What name do you use when addressing people at work? If you come from a culture that highly values status, it may feel rude to use first names with someone who holds a higher position than you. Even as a teacher, I find many students have difficulty calling me Heather. They may use “teacher” or […]
Culture impacts parental control. Yes, as a parent, our cultural influences and the culture we live in have a tremendous influence on how much our kids listen to us and how we are able to discipline them. And RUSSELL PETERS is one of the few people who can explain this in a way we all […]
The Northwest Passage refers to a sea route through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America. This route travels through the waterways of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago which connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Northwest Passage is one of Stan Rogers’ best-known songs. An a capella song, it refers to the early […]
Your language could be influencing your financial health.
In this video, Keith Chen gives a very interesting Ted Talk on how language affects how you view the relationship between the past, present and future. For many English speakers, as well as those from many other linguistic backgrounds, it may seem strange that some languages don’t […]
People who want to work on their accent sometimes choose to go to a speech language pathologist (speech therapy) who has specialized in accent modification. One reason for this is that some private medical plans cover up to 85% of the costs of working with a speech language pathologist, as they are officially called. […]