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BBC News - Confucius institute: The hard side of China's soft power

Posted By hyperlingo on World - A BBC interview with the tough head of Hanban, the body charged with promoting Chinese culture and language, does little to dispel suspicions of political control, says John Sudworth.

European films dominate foreign language Oscar shortlist

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - Lifestyle Movies - LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles last Friday. Read more at

Brad Pitt ′Keeper of the German Language′

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.

Swedes over-estimate English abilities: expert - The Local

Posted By hyperlingo on Language - Swedes enjoy a high level of self-confidence with regard to their English abilities, a new survey has shown, although one expert has questioned whether this belief is misplaced.

Skype #Translator offers real-time translation for video calls

Posted By hyperlingo on Technology - Skype Translator's real-time translation service has the potential to help Skype for Business users clear the language hurdles that can hinder international communication.

Should I take an online language course – or go to my local college? | Money | The Guardian

Posted By hyperlingo on Education - I plan to learn Spanish in the new year – but wonder if there is an effective alternative to £200-a-term classes