• 2013
  • 3:34
  • FRANCE

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Umami English

By Jane Weston's English class

How to prepare the best English class in Paris. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #132: The Lost Show

By Various

This hour: looking for the intangible. What's lost and what might be found.
Co-produced by Jacob Anderson. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 1:08
  • Ireland

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Language Bites!

By Colette Kinsella

You may have been a "freelancer," or hired one, at some point in your work life, but have you ever wondered how the term originated? (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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For Maine's Francos, Food Memories Are Bittersweet

By Laura McCandlish

Three Franco-Americans in Maine still have an appetite for their culture's humble cuisine, which isn't esteemed like fancy French food. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:04
  • Sweden

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Black Coffee

By Joanne Lam

A personal musing about estrangement and its effects on language, cultural identity, and the meaning of home. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 7:33
  • USA

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Geekspeak

By Pamela Z

The origins of Geekspeak lie in a 1995 artist residency Pamela Z participated in at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 6:15
  • USA

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Last Words from Hopi High

By Brett Myers

For nearly a thousand years the Hopi people of Arizona have lived on the same three mesas and for all that time they’ve spoken the Hopi language. But now elders and youth alike say the language is dying. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • Bolivia

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How to Realize that Far-off, Poverty-stricken, Deathly Ill, Brown People Are Your Neighbors, too

By Mateo Hinojosa

From visceral empathy to intellectual understanding to emotional compassion, find out how you can realize that far-off, poverty-stricken, deathly ill, brown people are your neighbors, too. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 28:40
  • UK

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Hearing Voices

By John Wynne

Hearing Voices is a compelling and adventurous exploration of languages on the verge of extinction. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • ENGLAND

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When you are 4 all you want is some sweet sweet YUM

By Euan McAleece and Ossian McAleece

A conversation with my four-year-old son about what would be his favourite dinner and what flavours he would like in it. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:51
  • USA

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Cicatrix

By Joan Schuman

"Cicatrix" resonates in regenerative acts, resiliency, rootedness, and irreparably damaged nerves as it tries to imagine one woman's language of war. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:15
  • FRANCE

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Three Bitter Stories of Food and a Cruel Song

By Laurence Courtois

Three stories in French: poison, horrible cookies and a cannibal. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 18:36
  • Belgium

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Senza Parole

By Katharina Smets

Rustle of cardboard and tin foil. Polka dots. A curious island in the middle of the Seine. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:46
  • Japan

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Yellow Short Pants

By Julien Clancy

Daily life can be tough for a foreigner living in Japan but luckily Ueko and Hitomi, my neighbors from down the road, are always on hand to offer advice....even when it involves a missing pair of yellow shorts. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 5:53
  • USA

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99% Invisible: A Designed Language

By Roman Mars

What would it be like if, in addition to our native languages, we could communicate across cultures in a neutral second language? (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:04
  • Canada

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Bing Fu is Not Blue

By Julia Grant

Bing Fu is an ESL teacher in Toronto, and she tells her story about misunderstanding a word in spite of looking it up in the dictionary. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 27:39
  • South Africa / UK

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The Last Voice of an Ancient Tongue

By ABC Ulwazi

Elsie Vaalbooi was the last speaker of !Auni, the ancient language of South Africa's first peoples. Producer Siven Maslamoney tells the story of how languages die and how Elsie's people have been driven to extinction. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:48
  • France

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Pink Pong

By Daniel Martin-Borret

Louise tries to teach me singing, and Philip speaks about silence and writing. (more)

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