Can Learning a Foreign Language Be a Privilege?

How many languages did you get a chance to learn while you were in school? One? Two? Could you choose between a few? Did you have the option to learn one at all? Chances are your experience with learning a foreign language as a kid depends on a number of factors that you had little … Continue reading Can Learning a Foreign Language Be a Privilege?

Let’s Talk Language: What Do You Know About Jamaican Patois?

Hey! Wah gwaan? It’s February again, which means it’s Black History Month in the U.S. It’s been a bit quiet on the blog so far, but I want to start celebrating this month by introducing something a little different: an interview. Today's language topic is Jamaican Patois in honor of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born man … Continue reading Let’s Talk Language: What Do You Know About Jamaican Patois?