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(Still) learning Bangla: an interview with My Bangla Diary | আমি বাংলা শিখছি: আমার বাংলা ডাইরি

January 12, 2014

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This is a cross-post taken from the terrific blog, My Bangla Diary আমার বাংলা ডাইরি, which charts the joys and challenges of learning Bengali. It’s definitely worth checking out, as it provides lots of tools for learning Bangla – my favourite is the English-Bangla translation project of Winne the Pooh! I wanted to share it […]

Learning Bangla: Ami Bangla Sikkhi

February 29, 2012

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Bangladesh means Land of the Bangla Speakers, and in this country, speaking Bangla is as much a way of expressing your national identity as it is a way of expressing yourself. Last Tuesday, February 21, marked a particularly important day for the Bengali identity and language – International Mother Language Day. Although it is an […]

Chinglish – adventures in new languages

May 27, 2011

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English may well be considered the closest thing we’ve got to a “global language”, but anybody who thinks that our native-speaker status gives us a linguistic upper-hand is very mistaken. Depending on which websites you visit and which newspapers you read, there are approximately 300 million English learners in China. According to a study by […]