This week is Samoan Language Week so I had a look in Google to find out about themed weeks. I learned that the correct term is not “themed week” but “awareness week” and that, in addition to several language awareness weeks, New Zealand also enjoys “Teach a Kid to Sew Week” and “Grandparents’ Week”, among others.
Internationally, there are some excellent awareness weeks. There is a world-wide one called “Money Week”, which I have made a mental note not to miss out on in fut
Once upon a time French was the main sources for culinary jargon. Words like terroir, crouton, bouquet garni, entrée and so on clearly entered English from across the Channel. The sonorous Gallic tongue is often used to describe certain foods, cooking dishes and techniques, not only in English but in languages spoken around the world.
Nowadays English, a language once not regarded as a source for the language of ‘good’ food, has become a leading propagator of related termin
Dime dónde andas y te diré qué idioma hablas
Hace poco tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Chile de vacaciones. Consideraba importante pasar una temporada en nuestro país de origen, principalmente para que mis hijos no olvidaran sus raíces y pudieran practicar su idioma nativo, el español.
Además, era la oportunidad perfecta para mostrarle a mi familia lo bien que mis hijos se estaban adaptando con el aprendizaje del idioma en Nueva Zelandia.
Para mi sorpresa, Tomás (6) y M