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Murals Teach Education is Not a Crime

Changing the World, One Wall at a Time is a new documentary on Education Is Not a Crime—the world’s largest street art and human...

Brazilian Literature Goes Global

Kristal Bivona hopes Kindle catches fire in Brazil Brazilian literature has been a well-kept secret from the rest of the world for decades. While Hispanic countries in Latin America have been exporting their literary production...

UNESCO Welcomes AF Lyon

The Alliance Française de Lyon has joined the 250 clubs affiliated with the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs (Fédération Française des Clubs UNESCO). Since 1956, when they first appeared in France, UNESCO clubs have...

First Chinese Scripts?

Archeologists in China are debating the significance of recently discovered inscriptions dating back 3,000 years. The Global Times, China’s state-run newspaper, reported that the inscriptions, unearthed at the Zhuangqiaofen archaeological site in the eastern province of...
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First National Spanish Bee Crowned

Victorious Juarez Evelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from host-state New Mexico, made history by winning America's first National Spanish Spelling Bee this weekend. She won by correctly spelling the word bizantinismo, which means excess...

Love is … multilingualism

Yesterday, the European Commission celebrated the annual European Day of Languages (EDL) by encouraging Europeans to learn how to say “I like you” in 24 languages. International EDL speak-dating evenings for linguistically adventurous types were held in...

America Becoming More Multilingual

According to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) of newly released Census Bureau data for 2016, a record 65.5 million...

An Act of Commitment, Generosity, and Mediation

Celebrated author John le Carré believes that anglophones need to learn a second language now more than ever    At the German embassy in London, UK, last month, during an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding teachers of...

Closing English Language Learner Gaps Early

Benjamin Heuston and Haya Shamir of the Waterford Institute examine how adaptive learning software makes the curriculum effective for English language learners worldwide Literacy is the keystone to success, first in school and then in...

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese

by Kristal Bivona Portuguese was declared an official language of Equatorial Guinea last year in an effort to create a bond with other Lusophone countries and earn membership into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...