over 40 short audio (Mp3) programs on their website covering a variety of topics.

Link: http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=3963

Some of the topics are:

"How good is machine translation?"
"What does it take to be an interpreter?"
"How many languages are there in the world?"
"What was the first language?"
"Whatever happened to Esperanto?"
"Who owns English?"
"Should we be learning Arabic?"
"Are dialects dying in the US?"
"Can Monolingualism Be Cured?"
"Why is Chinese so hard to learn?"
"Was German Almost the Language of America?"
"Does Language influence the way we think?"
"Can you set standards for language?"
"What is the future of Spanish in the US?"
"Is it a dialect or a language?"
"Is Japanese related to Chinese?"
"Why is language a National Security issue?"




[Edited at 2006-01-15 20:25]


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Silvia Puit V�gelin
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thanks! Jan 15, 2006

Thank you very much for the link! I gave it right away to my students, so that they can practice interpreting with those short speeches and also learn something new about languages!

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