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Estonia Moves to End Russian-Medium Schools

Estonian member of parliament Urmas Reinsalu of the Isamaa party recently announced that the coalition government had reached an agreement that the transition to Estonian-language education at all levels must be set out in...

Polish Recognized in Brazil

Polish has joined the official languages of the Municipality of Aurea in the state of Rio Grande...

Chinese in Space Spurs Debate on Earth

The fact that internet users have been asking why Chinese is the only language used on China’s...

UK Lords Pass Irish and Ulster Scots Bill

The UK’s House of Lords passed a bill promoting the Irish and Ulster Scots languages in Northern...

Plan to Promote French Across Canada

The government of Québec is proposing the celebration of an annual Francophonie Day as part of...

Anglophone Quebecers Object to French Policy

Only about 10% of Quebecers use English as their primary language.Many of them argue that recent proposals for language policy in the province—Bill 96, for example—are further consigning Anglophone Quebecers to the margins of...

Avant and Linguacious Donate Ukrainian Books to Refugee Children

Avant Assessment, the developer of online language proficiency tests in more than 40 languages, and Linguacious, an independent children’s book publisher based in Iowa whose books have been translated into over 20 languages, have...

Hindi Conflict Reignites in India

The conflict over whether or not India should have Hindi as its national language has once again ignited after the Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah recently said that people belonging to different...

Russian and French Media Blocked

Last month, Russia blocked access to the websites of Radio France Internationale and the Russian-language service of The Moscow Times in the latest restrictions on media since Russia invaded Ukraine. The Moscow Times, whose English-language...

Nicaragua Demands Language Academy Closure

At the end of last month, the Nicaraguan government asked the parliament to close the Nicaraguan Academy of the Language (Academia de la Lengua de Nicaragua), which was founded 94 years ago, and accused...
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