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Story of the Celts: Who are the Celts?
The ancient Celts were a group of culturally similar peoples who once occupied most of central and western Europe, north of the Greco-Roman world. Perhaps the most common cultural characteristic of the ancient Celts were the Celtic languages, a branch of the...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Story of the Celts: The Celts Today
The Celts Today [ 40 ] The Celts, and Celtic peoples, are alive and well today. Celtic culture is well documented and preserved, and there are millions of people on different continents who make it a point to identify with that culture. In Ireland Irish...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Who Were the Celts?
The Celts were a group of people that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Galatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these people, and even though there is no written record of the Celts...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
The Tarot Queens and the Kama Sutra
'"Being the source of virtue, woman is the best means of reaching heaven. Man's efforts to be virtuous are impossible outside of conjugal virtue... There is no doubt that women are a source of happiness."' Vatsyayana An ancient principle of Indian...
Tarot Cards >> The Minor Arcana
Hulse, David Allen
>From an early age, David Allen Hulse has made a diligent study of the alphabets of the ancient world. Even as a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece. In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah...
Real Interviews >> Authors

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Languages for the future - British Council
There can be no doubt that the UK needs more of its people to speak foreign languages – for employability, for trade and the economy, and for our cultural life.
Modern Languages Level I - Georgia Standards
One Stop Shop For Educators. Georgia Department of Education. Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools.
World-readiness standards for learning languages - actfl
World-readiness standards for learning languages. L. E goal areas standards.
modern, classical and native languages content standards
1. MODERN, CLASSICAL AND NATIVE LANGUAGES CONTENT STANDARDS. Grades K-4.
world languages - State of Michigan
WORLD LANGUAGES MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION v.8.07.

Suggested News Resources

Chapter 5: Xu Guiyuan learns multiple languages so he can communicate with
(Baltimore Sun video). Jeff BarkerContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun. Xu Guiyuan has learned multiple languages so he can communicate with teammates, coaches.
Roxburgh Park Primary School's warm welcome in 27 different languages
Principal Ric Maguire said he hoped its 27 new signs encouraged young people to be proud of their language and culture. "We currently have kids from 50 different countries speaking 39 different languages," he said. "Roxburgh Park is an inclusive school ...
Tweeten 1.5 delivers spell check in 25 languages
Tweeten, a TweetDeck client for Windows (Win32) today picked up a minor but useful update. The update brings a spellchecker to the app with a support of 25 languages or regional variations in total.
Mamata Banerjee released her poll manifesto in five languages, hopes Singur
KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday released her election manifesto in five languages, including Bengali and Hindi, and expressed hope that Singur farmers will get back their land once the legal ...
¡Viva la lengua! Keeping foreign languages alive in British schools
"Parlez-vous anglais?" These days, it is more than likely that your average school pupil will travel abroad and expect everyone they encounter to speak to them in English. Where once Spanish, French and German were considered prestigious subjects to ...

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