Category Archives: Languages

Never Be Silent

Silence ‘This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations … Continue reading

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Fodor’s Travel – Great Website

Fodor’s  Travel Website offers a list of key phrases and its’ pronunciation in all major languages. Source: http://www.fodors.com/language/italian/ I am studying Italian for my trip to Rome. This Italian section is divdied into key sections: Overview Greetings Directions Shopping Numbers … Continue reading

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Latin Phrases & Words Still Used Today

a contrario= from the opposite a falsis principiis proficisci = to set forth from false principles ab antiquo = from ancient times ab epistulis = from the letters absolvo = I acquit ad hoc = to this ad infinitum = … Continue reading

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Ten Amazing Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

Title: Ten Amazing Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language Author: Sam Gendrean, Lingholic Full Text & Source:http://www.lingholic.com/ten-amazing-reasons-learn-foreign-language/ The Internet, Online, 6/11/2015 Sample Text: 10. Impress people around you Whether at a fancy restaurant with your date ordering dishes … Continue reading

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World Literature Project

Title: Endangered Languages Database Author: University Of Cambridge, UK  & University Of  Yale, USA Full Text & Source: http://www.oralliterature.org/research/databaseterms.html The Internet, Online, 25/10/2015 Sample Text: Please read the following information carefully before searching the database. Researchers at the World Oral … Continue reading

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Ten Amazing Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

Title: Ten Amazing Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language Author: Sam Gendreau, Lingholic Full Text & Source: http://www.lingholic.com/ten-amazing-reasons-learn-foreign-language/ The Internet, Online, 15/10/2015 Sample Text: 10. Impress people around you Whether at a fancy restaurant with your date ordering dishes … Continue reading

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Happy Translation Day

“The word ‘translation’ comes, etymologically, from the Latin for ‘bearing across’. Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately to the notion that something … Continue reading

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World Literature Project

Title: World Literature Project Author: University Of Cambridge, Yale Full Text & Source: http://www.oralliterature.org/research/databaseterms.html The Internet, Online, 27/9/2015 The World Oral Literature Project does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the materials that our researchers have compiled from the … Continue reading

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Languages – Learn Free Online

Title: Languages Author: BBC Full Text & Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ The Internet, Online, 14/7/2015 Sample Text: Key questions about language learning Why learn a language? Which language to learn? How to learn a language? Courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, … Continue reading

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iLoveLanguages – Language Resources Online

Title: iLoveLanguages Author: Tyler Jones Full Text & Source: http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php?category=Languages The Internet, Online, 7/6/2015 Sample Text: iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2400 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best … Continue reading

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“The ability to speak several languages is an asset but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless”.

PRICELESS “The ability to speak several languages is an asset but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless”.  

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The IrishPage.Com ; Reflections of a Student learning Irish (poetry & literature)

Title: Scéilíní , Abair Gaeilge, Sláintí Agus Filiocht Author: The IrishPage.Com Full Text & Source: http://www.irishpage.com/ The Internet, Online, 28/3/2015 Sample Text: Scéilíní — Short Stories The Irish usually have a handfull of short stories, celtic fairytales etc. to tell. … Continue reading

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Learning the Irish language (Gaeilge)

Gaeilge, Irish, or “Irish Gaelic” is the national and first official language of Ireland, as well as one of the official languages of the European Union.Although everyone in Ireland speaks English, there are regions known as the Gaeltacht that use Irish as the main language of communication, both in businesses and in families. Continue reading

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Introduction to the Irish Language

Title: Introduction to the Irish Language Author: ALISON Full Text & Source: http://alison.com/courses/Introduction-to-Irish-Language Internet, Online, 31/10/2014 Sample Text: Learn basic Irish language pronunciation and vocabulary. Start Today! The Irish (or Gaelic) language is the official language of Ireland and is … Continue reading

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Open Culture – English Language

Title: Open Culture – The best free cultural & educational media on the web Editor: Dan Colman Full- Text & Source: http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons The Internet, Online, 13/10/2014 Sample Text Essentials 1,000 Free Online Courses 1000+ MOOCs 700 Free Movies 550 Free … Continue reading

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Learn A Foreign Language Free For Research Or Travel

Title: Learn a Language Author:LearnLanguage.Com Full Text & Source: http://www.learnalanguage.com/ The Internet, Online, 13/10/2014 Free Language Courses Online GERMAN ITALIAN GREEK LATIN FRENCH SPANISH CHINESE JAPANESE RUSSIAN TURKISH KOREAN HEBREW DANISH DUTCH ARABIC NORWEGIAN Sample Text – Spanish Learn Spanish … Continue reading

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Teach Yourself Complete French – Book & CD

Title: Teach Yourself Complete French Author: Gaelle Graham Available* * Delivery within 2 to 5 working days Format: Mixed media product BARCODE: 9781444100051 Published: 29 Jan 2010 Price:€43.96 (IRL) Description Are you looking for a complete course in French which … Continue reading

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Teach Yourself Irish – Book & CD

Title:Teach Yourself Complete Irish Author:Joseph Sheil Format:Paperback Barcode:9781444105902 Published:27 Aug 2010 Publisher:Teach Yourself Books Dimensions:352 pages: 198 x 130 x 27mm Series:Teach Yourself Complete Courses Description This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. … Continue reading

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Learn Irish

Learn Irish with Talk Irish, 117a Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 1SH, N Ireland Learning Irish just got easier… Whether you want to start from scratch, brush up on your Irish, or practise what you already know, you’re in the right … Continue reading

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The Irish Language

The Irish Language by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 2nd April 2011 p.11 Irish is given recognition by the Constitution of Ireland as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland. Proficiency in just … Continue reading

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