Category Archives: Blog

  • Meet the new NML President: Greg Nedved!

    Posted on January 12, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Last night, on January 11th, Mr. Gregory Nedved was sworn in as the NML’s newest President. We are sad to see Dr. Jill Robbins leave us, but Mr. Nedved is bringing a long history and commitment to the NML to his new presidency, and we are excited to see the future of NML with him. […]

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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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  • Support the NML on Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 28, 2017 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Friends of the Museum, We hope that you had a restful and relaxing holiday. Thanksgiving is a time for being with friends and family, for reflection, being grateful, and for giving. At NML, we’re thankful for all of the continuing support of our generous members over the years. We hope that on this Giving Tuesday you will consider giving back to the National Musem of […]

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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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  • Meet Your New Social Media Manager!

    Posted on November 6, 2017 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Hello everyone! My name is Rob Glass. As of October 20, I am the new social media manager for the NML. I just wanted to use this blog post to introduce myself and say a little about my background. I am currently a Spanish teacher at Kent Island High School, located in Stevensville, MD. I […]

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  • Interview with Marc Okrand, Inventor of Klingon

    Posted on November 6, 2017 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    The NML visited the annual MFLA (Maryland Foreign Language Association) conference at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD on October 20th and 21st. Their keynote speaker was one of our own Associate members, Dr. Marc Okrand, the inventor of the Klingon language. After a fantastic keynote speech on his creation of the con-lang (constructed […]

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  • The Linguist’s Moral Responsibility: Interview with the Editors of 5ML

    Posted on September 26, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog.

    The 5 Minute Linguist is here to make accurate and up-to-date knowledge about language accessible. In bite-sized chunks, the book tackles a variety of linguistic questions that would fascinate language students, professionals, and anyone curious about the multi-faceted phenomenon that is language. In anticipation of the forthcoming third edition of The 5 Minute Linguist, its […]

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  • Language Camp Brings Taste of Japan, Egypt, and More

    Posted on July 21, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, Events.

    What a thrilling Summer Language Camp we had this year! The National Museum of Language popped up in College Park, MD, with a Japanese language and culture experience. The event was recreated the next day at the Lake Arbor Foundation Camp. On that Wednesday we introduced Arabic to children ages 6-12, with a focus on […]

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  • The Philogelos: Joke #75

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by Blog Admin in Blog, 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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