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Maleni Chaitoo, representative of the International Disability Alliance, addresses the meeting using sign language

Celebrate International Sign Languages Day

Sign languages unite us! The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. According to the World...

Latvia May Restrict Russian

Latvia, a former member of the Soviet Union that shares a border with Russia, could move to restrict the Russian language in workplaces, according to the country’s deputy prime minister. Jānis Bordāns, who also serves...

Puerto Rico Teachers Get 30% Pay Rise

Approximately $215 million in previously awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds have been disbursed to schools across Puerto Rico to help meet the needs of students and educators. The funds can be used for...

Irish Schools Double in Northern Ireland

Irish-language education has undergone “unbelievable growth” over the past decade but resources are needed to fund development, according to language activists, after plans published by the Northern Ireland Education Authority revealed the number of...

House Bill Introduced to Boost Chinese Language and Cultural Expertise

In late July, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-Kentucky) and Ami Bera (D-California) introduced the Expand eXpertise in China...

Spain and US Agree to Promote Language and Exchange

Last month, the US and Spain both renewed an agreement to promote student and teacher exchange programs between the two countries. The US Department of Education and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational...

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...
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