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300th Anniversary of Spanish Royal Academy

The first session at the Real Academia Española (RAE), or Spanish Royal Academy, was held in Madrid on 3 August 1713. The institution is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2013 and 2014 with a...

Teaching in the Zone

Sara Davila uses theory and research to hit the learning sweet spot You walk into your classroom ready with a full selection of lesson plans...

Lagos Introduces German and Mandarin to Schools

The government in the Nigerian state of Lagos has announced that the teaching of German and Mandarin is to commence in six schools across the region. The state commissioner for education, Olayinka Oladunjoye stated that...

Canada Considers Immigration for International Students

Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum says his government will be looking at ways to make the immigration process easier for international students. "International students are the best source of immigrants, in the sense that...

Cutting to the Common Core: Disrupting Discourse

Kate Kinsella recommends launching an Academic Language Campaign to prepare diverse learners for the Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) rolling out in 46 states aim to graduate all U.S....

Tell Congress to Support World Languages

The Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes a $54 million increase to the Department of Defense, to be offset by cuts to programs in the domestic, non-defense discretionary portion of the budget. Among...
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Land of the Fleeing

On September 20, President Obama will host a Leader’s Summit on Refugees on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. With 20 million refugees around the world, a comprehensive, collective...
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New York Times Launches Free en Español App

The New York Times has introduced an NYT en Español edition of its news app for Android that features all of the content available on the Spanish-language website for The New York Times en...
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Mathematically Speaking

Gisela Ernst-Slavit and David Slavit explore the linguistic challenges created by calculations Do you speak math? Not sure what we mean? Well, math can be thought of as a language filled with vocabulary, symbols, and...
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Land of the Fleeing

On September 20, President Obama will host a Leader’s Summit on Refugees on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. With 20 million refugees around the world, a comprehensive, collective...