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Indian Languages Outpacing English Online

According to a recent study, the growth of Indian language internet users is growing at 18% per year, so that by 2021 the total will reach 531 million, which will be nearly 75% of...

Mississippi Approves Seal of Biliteracy

The Mississippi State Board of Education has voted to approve the state’s Seal of Biliteracy Policy and Mississippi Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines at the local level and guidance on the process of awarding and recognizing students who...

Use Language to Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

"We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic." - Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) In India, people are being told the Coronavirus only survives on surfaces for 12...

U.S. Education Department ‘Failing English Learners’

U.S. students who speak a language other than English at home and are still learning English have received scant support from the federal Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan. That is the take-away...

Will You Accept the Indigenous Language Challenge?

In the same vein as the ice-bucket challenge that raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a video challenge to raise awareness and fostering respect for speakers of indigenous languages is going strong after...

UN Proclaims International Decade of Indigenous Languages

The UN General Assembly last month proclaimed 2022–2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, inviting Indigenous peoples—as custodians— to initiate ideas for preserving this endangered facet of their cultural and social life, as it...
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Anti-Immigration Group Releases Report Denounces Education for Immigrants

Language Magazine explores a new report by FAIR The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has released a report that links public education problems to immigration in the U.S. From lack of public education funding, to students...

Twitter Ads Targeted by Language

Social media giant Twitter has launched a new feature that will allow advertisers to target users based on their language. The ‘language targeting’ feature will give brands the opportunity to direct promoted tweets and promoted...

ASL Interpreter Signs at White House Briefing for First Time

Many deaf and hard of hearing Americans have noticed an absence of American Sign Language interpreters at the White House’s regular COVID-19 press briefings throughout the coronavirus pandemic—that won’t be the case any longer,...

A Call For Diversity in Mobile App Languages

The mobile app market reached over 1.3 million available applications in July of 2014 and continues to be a booming business medium. Still greatly expanding, the Japanese app market surpassed the United States as...
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