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Teacher Resources for Black History Month

Looking Back to Move Forward Ayanna Cooper shares teacher resources for Black History Month Black History Week began as a week-long celebration to acknowledge achievements of Black Americans and other people of African descent 91 years ago. During...
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French Cinema on Demand

TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers...

Russia to Broadcast New RT Channel in France

Russia’s international network RT will be broadcasting in French next year, the Moscow Times reported. RT—a television network funded by the Russian government—has frequently been called a propaganda outlet for the Russian government, and...

Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Language School in Croatia

U.S. First Lady, Melania Trump, has threatened to sue an English language school in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, after they used an image of her in a billboard advertisement. The billboard, which features a photo...

Spanish Ballot Win in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he would ensure that Spanish-language ballots are available across the state. The announcement comes after legal pressure from Spanish language and civil rights groups in the...

Celebrate World Emoji Day

2020 marks a decade for experiencing emojis, and July 17th is World Emoji Day. In 2010, Unicode made the decision to codify Emojis - giving them international scope in every coding (and linguistic) language...

Parents’ Accents Affect Babies

A new study reveals that multi-accent language exposure affects word form recognition in infancy. The study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, found that babies raised in homes where they...

Boosting English Language Education in Saudi Arabia in an Unexpected Way

Online learning is quickly gaining popularity in the world of education, but there is a unique type of online learning that is often forgotten. It's something a truly vast number of young people in...
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Sociocultural Competence in Action

Dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) programs, at the core, are about serving students who have been linguistically and culturally marginalized in U.S. schools (Izquierdo and Medina, in press). However, it is also important to understand...

Reading, Writing, and Giving Back

Kristal Bivona gets inspired by voluntary literacy projects Non-governmental organizations have more opportunities to serve and support education than ever today as pressure increases on schools to look beyond public funding. Here are two nonprofits...
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