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$71 Million for International Studies

The U.S. Department of Education has also awarded more than $71 million in new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity...

Books Best Practice for Reading Comprehension

Books have broad vocabulary and diverse language structures that are important for developing the ability to understand content. “Long, continuous texts with diverse and colorful vocabulary improve the skill to understand the content of...

Education and Civil Rights, 50 Years After the March on Washington

Posted on August 27, 2013 on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Dept of Education by Arne Duncan I’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the...

Using foreign language increases rationality

A new study from psychologists at the University of Chicago and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona finds that people using a foreign language take a relatively utilitarian approach to moral dilemmas, making decisions...

Speech Therapy App Helps Brain Injury Sufferers Recover Language Skills

Lingraphica: The Aphasia Company today announced the release of TalkPath Therapy for iPad and the Web– an award-winning app component of a speech-therapy solution to help adults suffering with aphasia. The integrated-cloud based initiative has...

GAO Reports on Mitigating Learning Loss for English Learners

While the pandemic presented obstacles for many students during the 2020–21 school year, the federal General Accounting Office’s (GAO’s) nationwide survey of public K–12 teachers showed that teachers with certain vulnerable student populations were...

German’s Economic Clout

German may be the tenth most-spoken language in the world in terms of native-speakers, but, according to a socio-linguist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, it is not only the fourth most-popular language to learn,...

Court Rejects Special Status for Russian in Moldova

Last month, Moldova’s constitutional court rejected a law that would have given special status to the Russian language (Language Magazine, January 2021). The law was passed last year by the pro-Russian parliament previously led...

Chinese Celebrations and Inaugurations

The United Nations celebrated its ninth Chinese Language Day last month at its offices worldwide. Celebrations in New York included lectures on Chinese culture, film screenings, panel discussions on education, and art exhibitions. Lectures on...
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The Weeknd Donates $50,000 for Ancient Language

The University of Toronto is continuing its courses on Ge’ez thanks in part to a $50,000 donation from the Grammy award-winning musician The Weeknd. Ge’ez is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in...
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