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Inner Mongolians Protest Chinese Language Classes

A new directive in the Inner Mongolia region is causing parents to protest. The directive will require three subjects — language and literature, politics, and history —...

The New Normal Takes Testing Online

While academic institutions around the world struggle to decide the way forward for the upcoming school year, how to test students safely and accurately is often at...

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...

Controversy over USC Professor for Using Chinese Expression

A USC Professor is under fire for using a Chinese expression that sounds like an English-language slur. The professor, who was suspended, came under fire from a...

Miami Herald’s Spanish-Language Newspaper Causes Controversy Over Anti-Semitic Insert, Editor Resigns

This week, editors at The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language cohort, El Nuevo Herald, apologized to readers over a Spanish-language insert that said American Jews support "thieves...

New Dictionary Preserves Rare Indigenous language Umpithamu of Cape York, Australia

Jean-Christophe Verstraete, a professor of linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, worked closely with two sisters who were the last speakers of Umpithamu to create a new...

Abu Dhabi Announces Five-Year Plan to Promote Arabic

Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed, chair of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has approved the Arabic Language Center’s strategy for 2020 to 2025, which will focus on a...

Australia Hosts Twitter Takeover for Indigenous Languages

In celebration of the 13th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ALNF partnered with Twitter Australia to celebrate; Indigenous languages and...

Sep. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the United Nations' International Day of Sign Languages and this year's theme is "Sign Languages are for Everyone!" The result of a 2017 initiative...

Pandemic Highlights Importance of Indigenous Self-Determination: UN Rights Chief

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to ensure the world’s indigenous people have control over their own communities, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has...
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