How to adjust your international language

When I saw this interview with Roger Federer the other day, I couldn’t resist but share it in my facebook group Multilingual Families. It is a perfect example for why, when we use our language in international settings, we shouldn’t assume that sayings, metaphors (and abbreviations!) are universal.   https://twitter.com/thefield_in/status/1409944054020722693?s=20   In this particular example, […]

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Communicating with children while wearing masks

– with Ariadne Lee, Christina Blanco, Jessica Lonis, Dr. Liz Fuller Rodano, Roya Caviglia and Shaymaa M.   Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are highly relying on facial expression and lip movement when acquiring and learning language. Considering the current situation, David J. Lewkowicz points out in an article on Scientific American that “masks can be detrimental […]

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