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LanguageLoop announces Founding Partner support with the Thriving Communities Partnership

LanguageLoop announces Founding Partner support with the Thriving Communities Partnership

Frans Moens - Friday, November 15, 2019

LanguageLoop is proud to announce its involvement with the Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) as a Founding Partner.

The (TCP) is a cross-sector collaboration with the goal that everybody has fair access to the modern essential services they need to thrive in contemporary Australia: including utilities, financial services, telecommunications and transport; with the aim of building more resilient communities and stronger ...

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Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Frans Moens - Monday, October 21, 2019

IN THE NEWS - Following on from the Herald Sun article, listen to the fantastic FIVEaa Alan Hickey radio interview – “Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers” with our CEO Elizabeth Compton here.

“For migrants whose second language is English, Aussie slang can be very confronting. Alan Hickey spoke with Elizabeth Compton (CEO - LanguageLoop) about some of the terms that confuse or amuse our overseas cobbers” .

https://soundcloud.com/fiveaa/alan-hickey-fair-dinkum-slang-confusing-overseas-cobbers

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Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Frans Moens - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

IN THE NEWS - A poll of nearly 3000 new Australians has revealed the most amusing and misunderstood Aussie sayings.

“G’day” topped the list with ­migrants sometimes misinterpreting the true blue greeting as “God Day”, “get aye” and even “get hay”.

“Mate”, “good on ya”, “how ya going?”, “she’ll be right”, “bloody oath” and “fair dinkum” — frequently heard as “fair drinkum” — were also terms migrants found especially amusing and hardest to fathom.

“No worries”, “grog” and “grouse” (which...

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