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The Trans-Cultural Comparative Literature Method: Using Grammar Translation Techniques Effectively

This article describes the Trans-Cultural Comparative Literature Method, an innovative way to use literature to teach advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students This method originated from the authors’ discovery of common themes and points of view as they compared Turkmen and English literary texts. While the method employs activities associated with Communicative Language […]

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Trüth, Beaüty, and Volapük

Arika Okrent explores the rise and fall of Volapük – a universal language created in the late 19th century by a German priest called Johann Schleyer. Johann Schleyer was a German priest whose irrational passion for umlauts may have been his undoing. During one sleepless night in 1879, he felt a Divine presence telling him to […]

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