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Temp Workers: Know Your Rights!

Temp Workers: Know Your Rights!

The month of October normally means no more than the days getting shorter and the weather getting worse. Bizarrely, this year it also meant an extra week of summer sun at the beginning of the month. But for the army of temporary workers that keep… Continue reading

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How Good Is Your German, Kirsten? Fraulein Dunst Becomes German Citizen

How Good Is Your German, Kirsten? Fraulein Dunst Becomes German Citizen

She may be proud to be an American, but now Kirsten Dunst can also happily reveal her pride at being a German citizen, as well. The 29-year-old actress recently told the German tabloid B.Z. that she just received her German citizenship. ‘I’m now a real international… Continue reading

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Now You Can Translate Your Facebook Posts!

Now You Can Translate Your Facebook Posts!

Facebook has launched a new translation tool that lets you translate posts and comments directly inline on Facebook Pages. The service, which is powered by Microsoft’s Bing Translator, means Facebook users can read Page content regardless of the language it is written in. If a comment… Continue reading

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Every British Child Should Learn A Foreign Language From Age Five

Every British Child Should Learn A Foreign Language From Age Five

The education secretary, Michael Gove, has proposed that every child aged five or over should be learning a foreign language, and promised to “pull every lever”, including encouraging longer school days, to make it happen. In a pre-Conservative conference interview, he says: “There is a… Continue reading

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Why Are Job Seeking Linguists So Upbeat?

Why Are Job Seeking Linguists So Upbeat?

As a graduate, one could be forgiven for descending into a pessimistic malaise more closely associated to fin de siècle Francethan how we imagined the beginnings of the 21st century would be. For a start, we still do not have hover boots. But with the… Continue reading

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