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Football 21 Jun 2018 | 9:30 AM

Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

The language of soccer games is ripe with phrases, metaphors and clichés that reflect modern life: a coach who parks the bus, a midfielder who shoots rockets, a striker who scores with a bicycle kick. But at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, the vocabulary changes. That is where Luis Soto, who hosts a daily sports program on Radio Inti Raymi, is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua.

TECH 16 Aug 2017 | 10:18 AM

Mobile language app Babbel, Cambridge team up for English tests

Germany's Babbel has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing.

Nation 06 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Spotlight on Malay language as Muhyiddin visits Uzbekistan

TASHKENT: The Malay language took centre stage at Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s first official engagement of his trip to Uzbekistan that saw him speaking partly in Malay to the delight of students learning the language spoken by over 300 million people globally.

Education 06 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Honing language skills

The progress made by government school teachers in an English language programme to upskill their learning and teaching methods, has been encouraging.

Education 09 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Language on the rocks

Mixing more than one language into a cocktail could lead to a drastic linguistic decline.

Lifestyle 27 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Breaking the language barriers

Perhaps the best way to integrate into a new culture is to learn its language. BRENDA BENEDICT, who will be sitting for her German Proficiency Exam soon, shares some of the quirks of the language and how she has survived it.

Lifestyle 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Study hints language skills came early in primates

Language centres in the brains of rhesus macaques light up when the monkeys hear calls and screams from fellow monkeys, researchers said in a study that suggests language skills evolved early in primates.

World 20 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Speaking the tricky language of elections in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Most politicians don't need to learn a new language to get elected, but in Taiwan it's not just what you say, it's what you say it in that can be key to getting into power.

Views 16 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Holding out for English language policy that sticks

THE faltering standards of the English language in Malaysia has been cause for concern among parents for the past decade or so.

Nation 27 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

A language of convenience

Moving towards a unified education system is important, but we need to clean up first.