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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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  • In Memory of Jane Page

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog.

    The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Language notes with sadness the passing of Olga “Jane” Page on January 16th, 2017.  Jane, aged 92, was a longtime friend and supporter of the Museum and served as an Associate.  She will be remembered as the smiling woman that greeted people attending Museum events. Mrs. […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #197 – Madam

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes.

    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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  • The Philogelos: Joke #154 – The Coffin

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes, Uncategorized.

    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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  • The Philogelos: Joke #94 – Indigestion

    Posted on November 8, 2016 by nmladmin_wp1 in Philogelos Jokes.

    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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