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# languages - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should foreign languages be made compulsory in primary schools?

Ireland doesn’t have the best relationship with foreign languages.

# languages - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Poll: Can you speak a foreign language? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you speak a foreign language?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# languages - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# languages - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

# languages - Monday 12 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 'Emoji translator' is now an actual job title - no, really Speaking My Language

'Emoji translator' is now an actual job title - no, really

“So what do you do?” “I’m an emoji translator.”

# languages - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

# languages - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries

More than 70% of Irish people cannot speak a language other than English or Irish.

# languages - Saturday 6 June, 2015

What makes a graduate employable? We asked 100 top companies in Ireland

Seriously – check your writing skills.

# languages - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why

Give me a @… no, no, that’s a #.

# languages - Thursday 30 April, 2015

The best time for a child to learn how to code? Wait until they're nine

Also, more than half of adults believe coding should be taught in primary and secondary schools.

# languages - Sunday 8 March, 2015

No one could see the colour blue until modern times

Blue doesn’t even exist for everyone.

# languages - Monday 12 January, 2015

Google Translate's next update will allow you to speak any language anywhere

The update will allow users to translate spoken words into another language in real-time, similar to Skype.

# languages - Saturday 20 December, 2014

This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part

Duolingo launched the beta version of its Irish course during the summer, and its success has been down to five volunteers.

# languages - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course

The popular language learning app has seen more than 6,000 people sign up to its Irish course, which is currently in beta.

# languages - Friday 22 August, 2014

Multilingual speakers rejoice! Google Search will now understand what languages you're using

The Android version is now able to automatically detect and understand five languages at once.

# languages - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Planning on learning a language? Here are the easiest ones to learn

If you’re planning on learning Chinese, you’d want to have some time.

# languages - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's how to say 'Merry Christmas' in 24 languages Nollaig Shona?

Here's how to say 'Merry Christmas' in 24 languages

And NO IRISH! Still, you know that one.

# languages - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Fewer than 5 per cent of the world's languages exist online

It’s estimated that more than half of the world’s 7,000 languages could end up disappearing by the end of the century

# languages - Monday 17 June, 2013

Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than previously thought

The sound of toddlers babbling might seem like random sounds but is actually much more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new study.

# languages - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Gardaí examine practices after complaint about use of Irish language

An absence of staff with competence in both official languages of the State is one of the main factors restricting state bodies in their delivery of services to the public in Irish, according to a report.

# languages - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Polish named as Britain's second most widely-spoken language

About 1 per cent of the entire population of England and Wales speaks Polish – more than Punjabi or Urdu.

# languages - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Kenny admits concerns over standards of language teaching after PayPal jobs news

Enda Kenny wonders why children cannot speak Irish after 14 years’ tuition, after PayPal says it can’t find locals to fill jobs.

# languages - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Column: Yes, we can save Irish – but there’s no point trying to spread it

If Irish is to survive as a real language we must focus on preservation – and just forget about promoting it to English speakers, writes Ian Mac Eochagáin.

# languages - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Revenue spent €31,000 on interpreters since 2007

Finance Minister says Revenue sometimes requires interpreters when questioning passengers who have insufficient Irish or English.

# languages - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Census 2011: Half a million people speak a language other than English at home

Polish was by far the most common foreign language spoken in the home, followed by French, Lithuanian and German.

# languages - Sunday 18 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# languages - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’

In Ireland’s export economy, languages are a direct route to jobs. So why aren’t we teaching them, asks Fergal Browne.

# languages - Friday 7 October, 2011

Should we all be learning Chinese? Global Irish This post contains a poll

Should we all be learning Chinese?

Treasury Holdings co-founder says Irish students should be learning a Chinese language – Enda Kenny says it’s up to schools. What do you say?

# languages - Friday 9 September, 2011

Twitter hits 100 million users

From seven to 100 million. Twitter says it now has 100 million active users around the world.

# languages - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language

Researchers discover a language spoken in the Himalayas that had never been recorded before.