Category Archives: Blog

  • ILR Call for Papers, Journal of Distinguished Language Studies

    Posted on May 25, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Call for PapersJournal for Distinguished Language Studies, Volume 7: 2011-2020A refereed journal Editors* Editor, Yalun Zhou, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA* Assistant Editor, Donna Bain Butler, Ph.D., Delaware State University, Delaware, USA Advisory Board* Dr. Rajai Al-Khanji, University of Jordan* Dr. Andrew Corin, Defense Language Institute (Emeritus)* Dr. Rebecca Oxford, University of Alabama […]

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  • Interview with Gina Valle, Author of The Best of All Worlds

    Posted on May 22, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Interviews.

    Note: This interview was conducted by Greg Nedved, NML President  BIO Gina Valle ‘s work has focused on diversity and has chosen to examine and share it through the creation of books, documentaries, exhibits, research, storytelling. Dr. Valle holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (OISE) in Teacher Education and Multicultural Studies. An overview […]

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  • Teacher’s Corner Remote Learning Edition: Digital Escape Rooms

    Posted on May 11, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Teacher's Corner.

         One of the most challenging aspects of remote learning that I have come across is how to be engaging in a digital setting. Being stuck behind a webcam is a completely different feeling from being able to move around, have manipulatives, or sit down with students. But while it feels like a daunting […]

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  • Interview with Tim Brookes of the Endangered Alphabets Project

    Posted on May 1, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Interviews.

    I had the opportunity to have an interview with Tim Brookes, our upcoming speaker on May 23rd. If you are curious about him or the Endangered Alphabets Project, please take a look at what he had to say. Please tell me a bit about your background. I was born in England and educated at Oxford, […]

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  • Language of the Month: Zapotec

    Posted on April 27, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Language of the Month.

         One of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been disseminating the information regarding social distancing and other health and safety information. It can be difficult to provide this information to everyone even in the lingua franca of an area, and while many areas around the world are providing this information in […]

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  • Teacher’s Corner: Kahoot During Distance Learning

    Posted on April 20, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Teacher's Corner.

         I have entered my 3rd week of remote and distance learning, and in many ways, while it has been frustrating, I miss my students, and it is not an ideal teaching platform, in many ways I have been grateful for the opportunities it has afforded. I am naturally an antsy person, and feel […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 265

    Posted on April 19, 2020 by nmladmin_wp1 in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    265 is a minor variation on 136, so minor that Crompton doesn’t even bother to translate it twice. This is an example of an ancient ethnic joke, because one of the characters involved is a student from Sidon in Phoenicia. The Philogelos text has as one of its subdivisions a section on jokes about Sidonians. […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 15

    Posted on April 14, 2020 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Virtual.

    This joke is kind of funny because in ancient times, it was not only their feet that were bare when they slept. An idiot has a dream that he has trodden on a nail, so he wakes up and bandages his foot. His friend asks  what he’s doing, so the idiot explains about his dream. […]

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  • Teacher’s Corner Remote Learning Edition Volume 1

    Posted on April 10, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog, Teacher's Corner.

         Teacher’s Corner is back! With the whirlwind changes that we teachers have been seeing in the past few weeks with distance or remote learning, I want to provide a brief tip each Friday that you can think about over the weekend to use in your “classroom” (or kitchen, or office) on Monday morning. […]

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  • Language of the Month: Somali

    Posted on March 26, 2020 by Rob Glass in Blog.

         Earlier in March, before the massive shutdowns and shelters in place, I was afforded a weekend getaway to Minneapolis. While I was mostly there for a music convention, of course my linguist eye and ear was out to see and hear what was around me. When one thinks of Minnesota and the Midwest […]

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