January 2016

              A Virtual, Movable, and Outreach Museum

 Friends of the Museum,

To kick off 2016, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining language writing to amuse and enlighten. Here you'll also find a list of exciting conferences scheduled to take place throughout the year.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year,
The National Museum of Language

 The Month in Language News 

This month's list features these Top 10 articles:
  1. American Linguists Get the Last Word - of the Year
  2. Languages as a Core Component of Education for All Students
  3. Framing the Issue with Dr. Julie Sweetland
  4. How did mountains get their names?
  5. 12 dog breed names and their origins
  6. 10 Illustrated Idioms from Around the World
  7. Why Do Americans 'Color' But the British 'Colour?'
  8. How to Remember a Language Longer
  9. Video: What is the origin of the word 'ye'?
  10. At the Rijksmuseum, Old Paintings Get New Names

 A Sampler of Events in 2016

Reimagining International Education: Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture
March 25-26, 2016
Who: School of Education, Virginia Intl. University
Where: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Visit the official website to learn more.

AAL Conference
April 9-12, 2016
Who: American Association for Applied Linguistics
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA
Visit the official website to learn more.

The European Conference on Language Learning
June 29-July 3, 2016
Who: The International Academic Forum
Where: Brighton, United Kingdom
Visit the official website to learn more.

Second Language Research Forum
September 22-25, 2016

Who: Teachers College, Columbia University
Where: New York City, New York, USA
Visit the official website to learn more.

ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo 
November 18-20, 2016
Who: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Visit the official website to learn more.