Category Archives: World Language

Library Link of the Day: Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world

Courtesy of Business Insider: “There are as many as 800 languages spoken in New York City, and nowhere in the world has more than Queens, according to the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA). You can see many of the languages in … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Hanami Is Japan’s Annual Obsession with Cherry Blossoms

Courtesy of the National Park Service: “Hanami season in March and April is, for many Japanese, the best time of year. This is when the cherry blossom trees all over Japan come in to bloom for between seven and 10 days … Continue reading

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What are you doing over Spring Break? We are going to Nicaragua for our 9th Annual “Cultural Experience”

I am PROUD to announce the following students and their parents have worked very hard for the past 25 weeks preparing for A Journey of a life time…. Adrian & Evan Clark, Tiago Tavares, Becky Phillips, Katrina Kitayama, Amaya Gameecho, Anna … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: World’s 18 most endangered spoken languages

Courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor: “The following 18 languages were last known to have one remaining speaker. They are the most at-risk languages on a list of 199 classified in the United Nations Atlas of Endangered Languages as critically endangered, meaning they … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Foreign Accent Syndrome As a Psychogenic Disorder

Courtesy of The National Center for Biotechnology Information: “It has now been over a century that researchers have reported on a motor speech disorder most frequently referred to as “Foreign Accent Syndrome” (FAS). The first patient with FAS was anecdotally … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Ancient Sumerian Logic Puzzle Is Believed to Be One of the First Riddles Ever Written

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “People love trying to outwit each other with riddles. You know, those tricky questions that frustrate you to the point of anger when the answer is revealed to be annoyingly simple? We’ve been writing and reciting these … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: PGHS Students Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Where did this summer take you? From what I heard, most people felt the warm sand next to the ocean or maybe even sat in a humid car for 9 hours to spend a weekend at grandmas. No matter how … Continue reading

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10 Travel Books for National Read a Book Day

Courtesy of The Guardian: To celebrate a day for reading, we pick the recently released travel volumes, from a journey round the Hebrides to a vivid picture of the teeming streets of Kolkata. In Search of Nice Americans, by Geoff … Continue reading

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Shimen International Kite Festival

Courtesy of the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area: “Every year kite hobbyists from all over Taiwan and overseas flock to Shimen Kite Park for this major event on the international kite flying calendar. During the festival the sky … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Multilingual Celebration

French and Spanish classes Celebrate “Ocho De Mayo” in the Library this year. Each year the French and Spanish classes join together for a cultural exchange of language, food and fun. Follow the link below for images! Happy Cinco De … Continue reading

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