Voices of vanishing worlds

Of the world’s 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Most of these endangered languages are oral speech forms, with little if any traditional written literature. If undocumented, these tongues – each representing a unique insight into human cognition and its most powerful defining feature, language – risk disappearing without trace. READ MORE

The native speaker fallacy

Welcome to Verbalists Education, a world’s leading language network. Our YouTube media channel Speak Your Mind!, features opinions and interviews with celebrities and professionals about education, languages and communication skills. Today, Thom Jones, a well-known language trainer from Great Britain, speaks his mind about the native English speakers’ supposed superiority over their non-native counterparts.

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What level of influence role models have today in young people’s choice of their education path

The importance of role models in choosing our career, PRODIREKT

The power of role models and their influence on us cannot be underestimated. This is particularly true for young people. Whether they are a parent, an athlete, a musician, an actor, or someone else, young people are going to latch onto someone and their accompanying philosophy. They will be influenced by that person’s words, because at their young age they lack the experience and wisdom to know otherwise. When it comes to celebrity role models, media and educators can enhance celebrities’ positive or negative influence on teens, so do we then have the responsibility to channel and explain the messages conveyed by the famous?  READ MORE