Politicians speaking other languages

June 19, 2013 at 10:07 am

Here, for your entertainment, is a selection of clips of politicians, past and present, speaking foreign languages.

Mitt Romney speaking French

Vladimir Putin speaking English

Would you believe the Russian leader speaks good English? He kept that a secret.

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What is fluency?

June 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

This way? That way! Photo: Ed Yourdon

It is notoriously difficult to define fluency in a language.

Are you fluent when you can have a basic conversation without too many umms and errs?

Or just when you can have a … Read more

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