• Noah Webster: Creating an American Dictionary for an American English

    Posted on May 20, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Have you ever learned to read and write from a reader in elementary school? Have you ever published a book under copyright or wondered how we established intellectual property? Have you ever saw the word “color” and wondered why Americans omit the “u?” Whether or not you know, the man whose dictionary was probably a […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 3: Preserving the Past

    Posted on May 7, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Sometimes, the future involves taking a look at the past. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest and effort to preserve the world’s indigenous languages. An indigenous language is defined as a language, usually now the minority, spoken by the original peoples of a nation. There have been many programs designed to preserve […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 2: Do Apps Help or Hinder?

    Posted on April 17, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Please note that this article solely represents the opinion of the author   In recent years, the number of apps and programs designed to teach a language to whomever is willing to dedicate the time has grown exponentially. Whereas even 10 years ago Rosetta Stone was the only available program, and fairly pricey at that, […]

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  • Interview with Ottar Grepstad, Author of “Language Museums of the World”

    Posted on March 20, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

        On March 19th, Ottar Grepstad, the director of the Nynorsk kultursentrum in Norway, released Language Museums of the World, an eBook featuring museums of languages of all sizes, specialities, living and dead languages. The NML was featured in this book, and we had the opportunity to speak with Ottar about the creation of […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 1: Legislation and the JNCL

    Posted on March 20, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    It goes without saying that state and national legislation is going to play a key role in the future of how students, from K-12 all the way to those beginning in the military, will acquire new languages. Throughout the years, various education acts have provided grants, funding, and initiatives that directly affect the language learning […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 1: The Impact of Legislation and the JNCL on Language Learning

    Posted on March 18, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

         It goes without saying that state and national legislation is going to play a key role in the future of how students, from K-12 all the way to those beginning in the military, will acquire new languages. Throughout the years, various legislation and education acts have provided grants, funding, and initiatives that directly […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning

    Posted on March 16, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

         While many of us learned a language in school to some degree, the issue of language learning has taken many new turns, particularly in the past 20 years. In K-12 schools, gone are the days of vocabulary lists and grammar charts; instead, students are expected to read, write, listen, and speak in the […]

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  • JNCL Language Advocacy Day 2018

    Posted on February 19, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    On February 15th and 16th, 2018, the JNCL (Joint National Committee on Language) hosted its annual Language Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., beginning at the Hyatt Regency with keynote speakers and a panel discussion, followed by the opportunity for language educators and professionals from around the country to meet with their national legislators to talk […]

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  • What Can Your NML Membership Do for You?

    Posted on February 16, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

        As a member of the National Museum of Language, you are already a dedicated member of our organization, providing opportunities for the speaker series, exhibits, and our return to a physical space. But did you know that your membership can also benefit you directly with Transparent Language?   With Transparent Language, you can […]

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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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