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# languages - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools?

Sep 13th 2020, 12:34 PM 41,936 Views 133 Comments

Ireland doesn’t have the best relationship with foreign languages.

# languages - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Poll: Can you speak a foreign language?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Can you speak a foreign language?

Sep 13th 2017, 12:45 PM 24,818 Views 156 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# languages - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese
# Excuse My French
# Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

May 11th 2017, 2:21 PM 22,299 Views 19 Comments

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# languages - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

Mar 7th 2017, 1:00 PM 13,416 Views 27 Comments

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

# languages - Monday 12 December, 2016

'Emoji translator' is now an actual job title - no, really
# Speaking My Language
From The Daily Edge
# Speaking My Language

'Emoji translator' is now an actual job title - no, really

Dec 12th 2016, 8:12 PM 4,588 Views 2 Comments

“So what do you do?” “I’m an emoji translator.”

# languages - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

7 apps that can teach you something useful during your commute
# Apps
# Apps

7 apps that can teach you something useful during your commute

Jan 19th 2016, 1:02 PM 23,340 Views 6 Comments

Learn on the go.

# languages - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries
# Education
# Education

Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries

Jan 16th 2016, 9:15 AM 30,086 Views 85 Comments

More than 70% of Irish people cannot speak a language other than English or Irish.

# languages - Saturday 6 June, 2015

What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland

Jun 6th 2015, 10:15 AM 494 Views 26 Comments

Seriously – check your writing skills.

# languages - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why

Jun 3rd 2015, 12:00 PM 78,049 Views 24 Comments

Give me a @… no, no, that’s a #.

# languages - Thursday 30 April, 2015

The best time for a child to learn how to code? Wait until they're nine
# Early Start
# Early Start

The best time for a child to learn how to code? Wait until they're nine

Apr 30th 2015, 1:07 PM 11,571 Views 34 Comments

Also, more than half of adults believe coding should be taught in primary and secondary schools.

# languages - Sunday 8 March, 2015

No one could see the colour blue until modern times
# Mr Blue Sky
# Mr Blue Sky

No one could see the colour blue until modern times

Mar 8th 2015, 6:00 PM 36,318 Views 46 Comments

Blue doesn’t even exist for everyone.

# languages - Monday 12 January, 2015

Google Translate's next update will allow you to speak any language anywhere
# Translate This
# Translate This

Google Translate's next update will allow you to speak any language anywhere

Jan 12th 2015, 12:18 PM 5,990 Views 8 Comments

The update will allow users to translate spoken words into another language in real-time, similar to Skype.

# languages - Saturday 20 December, 2014

This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part
# Duolingo
# Duolingo

This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part

Dec 20th 2014, 5:00 PM 20,756 Views 16 Comments

Duolingo launched the beta version of its Irish course during the summer, and its success has been down to five volunteers.

# languages - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course
# Ceart Go Leor
# Ceart Go Leor

Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course

Aug 26th 2014, 2:31 PM 15,804 Views 40 Comments

The popular language learning app has seen more than 6,000 people sign up to its Irish course, which is currently in beta.

# languages - Friday 22 August, 2014

Multilingual speakers rejoice! Google Search will now understand what languages you're using
# Polyglots Rejoice!
# Polyglots Rejoice!

Multilingual speakers rejoice! Google Search will now understand what languages you're using

Aug 22nd 2014, 9:57 AM 4,285 Views 11 Comments

The Android version is now able to automatically detect and understand five languages at once.

# languages - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Planning on learning a language? Here are the easiest ones to learn
# Habla Espanol
# Habla Espanol

Planning on learning a language? Here are the easiest ones to learn

Jun 8th 2014, 10:30 AM 23,492 Views 40 Comments

If you’re planning on learning Chinese, you’d want to have some time.

# languages - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Here's how to say 'Merry Christmas' in 24 languages
# Nollaig Shona?
From The Daily Edge
# Nollaig Shona?

Here's how to say 'Merry Christmas' in 24 languages

Dec 15th 2013, 11:00 AM 2,109 Views 2 Comments

And NO IRISH! Still, you know that one.

# languages - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Fewer than 5 per cent of the world's languages exist online
# Culture
# Culture

Fewer than 5 per cent of the world's languages exist online

Dec 5th 2013, 3:11 PM 5,524 Views 35 Comments

It’s estimated that more than half of the world’s 7,000 languages could end up disappearing by the end of the century

# languages - Monday 17 June, 2013

Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than previously thought
# Mouths Of Babes
# Mouths Of Babes

Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than previously thought

Jun 17th 2013, 7:52 PM 16,099 Views 23 Comments

The sound of toddlers babbling might seem like random sounds but is actually much more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new study.

# languages - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Gardaí examine practices after complaint about use of Irish language
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Gardaí examine practices after complaint about use of Irish language

Mar 13th 2013, 12:19 PM 13,420 Views 102 Comments

An absence of staff with competence in both official languages of the State is one of the main factors restricting state bodies in their delivery of services to the public in Irish, according to a report.

# languages - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Polish named as Britain's second most widely-spoken language
# Immigration
# Immigration

Polish named as Britain's second most widely-spoken language

Jan 30th 2013, 4:30 PM 7,726 Views 49 Comments

About 1 per cent of the entire population of England and Wales speaks Polish – more than Punjabi or Urdu.

# languages - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Kenny admits concerns over standards of language teaching after PayPal jobs news
# Languages
# Languages

Kenny admits concerns over standards of language teaching after PayPal jobs news

Jul 17th 2012, 4:12 PM 10,980 Views 94 Comments

Enda Kenny wonders why children cannot speak Irish after 14 years’ tuition, after PayPal says it can’t find locals to fill jobs.

# languages - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Column: Yes, we can save Irish – but there’s no point trying to spread it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, we can save Irish – but there’s no point trying to spread it

Jul 4th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,081 Views 107 Comments

If Irish is to survive as a real language we must focus on preservation – and just forget about promoting it to English speakers, writes Ian Mac Eochagáin.

# languages - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Revenue spent €31,000 on interpreters since 2007
# Revenue
# Revenue

Revenue spent €31,000 on interpreters since 2007

May 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,856 Views 23 Comments

Finance Minister says Revenue sometimes requires interpreters when questioning passengers who have insufficient Irish or English.

# languages - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Census 2011: Half a million people speak a language other than English at home
# Languages
# Languages

Census 2011: Half a million people speak a language other than English at home

Mar 29th 2012, 1:06 PM 10,913 Views 30 Comments

Polish was by far the most common foreign language spoken in the home, followed by French, Lithuanian and German.

# languages - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 18th 2011, 11:00 AM 53 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# languages - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’

Oct 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 675 Views 43 Comments

In Ireland’s export economy, languages are a direct route to jobs. So why aren’t we teaching them, asks Fergal Browne.

# languages - Friday 7 October, 2011

Should we all be learning Chinese?
# Global Irish
# Global Irish

Should we all be learning Chinese?

Oct 7th 2011, 7:14 PM 1,456 Views 40 Comments

Treasury Holdings co-founder says Irish students should be learning a Chinese language – Enda Kenny says it’s up to schools. What do you say?

# languages - Friday 9 September, 2011

Twitter hits 100 million users
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter hits 100 million users

Sep 9th 2011, 3:18 PM 301 Views 8 Comments

From seven to 100 million. Twitter says it now has 100 million active users around the world.

# languages - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language
# Languages
# Languages

Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language

Oct 7th 2010, 4:18 PM 377 Views 0 Comments

Researchers discover a language spoken in the Himalayas that had never been recorded before.