Tags > Language

Stories for "Language"

Language

Is math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club exploresIs math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club explores

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In New York City, it’s common to hear ten different languages just on your walk to work in the morning. For the students at Lycée Français de New York, that kind of multicultural exposure doesn’t stop at the schoolhouse doors. With a combination French-English curriculum, this PreK-12 school educates students who represent more than 50 nationalities. And when […]

News

English speakers: OTP needs you too!English speakers: OTP needs you too!

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The word ‘translate’ means to bring words from one language to another. So you might think that the Open Translation Project — TED’s globe-spanning initiative to bring the ideas from talks beyond the English-speaking world — would only need volunteers who speak multiple languages. But being bilingual is not a necessity. The OTP needs single-language […]

Culture

From Lebanon to the world: Why today’s talk on the beauty of Arabic is so important right nowFrom Lebanon to the world: Why today’s talk on the beauty of Arabic is so important right now

Posted By TED Guest Author

By the organizers of TEDxBeirut Archaeologists believe that Phoenician traders, who set out from the shores of Lebanon, spread their alphabet across the ancient Mediterranean world, unleashing a chain reaction that they couldn’t have conceived of even in their wildest dreams. Today, we are honored to spread that word again as Suzanne Talhouk’s talk from […]

Culture

Silesian, the 103rd language on TED.com, and the story behind itSilesian, the 103rd language on TED.com, and the story behind it

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Krystian Aparta, as told to Kate Torgovnick Silesian is a Slavic language spoken by about 500,000 people in a region of Poland known as Silesia. Because the region had been home to a large German population until World War II, and because in neighbors the Czech Republic, it consists largely of German and Czech […]

Culture

Translation by collaboration: A translators workshop in the BalkansTranslation by collaboration: A translators workshop in the Balkans

Posted By Ivana Korom

“In this place, you can connect to people that have been drawn apart for years by nationalists and the war. You can put them together in the same room and … people are talking about the greater good.” This quote was recorded at the first regional Open Translation Project workshop held in Novi Sad, Serbia, […]

Culture

Meet the translator: Hugo Wagner, who translates talks into FrenchMeet the translator: Hugo Wagner, who translates talks into French

Posted By Dimitra Papageorgiou

TED Talks are available in 102 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our volunteer translators. So far, more than 10,000 volunteers have created 47,000 talk translations — and today, the TED Blog brings you a Q&A with one of them. Here, meet French translator Hugo Wagner. 1. Where do you live? […]

Art

Embodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by historyEmbodying Sankofa: 5 African artists influenced by history

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Zimbabwean designer Saki Mafundikwa has a powerful vision for the future of African art. As the founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIWA), Mafundikwa is working to bring African art back to its roots. ZIWA, the first school of graphic design in Zimbabwe, and one of the first schools to emphasize the use […]

Culture

Meet the translator: Wataru Narita, who translates talks into JapaneseMeet the translator: Wataru Narita, who translates talks into Japanese

Posted By Ivana Korom

TED Talks are available in 102 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our volunteer translators. So far, more than 10,000 volunteers have created upwards of 44,000 talk translations — and today, the TED Blog brings you a Q&A with one of them. Here, meet Wataru Narita of Tokyo, Japan. 1. […]

News

Now on Android: Get the TED app, localized in 20 languagesNow on Android: Get the TED app, localized in 20 languages

Posted By Tedstaff

The TED Android app has long let you watch more than 1,500 TED Talks, with subtitles in 102* languages. But with the launch of version 2.0 today, our award-winning app is now localized in 20 languages — from Spanish to Swedish, Chinese to Czech, Arabic to Korean. This means that fans in more than 100 […]

Playlist

Attention word nerds: 13 mysteries of the vernacular, solvedAttention word nerds: 13 mysteries of the vernacular, solved

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Before a ‘clue’ became a thing that excited a detective, the word referred to a ball of yarn. So how did this shift in meaning occur? Because in Greek mythology, Ariadne threw a ball of yarn to Theseus before he entered the minotaur’s labyrinth. Theseus unrolled the yarn behind him as he traveled into the deadly […]