What is your language strategy?

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Part # 1: Language birth and language death.
Part # 2: Advantages of speaking more languages.
Part # 3: Mandarin Chinese.
Part # 4: English.
Part # 5: German.
Part # 6: French.
Part # 7: Italian.
Part # 8: Spanish.

Part # 9: The language of math.
Part # 10: The language of coding.
Part # 11: Sign language.
Part # 13: Body language.
Part # 12: Languages of love.
Part # 14: The language of music.

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What is your language strategy?

  1. 1. What is your language strategy?
  2. 2. Part # 1: Language birth and language death. Part # 2: Advantages of speaking more languages. Part # 3: Mandarin Chinese. Part # 4: English. Part # 5: German. Part # 6: French. Part # 7: Italian. Part # 8: Spanish. Part # 9: The language of math. Part # 10: The language of coding. Part # 11: Sign language. Part # 13: Body language. Part # 12: Languages of love. Part # 14: The language of music.
  3. 3. Part # 1 Language birth and language death
  4. 4. There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. 23 of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1810040/infographic-world-languages http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html, minute 14.
  5. 5. On the island of Papua New Guinea, a country with a population of about 6 million people, there are 800 – 1,000 different human languages. Sources http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html, minute 15. http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/01/10/168878237/jared-diamond-a-new-guinea- campfire-and-why-we-should-want-to-speak-five-languag
  6. 6. http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_ryan_ideas_in_all_languages_not_just_english.html
  7. 7. http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute13.
  8. 8. Each dot represents the geographic center of the world’s languages http://www.ethnologue.org/country_index.asp
  9. 9. Choosing a common language can dramatically improve how employees collaborate across borders - even though it also introduces new challenges. For one thing, the decision to adopt a common language must be balanced with the need to speak local languages and adapt to local cultures. https://hbr.org/2014/09/whats-your-language-strategy/ar/1
  10. 10. Part # 2 Advantages of speaking more languages
  11. 11. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?_r=0 Children, who learn to speak more languages, can be better at communication than children who speak only 1 language. Being exposed to more languages improves social abilities.
  12. 12. http://www.edudemic.com/learn-another-language-bilingual/ Bilingual children adjust to environmental changes better.
  13. 13. Bilingual people are more efficient at higher-level brain functions such as ignoring irrelevant information. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-shows-that-people-who-speak-two-languages-have- more-efficient-brains/2014/11/18/e027a27e-6a7c-11e4-9fb4-a622dae742a2_story.html
  14. 14. Because words in a second language, when learned later in life, do not carry the same emotional impact as the words of one's native tongue, individuals made more rational decisions when using their second language. http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/how-knowing-a-foreign-language-results-in-more-rational-decisions
  15. 15. Language training is an important investment in employees. But language fluency does not equal cultural fluency - for either global leaders or their subordinates. https://hbr.org/2014/09/whats-your-language-strategy/ar/1
  16. 16. Further inspiration https://www.duolingo.com/ http://www.pnas.org/content/112/5/1334.full
  17. 17. Part # 3 Mandarin Chinese
  18. 18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers http://www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/languages-for-the-future-report_0.pdf Top 10 most spoken languages - by first language speakers. Numbers in millions.
  19. 19. http://youtu.be/qR72RnEwl0M http://translate.google.com/#en/zh-CN/person Inputs to help you read Chinese
  20. 20. Part # 4 English
  21. 21. English is part of the Germanic languages http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/IndoEuropeanTree.svg
  22. 22. Top 10 languages on the Internet. Millions of users. http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm
  23. 23. Places where English is a key language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Anglospeak.svg
  24. 24. Biggest movements of people during the last 5000 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSPNVunyFQ
  25. 25. From about the 700th, Danish Vikings merged into the English population. Old Norse mixed with old English. Sources http://youtu.be/kIzFz9T5rhI Diamond, Jared: Collapse, p. 184.
  26. 26. https://youtu.be/YEaSxhcns7Y Old English belongs to the Germanic language family.
  27. 27. http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/12/language-families An English-speaking learner of German will notice how many English words seem to come from German. Examples  Water / Wasser.  Bread / Brot.  House / Haus.
  28. 28. Part # 5 German
  29. 29. Places where German is a key language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DeutschsprachigeWelt.png
  30. 30. Part # 6 French
  31. 31. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/IndoEuropeanTree.svg French is part of the Italic languages
  32. 32. Places where French is a key language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map-Francophone_World.png
  33. 33. Part # 7 Italian
  34. 34. Italian is the official language of Italy and parts of Switzerland. Italian is also used by minority communities in a number of countries including Malta, Libya, Somalia, Slovenia, Croatia, as well as by expatriate communities in the USA, UK, Argentina and Australia. http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/languages-for-the-future-report_0.pdf
  35. 35. http://youtu.be/cMXrHJuGmI4
  36. 36. Part # 8 Spanish
  37. 37. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/IndoEuropeanTree.svg Spanish is part of the Italic languages
  38. 38. Places where Spanish is a key language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map-Hispanophone_World.png
  39. 39. Biggest movements of people during the last 5000 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSPNVunyFQ
  40. 40. Part # 9 The language of math
  41. 41. http://www.ted.com/talks/jay_walker_on_the_world_s_english_mania.html
  42. 42. https://www.khanacademy.org/
  43. 43. Part # 10 The language of coding
  44. 44. Why shouldn’t people understand how to “speak” JavaScript? Chamath Palihapitiya http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/High_Tech_Telecoms_Internet/Managing_disruptive_technology_A_conversation_with_investor_Chamath_Palihapitiya
  45. 45. Part # 11 Sign language
  46. 46. Scientists have discovered that when we look at a smiley face online, the same very specific parts of the brain are activated as when we look at a real human face. http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2015/01/25/7-reasons-use-emoticons-social-media-according-science http://www.fastcodesign.com/3033794/evidence/the-neuroscience-of-emoticons
  47. 47. Skype emoticons http://www.skype.com/
  48. 48. http://www.thenounproject.com/
  49. 49. Stop sign - Spanish http://www.imagebase.net/Concept/object12-1365200375
  50. 50. http://signsrestaurant.ca/?page_id=16
  51. 51. Part # 12 Body language – including facial expressions and handshakes
  52. 52. Google Images search on the word ”laughter” on March 16th, 2016. http://goo.gl/P35eCE
  53. 53. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/10/body-language-improve-patient-encounter.html When we show our palms when talking, it means we are being honest and telling the truth.
  54. 54. http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2011/04/boost-power-through-body-langu.html
  55. 55. Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Mehrabian http://blog.doubleslash.de/richtige-kommunikation-im-softwareprojekt/ Use of words 7% impact Body language 55% impact Voice 38% impact
  56. 56. While Westerners see direct eye contact as indicating honesty, it may be unconsciously interpreted as threatening in East Asia. http://repository.cmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1149&context=tepper
  57. 57. Study shows that a firm handshake was positively related to extraversion and emotional expressiveness and negatively related to shyness and neuroticism. https://hbr.org/2014/06/to-negotiate-effectively-first-shake-hands/
  58. 58. Part # 13 Languages of love
  59. 59. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Love-2024572
  60. 60. Part # 14 The language of music
  61. 61. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-power-of-music-1380375

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