Category Archives: Foreign Language

Language and linguistics offer good research paper topics

What is linguistics? It’s the study of language and how it’s put together. If you’re looking for good research paper topics for your linguistics, English or foreign languages classes, you can check out Questia.com to find a scholarly article on …

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Celebrating International Day of Peace with free reading from Questia

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing …

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Honoring Confucius Day with free reading from Questia

Confucius (551–479 B.C.E.) was one of several intellectuals who started questioning the meaning of life and the role of the gods and the spirits, according to the Macmillan Encyclopedia. During the Warring States Period, Confucius developed a system of ethics …

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Peruvian Independence Day: Google doodles, Bing homepage feature ancient boats to celebrate

¡Feliz Fiestas Patrias Peruanas! Happy celebration of Peru’s national holidays. Every July 28th, the South American nation commemorates Peruvian Independence Day, when José de San Martin liberated Peru from Spain. On the following day, July 29th, Peru honors its National …

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Celebrating Kwita Izina: The Baby Mountain Gorilla Naming Ceremony of Rwanda

In the 1990s, Rwanda was primarily associated with the catastrophic upheaval of its war and genocide. But for the past ten years, Rwanda has been making the news for other reasons: the conservation efforts to save the region’s mountain gorillas. …

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Cinco de Mayo history, food and celebrations: Find out more about this popular Mexican holiday

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that has come to be synonymous in America with margaritas, Mexican food and an all around good time. But how much do you actually know about Cinco de Mayo history? For instance, what …

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Studying Mexican history: From the ancient Maya to revolution and modern day independence

Mexican history spans more than two millennia and with it, a rich exploration into the mixing of different native Indian cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, along with the native Spanish, who invaded Mexico in 1519 and later …

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Reap the benefits of learning a foreign language, plus second language research guide

Are you doing research on foreign languages? Perhaps you realize that career advancement is one of the many benefits of learning a foreign language. You may be a foreign language teacher who wants to find new material for use in …

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