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Speech May Be Ten Times Older Than Previously Thought

New research suggests that speech may not be dependent on the “descended larynx” which could mean that our ancestors were talking 20 million years ago For 50 years, the theory of the “descended larynx” has...

The Latest on American Idioms and Slang

Slangman is back with a brand new, full-color series for the classroom. The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 1 is a first-of-its-kind full-color classroom textbook, workbook, and audio and video series that teaches students...

Voter Registration Campaign Poder 2020 launches

Poder Latinx, a civic and social justice organization working to build political empowerment in the Latinx community, announced today an initiative called Poder 2020, a voter registration campaign targeting 18-35 year-old Latinx voters. At a press conference...

10 Best Foreign Language Horror Movies for Halloween

Some say love is the universal language of humanity, but fear can work just as well. We’ve compiled a list of foreign language movies to both expose viewers to foreign languages and scare their pants off....

Spanish through Music & Friendship in Tijuana

Univoice Corporation, the developer of a language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, has started its first learning class in Tijuana, Mexico. This inaugural class focuses on teaching Spanish to English speakers in...

What Assembly Bill 5 Means for Linguists

On Sept 18th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (CA AB 5) into law which will take effect in January. The new California state law reclassifies a large number of independent contractors as employees, making...

Healthcare Hurdles for Limited English Proficient Patients

People whose first language is not English deal with additional hurdles to their healthcare. For non-native English speakers, talking to a doctor or dentist can mean listening to unfamiliar medical terms that may be difficult to understand....

Celebrate National Teach Spanish Day!

September 30 is National Teach Spanish Day. Launched by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the goals of the day are:1. To promote the teaching of Spanish as a profession2....

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...

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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