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The geography of language – mountain

Moving right along with the theme, I have chosen mountain to symbolise Chinese – in this instance specifically Mandarin Chinese. The tonal structure of Chinese can quite easily resemble the ups and downs of your average Himalayan (or other) mountain range. … Continue reading

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Speak softly and carry a big Schtick

Are you a commercial provider of language instruction? Perhaps you run a school or have a software program. I bet that you have something unique, something revolutionary. You have a schtick! The first English school I worked at had a … Continue reading

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