COVID-19

Multilingual Emergency Info Lacking

Non-English-speaking communities in the U.S. have voiced concern that coronavirus information is being communicated to them after the rest of the country and in less detail, creating a divide that could put minority groups...

Advocacy Groups Call to Postpone In-Person Exam for ELL’s

A number of advocacy groups have called on President-elect Joe Biden’s education transition team to amend the requirements for...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for...

Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall

Schools in California’s two largest public school districts — Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified — will not reopen for in-person classes on August 18. The districts announced Monday that classes will be...

Cherokee Nation Uses Covid Vaccine to Preserve Language

As the United States has begun distributing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Covid-19, communities across the country have grappled with fairly and effectively administering the vaccine to vulnerable sectors of the population. For the...

‘Shark Tank’ for Language Apps

Next weekend, the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be hosting its own virtual version of the...

Canada’s Centre for Education & Training To Provide Free English and French Language Assessments

The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) has announced a program to provide free English and French language assessments and referrals to training. TCET’s Language Assessment Services is funded in part by Immigration, Refugees,...

Germany Considers Big Picture of Lockdown

Unlike most other countries, Germany has asked a multidisciplinary group of philosophers, education specialists, scientists, historians, theologians, and jurists for advice on loosening stay-at-home restrictions The German federal government relied on a report written by...

Lockdown in Italy: What one teacher’s experience shows us about teaching online

“Where do you want to do your lessons today?” “Erm, well, I was teaching in the spare room yesterday so perhaps we could do a swap today?” “Well, what time’s your first lesson?” “I start at 10am and then I’ve got three...

New Research Shows Certain Languages, English Included, May Spread COVID-19 Faster

A new study suggests that English speakers create more droplets in the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19. The amount of droplets varies based on different languages...
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