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Which target language should you spend time acquiring? It depends upon your purpose

Here at The English Teacher Collective we are obviously in business because people need to learn English. But is studying English as a second or third language always the best choice? Will English remain dominant in the future in certain industries and sectors? This article from the Washington Post contains excellent graphs that break down current worldwide linguistic patterns as well as predictions for the future.

Untranslatable words from around the world

This gorgeous illustrated book of untranslatable words from around the world is definitely on our must-read list! Author and illustrator Ella Frances Sanders does a wonderful job of capturing those sensations, experiences and precise moments that simply can't be described with a single English word. The richness of the world's languages is presented as a visual delight.

'Word Crimes' parody music video

"Weird Al" Yankovic has been making parodies of popular songs since the 1980s, and this particular one is a commentary on the general decline of writing skills in the US. It's aimed at native speakers who don't bother with grammar and writing conventions as well as those who write in text language. If you are still confused about when to use 'its' versus 'it's', then this one is for you. It's time "2 lern some grammer."

Third language map of the US by state

Most people know that Spanish is the second most common language in the US, but what is the third? This map shows the breakdown by state of the third most common languages, and some of the results may surprise you. It's also a good indicator of immigrant settlements in the US and clusters of Native American tribes. Scroll down for even more specific language breakdowns. What are the most common languages aside from Spanish in your community?

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