Language Learning

how to learn a new alphabet script

Congratulations. You’ve made it to the land of the fearless. (Well, in language-learning terms, anyway.) You’ve guessed it, we’re talking about learning languages with a different writing system. Most language learners stick to languages with Latin scripts (such as French, Spanish, and German), which are more familiar and accessible if you already understand the letters. … Read More >>

animal vs human communication language

How is Human Language Different From Animal Communication Systems In the 1960s, linguist Charles Hockett identified a set of “design features” to distinguish human language from animal communication systems. While there are ongoing debates about the usefulness of these design features, they do accurately describe the unique properties of human language. Let’s explore the wonders … Read More >>