• Learning to Read in Safaliba Helps Ghanaian Kids Learn English

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Jill Robbins, Ph.D., is the vice president of the National Museum of Language, as well as a language test developer at Second Language Testing, Inc. In this article, Dr. Robbins shares the fascinating story of a Ghanaian community that is helping its youngest members learn English by connecting them with their native language. The original article, […]

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  • In Memoriam of Don Domogauer

    Posted on June 17, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Don Domogauer of College Park, MD, a longtime Museum associate, passed away peacefully on 28 May 2015 of complications related to heart disease.  Don served the Museum by offering his computer and technological skills for our activities.  I can remember many Speaker Series programs that he recorded for us.  To honor Don’s memory, you can donate to the […]

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  • Why is There a Flag for Languages?

    Posted on June 4, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Gregory J. Nedved, an award-winning Defense Department historian and Museum trustee, writes this article on the value and meaning of flags. Debra Kieft and the International Flag of Language, which she sewed, on display at the Annual Dinner of the National Museum of Language. In 2008 the National Museum of Language (NML) held a contest to […]

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  • Don Quixote, Bullfights, and Spanish Treats: the Spring 2015 Internship Program

    Posted on June 3, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Events.

    The February-May 2015 Internship Program has just wrapped up. Below are a few highlights from the program. School System: Prince George’s County, Maryland (Career Academy Program) School: Parkdale High School (Global Studies Intern Program in the World Language Department) Intern: Demi Pedley (graduating senior, Spanish studies)   Generally, the Career Academy asks high school departments to […]

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  • Call for submissions is now underway!

    Posted on May 21, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.
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  • Contemporary Mongolia’s Utilization of Language and Script for Political Purposes

    Posted on May 12, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Events.

    Thank you to Dr. Campi and everyone who joined us for the discussion “Contemporary Mongolia’s Utilization of Language and Script for Political Purposes” this past Saturday! To view slides from the presentation, simply click on an image.

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  • Announcing Next Speaker Series Event: Spotlight on Mongolia

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog, Events.

    Contemporary Mongolia’s Utilization of Language and Script for Political Purposes Dr. Alicia Campi Saturday, May 9, 3-5 pm. Free parking is available. Admission is free. Parking passes available onsite. Directions: City of College Park  City Hall Council Chambers  4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 The Mongolian language and original Uighur script, developed at the time of Chinggis Khan in […]

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  • In Memoriam of Jack D. Jones

    Posted on April 7, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Former National Museum of Language Vice-President Jack D. Jones, 89, passed away on March 27, 2015. He died of a stroke in Asheville, NC where he had moved to from Bowie, MD, a few years ago. Jack served in the US Army for over two years prior to joining the National Security Agency, where he served as […]

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  • National Museum of Language Presents: What is Klingon?

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    Thank you to everyone who made the March 14 lecture a resounding success! It was pretty much a full house, and we were thrilled to have local reporter Raye Weigel cover the event. Here is an interview with Marc Okrand.

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  • National Museum of Language Announces New Board of Trustees Member

    Posted on March 10, 2015 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Blog.

    We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Board of Trustees member, Laura Wagner, Ph.D. An associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University, Dr. Wagner earned her doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. She specializes in how children acquire language and learn about meaning, and has held […]

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