Language

28 Nov 2017

The Man Breaking Down Language Barriers in SF Restaurants

Mixing Culture in the Kitchen: Language can be a dividing factor in a restaurant. In the kitchen Spanish is commonly spoken, while in the front of the house English dominates. In San Francisco, restaurants are employing a special language teacher for their staff, to help bridge the gap.

Sam Devine 1
02 Jun 2017

How Appropriating Slang Can Be Problematic: Yaaaasss Queen, Even for You!

Maybe You’re Not Woke AF 2014 was overall, a very good year.  The Giants had won the World Series, the world was introduced to Lupita N’yongo and the idea of Trump being President was just a very funny punchline.  It also was the year that brought us ‘On Fleek’, the

Luna Malbroux 16
01 Sep 2010

Get Smarter, Stupid! 8 Free Podcasts

I read a study last week that said that as far as our problem-solving ability and general mental plasticity, our brains finish the major parts of their development by the time we hit 25. That scared me a lot because I engaged in the willful murder of many of  my

BAS Writers 1
28 Jul 2010

Free (Quality!) Languages Classes from the BBC

Sometimes after watching the delightfully charming movie “Amelie” or eating a chocolate croissant, I take a few minutes to dream a little dream in which I am bicycling around Paris without a care in the world, admiring its twinkilng lights with Nutella dripping down my little excited face. But then

Jill S. 0