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Connecting Cultures

September 5, 2013

In the previous blog series, we introduced English words that have an origin in Chinese and

August 28, 2013

If you missed Part 1 of this blog series about the origin of English words, follow the link to catch up on some English words that come

August 22, 2013

Students aren’t the only ones moving around at the end of summer.  Ghosts are too!

August 15, 2013

Many of us are in the habit of thinking about culture as something that affects language, but have you ever considered how the way we talk and communicate can affect the way we think and act?

August 8, 2013

As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims all over the world will begin preparations for the annual holiday Eid ul-Fitr which signals the end of Ramadan. Eid ul-Fitr is known by several names – the Sugar Feast, the Sweet Fest, or the Lesser Eid.

July 31, 2013

Heat waves have already hit many cities across the United States this summer, so what better way to lessen the side effects of heat than by eating something nice and cold?

July 10, 2013

‘Tis that time of year when Muslims around the world begin their annual month of fasting for Ramadan, a religious tradition that predates the advent of Islam, but has found new meaning for Muslims since then.  Ramadan began this

July 3, 2013

Today, people learning about a new culture may look to food, art, history, and language (which is what Cheng & Tsui is all about!). But what about the way a culture plays?

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