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  • Language of the Month: Cantonese

    Posted on July 21, 2019 by Rob Glass in Uncategorized.

         As we continue Language of the Month, we go around the world to the Southeast of China, to the language of Hong Kong and Macau, Cantonese. Many companies are looking for “Chinese” speakers to join their companies, and many schools are even introducing “Chinese” classes into their curriculums, but did you know that […]

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  • Teacher’s Corner January 2019: Carmen Sandiego

    Posted on January 25, 2019 by Rob Glass in Uncategorized.

    Many of us teachers, especially those who were in school ourselves in the 80s and 90s, fondly remember the first time we got a computer lab or, even better, a classroom computer. Even more fondly we remember the games that our teachers would let us play. Games during school hours at that time was an […]

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  • A Brief History of Language Learning Technology: Pre-Computers

    Posted on January 22, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog, Uncategorized.

    Many people around the world are utilizing technology to learn languages. Whether it be on their phone through Duolingo, in the car with a favorite podcast, or online through Transparent Language, this unprecedented access to technology has allowed a new generation of language learners to expand their communication skills and pursue personal enrichment. But have […]

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  • Interview with Dr. Jeff Samuels, owner of World Languages 360

    Posted on January 21, 2019 by Rob Glass in Uncategorized.

    Here at NML, our articles and interviews have had many focuses, including language in the defense interest, language education, and language policy. But we do not always see how private businesses and entrepreneurs are using languages as stepping stones or for jobs. Dr. Jeff Samuels, a friend of the Museum, and a member of the […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 6 – Doctor Shame

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by nmladmin_wp1 in Uncategorized.

    Here’s Joke 6: An idiot sees his local doctor walking towards him, and quickly hides his face. His friend asks him what’s up. “It’s so long since I was last ill,” explains the idiot, “that I’m embarrassed to see him.” Return to the Philogelos Jokes page

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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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  • A Brief History of Sign Language Interpretation

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by Maria Khodorkovsky in Uncategorized.

    To pay tribute to the talented interpreters who help deaf and mute individuals communicate, we’d like to give you a brief history of sign language interpretation. While ad hoc versions of sign language have existed throughout the course of human civilization, it was not until the 17th century that the Western world saw a systematic […]

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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 #188

    Posted on January 4, 2016 by Blog Admin in Blog, Philogelos Jokes, Uncategorized, 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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  • Young Linguists of America

    Posted on May 14, 2014 by nmladmin_wp1 in Uncategorized.

    Hello! Hola! Bonjour! This page is for young people who want to explore languages. Young Linguists of America is sponsored by the National Museum of Language. See our exhibits Fun with Chinese: Try the quiz

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