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Latvia Drops Russian from Schools

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has unanimously and without debate approved new education rules that plan for the gradual rejection of studying Russian as a...

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Korean Marriage Migrants Offered Free Classes

Since the 1990s, the South Korean government has encouraged Korean men, particularly those in rural areas, to marry women from overseas. However, the lives...

Paraguay Offers Korean in Schools

Starting this year, middle and high school students in Paraguay can learn Korean as a second foreign language subject, according to the Ministry of...

Latvia Drops Russian from Schools

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has unanimously and without debate approved new education rules that plan for the gradual rejection of studying Russian as a...

Name Changes Seen as Plot to Expunge Afrikaans

South Africa’s government is on a name-changing spree—and that’s sparking a fierce language war and fierce feelings. South Africa was colonized by Dutch settlers...

Russian in Turkmenistan

Last month, the Dunya Turkmenleri (Turkmen of the World) radio program, produced by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL’s) Turkmen Service, launched a series...

Paraguay Offers Korean in Schools

Starting this year, middle and high school students in Paraguay can learn Korean as a second foreign language subject, according to the Ministry of...

Chinese ‘Linguistic Coup’ in East Africa

As part of its goal to displace American influence, China is winning linguistic hearts in East Africa (a bloc of 300 million people), by...

Ukraine Focuses on Minority Languages

Last month, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in cooperation with the European Union and the Council of Europe, organized a round...

UN to Promote News in Local African Languages

The United Nations (UN) is ready to partner with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to promote production of news in local languages across...

Taiwan Chinese Test Breaks Record

Taiwan has been actively promoting Chinese language education overseas in recent years and in 2023, the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL),...

Portuguese Planning for Immigrants

The president of Portugal’s recently created Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Luís Goes Pinheiro, has announced a plan, aimed at immigrants in...

China Exerting Influence in Spanish

A recent study by...

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