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Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Fill in the blank with the...

Promoting News Literacy

Last month’s fifth annual National News Literacy Week highlighted the importance of news literacy and local news in a healthy democracy, just as millions...

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What is Orania?

Orania is a White Dutch–only enclave and an “independent” country inside South Africa. Inside Orania, English and the majority of African languages are banned—sort...

Reading is Fundamental Now Accepting Applications for Matching Grant Program

Since its founding in 1966, RIF has fostered local partnerships to bring books and literacy materials to children in under-resourced communities to create a...

Promoting News Literacy

Last month’s fifth annual National News Literacy Week highlighted the importance of news literacy and local news in a healthy democracy, just as millions...

Google and RAE Join Forces to Improve Spanish Searches and Keyboard

Last month, Google announced a series of new features that will optimize the use of Spanish across their applications. In conjunction with the LEIA...

Is the English Rhotic ‘r’ Disappearing?

The strong ‘r’ sound found in British accent variations of the English language may be in danger of disappearing, a study has found.  Researchers at...

British Sign Language Goes Mainstream 

British Sign Language (BSL) will be taught as a GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in England from September 2025, according to the UK ...

Better Bulgarian Required for Citizenship

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has approved a bill to amend the Bulgarian Citizenship Act to add mandatory language proficiency conditions in Bulgarian for...

Miami English Recognized as Dialect

A new dialect has been found to be emerging in Miami—the distinct vernacular is a heavily Spanish-influenced dialect of American English influenced by decades...

Québec Raises Fees and French Standards

Québec is once again tightening French language laws across different sectors. Prospective and enrolled university students in Quebec are particularly concerned, as they may...

Stricter Language Laws for French Residency

France has introduced stricter language requirements under the...

Applications Now Open for John Smartt Summer Scholars Program

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is now accepting applications for their virtual internship program, John Smartt Summer Scholars. The program provides interested master's students...

OELA Regains Management of Title III Funds

Last month, management of...

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