Part # 1: Mandarin Chinese.
Part # 2: English.
Part # 3: German.
Part # 4: French.
Part # 5: Italian.
Part # 6: Spanish.
Part # 7: How many languages are spoken in the world?
Part # 8: What are some advantages of learning languages?
Part # 9: The language of math.
Part # 10: The language of coding.
Part # 11: Sign language.
Part # 12: Body language.
Part # 13: Languages of love.
Part # 14: The language of music.
12 Chinese words / phrases
English Chinese pronounciation
How are you? Nihao ma?
I am ok. Haixing
And you? Ni ne?
See you later. Dzeye jyen
I would like Wor yaoww....
Thank you Sshyeah-sshyeah
My name is Wo xing....
Bon appetit Manman chi
Some sources of inspiration
Italian is the official language of Italy and parts of
Italian is also used by some people living in, for
example, Malta, Libya, Somalia, Slovenia, Croatia,
USA, UK, Argentina and Australia.
Places where Spanish is a key language
Spanish is part
of the Italic
Part # 7
How many languages are
spoken in the world?
6,000 to 7,000 languages
are spoken in the world.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html, minute 14.
Each dot = the geographic center of the world’s languages
On the island of Papua New Guinea, a country
with a population of about 6 million people, more
than 800 different languages are used.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html, minute 15.
The world’s 10 most
Top 10 languages. Numbers in millions.
Choosing a common language can dramatically improve
how employees collaborate across borders - even though
it also introduces new challenges.
The decision to adopt a common language must be
balanced with the need to speak local languages and
adapt to local cultures.
Part # 8
What are some advantages
of learning languages?
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.
A study showed that bilingual children were better at
guessing what people were thinking, perhaps
because they are constantly monitoring who in their
world spoke what language.
Bilingual people are more efficient at
higher-level brain functions such as
ignoring irrelevant information.
Bilingual children adjust to
environmental changes better.
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
If you speak 2 languages, dementia
is less likely to set in.
https://youtu.be/VQRjouwKDlU minute 6.
Language training is an important investment in
employees. However, to reach cultural fluency,
more work is needed.
Language fluency does not equal cultural fluency.
Why shouldn’t people
understand how to
Sources of inspiration
Research shows that when we look at a smiling emoticon
on the Internet, the same parts of the brain are activated
as when we look at a real human face.