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Languages of the United States

Linguistic hat-trick

While learning Spanish enables people to connect with a culture known for its passionate view of life, it can also provide additional employment and business opportunities.

Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am

The Story of English in 100 Words

The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal AudioGO (audiobook)

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Try to top this!

'Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it's to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.' Abdul Kalam - President of India 2002-07

At the top

The little word 'top' has several meanings. Choose the correct definition in each case below.

1 A top (noun) is ...

a. an item of clothing that has cost a lot of money

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Study shows teaching of English is paying off

The results of a survey on the use of English, in which China edged ahead of India, illustrate the rapid change in the mainland population's relationship with the language.

The change has come as a result of government policies and public perception of the benefits of having a good command of English.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Language barrier

I am really wondering about the Government's commitment to improving the standard of English, one of the SAR's official languages.

26 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Language chasm widens

JONATHAN Nicholas (South China Morning Post, March 7) is being unfair in his criticism of American English. It's quite understandable in a country where standards of literacy are falling rapidly. A survey quoted in Harpers revealed that in 1991, 60 per cent of Americans did not buy (and one suspects did not read) a single book and the number of Americans not reading is on the increase.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am