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Coaxing Students Down Under

Kristal Bivona admires Australia’s initiatives to attract international students This year, Australia is rolling out various initiatives intended to increase the number of international students...

Do you want RESPECT?

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is releasing the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also known as the...

Lakota Present Genocide Complaint to UN

"In one lifetime, the number of Lakota speakers has dropped 75 percent," states the Complaint. "There have been no new Lakota speakers in three...

Report Supports Quebec’s ‘Tough-love’ Approach to French

The Quebec government must adopt a hardline approach if it intends to make French the common language of all Quebeckers, a report to the...

Bilingual Children Have Better Working Memory

A study conducted at Spain’s University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children develop a better...

Asia Key to Spanish Growth

At the launch of the Instituto Cervantes’ annual report on the Spanish language, El español en el mundo 2012, Spain’s Exterior Minister (Secretary of...

Quote of 2012

"This sounds kind of a weird superpower but, if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able...

Demand Increases for Modern Language Professors

According to the Modern Language Association (MLA), there will probably be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 in the U.S. for foreign-language professors than for...

Guide to Help Leaders Improve ELL Instruction

Supporting English Language Learners: A Pocket Guide for State and District Leaders summarizes the ELL-relevant information presented in 34 approved applications for Elementary and...

U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World

Maybe our schools are better than we are being led to believe! Results of the 2011 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) show...

December 2012

2013 Year Planner Follow language-related events, observances, conferences, workshops, award and grant deadlines all year long Cutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the Same Wavelength Kate Kinsella...

Microsoft Claims Interpretation Breakthrough

Rashid Demonstrates Interpretation Microsoft's chief research officer, Rick Rashid, has announced that the software giant hopes to have "systems that can completely break down...

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