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Spain May End Catalan-Only Schools

The constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña may soon affect its classrooms. Madrid’s control over Catalan regional affairs is continuing...

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day

October 5 is World Teachers' Day and this year the theme is "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future." The following is an excerpt from a joint message from UNESCO, the International Labour Organization,...

Helsinki Mayor Floats Idea of English-Language City

Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish. The government also recognizes an additional handful of regional languages like Sámi or Karelian, as well as local signed languages—of all the languages with some sort...

South African and European Universities Form Consortium to Boost Use of Indigenous Languages

South Africa’s university system notoriously lacks instructional programs offered in the nation’s Indigenous languages, like isiXhosa and Sesotho. Currently, English and Afrikaans are the only languages widely used in university-level coursework, however even Afrikaans’...

Calling all bilingual college students! Your chance to address the United Nations!

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD 2015 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum Seventy students will be selected as delegates to the 2015 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum where they will create plans of...

ILA Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Anti-Racism

The International Literacy Association (ILA), in partnership with Kwame Alexander, award-winning children's book author and founding editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint Versify, announced today "How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids," a Facebook...

Survey Indicates Indian Bureau Succeeding

Released by the National Association for Educational Progress (NAEP), the National Indian Education Study (NIES) 2015 is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the...

California Goes Global

California’s superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, has launched Global California 2030, which is a call to action “to vastly expand the teaching and learning of world languages and the number of students proficient...

Transforming Reading Instruction

1. Millions of people, including me, learned to read with the help of Reading Mastery. Why change such a successful product? Although Reading Mastery has evolved, the instructional design of the program remains the...

Virtual Learning a Reality

ATi Studios has released a virtual reality app for language education to combine the artificial-intelligence technology behind chatbots with speech recognition in virtual reality. Learn Languages VR by Mondly allows people to experience lifelike...
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