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Language Skills Among NGO Workers Lacking

A new study by The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Reading in England examined the roles and importance of languages in NGO (Non-governmental organizations) workers. The study, "Respecting communities in...

Controversy over USC Professor for Using Chinese Expression

A USC Professor is under fire for using a Chinese expression that sounds like an English-language slur. The professor, who was suspended, came under fire from a group of students who wrote a letter...

Celebrate International Literacy Day

Literacy in a digital world Today, International Literacy Day (8 September)...

Students Protest Multilingual Instruction in South Africa

Student protests disrupted classes and led to the cancellation of a career fair at Stellenbosch University in Western Cape, South Africa over a school-wide language policy that gives Afrikaans and English equal status as...

Washington Post Launches New Spanish-Language Post Opinión

The Washington Post has launched a new Spanish-language opinions section on their website, Post Opinión. The section pulls from editors cross-border in Washington D.C. and Mexico, and claims that it will publish original columns and essays about...

The Rise of Women through the Birth of Languages

Jenna Lau reveals the secrets of Nushu, a language  emblematic of Chinese female empowerment and sisterhood. History is rife with accounts of gender inequality and discrimination, be it through politics, economics, or education. Nonetheless, in the...

French-Language Teachers Set to Strike this Friday

French-language teachers in Ontario, Canada say they will strike on Friday Feb. 27 as contract negotiations continue to fall through. Members of Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens AEFO picketed last Friday along...

U.S. Students Outperform International Peers

A new Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report shows that U.S. 15-year-old students scored above average on the 2012 problem solving assessment in comparison to their peers in 43 other education systems. The...
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Flashing Red Over Reading

Results from the 2019 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) showed that reading scores for fourth- and eighth-graders in the U.S. have dropped since 2017, after several years of minimal upward progress, prompting cries...

Office Evacuation

UPDATE, 11/20: EVACUATION OVER AND POWER RESTORED :) Language Magazine's office and the homes of most of our team have been under mandatory evacuation for the last week due to Southern California's Woolsey Fire, but...
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