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New Institute to Promote Mexican Spanish and Culture

In a videoconference on Monday, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced a new institution to protect and promote the Spanish language in the U.S. The César Chávez...

Canoa Launched to ‘Internationalize Spanish Language and Culture’

En Español The Canoa project to promote culture...

French-Medium Education Wins Big in Canada

After a ten-year battle, Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that the province of British Columbia has failed in its responsibility to provide equal access to minority...

‘No Barrier’ to Chinese Becoming ‘Global Language’

Australian author and professor Dr. Jeffrey Gil, of Flinders University in Adelaide, claims there is “no barrier” stopping Chinese becoming a “global language” like English, as universal...

French Suffering in Canadian Crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Health Canada’s decision to bypass laws requiring labels and services in both the country’s official languages: French and English. During the...

50 years of Francophonie

The date March 20 is recognized by the OIF as the International Day of La Francophonie. The UN regularly cooperates with the OIF and its member states...

Celebrate UN French Language Day

Today, on March 20, the United Nations celebrates French Language Day.Language Days at the United Nations were introduced in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.The United...

France to End Arabic-Medium Education

Announced during the same week as International Mother Language Day, the declared aim is to “fight foreign influence” and “promote the organization of the Muslim faith,”...

Bengali: The Language that Sparked a Revolution

February 21 is International Mother Language Day (IMLD) and every year since 2000, UNESCO has led the world in celebrating the occasion. IMLD was...

French-Language Teachers Set to Strike this Friday

French-language teachers in Ontario, Canada say they will strike on Friday Feb. 27 as contract negotiations continue to fall through. Members of Association des enseignantes et des...
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