Monthly Archives: August 2014

Word of the Month, August

I love French verbs that have no direct English translations. We can tell what they mean, but they are so concise, we have no one-word equivalents: fragiliser, relativiser, positiver, responsabiliser. A weird one that’s not even in the dictionary: dérembourser! … Continue reading

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Middle-agers: Study a Language !

You must read the July 15, 2014 Opinion by William Alexander in the New York Times: “The benefits of failing at French” ” Last year researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University in Illinois hypothesized that … Continue reading

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