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  • Philogelos Joke 6 – Doctor Shame

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Uncategorized.

    Here’s Joke 6: An idiot sees his local doctor walking towards him, and quickly hides his face. His friend asks him what’s up. “It’s so long since I was last ill,” explains the idiot, “that I’m embarrassed to see him.” Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

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  • Philogelos Joke 164 – Dive Under!

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Joke 164 is: A Kymaean is swimming in the sea when it starts to rain – so he dives underwater to avoid getting wet. Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

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  • In Memory of Joseph E. Page

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Language is saddened to hear of the passing of one of our most active and influential founders, Joseph E. Page, on Monday, July 9, 2018. See a newsletter article below describing Joe’s service to the Museum as one of the founding Trustees. Here is the  Gasch’s […]

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  • NML’s 2018 Summer Camp: A Spanish Language and Culture Day

    Posted on June 22, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    The summer camp returned this summer to College Park City Council Chambers on July 10th, for a pop-up camp called “A Spanish Language and Culture Day.” Make friends, learn a new language, and learn more about people from other nations in a fun setting right in your own backyard. The camp ran from 9:30-12:30. Participants […]

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  • Language in the U.S. National Interest – Speaker Series Talk by Glenn Nordin

    Posted on February 11, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Events.

    On December 9, 2017, the Amelia C. Murdoch Speaker Series hosted Glenn Nordin. He spoke on his six decades of experience in government language service and on the national interest in promoting the study of the world’s languages. Audience members learned about the development of national programs to educate and employ the linguists, interpreters, and […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #55 – Books Support a Scholar

    Posted on December 14, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Exhibits, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • Interview with Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Language Educator

    Posted on December 14, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    This month, we feature Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, a Spanish and ESOL teacher and doctoral candidate in Leadership: Reading, Language, and Literacy from Concordia University. Luis has made several presentations and publications on both the studying of languages and the state of language learning and ESOL in the United States. Here’s what he had to […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #44

    Posted on November 10, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]

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  • NML Mobile Exhibits

    Posted on November 7, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    NML had two exhibit tables on October 21, 2017. One was at the Maryland Foreign Language Association’s conference at Anne Arundel Community College. Pat Barr-Harrison and Greg Nedved represented the Museum and networked with World Language educators. At the same time, Jill Robbins and Gary McCone shared the NML exhibits on Native American language at […]

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  • Family Summer Language Adventure

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Events, Uncategorized.

    Learn about the Japanese Language and Culture Fun Activities for the Whole Family This pop-up museum event will take place at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Monday, July 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ages 9 – 99 are welcome. Click here for directions. This event is […]

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